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CID Bio-Science, Inc. selected as primary vendor for NEON Project

Scott Trimble | September 15, 2016

CAMAS, WASHINGTON, USA – September 1, 2010 – CID Bio-Science, Inc. announced today that they have been chosen as a primary vendor in the National Science Foundation’s NEON Project. Agency officials chose CID Bio-Science to provide instruments and software that will render high resolution images and data sets for Microrrhizae and Root Phenology studies. The… Continue reading…

CID Bio-Science, Inc. Named Washington State Small Business Exporter of the Year

Scott Trimble | September 15, 2016

SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2010 Small Business Exporter of the Year, has entrepreneurship as a mainstay in Leonard Felix’s career, grounded in family tradition. Raised among two generations of self-starters in Long Island, N.Y, Felix joined the family business at age thirteen. Working at his father’s insurance brokerage instilled values of commitment… Continue reading…

What are leaves?

Scott Trimble | August 18, 2016

What is a leaf, and what can it tell us about a plant? Why do scientists measure leaf area? Our new “What are leaves & why are they important?” infographic explains everything (click it to make it bigger).

Outposts: CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager at the Arctic Station

Scott Trimble | August 16, 2016

Icebergs dot the bay along the coast of Disko Island, home of the University of Copenhagen’s Arctic Station. Here researchers study environmental issues impacting the Polar Regions, including physical geography, botany, and zoological research. Dr. Marie Frost Arndal, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, is heading a research project studying root dynamics in the Arctic.… Continue reading…

Lab Notebook: Taxonomy by Brienne Meyer, January 8, 2016

Scott Trimble | April 9, 2016

I’ve always been interested in taxonomy and excited to learn about newly discovered species around the world. Towards the end of each year, lists of new species discovered in each Kingdom are widely circulated, and 2015 is no different with some very remarkable new members. How long does it take a new species to be… Continue reading…

Announcing the F-950 Handheld Ethylene Analyzer Launch!

Scott Trimble | March 31, 2016

The F-950 represents a major product innovation, putting the power of highly-sensitive gas analysis into a small handheld package. With the F-950, users can measure Ethylene, CO2 and O2 anywhere on demand. Michael Larman notes: “The F-950 has generated tremendous interest since we first unveiled our prototype at Postharvest Unlimited in June. We are proud… Continue reading…

F-750 Featured in January Issue of Reussir Fruits et Legumes

Scott Trimble | March 31, 2016

January’s issue focuses on cutting-edge technologies for cultivating and harvesting crops, with the F-750 featured in the new products category.  We are very pleased to be included in Reussir –which translates as “Success”–and for the opportunity to increase awareness of the F-750’s role in successful harvest decision-making. Check out their website for more information: http://fruits-legumes.reussir.fr/public/index.php?a=decouvrir-la-revue

Felix Instruments Featured at International Horticultural Congress

Scott Trimble | March 31, 2016

  Researchers from University of California-Davis and CentralQueenslandUniversity presented data using the F-750 to analyze dry matter, color, and sugar content in pre- and post-harvest mangos, tomatoes, and cherries at the “Non-destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes Symposium” at the IHC. Michael Larman, featured speaker at the symposium, noted that research shows that fruit growers are… Continue reading…

Felix Instruments Featured at PMA Fresh Summit 2014

Scott Trimble | March 31, 2016

Chantler Packaging will be demonstrating the F-900 Ethylene Analyzer, which they currently use for QA in their Modified Atmosphere Packaging product line. QA Supplies will be featuring both the F-900 Portable Ethylene Analyzer and the F-950 Handheld Ethylene Analyzer to demonstrate inspection and ripening applications for ethylene monitoring, as well as the F-750 Produce Quality… Continue reading…

First Run of F-950’s Sold Out!

Scott Trimble | March 31, 2016

Offering an easy and portable way to test ethylene control efficacy for Modified Atmosphere Packaging and storage facilities, the F-950 brings a new level of precision gas monitoring in produce management. The first production run of the F-950 is already sold out, and the second run is currently in production. Contact our distribution partner QA… Continue reading…

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