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Microbiology News: 2013 » March

FDA Clearance for Quidel RSV and hMPV Molecular Tests

Assay distinguishes between RSV and hMPV, sharing a common extraction protocol, the RSV + hMPV assay can be batched alongside other Quidel Molecular assays, such as Influenza A+B PCR assay.
Posted: 2013-03-26

Neogen Launches Simple, Quick Test for Rhizoctonia spp.

Newly formatted Rhizoctonia spp. ALERT-LF™ is the only commercially available lateral flow assay detecting these pathogens in 10 mins. Range also includes Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., and Botrytis spp.
Posted: 2013-03-26

Meridian illumigene® Streptococcus Tests Now 'Moderate Complexity'

New CLIA classification of the illumigene Group A Streptococcus test and the illumigene Group B Streptococcus test, along with illumigene C. difficile, enables more labs to adopt molecular testing.
Posted: 2013-03-26

Practical Guide to Clinical Anaerobic Microbiology Now Available

Designed to fill a gap in the practical reference materials currently available to support clinical laboratory practice for microbiologists, the publication was written by Professor Michael W D Wren.
Posted: 2013-03-25

Filter Bags Provide the Best Analyses with INTERSCIENCE

An integrated filter in an homogenization bag simplifies microbiological analyses by filtering during homogenization, saving time and giving easy to count colonies.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Vacuum Aspiration of Liquids in Biosafety Level 1, 2 & 3 Laboratories

The VACUSAFE Laboratory Aspiration System from INTEGRA is designed to provide simple, reliable and safe aspiration of hazardous waste liquids in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Seward Stomacher® used in Environmental Listeria Contamination Study

The Stomacher 400 Circulator has been used in a recent study to evaluate contamination by Listeria species in free range poultry environment.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Aflatoxins Pose New Risk to European Maize Production

The European Commissions' Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has reported 10 notifications on aflatoxin B1 in maize of European origin since the last maize harvest in autumn 2012.
Posted: 2013-03-19

FDA Approves New Roche Test to Evaluate Response to Hepatitis C Therapy

Viral load test uses a novel dual-probe approach designed to manage patients being treated with antiviral therapies
Posted: 2013-03-19

Lonza and Hyglos GmbH Reach Agreement for Endotoxin Detection Patents

Hyglos will be able to use Lonza patented recombinant factor C to produce Hyglos animal-free endotoxin detection assays.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Neogen's F.A.S.T. Meat Speciation Kits

Neogen's F.A.S.T. tests are immunostick assays that can provide clear visual results in about 30 minutes. Neogen also offers BioKits microwell assays and DNA-based tests using a proprietary magnetic bead technology.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Alere to Launch “Test Target Treat™” Campaign

Designed to combat antimicrobial resistance by educating healthcare professionals on the importance of using rapid diagnostics to make more targeted treatment decisions and reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics.
Posted: 2013-03-19

ATCC® Launches New NDM-1 Reference Strains

8 multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae known to produce NDM-1, for development, verification, and evaluation of rapid detection methods, therapeutic techniques, novel antibiotics, and updated sterility protocols.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Disposable Reagent Reservoirs - Low-cost, Stackable

INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and only have to dispose of the reservoir inserts.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Puritan Awarded U.S. Patent for PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Swab Collection Device

Puritan´s latest flocked swab application (No. 12/849,250) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is for both inventing the PurFlock® Ultra swab as well as for its unique manufacturing process.
Posted: 2013-03-19

Lab M Hosts Meeting of ERAM at New HQ

UK's Eastern Region Association of Microbiologists (ERAM) discussed food microbiology and accreditation issues at their recent meeting held at Lab M. MD Ian Morris intends to open the doors to other professional and industry organisations.
Posted: 2013-03-12

Microbiologics Offers Big Six STEC Controls

The STEC strains Microbiologics has introduced are the same six STEC serogroups that the USDA and the FSIS recently classified as adulterants in non-intact raw beef.
Posted: 2013-03-11

Complete Kit for Simple Sampling of Meat Carcasses

Technical Service Consultants (TSC) sterile Carcass Sampling Sponge Kits are ready-to-use, self contained kits for the environmental sampling of meat carcasses.
Posted: 2013-03-11

WASP® ID Disc Application for Complete Automation in Specimen Setup

WASP® un-caps and recaps specimen containers, plants and streaks samples, performs Gram slide preparation, inoculates enrichment broths and now can also apply the appropriate identification disc.
Posted: 2013-03-11

LuminUltra Integrated Solution For Biological Monitoring and Control

PhotonMaster is a purpose-built and low-cost USB-operated luminometer specifically engineered and optimized for on-the-spot microbial testing in the municipal, industrial, manufacturing and energy sectors.
Posted: 2013-03-11

Lab M Reaps Rewards of Continual Investment in Quality

Microbiology company Lab M's investment in its programme of continuous quality improvement and in implementing enhanced quality systems in keeping with the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice is reaping rewards
Posted: 2013-03-05

Micronic Announces Sample Storage eCatalogue

Accessible online the Interactive Flip-Book contains detailed technical information covering the complete Micronic product portfolio.
Posted: 2013-03-05

Service Lab Adopts Atlas System for Food Pathogen Detection

Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories has implemented Roka Bioscience’s Atlas system an innovative fully automated molecular system for their Salmonella and Listeria testing in food and environmental samples.
Posted: 2013-03-04

Meat Speciation Testing by ELISA now Accepted by the FSA

ALS service laboratory offers meat speciation testing by ELISA reporting
Posted: 2013-03-04

Pall's New Sentino™ Filter Dispenser Simplifies Laboratory Workflow

Sentino dispenser aseptically dispenses individual membrane filters with a single press on its soft-touch keypad, for evaluation of microbial contamination of aqueous samples using the Membrane Filter (MF) Technique.
Posted: 2013-03-04

Puritan Sees New Growth In Liquid Amies Market

After a spike in Puritan UTM-RT transport systems sales during flu season, Puritan also sees new growth in Liquid Amies market
Posted: 2013-03-04

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