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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Articles and news items

New intelligent rheometer responds intuitively to individual quality control demands

Featured news  •  21 May 2014  •  Thermo Fisher Scientific

Breakthrough design with intuitive interface offers a new level of user confidence and ease of use…

Whitepaper: Yield stress of jam, chocolate spread and peanut butter measured with Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester iQ and vane rotors

Whitepapers  •  1 April 2014  •  Thermo Fisher

A standard task in the Quality Control (QC) of typical food spreads – like jam, chocolate spread or peanut butter – is the determination of the yield stress in a container…

Rapid and automated screening of priority β-agonists in urine using high resolution LC-MS technology

Issue 4 2011  •  6 September 2011  •  Thorsten Bernsmann and Peter Fürst, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute, and Michal Godula, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Beta-agonists (β-agonists) are synthetically produced compounds that are widely known for their bronchodilatory and tocolytic effects. At higher doses, these substances also have anabolic effects and can promote live weight gain in food producing animals. Clenbuterol is the most commonly used β-agonist for growth-promoting purposes, despite the fact that there have been documented cases when consumption of liver and meat from animals treated with clenbuterol has resulted in serious human intoxication1. Increased levels of β-agonists and their analogs have been associated with acute toxic effects such as heart palpitation, muscle tremor, tetany and severe migraines.

Due to their adverse effects, the use of β-agonists has been banned by the European Union and other regulatory agencies worldwide. Nevertheless, monitoring programmes have shown that β-agonists are still illegally used by food producers and moreover, newly developed analogs with modified structures are being continuously introduced in routine practice. As a result, there is a clear need for quick and simple screening methods to routinely and accurately monitor levels of β-agonists in samples of animal origin, including urine, plasma and tissues.

Thermo Fisher Scientific increases production of screening solutions in response to E. coli crisis in Europe

Featured news  •  6 June 2011  •  Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific, has responded to the E. coli O104 crisis in Europe…

Thermo Fisher Scientific to highlight new laboratory solutions during UK Summer Symposium

Featured news, News  •  5 May 2011  •  THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

Summer Symposium returns in 2011 with a much broader scope…

Oxoid Dry-Bags Make Light Work of Bulk Media Preparation

Featured news, News  •  18 February 2011  •  Mackintosh Lloyd Ltd

Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced a new customer application video which shows food microbiologists how Oxoid Dry-Bags are a labour-saving, convenient and rapid way to prepare and dispense large volumes of culture media and diluents…

Ensuring global food safety through multi-residue monitoring of pesticides

Issue 6 2010  •  15 December 2010  •  Gerry Broski, Food Safety Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Renzo Boni, Laboratory Manager, Conserve Italia

There are currently over one thousand recognised pesticides utilised in the production of foodstuffs worldwide, with the requirement for pesticide usage growing as consumer demand for food at a low cost and out of season increases. With pesticides such as lindane and carbendazim linked with cancer, fertility problems and hormone disruption, strict regulations governing pesticide usage have been globally implemented with Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for pesticides being imposed. The general level of MRLs acceptable in food products has recently been reduced in the EU and Japan to below 0.01mg/kg (10 ppb).

Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Same Day Results for Environmental Listeria with DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Listeria Assay

Featured news, News  •  27 September 2010  •  Mackintosh Lloyd Ltd

Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced the DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Listeria Assay…

Oxoid Brilliance Bacillus cereus Agar Improves Detection of Micro-organisms in Food

Featured news, News  •  15 June 2010  •  Oxoid

Oxoid reports that its agar for identifying Bacillus cereus can accurately test food and beverages for this illness-causing micro-organism.

Oxoid Provides Food Testing Labs with Simple Remel RapID Range of Biochemical Identification Panels

Featured news  •  28 May 2010  •  Oxoid

Oxoid today announced that the Remel RapID™ microbial identification systems are now available alongside the Oxoid range.

Oxoid Culture Journal Focuses on Cronobacter Species and Mycobacterium bovis

Featured news  •  11 May 2010  •  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Oxoid, a world leading microbiology brand, announced that the latest edition of its journal, Culture (Volume 31, No 1), is now available.


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