Clear Labs CEO Explores Next-Generation Food Safety Testing

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
by Chris Lentz

What is really in the food that we eat? We cannot always be sure, according to Sasan Amini, CEO and co-founder of Clear Labs, Inc.

During a presentation in the Lewis Science Library earlier this month, Amini explained how next-generation sequencing can significantly improve food safety, compared to conventional technologies.

“The magnitude of this problem is pretty huge, “Amini explained. “The estimate from the UK authorities is around a $10-15 billion impact on an annual basis on the global food industry.”

Amini was invited to Princeton as part of the University’s Food and Agriculture Initiative. The Initiative—a partnership among faculty, Campus Dining, and the Office of Sustainability—explores global food and agriculture systems as a subject of critical inquiry and applied knowledge.

Amini earned his PhD in Molecular Biology at Princeton University and his B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the University of Tehran, where he entered as a gold medalist in the International Biology Olympiad.

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