NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, and its distribution partner Labindia Life Sciences, today announced that they are supplying a food-testing solution to the government of India. This is part of a project with the Ministry of Agriculture to help reinforce new food safety standards through better monitoring for contamination.
This project addresses pesticide contamination of fruits and vegetables. As these contaminants can be harmful to people and livestock that consume them, India has instituted more stringent laws, including an expanded list of banned pesticides that need to be accurately identified to help reduce exposure to harmful pesticides.
The Indian government implemented a mass spectrometry solution from AB SCIEX to accurately test food for a wide range of contaminants and quickly produce reliable results. This comprehensive solution utilizes AB SCIEX mass spectrometers and specialized software that combine advanced test methods with automation to simplify the process of identifying pesticides in the food supply.
Laura Lauman, president of AB SCIEX
“Food safety is an important issue for governments around the world. AB SCIEX is assisting the efforts in India and many other countries to protect the food supply by enabling the accurate identification of contaminants through our powerful mass spectrometry solutions.”
Umesh Pawa, vice president of Labindia Life Sciences
“Increasing the quality of food safety is a high priority throughout India. This requires sophisticated technologies to identify and analyze a variety of contaminants in order to eliminate potential contamination. The partnership between AB SCIEX and Labindia enables a best-in-class solution to support this critical project.”
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Labindia Instruments Private Limited is one of the most renowned Indian companies with business interests in instrumentation, software and manufacturing. As an exclusive distributor, Labindia Life Sciences works as an extended arm for AB SCIEX in India and offers best-in-class sales and after-sales services to its growing customer base. This award-winning company houses a state-of- the-art, NABL-accredited application laboratory and training center in Gurgaon, providing training on leading-edge technologies facilitated by AB SCIEX instrumentation and workflows. Labindia Life Sciences offers a range of after-sales service plans and training to Indian customers and helps them realize the return on their investments in AB SCIEX products.
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