Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences.
Specialising in workflows that help labs work smarter
Life Technologies leverages assay design, sequencing and bioinformatics expertise to deliver innovative food testing solutions that ensure food safety and improve human health. From fast, accurate, and intuitive tools built on an open-design platform, to dedicated global service and support, the Life Technologies team specialises in workflows that help labs work smarter.
Life Technologies partners with the world's most respected labs and food producers to protect their brands and bottom line. We understand the demands on business and the importance of achieving rapid time-to-results without compromising accuracy. With customized solutions designed for unique food testing requirements, no company is better equipped to respond with answers when needed the most.
TaqMan® E. coli 0104 Detection Kit accurately detects E. coli bacterium
In 2011, an E. coli outbreak in Germany caused more than 50 deaths. Life Technologies developed a custom assay, the TaqMan® E. coli 0104 Detection Kit, to accurately detect the E. coli bacterium. Traditional laboratory testing methods can take up to 10 days for results; this test can determine the presence or absence of E.coli in 10 to 24 hours.
Frontline food testing at the 2012 London Olympics
Last year, Life Technologies' MicroSEQ® ID kits were used for frontline testing of the food being offered to the over one million spectators attending the 2012 London Olympics. The kit can detect pathogens in one day versus the traditional 4 days. Next year, Life Technologies will attend the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, once again ensuring that the food supply is safe from harmful bacteria.
RapidFinder™ Equine ID Kit detects the presence of equine DNA in meat samples
Early this year, Europe found itself under scrutiny again when horsemeat was detected in processed beef products sold by a number of retailers, resulting in a series of product recalls. Life Technologies, known for its rapid response, developed the RapidFinder™ Equine ID Kit that detects the presence of equine DNA extracted from meat samples.
For more information on how we are protecting and improving food safety, please visit us at www.lifetechnologies.com/foodsafety.