Using Robots, UC Berkeley Lab May Soon Complete 1,000 COVID-19 Tests A DayResearchers say this is a critical time in our history and traditional methods of conducting tests are not going to cut it. That’s why a lab using robots at UC Berkeley may provide the testing needed to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic.
FDA Approves Finger Prick Blood Tests Patients Can Do Without A LabPalo Alto-based Theranos is revolutionizing the traditional blood test by eliminating the lab, and providing technology that uses a finger prick similar to blood tests diabetics use to measure blood sugar.
Grocery Outlet Puts Harris Ranch Beef Back On Shelves After Lab Finds Coarse Salt, Not Glass In ProductGrocery Outlet stores nationwide have resumed selling Harris Ranch beef after a laboratory hired by the meat company found what appeared to be coarse salt in the product, and not chips of glass as a customer had originally reported.
Strangest Expense Report Ever: TV Reporter Buys $600 Worth Of Medical Marijuana For StoryIt's not everyday that a TV station's general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.
Beagles Rescued From Labs In Bay Area, Nation After Being Used For Chemical TestingIt's biotech's dirty little secret: We discovered at least four companies in the Bay Area are testing everything from medicine to chemical products on dogs. Most won't survive. But for the ones that do, there is a chance at a new life.
Sophisticated Hash Oil Lab, $300K In Marijuana Found Blocks Away From Santa Cruz HospitalA Santa Cruz County task force arrested a 30-year-old man last Thursday and confiscated more than $300,000 worth of marijuana after finding a sophisticated hash oil lab in Santa Cruz, a task force official said.
Couple Charged With Child Endangerment Stemming From Backyard Pot Grow In Sonoma County A Windsor couple will be arraigned Monday on child endangerment charges after Sonoma County sheriff's deputies found evidence on Wednesday of a hash laboratory and marijuana grow in their home, a sheriff's sergeant said.
San Francisco VA Lab Faces Sanctions For Researcher's DeathThe death of a laboratory worker at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center last April prompted federal safety officials on Wednesday to announce the issuance of a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions at the lab.
ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats DeniedFour Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.
San Francisco VA Lab Shuts Down Following Researcher's DeathA laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with.