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  • Maxxam’s President & CEO joins Executive Committee of Bureau Veritas

    Mississauga, ON. March 7, 2014. Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, welcomes Jon Hantho to its Group Executive Committee. Hantho maintains his role as Maxxam’s President and CEO and joins the Committee as Executive Vice President. Jon Hantho has been at the helm of Maxxam since 2006. In 2012, he received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bureau Veritas completes the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics

    We are pleased to announce that on January 31, 2014, Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, successfully completed the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics. The two companies announced the change in ownership in December 2013 with the transaction awaiting regulatory approval, which has now been received. The acquisition of Maxxam, the Canadian market leader ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • As Bedbugs Take the Nation by Storm One Laboratory has a Solution

    One of the biggest topics in the media this year has been the reemergence of bedbugs.  These parasites have been all over the news in stories about their ability to invade properties across the country.  The insects have even been found in everything from fancy hotels to apartment buildings and individual homes.  Bedbugs are from the Cimicidae family of insects.  They feed ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • State-of-the-art Food Science and Safety Laboratory confirms Maxxam’s long-term commitment to the Food industry

    On May 17th, Maxxam Analytics opened the doors to its state-of-the art, 28,000 sqf Food Science and Safety Laboratory in Mississauga. The new facility is the largest commercial laboratory of its kind in Canada and one of the biggest in North America. “We created a fit-for-purpose facility that allows us to grow with the demands of the rapidly changing food testing landscape”, says Jon ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Turns to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for Assistance in Legionella Research

    Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 accounts for roughly 90% of legionellosis reported in North America. Recent advances in DNA sequence based typing (SBT) of strains have demonstrated that many fall into closely related sequence types. Because most of CDC’s strains are associated with outbreaks, it is unknown whether the prevalence of these sequence types is due to hypervirulence, ...


  • Tanaka Precious Metals to Supply Japan and Islamic Countries with 'Easy to Use Pork Detection Kits' for the Detection of Pork in Food

    Tokyo, Apr 5, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Tanaka Precious Metals is pleased to annunce it will be supplying companies in Japan and overseas centered on the Islamic world with two "Easy to use Pork Detection Kits" for the detection of pork in either raw or cooked food materials. The kits are produced to a high level of sensitivity.These detection kits are Immunochromatographic assays(2) using ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Wood Rot Fungi Identified Utilizing Advanced PCR Techniques

    Many property owners have at one time or another discovered wood damage somewhere on their home or business.  Often times, this damage is blamed on termites, carpenter ants or other wood-destroying insects when the actual cause may be due to wood-decay fungi. Wood-decay fungi are typically classified into one of several groups.  Brown, soft and white rot fungi each work in unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Scientist’s PCR Detection of Mycoplasma is awarded a U.S. Patent.

    Dr. Quanyi ‘Charlie’ Li co-invents an identification of cell culture contaminants among Mollicutes species utilizing a PCR based assay.  Cinnaminson, NJ, September 27th, 2010 There are over 100 recognized species of the genus Mycoplasma. This genus of bacteria lacks a cell wall and are thus unaffected by many common antibiotics.  Several ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Warm Winter Could Result in More Cases of Lyme Disease

    This past winter was one of the warmest on record for many parts of the United States.  Although many people enjoyed a warmer winter season, it also could have a major downside.  Many experts believe that the country may see an unusually high number of cases of Lyme disease due to the warm weather.   This month, ABC News published a story on the situation and stated, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Parasitic Amoeba in Minnesota Lake Kills 9-Year-Old Boy

    The Daily News reports that a 9-year-old boy has died from a rare brain infection two days after swimming in Minnesota’s Lily Lake. The same rare brain infection also killed a 7-year-old girl in the summer of 2010 after she swam in Lily Lake as well. Health officials believe the deaths were caused by a parasitic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri in the lake’s water. The 36-acre ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Documents Shed Light on Nanomaterials & Exposure Risks

    Nanoparticles and nanotechnology have emerged as a rapidly growing component of modern industry and medical research. Nanomaterials come in a wide variety of compositions and shapes which make them useful in everything from consumer and medical products to energy production and aerospace. Nanoparticles are purposely designed to be extremely small, a nanometer is one billionth of a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Maxxam recognized for helping skilled immigrants build a future in Canada

    As a dedicated partner of the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISS of BC), Maxxam Analytics has been selected to receive the 2014 ISS of BC Employer Recognition Award. The award recognizes leadership, excellence and commitment in hiring skilled immigrants. Since 2010, Maxxam has been working with the ISS to find suitable career placements and work experience for new immigrants ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Maxxam’s Bryan Chubb provides expert training on environmental forensics and analytical chemistry

    We are pleased to announce that Bryan Chubb, Vice President of Business Development for Environmental Services at Maxxam, will give a lecture on Enviro nmental Forensics and Analytical Chemistry Requirements at the GOwen Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course in Toronto (June 2 to 4, 2014). With 16 years of industry experience, Bryan leads Maxxam’s R&D committee and ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Maxxam’s Stanley Cup Playoff fundraising tradition continues

    We are pleased to announce that Maxxam is continuing our tradition of supporting Canadian NHL teams during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This year, customers and employees can bid on Montreal Canadiens’ tickets, clothing and autographed gear through our online charity auction, with all proceeds going to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. To kick off fundraising efforts, Maxxam ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • EBS to participate in microbiome study

    EBS to Participate in Microbiome Study Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment and Digester Study As announced in our newsletter, EBS is now partnered with Microbe Detectives (MD) of Milwaukee, WI to apply advanced metagenomics to wastewater treatment applications. The first joint project among Microbe Detectives, EBS, and several other MD Alliance Partners is to study ...

  • Four States Enact Bedbug Legislation

    This spring, Arizona joined Maine, New York and Illinois as the first states to have signed into law legislation dealing with the bedbug invasion.  Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer signed into law new legislation that assigns responsibilities to landlords and tenants in multi-family housing to deal with the pesky blood sucking critters. The new law in Arizona requires landlords to provide ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Wood Rot Fungi’s Ability to Digest Biomass Studied by Scientists

    Scientists from the Energy Department’s Joint Genome Institute have been studying Phanaerochaete chrysosporium and Ceriporiopisis subvermispora for their ability to break down biomass.  The fungi are able to break down cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin from plants.  These fungi are of particular interest to the scientists as a possible source for enzymes used in the production ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bed Bug Infestations Are Back in the News

    Earlier this month, Fox News published a report about an alarming increase in the number of Wisconsin residents complaining about the presence of bed bugs. According to the article, public health officials in the state have seen a remarkable increase in calls concerning the pests over the past two to three years. Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria May be in Contaminated Turkey Burgers

    Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they are, “…collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella hadar infections. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Salmonella bacteria obtained ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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