Monday 14 March 2016

Food Safety Consortium to Tackle Foodborne Illness

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a life science research and clinical diagnostic products manufacturer has joined IBM Research and Mars Inc. in the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain.  The consortium is harnessing the power of genomics and informatics to study microbiomes in food to help prevent contamination and foodborne illness at any step in the food supply chain.

The consortium was initially launched by IBM and Mars in January of 2015, and since joining the effort, Bio-Rad will contribute expertise in chromogenic and molecular tests for food pathogens and food quality indicators.

Further details on this initiative are discussed on the Bioscience Technology website.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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