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  • Maxxam opens location on Montreal’s South Shore

    Maxxam Montreal has opened a new location on the South Shore in Longueuil, Quebec to help our customers save time by avoiding the Champlain Bridge to access our Montreal Lab. With our mobile laboratory parked in Longueuil, we are providing quick and convenient sample drop-off and testing services. Our new location accepts samples for our main laboratory from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday and we ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Some Strains of E. Coli May be in Your Food

    EMSL’s DNA testing laboratory identifies lesser known strains of dangerous food pathogens that threaten the nation’s food supply. Westmont, NJ, May 28th, 2010 Recently the New York Times reported that six strains of E. coli, known as the “Big Six” to public health experts, are not routinely tested for in the nation’s ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL analytical chosen to perform advanced PCR detection for EPA

    Bacterial contamination levels of recreational waters to be tested by EMSL’s state-of-the-art PCR laboratory. EMSL Analytical has been awarded the contract for rapid PCR detection of bacteria contamination in recreational water for the EPA. The EPA contract, EP-D-04-064, is being managed by Westat in Maryland. EMSL has a long history of providing these types of analytical testing services to ...


  • Jenway`s 6800 spectrophotometer gains new qualifications

    For the first time, Jenway's Model 6800 spectrophotometer is available with comprehensive IQ/OQ documentation, satisfying the requirements of customers, particularly those in the pharmaceutical sector and other regulated industries. Installation qualification documentation enables customers to ensure that they install their equipment correctly, in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. ...


  • Proposition 37 Battle Continues in California

    Controversial Proposition 37 would require food manufacturers to disclose whether processed foods contain genetically modified organisms, otherwise known as GMOs, in the state of California. So far $35 million has been raised by food and biotech companies in attempt to defeat Prop 37. Recently proponents of the initiative had only raised about 10 percent of this amount, but now celebrities have ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • JRC-IRMM produced a new certified reference material for genetically modified soya

    Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be authorised before they are allowed to enter the European market. The availability of a reference material is one of the prerequisites for the authorisation of a GMO in Europe. Dow AgroSciences (DAS) asked the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (EC JRC-IRMM) to develop a reference material ...

  • Molecular Lab - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    EBS continues driving innovation in wastewater treatment. In doing so, we have implemented new technology to identify sources of fecal bacteria in wastewater treatment systems. Many of our clients have permit limits for fecal indicator bacteria in their effluents. When concentrations are above these limits in systems that do not have domestic influences, the question becomes ...

  • New certified reference material for genetically modified GHB119 cotton

    Legislation in the European Union requires labelling of food and feed products containing more than 0.9 % GMOs, provided the GMO has been authorised in Europe. Consequently, certified reference materials are required for the quality control of GMO measurements carried out by GMO testing laboratories. The series of GMO matrix reference materials for the event GHB119 cotton (ERM-BF428) consists ...

  • Eye Shadow Recalled Due to Pseudomonas luteola Contamination

    Purity Cosmetics of San Jose, CA is recalling Lot #1B11 of its “100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow” due to Pseudomonas luteola contamination. The product was made by Radical Cosmetics—an independent, third party contract laboratory located in New Brunswick, NJ—which is a separate entity from Purity Cosmetics.   Approximately 300 units of the eye shadow were ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Food fraud: MEPs call for measures to fix weak links in the production chain

    The European Parliament voices concern at the growth in food fraud, which it says exploits structural weaknesses in the production chain. MEPs argue that food fraud risks are aggravated by the complexity and cross-frontier nature of this chain, coupled with the essentially national nature of inspections, penalties and enforcement measures. «The first problem is a lack of comparable data, ...


    By European Parliament

  • 61 International Studies Link Moldy Homes to Asthma & Allergies

    Last week, Reuters Health reported on the link between homes with visible mold and children’s asthma and allergies.  The article, “Moldy home tied to kids’ asthma, allergies” reported that “Researchers found that across 61 international studies since the 1990s, children living in water-damaged, moldy homes were more likely to have asthma, wheezing problems or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Raleigh Lab Moves To New Larger Facility

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationwide leader and local provider of indoor air quality, environmental, food and materials testing is moving on May 25th, 2011 to a facility located at 2500 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 600, Morrisville, NC 27560. Leading environmental and indoor air quality professionals throughout the south east turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for high quality analytical laboratory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Certified reference material for better monitoring of Campylobacter outbreaks

    The JRC releases CRM IRMM-313, a new microbiological certified reference material used to identify Campylobacter, a bacterium that causes intestinal infections. This material will help testing laboratories to standardise the molecular typing of Campylobacter bacteria by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. This will improve the comparability of PFGE patterns and facilitate monitoring ...

  • Lyme Disease, Tick Populations May Increase with Global Warming

    The number of Lyme disease cases is the rise in this country, and experts believe climate change and the resulting altered precipitation patterns are at least partly responsible.   In the mid-1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received approximately 15,000 reports of confirmed cases nationwide; now the number is 30,000 to 40,000. The agency admits it could be as much ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • Waterborne Amoeba Causes Third Death this Summer

    Today, CNN reported that the death of a teenager in Brevard County, Florida, has been linked to Naegleria fowleri.  This is the third death linked to the waterborne amoeba this year.  It is believed that the amoeba entered the teen’s body when she swam in a nearby river.  The other two confirmed cases this year occurred in Louisiana and Virginia. According to the U.S. Centers ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 13C-enriched PCE Study to Evaluate the CL-Out Aerobic Cometabolic Pathway

    CL Solutions partnered with Microbial Insights Laboratory of Rockford, Tennessee to evaluate the cometabolic pathway that CL-Out utilizes to completely degrade PCE. Field applications have demonstrated the effectiveness of CL-Out®, but laboratory investigations have lagged behind our field progress. Other researchers have demonstrated an aerobic pathway for PCE and TCE utilized by pseudomonas ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Science Competition at Major University Leaves Visiting Students with Bedbug Bites

    Last month, Fox News reported that some high school students and their chaperones that traveled to Penn State University for the Junior Academy of Science State Meet got more than they were expecting after a stay at one of the school’s dormitories. According to reports, a number of the visitors discovered they had been bitten by bedbugs. The predominant type of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Engineered nanoparticles: Understanding and managing potential risks

    Nanoparticles may be small, but they are at the centre of a huge debate. Nanotechnology has great potential for industry and society, but we need more awareness of the potential impact of manufactured or engineered nanoparticles on human health and the environment to ensure that its products are safe. Although nanotechnology is new, it is expanding quickly and research is needed to understand its ...

  • University Custodian Dies after Contracting Tuberculosis (TB)

    Last month, an Emory University custodian died from TB.  He did not know he was sick and had not been to a doctor.  This resulted in more than 400 people at the university being tested for tuberculosis and letters being distributed to students, faculty and staff.   Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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