Microbiology News: 2012 » December
Leading autoclave manufacturer Priorclave will be on stand RD49 in the Sheikh Rashid Hall to provide advice on what to look for when buying steam sterilisers and how best to match it to specific requirements.
In January, the UK Food Safety Authority found beef burgers which actually contained up to 100% horse meat during a routine inspection. This month horse meat was also found in other deep frozen products like lasagna and mousaka, which were labeled
Food Standards Agency in the UK has reported the recall of a number of Christmas cakes due to mould spoilage.
Detection of the pathogen is achieved using a hand-held, fully contained cassette that combines isothermal Helicase Dependent Amplification (HDA) with its lateral flow detection technology.
The system targets and amplifies nucleic acid in enriched samples through a unique combination of isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection technologies.
METTLER TOLEDO has introduced Rainin BioClean pipette tips. These 100% inert tips help ensure safer ingredients, critical to product safety and consistency.
Experimental results show limit of detection below 10 CFU per vial with core APCheck consumable vial now approved for a shelf life of 12 months in temperature conditions between 2 and 25C.
Micronic has launched a new 2.00ml storage tube that uniquely combines higher sample storage capacity and absolute sample traceability in an industry-standard 96-tube rack format.
MALDI Biotyper offers the benefit of very fast microbial id, the reference library has broader coverage of microbial species and is applicable for isolates obtained from food safety and consumer protection sources.
TSC offer a specialist range of flexible, thin twisted wire mini tip swabs that are ideally suited for intricate or delicate sampling from awkward to reach areas without too much discomfort compared with standard swabs.
Lab M's MRS Agar (ISO) is one of only two dehydrated formulations that fully meet the requirements of ISO 15214, a method for the enumeration of mesophilic lactic acid bacteria in foodstuffs
The development involves Hygiena International Ltd's low cost but highly sensitive EnSURE hand-held luminometer, combined with their new versatile MicroSnap Total test.
Reveal® 2.0 rapid lateral flow test follows the NPIP enrichment procedure using MSRV as secondary enrichment with results in 10 minutes after 48 enrichment.
PathoGenetix's automated benchtop system will provide strain--level identification of foodborne pathogens from complex samples in just four hours.
Merck Millipore's MAS-100 series microbial air monitoring systems enable reliable and precise detection of airborne microorganisms which may be hazardous to sensitive products.
Technical Service Consultants' offer a range of ready prepared sterile Environmental Sampling Containers with the addition of Sodium Thiosulphate for use in environmental and potable water sampling.
Strains include an actinomycete species isolated from sediment collected from a Norwegian fjord, and two newly described species of bacteria found in the gut of a bee.
Three different ATP detection systems, Hygiena SystemSURE II, 3M Clean-Trace and Charm Sciences novaLUM, were evaluated and compared for monitoring cleanliness and to document the effectiveness of cleaning programs