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Microbiology News: 2012 » April

AOAC® OMA Approval for VITEK® 2 Gram Positive Card

bioMérieux have announced that Vitek 2 Compact now has AOAC® OMA (Official Methods of Analysis SM ) approval for the GP card (used to identify Gram-Positive bacteria).
Posted: 2012-04-30

The New Systec MediaFill Automated Plate Pourer

Makes Petri dish filling more reliable than ever before, with the ability to pour 90 mm, 60 mm, and 35 mm Petri dishes (standard and deep dishes) MediaFill is ideal for a wide variety of applications.
Posted: 2012-04-30

INTEGRA PIPETBOY Brand Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Specialists in laboratory liquid handling tools - INTEGRA has announced a special 3-year warranty to celebrate 30 years of its PIPETBOY serological pipette controller brand.
Posted: 2012-04-30

Antimycotic Susceptibility Testing with Liofilchem® SensiQuattro Candida EU

A novel 32-well panel containing 8 desiccated antimycotics at four doubling serial concentrations that allows determination of susceptibility of Candida spp. to antimycotic agents.
Posted: 2012-04-25

FDA Method Equivalency for Salmonella Enteritidis PCR Assay

Kit for Salmonella Enteritidis in Poultry Eggs and Environmental Samples reduces time to results to one day versus three days; single step selective enrichment for simplicity
Posted: 2012-04-24

Now Dispensing is Easy with FlexiPump® by INTERSCIENCE

For serial dispensing of culture media, agar or any liquid diluent. It is compact, has an intuitive interface and good ergonomics. Its speed and precision guarantee an efficient and reliable sample preparation.
Posted: 2012-04-24

∑-Virocult® - The Device of Choice for Transport of Viral Specimens

Specialisation of virology testing means that specimens are often transported long distances under variable conditions -Sigma-Virocult® (∑-Virocult®) meets all these requirements.
Posted: 2012-04-24

InstantLabs' Salmonella Species Test Kit gets AOAC-RI Approval

The portable Hunter system integrates chemistry-ready multiple assay cartridges (MACs) that enable highly accurate PCR testing in a fast, automated manner.
Posted: 2012-04-17

Simplexa® C. difficile Test - No Nucleic-acid Extraction

Test is performed on liquid or unformed human stool samples and detects the toxin B gene ( tcdB ) of C. difficile , including NAP1, without the need for nucleic-acid extraction.
Posted: 2012-04-17

FDA Clearances for Qiagen Rotor-Gene Q MDx Instrument and Influenza A/B Assay

Qiagens' real-time PCR instrument Rotor-Gene Q MDx and a compatible test for the detection of Influenza A/B, the artus Infl A/B RG RT-PCR Kit, for in vitro diagnostic use (IVD).
Posted: 2012-04-17

Growth Direct™ Systems for Environmental Monitoring and Sterility Applications

Next generation of Growth Direct™ applications - tests are specifically designed for environmental monitoring and sterility applications in pharmaceutical quality control laboratories.
Posted: 2012-04-17

Puritan Medical Launches New Diagnostic Collection and Transport Systems

Systems are the crucial first step in the diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections and designed to facilitate safe and effective pre-analytical specimen collection and transport.
Posted: 2012-04-17

Error-Free and Comfortable Pipetting

The INTEGRA PIPETBOY pro pipetting aid unites all essential characteristics for productive work with serological pipettes: accuracy, speed and comfort.
Posted: 2012-04-16

ATCC Introduces the Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Panel

Contains both positive and negative controls from a variety of the most frequently found vancomycin-resistant, intermediate and sensitive Enterococcus species in clinical and environmental settings.
Posted: 2012-04-11

Video User Guide Shows EndoLISA - Endotoxin ELISA Assay

In the film on YouTube, the assay is performed as well as giving background information about how EndoLISA enhances endotoxin testing in terms of accuracy and measurement range.
Posted: 2012-04-10

MicroPath™- the First LIS for Microbiology

Features available include: customizable workup protocols, intelligent batch result entry, automated culture aging and reporting, support for serology, parasitology and virology, integration with instrumentation etc.
Posted: 2012-04-10

Expanded MALDI Biotyper Capabilities for Mycobacteria and Multicellular Fungi

New protocols and reference libraries for mycobacteria and multicellular fungi further extends the microbial coverage of the MALDI Biotyper system for MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry-based microbial identification.
Posted: 2012-04-10

QC Microorganism Products for Growth Promotion Testing

Microbiologics has the widest variety of QC microorganism products, choose from four unique products that meet your specific needs - all designed to deliver 10-100 CFU as required by the USP/Ph. Eur./JP.
Posted: 2012-04-05

Molecular Detection Inc. Launches Improved Detect-Ready® MRSA Panel

A qualitative real-time PCR in vitro diagnostic test. It is CE-marked for the detection of MRSA and MSSA, can discriminate accurately between these pathogens and other related bacteria.
Posted: 2012-04-03

miVac DNA Sample Concentrator

The miVac DNA from Genevac is designed to safely and quickly evaporate solvents from sensitive DNA, RNA and other biological samples.
Posted: 2012-04-03

New Hepatitis C Assay: an Important Aid in Diagnosis and Management

Roche extend serology panel to include a new generation Elecsys anti-HCV II, optimising workflows, saving costs and providing accurate, rapid results.
Posted: 2012-04-02

FDA use Stomacher® 400 for Sample Prep in Listeriosis Scare

The Stomacher® 400 Circulator is extensively used in the food industry for preparing samples for Listeria testing.
Posted: 2012-04-01

Stuart's New Power-packed Mini Stirrer

The new SM5 Mini Stirrer packs the power to stir volumes up to 1 litre, is very simple to operate, providing stirring speeds of 350 to 2,000 rpm.
Posted: 2012-04-01
bioMereiux Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week
Automated media preparation

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