OREANDA-NEWS.  Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will focus on areas of emerging concern in food safety at the Seventh International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Nov. 3-6, in Prague.

RAFA 2015 will feature seminars and workshops conducted by leading scientists from around the world, including some Agilent customers. Agilent is also hosting two lunchtime seminars in which both company scientists and collaborators will present. Some of Agilent's most recent products will be featured in those talks.

"At Agilent we're continually developing new methodologies in areas of emerging concern in food safety-and optimizing turnkey solutions for more mature applications," said John Lee, Agilent's global food market manager. "RAFA gives us the chance to tell top scientists what we're doing, and it allows us to learn more about their concerns so that we can focus our energies where they are needed most."

Agilent's lunchtime seminars, Nov. 4 and 5, will cover the topic of nanoparticle analysis in food and personal care products. The effects of ingesting nanoparticles, used in many of these products, are currently unknown.

For analysis of veterinary drugs and pesticides in food, Agilent will showcase new and novel sample-preparation technology, showing how challenging food matrices can be handled more easily than in the past.

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