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Lab Focus Aug/Sept 2016

Laboratory Focus is Canada's leading editorial-based lab publication. Providing readers with the latest technology updates through application and tech notes, as well as covering new products and trends in laboratories across Canada.

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R&D News ......................... 1 Appointments .................... 6 Pharma Notes .................... 7 New Products .................. 16 Calendar .......................... 17 App Reviews ..................... 18 P h a r m a c e u t i c a l c l i n i c a l c h e m i c a l f o o d e n v i r o n m e n t w w w . l a b o r a t o r y f o c u s . c a august/sePtember 2016 volume 20, number 3 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 canada invests in Poultry anti-microbial develoPment MISSISSAUGA, ON – A Canadian biotechnology company has been awarded a $3.4 million government investment to help develop a new line of anti-microbial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks AbCelex, which focuses on de- veloping livestock food additives that help improve animal health and food safety, is developing a line of innovative non-antibiotic, non-hormonal additives that are specifically targeted at Campylo- bacter and Salmonella, two of the most common food-borne bacteria that infect poultry. healthier Poultry The new anti-microbials – called When Work hurts: taking the pain out of the job Page 8 emerging in vivo electrophysiology methods in neuroscience research Page 10 Photo Credit: OBIO 'nanobodies' – will result in healthi- er poultry and improve food safety. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the International Vaccine Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto and Colorado Quality Research Inc. Funding for the project comes from the AgriInnovation Program (Research and Development Stream) as part of the Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy frame- work. reducing the use of antibiotics "These innovations will reduce the use of antibiotics and result in safer food, a healthier population and a more productive agricultural economy," stated Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Dr. Saeid Babaei, president and CEO of AbCelex Technologies added his company is appreciative of the funding. "With this visionary contribution and other strategic investments, AbCelex Technologies is well po- sitioned to advance its platform technology and develop next- generation biological products needed for improved human health and a reduction in healthcare costs as a result of food contamination," he said. To see this story online visit http://www.laboratoryfocus.ca/ canada-invests-in-poultry-anti- microbial-development/

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