May 2018 BioBreakfast

May 2018 BioBreakfast

Wednesday, May 16  

7:30 - 9:30 AM

“Additives, Adulterants and Allergens: Searching for unwanted proteins in our food”

Delaware Bio’s May BioBreakfast: Connectivity & Collaborations will feature two of our member companies leading the industry in food safety analysis!
Agilent Technologies will share insight on their current research on additives, adulterants, and allergens. Unwanted contaminants, from pathogens to small molecules, regularly trigger food safety concerns. For example, glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world and suggested carcinogen, is a suspected food contaminant. Agilent has been developing sample preparation and instrumentation (GC/MS and LC/MS) methods to investigate the presence of this and other pesticides in our food. Second only to pathogens, mislabeling of food allergens is a top reason for FDA recall in the United States.

Join Agilent Technologies Senior Research Scientist, Jerry Zweigenbaum, Ph.D. to explore how Agilent researchers have been developing a proteomic workflow to determine allergenic proteins in our food. In this presentation, he will describe the benefits and challenges of their innovative approach.

Following, Qualicon (who spun out of DuPont last year ) will share their evolution as a leader in food safety diagnostics. Founded in 1992, Qualicon was the first business to provide automated PCR base testing to the food industry, with the vision of ensuring consumer safety through the rapid detection of harmful pathogens in food, ingredients and food production environments.
Senior Research Scientist from Hygenia, Qualicon, Nisha Corrigan will discuss how the company is accelerating revolutionary techniques to deliver rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products.


Host Sponsor:

Agilent Technologies, Inc, Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE, USA