Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the opening of its Center of Excellence for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Bremen, Germany. The center will support laboratories that research, measure and monitor dioxins and other POPs found in food and the environment. Equipped with the latest technology and expertise to support collaborative projects, it provides access to highly productive, value-added methods for identifying some of the most difficult to detect POPs. The first method developed by the center is said to provide an integrated workflow that includes instruments, software and consumables used in screening to confirmation.
POPs persist in the environment and can be toxic to living organisms including humans as they accumulate in soft tissues. Contaminants can become more concentrated as they move up the food chain.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Waltham, MA, USA
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