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Invitrogen awarded contract for 2008 Beijing Olympics

3rd September 2007

Invitrogen has been awarded a contract for food safety at the 2008 summer Olympic Games to be held in Beijing, it has been revealed.

Under the contract, Invitrogen will provide kits for the detection of possible E coli 0157 contamination in food at the event. The monitoring scheme will be conducted by the Olympic Food Safety programme and Beijing Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vice-president of applied market for Invitrogen Paul Kinnon commented: "Invitrogen’s Dynabeads are a reliable, accurate solution for keeping food safe from dangerous bacteria and a perfect example of how technologies developed to further basic research can also be used to protect what we eat and drink."

Another Invitrogen product called PathAlert was selected to monitor Yersinia pestis at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.

It was recently reported that Invitrogen won a research and development award for its Qubit quantitation platform for research scientists.

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