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Brendan Niemira Interview

     When I visited Dr. Niemira’s laboratory, I was impressed with the plethora of plasma equipment that he is using. All kinds of atmospheric plasma-based systems were present to accommodate both small and large area decontamination of food products. While some of the equipment was purchased, Brendan and his team have dedicated a lot of effort to design custom-built systems… Read more →

Dr. Brendan Niemira is our new Scientist of the Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) estimate that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases. At least once a week we hear about outbreaks affecting vegetables, meats and other types of food that we consume on a daily basis.  This week’s featured Scientist of… Read more →

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