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Testimonial: the importance of in-house, onsite testing
By Habib Ghanim, Halal Certifier at ISWA, January 6, 2016
As a long-time certifier for Halal foods in many international settings, I’ve learned that the most critical first step to prevent the use of porcine-contaminated products is the use of a reliable onsite testing process. Read More>>

Food Safety Tech: Rapid Salmon ID Test the Latest in Fraud Prevention
By Food Safety Tech Staff, December 11, 2015
Two salmon identification tools have been launched for the identification of salmon species: Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka). Read More>>

FoodQualityNews.com: InstantLabs expands ID tests to combat seafood fraud
By Joe Whitworth, December 9, 2015
InstantLabs has added two additional salmon identification tests to allow distributors, processors and government regulators to positively identify the species in less than two hours. Read More>>

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine: InstantLabs Launches New Salmon ID Tests
By Staff, December 7, 2015
InstantLabs is adding two additional salmon identification tests to continue the expansion of the company’s growing product line of food safety and seafood fraud prevention tools. Read More>>

SeafoodSource: New salmon tests needed after mislabeling
By Christine Blank, December 3, 2015
To help identify the proper species of salmon, Baltimore, Md.-based InstantLabs introduced rapid DNA tests for Sockeye and Chinook salmon this week, after launching tests for Atlantic and coho salmon in March. Read More>>

Food Safety Tech: New Catfish Test Catches Mislabeling Faster
By Maria Fontanazza, June 18, 2015
FDA and InstantLabs are partnering on the development of a DNA-based test that enables species verification in just hours. Read More>>

Food Quality News: Catfish identification test subject of InstantLabs and FDA CRADA
By Joe Whitworth, June 4, 2015
InstantLabs has partnered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a catfish species identification test to prevent mislabelling and seafood fraud. Read More>>

SeafoodSource: New catfish DNA test arrives as inspection debate intensifies
By Christine Blank, June 2, 2015
A new DNA test for catfish comes on the heels of a heated debate in U.S. Congress over inspections of imported catfish. Read More>>

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore company to develop tool to detect phony catfish
By Carrie Wells, June 1, 2015
Baltimore-based InstantLabs announced Monday it is partnering with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop a test to detect phony catfish. Read More>>

SeafoodNews.com: InstantLabs Partners with FDA to Commercialize Catfish Species Identification Test
By SeafoodNews, June 1, 2015
InstantLabs will co-develop and commercialize a new Ictalurid catfish species identification test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA. Read More>>

QA Magazine: InstantLabs Partners with FDA to Commercialize Catfish Species ID Test
By QA Magazine, June 1, 2015
InstantLabs will co-develop and commercialize a new Ictalurid catfish species identification test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA. Read More>>

Maryland Public Television News: Your Money & Business
With Jeff Salkin, April 23, 2015
Dr. Neil Sharma, InstantLabs Chief Scientist, appeared on Maryland Public Television News’ (MPT News) Your Money & Business discussing the growing challenges of seafood fraud as well as potential solution. Watch Now>>

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore company sees growing market for device to detect seafood fraud
By Lorraine Mirabella, April 6, 2015
Swab in hand, Rena Shimizu lightly scraped a sample from a salmon fillet, dipped the swab in a tube of liquid and gently swirled it before setting it aside to briefly incubate at the Baltimore lab. Read More>>

Undercurrent News: InstantLabs releases DNA test for Atlantic salmon, coho
By Undercurrent News, March 18, 2015
InstantLabs, a molecular diagnostics device company, is expanding its SpeciesID product line by offering DNA-based tests for Atlantic and Coho salmon. Read More>>

Food Quality News: InstantLabs throws the net over seafood mislabelling
By Joe Whitworth, March 18, 2015
InstantLabs has expanded its line of DNA tests for seafood to tackle the issue of fish fraud with the release of a new suite of salmon species test kits. Read More>>

Baltimore Sun: Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism
By Catherine Rentz, March 17, 2015
The Obama administration’s new plan to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing is being met with praise — and some criticism — by local and national groups involved in the issue. Read More>>

Capital Gazette: Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism
By Catherine Rentz, March 17, 2015
The Obama administration’s new plan to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing is being met with praise — and some criticism — by local and national groups involved in the issue. Read More>>

SeafoodSource.com: InstantLabs launches quick DNA test for farmed, wild salmon
By Christine Blank, March 16, 2015
After launching a rapid DNA test for Atlantic blue crab last year, Baltimore, Md.-based InstantLabs is adding DNA tests for Atlantic and coho salmon. Read More >>

