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Microbiology News: 2012 » November

New Captivate™ O104 Adds Important Capability to Established Range

Lab M launches first commercially available immunomagnetic separation product for isolation of E. coli O104
Posted: 2012-11-27

Fast Phage™, 8-Hr Warning, 16-24 Hr Coliphage Fecal Indicator Water Test

A same-day positive fluorescence prediction step making Fast Phage the first drinking water quality test to provide a sensitive early-warning within one working day shift.
Posted: 2012-11-27

New MicroVal Expert Laboratories

The Institute of Food Quality and Food Safety, University of Hannover and Qlip have been approved as MicroVal Expert Laboratories.
Posted: 2012-11-27

SpiroFind Lyme Disease Diagnostic Test is Now Available in Europe

Offered as a diagnostic service in Mellrichstadt, Germany, test can detect active Lyme Borreliosis through all stages of disease from early disease to late and persistent manifestation.
Posted: 2012-11-26

Romer Labs Mycospin™ - New Clean-up for LC-MS/MS Mycotoxin Analysis

Romer Labs has developed a series of method applications using this new approach of a MycoSpin™ cleanup with Biopure™ internal standards.
Posted: 2012-11-26

Merck Millipore EZ-Fluo™ Fluorescent Staining-based Microbial Detection

The EZ-Fluo™ system can rapidly detect and quantify microbial contamination in any filterable sample including raw materials, in-process samples, final product, and environmental samples.
Posted: 2012-11-20

Working Safely in your NuAire Biological Safety Cabinet Presentation/DVD

On-Line presentation consists of 7 Chapters, 8 videos showing the basic concepts of biological safety cabinets.
Posted: 2012-11-20

Product Reformulations an Opportune Time to Adopt Rapid Methods

Since reformulation requires companies to re-validate their current product testing methods, it can be a perfect time to run parallel testing with a rapid microbiology method.
Posted: 2012-11-20

Cherwell Shortens Autoclave Validation Process

By using DataTrace® self-contained, wireless, high-precision dataloggers for autoclave testing and validation, JPen Medical engineers can save as much as three hours at on-site visits.
Posted: 2012-11-19

Fungitell® Assay in Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections

Assay is intended for use as a diagnostic aid in clinical situations where rapid results concerning Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) are required; Fungitell® should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures
Posted: 2012-11-19

Puritan's Products Unaffected by Competitor Patent Claims

Puritan seeks to clarify any possible confusion in the marketplace relative to a competitor's assertion that “U.S. Patent Office Grants Copan Invention of Flocked Swabs.”
Posted: 2012-11-15

Microbiologics Launches New Parasitology Product

A new product designed for quality control and proficiency of diagnostic medical parasitology testing, and for teaching purposes in an educational setting.
Posted: 2012-11-13

Identification of S. aureus from Positive Blood Culture in Just 20 Minutes

New technology now enables unprecedented species identification of bacteria. Quick FISH™ is a rapid, molecular diagnostic platform, developed by AdvanDx, and now exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories.
Posted: 2012-11-13

Quidel Gets CE Mark for Sofia® Legionella Fluorescent Immunoassay

Using advanced lateral flow technology the Sofia Legionella FIA assay provides a reliable, objective, highly accurate, diagnostic Legionella result within ten minutes of application of the patient's specimen.
Posted: 2012-11-13

Another Patent Granted to COPAN in the US for its Flocked Swabs Invention

COPAN Flocked Swabs have changed pre-analytics in Microbiology by giving clinicians an intuitive and easy to use sample collection tool that improves diagnostics.
Posted: 2012-11-13

Swab Sampling Kits are Ready for Collection

TSC's Swab Sampling Kits are sampling and transport devices that are convenient, cost effective and ready to use for routine hygiene monitoring and general hygiene analysis of microorganisms on almost all surfaces.
Posted: 2012-11-12

Real-Time Viable Particle Counting for Clean Room Environmental Monitoring

TSI's BioTrak Real-Time Viable Particle Counter provides Quality Assurance professionals with additional, valuable information to find root causes of viable and non-viable particle excursions.
Posted: 2012-11-12

ICR Contact Plates and Swabs for Monitoring of Surface Contaminants

Merck Millipore's ICR Contact Plates for monitoring of sanitized, dry surfaces in isolators and critical cleanrooms. ICR Swabs for testing of difficult-to-access, dry surfaces such as filling needles and tubes.
Posted: 2012-11-12

bioMérieux VIDAS® LPT, Fast, Ground-Breaking Listeria Detection Method

VIDAS® UP Recombinant Phage Technology delivers unprecedented specificity and sensitivity for rapid and reliable testing of Listeria spp
Posted: 2012-11-12

Develop and Qualify your Salmonella Detection Methods with ATCC

Improve your surveillance methods by verifying the accuracy and sensitivity of your selective media, immuno-based assays, or molecular-based assays with the ATCC Salmonella enterica Panel (ATCC® MP-15™)
Posted: 2012-11-12

Endosafe® Nexus™: Automated Endotoxin Testing for the Central QC Lab

Charles River is pleased to introduce the first fully automated robotic system developed specifically for high-volume endotoxin testing in the central QC lab: the Endosafe® Nexus™. Ideal for high-volume water testing or samples that require
Posted: 2012-11-07

AOAC Approval for Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow™ Campylobacter Assay

First hand-held molecular diagnostic to be approved for the detection of foodborne pathogens, and is among the fastest commercially available assays for the detection of Campylobacter from poultry rinsates.
Posted: 2012-11-05

Invisible Sentinel Awarded AOAC Approval for Veriflow™ Campylobacter Assay

Using a PCR detection method coupled with a vertical-flow-based assay, Veriflow™ CA requires only 24 hours of non-specialized incubation for maximum sensitivity and develops in 3 minutes post PCR amplification.
Posted: 2012-11-05

Total ATP Test Swab Now Available for Global Food and Beverage Producers

3M™ Clean-Trace™ Water - Total ATP test swab will be moving to an innovative, liquid-stable formulation giving improved temperature stability and test result accuracy.
Posted: 2012-11-05

New White Paper Assists Medical Device Manufacturers

Dr. Richter, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Microtest Laboratories, Inc. reviews the FDA's updated guidelines on endotoxin testing and explains how they relate to medical devices.
Posted: 2012-11-05

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