Cawthron Institute biotoxins prove lucrative

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 only a few worldwide producers of the marine biotoxins used as reference materials when testing whether shellfish are edible.

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