Pickering Laboratories was proud to sponsor the Second Joint Symposium and AOAC Task Force Meeting of Marine and Freshwater Toxins Analysis. This growing symposium addressed new developments, method validation efforts, and method implementation in the analysis of marine and freshwater toxins. A variety of methods needs for detecting saxitoxins, domoic acids, okadaic acids, azaspiracids, other seafood toxins and the cyanobacterial toxins were addressed. Presentations and discussions addressed special needs of the community ranging from emerging toxins to the ongoing replacement of the mouse bioassay with modern and fully validated chemical methods. Principle sponsor of the symposium was the University of Vigo, Spain, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry.
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