Thermo Fisher Scientific has established a new laboratory in Germany to address the challenge of food safety and adulteration problems. The instrument maker has established the research laboratory near Frankfurt charged with developing analytical techniques for emerging food crises. The center's aim is to rapidly mobilize during widespread, chemical-contamination-based food safety crises to help government institutions, independent laboratories, and food companies isolate and control the contamination. The plan is to make new food contamination detection techniques quickly available to the public to help them in enhancing food safety significantly. The food safety laboratory has been inspired by a similarly conceived project to develop proteomic tools for biomarkers.