NanoLogix to begin selling products


NanoLogix to begin selling products

HUBBARD

A Hubbard-based biotechnology company that develops bacteria-detecting diagnostic kits will begin selling its products commercially.

The commercial use of the product by NanoLogix will be done on U.S. Food and Drug Administration exempt status.

The first product marketed will be the Petri-based brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) detection kit. Recently completed independent third-party research has demonstrated BNP diagnostic kits to be two to 10 times faster at live bacteria detection than traditional methods.

After the BNP rollout, NanoLogix plans to commercialize another technology, which third-party research documents say is 18 to 72 times faster than conventional detection and identification methods.

Pa.: Chesapeake data filled with flaws

PITTSBURGH

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says natural-gas drilling company Chesapeake Energy last week filed an important Marcellus Shale production report containing so many errors a state database rejected it.

DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday said Tuesday a previous statement by Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. suggesting state databases were the problem wasn’t entirely accurate and omitted important points.

He says Chesapeake reported more producing days than existed in the reporting period and waited until the end of a 45-day grace period to submit data.

Chesapeake spokesman Rory Sweeny hasn’t responded to a request to comment. He previously said the company met regulatory requirements for sharing data.

Pennsylvania released gas-production data last week, but Chesapeake’s numbers were missing so the total was misleading.

USDA checking on beef supply

FRESNO, Calif.

Federal regulators who shut down a central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal-welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter of cows struggling to walk and even stand. Under federal regulations, sick animals cannot be slaughtered for human consumption.

The investigation will determine whether sick cows were slaughtered and whether meat products from the company should be recalled, said Justin DeJong, a spokesman for the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.

The agency suspended operations Monday at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford after receiving the video Friday from the animal-welfare group Compassion Over Killing. The footage shows animals bleeding and thrashing after being repeatedly shot in the head with a pneumatic gun in unsuccessful efforts to render them unconscious for slaughter.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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