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DNA Doesn’t Lie: Detecting Food Fraud in the Modern Era

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From: Modern Restaurant Management In a paper published this April, two researchers reported the results of a test they conducted back in 2015.  They visited 6 popular restaurants in Washington DC and each ordered a seafood dish.  They took small samples of the seafood they received and took them back to their lab for DNA…

InstantLabs’ Hunter Food Testing System

  • Food Fraud
  • Food Safety
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Featured in Facility Executive The Hunter® Real-Time PCR System from the molecular diagnostic device company, InstantLabs, is a DNA analysis system for food testing. This easy-to-use instrument offers fast, accurate pathogen and species detection for the global food industry. The Hunter system is designed for use at points-of-need to detect and analyze a wide variety…

InstantLabs Secures Controlling Investment From Angeon Group

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BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation, Inc. (InstantLabs) announced today that it has entered into an agreement for a controlling investment from Angeon Group, LLC (Angeon), an independent, private investment company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses across a wide range of industries. In connection with the investment, the company will change…

Why set up an in-house food pathogen testing program?

  • Food Safety

Food safety is all over the news–not just here in the US, but globally. For many companies, having an in-house lab carries potential benefits that can reduce costs and considerably increase safety and efficiency.

Cocktail Party Examples: Microbiologically Induced Corrosion

  • Biocorrosion

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) causes billions of dollars in damage annually. It affects diverse industries including marine transportation and shipping, chemical and oil processing, power generation, water treatment, and aviation among others. But I find that most people aren’t familiar with it and I’m often asked for some specific examples. Here are two cases of MIC that we can all appreciate.

Testimonial: The Importance of in-house, on-site Halal testing

  • Food Fraud

About Habib Ghanim: Habib is a trusted international Halal certifier with a long, successful tenure with the Islamic Society of the Washington Area (ISWA), the organization that oversees the Halal certification in conjunction with the United States Halal Chamber of Commerce. He is also an executive committee member of the world Halal Council. As a…

New species ID tools bolster growing product line from manufacturer of the Hunter® testing system

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New species ID tools bolster growing product line from manufacturer of the Hunter® testing system BALTIMORE, MD – December 1, 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. The new salmon tests – for Chinook (Oncorhynchus…

Beyond the Dinner Table: Solving the Problem of Microbiologically Induced Corrosion

  • Biocorrosion

In the past on this blog, we’ve talked a lot about using molecular testing to look for things like food borne pathogens and for verifying species ID. But point-of-need based Real-Time PCR is a powerful technology that can be used in a multitude of additional areas ranging from human health to forensics. And did you know that it can also be used in the fight against corrosion?!?

Why use Real-Time PCR for Species Verification Testing?

  • Food Fraud

By Deborah Cohen Using the Hunter and our DNA identification test kits, you can quickly verify your products or ingredients. It lets you take the guess work out of the process. Below are two case studies that illustrate some of the benefits. 1. Nutraceuticals and Halal A major concern among producers of Halal goods is…

Test will help protect U.S. catfish farmers from mislabeled imports and consumers from seafood fraud

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Test will help protect U.S. catfish farmers from mislabeled imports and consumers from seafood fraud BALTIMORE, MD – 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In accordance with U.S….