U.S. Food and Drug Administration Selects Applied Biosystems Instrument Systems for Food Contaminant Testing

October 1, 2008

Applied Biosystems Inc., (Norwalk, CT) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has purchased seven of its 4000 QTRAP Systems for the analysis of potential harmful pesticides in the U.S. food supply. These systems will be deployed at FDA field offices in Jefferson, AR.; Irvine, CA.; Lenexa, KA.; Jamaica, NY; Bothell, WA.; Atlanta, GA; and College Park, MD.

Applied Biosystems Inc., (Norwalk, CT) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has purchased seven of its 4000 QTRAP Systems for the analysis of potential harmful pesticides in the U.S. food supply. These systems will be deployed at FDA field offices in Jefferson, AR.; Irvine, CA.; Lenexa, KA.; Jamaica, NY; Bothell, WA.; Atlanta, GA; and College Park, MD. The company will provide training of on-site FDA staff and will work with the technical personnel to validate methods that will be used to monitor pesticide residues at the seven laboratories.

"Applied Biosystems is looking forward to working with the FDA to help ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply," said Laura Lauman, president for Applied Biosystems’ proteomics and small molecule division.