University of Guelph: Test for Detecting Seafood Fraud has U of G Ties
By University of Guelph, December 1, 2014
A new, portable test kit aimed at combatting seafood mislabeling has hit the market, developed by InstantLabs and based on technology honed at the University of Guelph. Read More >>

Seafood News: InstantID DNA test identifies Atlantic blue crab meat in 2 hours
By SeafoodNews.com, November 21, 2014
InstantLabs has launched its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test.  This is the first in a series of seafood species identification tests the company is developing in partnership with the University of Guelph. Read More >>

Food Safety Connect: InstantLabs Releases First DNA-based Seafood Identification Test for Atlantic Blue Crab Meat
By Staff, November 20, 2014
InstantLabs® announced today the commercial launch of its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test – the first in a series of seafood species identification tests to help the global seafood industry respond to the increasing challenge of seafood fraud. Read More >>

Food Quality News: InstantLabs fights food fraud with seafood ID tests
By Rachel Athur, November 19, 2014
InstantLabs has launched the first of a series of DNA tests for seafood, to combat the increasing problem of fraud in the sector. Read More >>

University of Maryland: InstantLabs Releases 1st DNA-Based Seafood ID Test for Blue Crab Meat
By BioPark News, November 18, 2014
InstantLabs has released a seafood identification test kit for Atlantic Blue Crab, a first for the seafood sector. Read More >>

Seafoodsource: DNA test kit for blue crab aids in seafood traceability
By Christine Blank, November 18, 2014
InstantLabs in Baltimore this week rolled out its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA Test, which produces DNA results in around two hours. Read More >>

Food Safety Magazine: InstantLabs Releases First DNA-based Seafood Identification Test for Atlantic Blue Crab Meat
By Staff of Food Safety Magazine, November 17, 2014
InstantLabs® announced today the commercial launch of its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test – the first in a series of seafood species identification tests to help the global seafood industry respond to the increasing challenge of seafood fraud. Read More >>

Catalyst Centre News: InstantLabs And University of Guelph will jointly develop seafood identification test kits
By Steven Guterman, April 9, 2014
Precise molecular species identification will combat fish fraud by producing results in less than two hours. Read More >>

FOOD SAFETY The Top 10 Most Important Foodborne Outbreaks of 2016
Food Safety News, December 19, 2016
The Top 10 most important outbreaks of 2016, according to the editors of Food Safety News, are presented here. Read More>>

FOOD SAFETY USDA to Tighten Food Safety Inspections in 5-Year Plan
Bloomberg BNA, November 8, 2016
“FSIS is expanding the breadth, depth, and frequency of its sampling to better address gaps in testing for pathogens and chemical residues in FSIS-regulated products,” the agency said in the Nov. 4 report. Read More>>

CORROSION How the Air Force Will Attack Its Tiniest Enemy: Plane-Corroding Bacteria
Popular Mechanics, September 21, 2016
Corrosion caused by living organisms is generated by moisture, humidity, human contact and by the increasing use of drop-in biofuels, and the microbes they bring with them are for all intents and purposes, eating airplanes. Read More>>

CORROSION Microbes Corrode Steel in Ships, Marine Infrastructure
Phys.Org, September 16, 2016
Now, contrary to previous thinking, it turns out that the ocean-dwelling, steel-corroding species, Mariprofundus sp. DIS-1, can thrive under aerobic conditions, rather than being limited to “micro-aerobic” or anaerobic conditions. That means steel in marine environments is more vulnerable to bacterial depredations than previously thought. Read More>>

FOOD FRAUD 1 in 5 Seafood Samples Mislabeled Worldwide, Finds New Oceana Report
Oceana.org, September 7, 2016
Oceana released a new report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in five of more than 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide was mislabeled. In the report, Oceana reviewed more than 200 published studies from 55 countries, on every continent except for Antarctica. The studies reviewed also found seafood mislabeling in every sector of the seafood supply chain: retail, wholesale, distribution, import/export, packaging/processing and landing. Read More>>

CORROSION Oil, Gas Operations Can Benefit from Microbiome Research
Rigzone, August 2, 2016
Industry insiders say that greater understanding of the microorganisms found in oil and gas microbiomes not only can help the oil and gas industry increase operational safety, but enhance productivity and efficiency. Read More>>

FOOD FRAUD FSM Scoop: Food Fraud
Food Safety Magazine, July 7, 2016
Food fraud is far deeper than a cut-and-dry food safety incident, an instance that is unforeseen and unintentional. Fraud, on the other hand, is committed on purpose. Read More>>

