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When it comes to dietary supplements, who’s watching whom?
Sample6 is proud to be collaborating with the non-profit organization Consumer Safety. With our missions and values aligned we want to make sure all consumers are safe. When it comes to dietary supplements, who’s watching whom? A report recently released by Consumer Reports has brought a large amount of attention to the FDA’s regulatory standards...
October 18, 2016
Sample6's Michael Koeris to Speak on The Future of Food Panel at SynBioBeta 2016
Michael Koeris, CEO and Founder, Sample6 will be part of a panel at the SynBioBeta SF 2016 event, October 4th-6th. The Future of Food Panel on October 5th will feature the latest food tech entrepreneurs who are reinventing food from the ground up. The discussion will focus on the progress, the pitfalls and the road ahead for...
September 30, 2016
Sample6 Pathogen Detection System Gets Funding Boost
Food Quality News, August 31, 2016: Sample6 has closed a $12.7 Series C funding round to help scale-up commercialization of its pathogen detection system. It was led by Acre Venture Partners, new investor Valley Oak Investments and existing contributors Canaan Partners and Cultivian Sandbox Ventures....
September 1, 2016
From Antibiotics To Food Safety: Sample6 Finds A Niche, And $12.7M, After A Sharp Turn
FORBES, August 22, 2016: Say the words “synthetic biology,” and venture capitalists think instantly about money in pharmaceuticals. Synlogic, an MIT spinout working to program microbes into drugs that I’ve covered here, is one example. Most VCs don’t think about food, unless they’re eating it. But the scientific entrepreneurs that cooked up Synlogic, James Collins...
August 22, 2016
Sample6 Closes $12.5 Million Series C to Scale-up Commercialization of World’s Fastest Food Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety
Company Appoints Michael Koeris CEO as Top VCs Rally Behind Pathogen Detection Innovator to Accelerate Expansion...
August 22, 2016
FDA and Sample6 Collaborate on Pathogen Detection Tech
FDA and Sample6 Collaborate on Pathogen Detection Tech Sample6 is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its pathogen detection system....
August 10, 2016
My Biggest Food Safety Challenge is Effectively Managing My Environment
Food Quality News, 7-27-16: “My Biggest Food Safety Challenge is Effectively Managing My Environment” A Case Study from Sample6 ...
July 28, 2016
Sample6 Announces the Initiation of a Multi-Center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA
Sample6 Announces the Initiation of a Multi-Center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA...
July 21, 2016
Sample6 Awarded First Patent for Application of Groundbreaking Phage Engineering Technology to Food Safety
Sample6 Awarded First Patent for Application of Groundbreaking Phage Engineering Technology to Food Safety...
July 14, 2016
Sample6 Synthetic Biology Patent
Sample6 announced today that they have been awarded their first synthetic biology patent for Recombinant phage and methods. This technology contributes to their expertise that is at the heart of their technology....
January 21, 2016
FSMA Preventive Controls: Putting Law into Practice
Check out this great article in Food Safety Tech by our CEO Tim Curran looking at the FSMA Preventive Controls and how to put them into practice....
January 21, 2016
iPad App for Food Safety Testing on the Fly
Food safety innovator Sample6, Cambridge, Mass., launched an easy-to-use CONTROL iOS application to equip staff with on-the-fly food safety testing data. This iPad app allows users to rapidly create test points and delivers data needed to quickly find and correct potential safety concerns...
December 9, 2015
Using Food Safety Software for Environmental Tracking and Data Visibility
Major food safety events have brought environmental testing to the forefront. Check out this article by Jim Hammel from our Customer Success team on how to leverage food safety software as part of a robust environmental monitoring program....
October 21, 2015
Sample6 app enables food safety on the move
Sample6 has launched an application to help food companies equip their staff with safety testing data anywhere in the facility. Check full article from Food Quality News:...
October 2, 2015
Sample6 Further Modernizes Food Safety by Launching Its First iPad App
Food safety innovator Sample6 today announced the launch of an easy-to-use CONTROL™ iOS application to address the needs of today’s workers and give food companies a way to equip their staff with all of the safety testing data they need on the fly. Food companies need to give quality and safety personnel access to test...
