Browse through a selection of videos presenting Fera's products, services and scientific aims.
Toby presents an overview of Fera's Integrated crop management: Pathogen Diagnostics, Insect Monitoring, Nematode Testing, and Soil Testing.
Lee gives an overview of the Fera UAV services.
Selwyn speaks about the importance of bees and the safety of routinely applied plant protection products.
Giles speaks about the relationship between bees and crop health and yield.
Glyn is an environmental economist at Fera, here he describes sustainability within the food supply chain, and the importance of protecting pollinators such as bees, as a part of this.
Selwyn gives an overview of the range of services Fera can provide to agro-chemical companies.
Fera has many years of experience in running GLP compliant tests to assess the risks posed by plant protection products to bees. We are active participants in many testing method working groups and ring tests (e.g. ICPPR non-apis working groups). This means that we are at the forefront of current bee testing. We also work closely with the National Bee Unit which gives us instant access to a range of resources to support our studies, including 150+ colonies of honey bees and a highly skilled beekeeping team. Please see below a selection of our capabilities – this is not an exhaustive list and we can adapt current test methods or use bespoke test design to meet your specific data requirements.
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The Thomson Suite is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. It is a bespoke laboratory running to GLP quality standards that houses 30 state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments. It was named in honour of Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856 - 1940), a British Nobel Prize winning physicist, whose 1913 experiments are credited with the invention of mass spectrometry.
James speaks about his research into method transfer high resolution mass spectrometry and high field NMR spectroscopy to benchtop instrumentation.
This video was filmed at RAFA 2015, by SelectScience
Stuart Adams, PhD, Senior Analytical Chemist, Fera Science Ltd, UK, describes a newly developed method that combines ion chromatography with mass spectrometry for the detection of polar pesticides in food samples to help assess food safety.
(Video by SelectScience)
Food safety is a key driver of consumer behaviour. Recent news stories
show the potential impact of food safety scares on consumer behaviour.
Our latest new service for food manufacturers, OriGen is an innovative
process which uses Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the source
and trace the route of bacterial contamination, allowing food
manufacturers to find the cause of the problem and ensure it is dealt
with properly. It is a key new tool in the protection of the integrity
of the UK’s food supply chains.
HorizonScan monitors commodity safety and integrity issues worldwide, collecting data daily from more than 100 food safety agencies and other reliable sources, delivering timely alerts on emerging food safety issues. It can help you to meet all consumer and regulatory demands for transparency and accountability across the ingredient supply chain, by identifying potential food safety threats before they become a problem.
Dr. Edward Haynes, FSA-Fera Joint Research Fellow in Molecular Epidemiology discusses foodborne pathogens and Whole Genome Sequencing.
GelSpec - enabling lower detection limits with our more sensitive
LC-MS/MS equipment which mean that gelatin speciation is now possible at
even lower levels.
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