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Modified Atmosphere Packaging Gets a New QA Tool for Fresh-Cut Produce

Measuring only CO2 and O2 in Modified Atmosphere Packaging for produce leaves out an important key marker of produce freshness: Ethylene (C2H4). C2H4 production is a natural part of the plant life cycle, a complex hormone that varies not only between species, but from crop to crop of the same species. C2H4 has been called… Continue reading…

CI-900 for de-greening citrus gets even better

On Friday we had a wonderful call from a happy citrus grower, actually the production director from one of the largest citrus growers in the country.  He was quite pleaased with the performance of his CI-900 Ethylene Analyzer evaluation unit which was great to hear however almost as exciting was the opportunity to share the news… Continue reading…

The newest CI-110 Canopy Analyzer printed circuit boards have arrived.

The CI-110 Canopy Analyzer is a complex system of devices all tied together with software to make the task of operating the system and analyzing the data efficient and easy.  The new boards integrate some of the previously separate sub-system components into the system board.  The PC software will appear identical however the underlying drivers… Continue reading…

Welcoming Our Interns, Part I

Katherine is working with Application Scientist and Quality Assurance Manager, Andrea Melnychenko, and will be focusing on characterizing the electrochemical sensor response of our CI-900 Portable Ethylene Analyzer across various conditions. She will also conduct an experiment to quantify root developmental differences under drought conditions using our CI-600 In-Situ Root Imager and CI-690 RootSnap! Analysis… Continue reading…

Wildflower Heaven

At CID we are lucky enough to have our offices across the street from beautiful Lacamas Lake Park, where we love taking lunchtime hikes. The Pacific Northwest is wildflower heaven, and right now our trails are lined with blue, pink and white flowers. Our most famous local wildflower is the endangered Camas Lily, which creates… Continue reading…

SBA-Visa Export Video Contest – 5th place winning video: The World And Beyond

Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States and represent two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power. U.S. companies that export enjoy business success with increased sales and profit potential. Exporting also helps businesses weather downturns in the domestic economy by being prepared to respond to foreign competition and global market trends.… Continue reading…

2011 Exporter of the Year

CID Bio-Science won the Exporer of the Year award at the 18th Annual World Trade Center Tacoma Globe Awards Gala. It was the largest annual international trade event held in Washington and honored Washington businesses thriving through international trade. The World Trade Center Tacoma is the only full-service World Trade Center in the Pacific Northwest… Continue reading…

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

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

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?

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).

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