The company plans to invest S$85 million (US$62.7 million) over the next five years to increase its advanced manufacturing and applied research and development capabilities in Singapore.

Involving matters of life or death for consumers, and image and reputation for food manufacturers, food safety is a key component that has to be managed today. What exactly should one know about it? By Alexis Chuah, corporate relations manager for Malaysia and Singapore, Agilent Technologies

The 5110 ICP-OES by Agilent Technologies is a plasma-optical emission spectrometer that will allow scientists to perform faster, and more precise analysis than before for food, environmental and pharmaceutical testing.

The system captures axial and radial views of plasma in one measurement, allowing laboratories to use half as much argon, saving on time and costs. The integrated Advanced Valve System and updated technologies improve throughput, precision, and diagnostic capabilities.

With the system, a sample throughput rate of one every 22 seconds is possible, and this high throughput allows it to suit applications such as tracking potential contaminants in milk.

Agilent Technologies Incorporated opened a 10,000-square-foot training facility in Singapore.

The laboratory, a collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic, will help local manufacturers of traditional Chinese medicine and food products.

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