The infection of shellfish by toxins is one of the biggest problems facing the aquaculture industry worldwide, but help may be at hand from Northern Ireland scientists.
Researchers at Queen's University, working with colleagues in Europe and the US, have developed a test for toxins which they believe is quicker and more reliable than any other currently available.
This has enormous commercial potential as well as enhancing the reputation of the university.
A double reason to raise a toast to the men and women in the laboratories.
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