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applegate-labNew assay accelerates E. coli testing process

A team led by Purdue University’s Bruce Applegate has developed a new time-saving assay to detect an especially severe strain of E. coli in ground beef.

omnivis-ispydxOmniVis recognized with prestigious Most Fundable Companies designation

OmniVis, a Purdue University-affiliated biotechnology company focused on the speed, accuracy and economics of pathogen detection, has been named to the fifth annual Most Fundable Companies list from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School.

verma-producesafetyInnovative risk-assessment tool for produce industry continues advancing

Mohit Verma’s research team at Purdue University has developed innovative paper-based, rapid-result tests for bovine respiratory disease and COVID-19. Now the researchers are adapting their technology for produce safety risk assessment.

Online curriculum provides life-saving training to young farm workers

Young farm workers are more susceptible to harm, says Roger Tormoehlen, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University. For over two decades, he and his colleague, William Field, also a professor of agricultural and biological engineering, have addressed this vital issue with their Gearing Up for Safety curriculum.

akridge-provostPurdue Provost announces he will step down in December, search committee formed

Purdue University Provost Jay Akridge announced Tuesday (Nov. 8) his plan to step down at the end of December after serving more than five years as Purdue’s chief academic officer.

When should you get the new COVID-19 booster and flu shot?—new article available for free republishing via The Conversation

An article on the timing of the new COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot by Libby Richards, associate professor of nursing in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, is available on The Conversation. The article is available to be republished for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.

wiete-lesley22Purdue names new chief of the Purdue University Police Department

Purdue University announced Friday (Aug. 26) that Deputy Chief Lesley Wiete will be the new chief of the Purdue University Police Department.

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