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Microbiology News: 2012 » September

Romer Labs - Platinum Sponsor of WMF meets IUPAC 2012

Romer Labs announce that it is the main sponsor of this years' leading mycotoxin conference - the 'World Mycotoxin Forum meets IUPAC' in Rotterdam.
Posted: 2012-09-25

MiSeq® Selected to Explore NGS as Mechanism to Enhance Food Safety

FDA has chosen Illumina's MiSeq sequencing systems and reagents for conducting whole genome analysis on produce and produce-related environmental Salmonella and shigatoxigenic E. coli isolates.
Posted: 2012-09-25

Effective options for E. coli O157 culture

The Lab M range includes enrichment media such as Buffered Peptone Water used with VCC Selective Supplement and O157 Broth MTSB (modified Tryptone Soy Broth).
Posted: 2012-09-25

Introducing the BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Salmonella

The new DuPont™ BAX® System real-time PCR assay for Salmonella enables food companies to make faster product release decisions, saving inventory costs and extending product shelf life.
Posted: 2012-09-25

Vircell Extends and Enhances AmpliRun® Product Line

The launch of 23 new PCR controls reinforces our commitment to the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Posted: 2012-09-24

DIATHERIX Labs Offer Same Day Reporting for Acute Sinusitis

DIATHERIX laboratory service has a new Tem-PCR panel available for diagnosis of Rhinosinusitis. Results are typically reported the same day the specimen arrives at their laboratory.
Posted: 2012-09-24

FDA Clearance for Meridian illumigene® Group A Strep

Meridian Bioscience, Inc., has received FDA clearance for a new molecular diagnostic test for Group A Streptococcus on the illumigene® platform.
Posted: 2012-09-24

NCIMB Chalks up 30 Years of Microbial Patent Deposit Expertise

NCIMB Culture repository NCIMB, the company that manages the UK's National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria is celebrating 30 years as an IDA (International Depository Authority) under the Budapest Treaty.
Posted: 2012-09-24

GenIUL Now Licenced to Offer PMA for Viability PCR

GenIUL has licensing agreement with Qiagen for the production and sales of Propidium monoazide (PMA) which provides an effective solution to the problem of detecting dead cells in PCR assays.
Posted: 2012-09-24

Novatek International Contribute to PDA Publication on Environmental Monitoring

This series is an edited volume with contributions from world experts. It provides readers with unique contributions related to current research and the future of Environmental Monitoring.
Posted: 2012-09-24

3M MDS for Listeria Environmental Testing Receives AOAC-PTM Approval

Using two unique, innovative technologies - isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection, the 3M™ Molecular Detection System is a fundamentally different pathogen detection method.
Posted: 2012-09-17

USDA Letter of No Objection for Neogen's NeoSEEK™ STEC Assay

This allows companies to use the NeoSEEK system to comply with the USDA's recent regulation requiring testing of raw beef trim for six new STEC serogroups, in addition to the previously regulated STEC, E. coli O157:H7.
Posted: 2012-09-17

Commercial Launch of Advandx QuickFISH™ (20 min. Pathogen ID)

The first molecular test to enable reporting of pathogen identification at the same time as Gram stain results from positive blood cultures.
Posted: 2012-09-17

Pipette Tips That Never Leak or Fall Off

INTEGRA has designed GripTip pipette tips which, in tandem with VIAFLO pipettes, create a unique system that ensures your pipette tip will never loosen, leak or fall off again.
Posted: 2012-09-17

Using LuminUltra's 2nd Generation ATP to Prevent Legionnaire's Disease

Along with good housekeeping/maintenance practices, 2nd Generation ATP testing can be used to monitor and control total biomass at levels where the risk of growing L. pneumophila in a water system becomes minimal or nil.
Posted: 2012-09-17

Smoking out Listeria

A survey conducted by the Food Standards Agency in Scotland suggest that certain stages in smoked fish processing plants appear to be more vulnerable than others to persistent colonisation by Listeria monocytogenes.
Posted: 2012-09-11

bioMérieux VITEK® Mass Spec Solution for Automated, Ultra Rapid ID

bioMérieux have launched the VITEK® MS (21CFR Part 11 Compliant) which provides microorganism identification in minutes with its specifically developed pharmaceutical database.
Posted: 2012-09-11

EnteroPluri-Test for Easy, Manual Identification of Enterobacteriaceae

Easy, manual identification enterobacteriaceae EnteroPluri-Test is a complete identification system, manufactured by Liofilchem, for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae, made of a transparent plastic carrier, divided in 12 sections containing different biochemical tests, and a metal
Posted: 2012-09-10

New Video Describes the High Throughput, Rapid Method for TVC's Using GreenLight

MOCON has released its new video describing how its GreenLight technology can produce TVC counts in foods and beverage samples 10 times faster than the reference plating methods.
Posted: 2012-09-10

Puritan Diagnostics Awarded U.S. and Canadian Patents for HydraFlock® Swab

Puritan Diagnostics LLC, announced that they have received a Canadian patent and have completed examination and will soon be receiving a U.S. patent for their high performance HydraFlock® swab.
Posted: 2012-09-10

LI and ICR Settle Plates for Passive Air Monitoring of Microbial Contaminants

Merck Millipore's ICR Settle Plates for critical cleanrooms and isolators in transparent, H2O2-impermeable triple-barrier packaging. Also available - Long Incubation (LI) Settle Plates for less critical cleanrooms.
Posted: 2012-09-10

Free up Freezer Space for Microbes

From September 2012, TSC's new Protect Multipurpose and Protect Select range will save customers 70% freezer space with a re-design of its packaging using a new moisture resistant, fibreboard freezer box.
Posted: 2012-09-04

Food Pathogen Detection Simplified - Pathatrix® Auto System

Pathatrix® Auto System delivers faster time-to-results, fewer false positives & reduces food pathogen detection costs.
Posted: 2012-09-04

New White Paper on Recovering Very Low Bacterial Loads from Hygiene Swabs

MOCON has completed a new study on the use of its GreenLight technology for hygiene swabbing
Posted: 2012-09-03

What are you Missing from your Throat Cultures?

Hardy Diagnostics has developed a new selective culture medium - Arcanobacterium Selective Agar for the isolation and detection of Arcanobacterium haemolyticum
Posted: 2012-09-03

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