September 29, 2015
Synthetic Biology Is Not Just Good, It’s Good For You
Synthetic biology (synbio for short) is a term that circulates freely through the tech world, but what exactly does it mean? It inspires both excitement and concern, depending on application and context. Sample6 has used synbio to create a very rapid and selective test for Listeria, one of the more common bacterial food contaminants. Check...
September 28, 2015
From ivory tower to incubator: Transforming students and researchers into entrepreneurs
Sample6 is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup with a new way to detect food-borne pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella. Its technology was conceived in a Boston University lab, and the company was cofounded by Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD students Michael Koeris, Timothy Lu and Tanguy Chau. But they didn’t do it...
September 17, 2015
Food Safety Testing Must Live Up to Higher Expectations
From sanitation and processing to testing and analysis to transportation and imports, government requirements of companies in the food industry are changing. Many companies are already prepared for the transformation that FSMA will bring. Within food testing and analysis, expectations will be higher than ever. Companies should be able to more accurately and rapidly identify...
September 16, 2015
How Globalization Challenges Safety In The Food Supply Chain
Every day brings a new report about a food product recall. With all of the progress in disease detection and recall management, hasn’t the food supply become safer? Is the increase in recalls a result of more aggressive government enforcement of food safety? Or has the media simply become more attuned to food safety issues...
August 14, 2015
Could Faster Listeria Testing Reduce Massive Recalls?
Faster listeria tests are coming out to help manufacturers determine if their products are contaminated more quickly than the current standard tests, which take several days to produce results....
May 29, 2015
Faster Listeria Tests Start Hitting the Market
Once food manufacturers begin looking for Listeria more often, it’s only natural that they will begin to look for faster tests. Traditional means of detecting Listeria involve techniques and processes that take several days to complete while waiting for the return of laboratory results. But new options are emerging....
May 28, 2015
Reducing risk with rapid detection
When harmful bacteria are found in food products, things can quickly spin out of control for processors. A white paper recently released by the Food Science Institute at Kansas State University details the shutdown of a facility in Wheeling, IL leased and operated by a specialty food manufacturer. According to the report, the company experienced...
May 12, 2015
Securing the Global Food Chain Proactively
With the complexity of our food chain increasing, food safety has become more complicated. The task of ensuring food safety now demands a completely different mindset, as well as new approaches and more extensive regulations....
April 27, 2015
Seven Takeaways From “What’s Hot in Boston Biotech”
Sure, things may look great now, but it wasn’t long ago that Kendall Square was a biotech ghost town—and the good times might come to an end if we’re not careful. Meanwhile, gene therapy, cell therapy, and microbiome research look poised to make an impact on healthcare—just don’t overlook the hurdles that remain, or underestimate...
April 10, 2015
Dietz & Watson Speeds Food Safety Testing With Sample6 with Dr. Michael Koeris
Interview with cofounder, Dr. Michael Koeris, about Sample6 and Dietz & Watson....
January 31, 2015
Sample6 Targets Salmonella Assay Next
Sample6 expects to have an assay for Salmonella validated by the AOAC by the middle of the year. The firm told FoodQualityNews it is working on a Salmonella assay for environmental and food matrixes and current Listeria environmental customers are requesting an assay to detect Listeria for food....
January 29, 2015
Surging Demand to Modernize Food Safety Drives Landmark 2014 for Sample6
Sample6 today announced a milestone 2014 as the food industry embraces the shift to proactive testing to make food safer. Revolutionizing the pathogen detection process, Sample6’s advanced bioillumination technology and analytics platform reduces testing time to a single shift and simplifies the analysis process — catching potential product issues before they leave the plant and...
January 27, 2015
Protein Problem Solver: Dietz & Watson cuts pathogen testing time by more than 80 percent
Dietz & Watson adopted Sample6 DETECT/L. Recently introduced to the food industry, this diagnostic for environmental Listeria does not require enrichment and can be completed in only seven hours....
December 17, 2014
Listeria detector Sample6 moves HQ to Cambridge, adds $2.5M in funding
Diagnostics startup Sample6 recently moved its headquarters to Cambridge from Boston’s Seaport District and raised an additional $2.5 million from the founder of the company, who also works as a biological engineering professor at MIT. The latest funding comes from Tim Lu, Sample6 founder and board member. ...
November 14, 2014
Dietz & Watson Speeds Food Safety Testing With Sample6
Dietz & Watson now uses Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate the Listeria pathogen before any products leave the plant....
October 24, 2014
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