Matrix Sciences, Mount Prospect, Ill, announced a strategic alliance with TraceGains, Westminster, Colo., to offer integrated solutions that combine TraceGains software with Matrix Sciences’ food safety advisory services, laboratory testing and data analytics.

Both companies will benefit from the combined strength of the team of experts at Matrix Sciences who specialize in microbiological testing, food chemistry, sensory analysis, food safety and research along with the TraceGains suite of products that maximize new product development, food safety, quality and business intelligence.

“We’re thrilled to combine the unparalleled data analytics and advisory services of Matrix Sciences with the power of TraceGains Network to speed up information exchange and provide deep insight to customers,” says Robert Wiebe, chief executive officer of Matrix Sciences. “Matrix Sciences and TraceGains will offer risk-mitigating advisory services using TraceGains software, as well as complete on-site consulting and crisis-management programs.”

“Software can solve a lot of problems, but food, beverage and CPG companies need experts with regulatory and scientific technical knowledge to develop new products and oversee safe manufacturing and distribution practices,” adds Gary Nowacki, chief executive officer of TraceGains. “Matrix Sciences’ technical expertise complements what TraceGains technology can do. Through this agreement with Matrix Sciences, we’ll be able to provide customers integrated supply chain monitoring, evaluating, and testing services.”

The alliance will provide advanced analysis of incoming materials, remote risk assessments, on-site verification and coaching assessments, crisis preparedness and crisis management services and laboratory testing services.

Going forward, the two companies will work together to build an API to link TraceGains software solutions with Matrix Sciences data analytics platform.