Cawthron Institute signs up global partner to sell valuable marine biotoxins used in shellfish testing

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Unique marine biotoxins valued at over $100,000 per teaspoonful will be supplied to laboratories worldwide in a global distribution deal between Cawthron Institute and international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corp. The Nelson-based Cawthron Institute, the country’s largest independent science organisation, is one of a only a few worldwide producers of the marine biotoxins used as reference materials when testing whether shellfish are edible.  Cawthron produces the toxins using...

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