CORROSION Case Study: The impacts of Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in Wet Sprinkler Piping
Enginners Journal, January 12, 2016
In this particular case study, the Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC) manifested itself as a pin-hole leak in a wet sprinkler system in a facility – the sprinkler piping in question had been in service for approximately five years. Read More>>

DECEMBER 1, 2015

InstantLabs launches two additional Salmon ID tests; Chinook, Sockeye test kits are now available
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JUNE 1, 2015

InstantLabs partners with FDA to commercialize catfish species identification test.
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MARCH 16, 2015

InstantLabs launches DNA-based Atlantic and Coho salmon SpeciesID test kits to combat seafood mislabelling.
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MARCH 3, 2015

InstantLabs will be attending Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processors North America March 15-17, 2015 in Boston, MA.
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FEBRUARY 6, 2015

InstantLabs will be meeting with domestic and global seafood supply chain professionals during the Sea Web Seafood Summit in New Orleans next week.
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FEBRUARY 4, 2015

InstantLabs releases videos to describe benefits to producers, distributors in reducing seafood fraud, assuring product purity: Two Informative videos available on InstantLabs’ YouTube Channel.
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NOVEMBER 17, 2014

InstantLabs® announced today the commercial launch of its InstantID Atlantic Blue Crab DNA verification test – the first in a series of seafood species identification tests to help the global seafood industry respond to the increasing challenge of seafood fraud.
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NOVEMBER 11, 2014

InstantLabs will join Sanitary Cold Chain to host a free seminar titled, “How to Control Sanitation and Monitor Temperatures in Food Distribution Systems” in Riverside, CA on November 13, 2014.  Register now.
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NOVEMBER 5, 2014

InstantLabs and its partners will be at the DIFSC (Dubai International Food Safety & Halal Conference) 9-11 November. Our partner MEFOSA will be sponsoring an Arabic session entitled “Improving Food Safety in the Region: A Boost to Trade” on Monday 10 November at 0830.
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OCTOBER 23, 2014

Deborah Cohen, InstantLabs’ North America Market Manager, will be joining the centennial anniversary celebration of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association in Seattle on October 30, 2014.
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OCTOBER 17, 2014

InstantLabs® will be attending two international shows this season: the Indonesia International Halal Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22-25 October 2014, and the Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE 9-11 November 2014.
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AUGUST 26, 2014

InstantLabs®, a molecular food testing and diagnostic device company, expanded its United States-based sales team with the hire of Steve Hacker, a sales professional with extensive experience helping clients create successful laboratory and clinical results.
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APRIL 9, 2014

InstantLabs® announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with the University of Guelph to co-develop a portfolio of DNA-based seafood species identification tests to combat marketplace seafood fraud by providing rapid, definitive proof that seafood is correctly labeled. InstantLabs plans to launch the kits within four months.
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FEBRUARY 12, 2014

InstantLabs is pleased to announce that its E. coli O157 Food Safety Test Kit was recently awarded AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM certification (PTM #011403). This latest approval complements the company’s already approved test kits for Salmonella species, Listeria species, and Listeria monocyotogenes.
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DECEMBER 10, 2013

InstantLabs Launches Blog Demystifying Food Safety Testing
InstantLabs is launching a new Food Safety Blog on its website, www.instantlabs.com/blog. The blog will focus on issues related to food safety, micro and molecular biology, lab technique and much much more!!
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MAY 1, 2013

InstantLabs’ Listeria Species Food Safety Test Kit Receives AOAC Certification
Rapid, Point-of-Need Molecular Testing for Listeria Species is now available for both Environmental and Food Matrices
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FEBRUARY 26, 2013

InstantLabs’ Equine Verification Test Kits Validate that Processed and Raw Foods do not Contain Horse Meat
Point-of-need DNA testing for horse meat will be available in less than three months
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JUNE 18, 2012

InstantLabs’ Salmonella Species Food Safety Test Kit Awarded Performance-Tested MethodsSM Certification from AOAC Research Institute for Use in Multiple Common Food Matrices
Enables Point-of-Need Salmonella Testing in Produce, Poultry and Beef Products
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APRIL 3, 2012

InstantLabs’ Salmonella Species Food Safety Test Kit Awarded Performance-Tested MethodsSM Certification from AOAC Research Institute
Assay Enables Point-of-Need Salmonella Testing on Hunter Accelerated-PCR™ System
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