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Chinese officials shop Bay State for Olympic safety-testing devices

Equipment made by Massachusetts companies is being used to test food served to Olympic athletes like these German cyclists. Equipment made by Massachusetts companies is being used to test food served to Olympic athletes like these German cyclists. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
By Todd Wallack
Globe Staff / August 7, 2008

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Some Massachusetts life sciences companies are reaching for the gold in China. Scientific instruments maker PerkinElmer Inc. plans to say today that a Beijing municipal laboratory is deploying one of the Waltham company's mass spectrometers to detect pesticides and some contaminants in food served during the Olympic Games. (Full article: 360 words)

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