Solving Safe. Solving Healthy.
We help solve tough problems across many aspects of daily life. From the medicines we take to the food we eat, we help to ensure the world is both safe and healthy.
Safe manufacture of Vaccines
The World Health Organization determines the main virus strains for the upcoming flu season many months in advance. From there, vaccine manufacturers are under tremendous time pressure to release a product in time for flu season. Sterility testing is a key bottleneck in the process and customers are often in a race to be first to market so that countries will purchase their vaccine over a competitor and, more importantly, deliver a vaccine on time that might mitigate the world health effects of the flu strain. We develop sterility testing products that help to reduce the process time needed to bring these vaccines to market. Imagine a pandemic, if you could deliver a vaccine a month earlier, how many lives could be helped or saved?
In order to properly diagnose various ailments, healthcare practitioners often test patient blood or urine samples to identify abnormal values. Samples are collected and tested through various clinical chemistry applications or hematology analyzers, utilizing products from across our portfolio. Also needed is ultrapure water and our water systems have been developed to provide a reliable, high-performance water purification solution for these analysis technologies, which remove result-altering contaminants. In busy hospitals or demanding biomedical laboratories, having high quality and reliable testing products and solutions are key to smooth and uninterrupted daily lab operation, and to ensuring patients across the world are receiving quick and accurate results.
Safe Food Supply
In sensitive industries like food and beverage production, detecting pathogens or spoilage microorganisms can become a matter of urgency – to ensure consumer safety, avoid damage to food brands and minimize the associated costs of a food recall. Assurance of safe food is something we often take for granted but luckily our customers don’t. Chicken, beef, fish, eggs – all things we consume daily and all are potential carriers of harmful, or even deadly, pathogens. Our customers in the food manufacturing industry rely on us to help them with their food safety testing and maintaining proper hygiene throughout the manufacturing process. Our comprehensive portfolio combined with our regulatory expertise, enables our customers to quickly test for a wide variety of harmful pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli, ensuring the safety of the food we consume.
Cancer is increasingly impacting each one of us—either directly or impacting someone we know. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer. In the U.S. alone, approximately 3 million people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer each year. Moreover, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, making it the most diagnosed internal cancer among women. Doctors do not always know what causes the onset of these cancers, but they know how to detect it. Both skin and breast cancers can be highly treatable if it is detected and classified early - we help make cancer detection easier and more economical by offering targeted markers for immunohistochemistry applications.
We provide accurate sample collection products so that production facilities can actively monitor for—and avoid—contamination. These systems provide active air sampling: a much faster method for monitoring than traditional, passive Petri dish testing. If particles end up in the air, on surfaces, and in water, fuel and other liquids, the consequences can be serious for human health and safety, as well as for process efficiency. Breathing in polluted air may increase the risk of cancer and age-related diseases. We’ve been uncovering the invisible for more than half a century.