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We help scientists, clinicians, and lab professionals accelerate their science through our innovative detection, imaging, services, and informatics solutions. Our knowledge and expertise supports the discovery of critical insights in diagnostics, life sciences, and environmental applications and helps connect human and environmental health.

The ability to rapidly detect known and unknown contaminants in our food, water, and air or to monitor their quality consistently is an important part of ensuring the health of our environment. In addition, chemicals, advanced materials, and nanomaterials are playing an increasingly important role in our environment. Our systems and services help scientists understand all these complexities and ensure compliance.

Testing lets food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers maintain quality standards, identify known and unknown contaminants, and meet even the most stringent regulations.

Our technologies help to ensure the goodness and safety of some of the world’s popular consumer brands and help to protect their bottom line.

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Food Research  05 September 2017

PerkinElmer introduces speedy fipronil detection device for eggs

05 Sep 2017 --- US biotechnology company PerkinElmer is introducing a fipronil detection device that identifies pesticide levels in eggs within minutes. As the fipronil egg scandal still rocks the food industry around Europe and elsewhere, the multinational is putting forward a solution: Qsight Triple Quad LC/MS/MS.

Food Research  25 February 2015

PerkinElmer Launches New Software for Rapid Detection of Food Adulterants

25 Feb 2015 --- PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, has announced the launch of its Adulterant Screen software. This automated solution can help food industry professionals evaluate the integrity of food ingredients to guard against existing and potential food adulteration threats.

Business News  03 July 2014

PerkinElmer Milk Powder Analyzer Awarded at 2014 IFT Food Expo

03 Jul 2014 --- PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that its DairyGuard Milk Powder Analyzer received an Innovation Award from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) at the 2014 IFT Food Expo in New Orleans.

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12 March 2015

Don't be the Next Victim of Food Fraud

12 Mar 2015 --- Infrared (IR) and Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy has become an established technique for identifying the authenticity of food ingredients.

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14 September 2015

Augmenting Nutritional Testing of Milk Powder with Adulterant Screening

14 Sep 2015 --- Milk powder is one of the most widely traded food commodities and is used in a huge array of food products, from infant formula to baked goods and confectionary. Unfortunately, dairy products are also a frequent target of food fraud. This application note explores how NIR Spectroscopy with Adulterant Screen can augment the nutritional testing of milk powder.

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17 June 2015

Determination of Levels of Spice Adulteration using Near-infrared Spectroscopy

17 Jun 2015 --- Since the late 1800’s scientists have been testing spice samples and discovering that they are adulterated. Some spices are high-value products that can be adulterated with lower-value commodities for commercial gain by unscrupulous suppliers. Some common adulterants of spices range from talc powder, ground walnut shells, cassia bark and sand, to wheat starch, saw dust, millet, buckwheat, and cornstarch. Commonly adulterated spices include garlic powder, black pepper, and cinnamon. Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) is shown here to be an effective and rapid technique to determine if these types of spices have been adulterated.

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12 March 2015

A Simple Recipe for Food Safety and Quality

12 Mar 2015 --- For food and nutraceuticals producers, nothing is as important as your brand. And to protect it, you need to know that the ingredients in your food products are nutritious, safe, and authentic. But with the cost of raw ingredients steadily increasing, the temptations of economic adulteration can be strong. Some adulterants – rice syrup in honey, apple juice in pomegranate juice, lower grade olive oils masquerading as extra virgin – simply make for an inferior end product. But others – ethylene glycol in cough syrup, urea in milk powders, even melamine in candies – can be downright dangerous. And these substances and more can find their way into the food products and nutraceuticals your customers rely on every day. That’s what Adulterant Screen™ based solutions are designed to prevent.

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