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bioMérieux and the SIBS Partner to Develop Innovative Tests for Food Safety

bioMérieux have announced a long-term strategic partnership with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) to develop innovative tests to better address the needs for the microbiological quality control of food products produced in China and other countries.

Under the partnership, French and Chinese R&D teams from bioMérieux will work with scientists from the Institute for Nutritional Sciences (INS), part of the SIBS, on research projects in the area of food safety. They will focus on different food-borne pathogens as well as contaminants, such as hormones, which are a growing concern.

The INS will provide its unique competencies and research facilities in Shanghai, under the direction of Dr. Hui Wang, Principal Investigator and Head of the Food Safety Research Center. bioMérieux will support the research and contribute its expertise in food quality and safety control as the world leader in industrial microbiology.

“We are very pleased to reinforce our scientific collaborations in China and to have the opportunity to work with one of the world's leading research institutions to address the important public health issue of ensuring food safety,” stated Alexandre Mérieux, Corporate Vice President, Industrial Microbiology, bioMérieux.

The SIBS and bioMérieux will also collaborate on the development of new requirements and high-quality food safety standards in China. This will help to establish a reference center for these standards that will provide education and build a network of centers throughout China and Asia.

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