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Microbiology News: 2014 » January

BIOTECON Expands PCR Portfolio for Food Testing

Biotecon food pathogen PCR kits Designed for the less often performed tests these real time PCR kits are available for S. aureus, B. cereus and C. perfringens, also meat speciation and GMO testing.
Posted: 2014-01-28

Latex Test for Quick Diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Kit contains antisera for detection of all 92 S. pneumonia serotypes. One drop of antisera latex is mixed with 10 µL of blood culture where growth of cocci has been confirmed.
Posted: 2014-01-28

Sponge Swab and Stomacher Technique for Large Surface Area Sampling

A recent study looking at the monitoring of Acinetobacter baumannii in a clinical environment has confirmed the effectiveness of the combined sponge swab and Stomacher sampling methodology for sampling a large surface area. This sampling
Posted: 2014-01-27

TSC Expand Probact Transport Swab Range

TSC Swab Range TSC has added liquid Amies transport swab to their Probact range of transport swabs - CLSI M40-A compliant, CE marked, EMDD 93/42/EEC, suitable automated and manual systems.
Posted: 2014-01-27

New MALDI Biotyper Reference Library Improves Microbial Identifications

Bruker improves accuracy and speed of microbial identification proteomic fingerprinting with new updated reference library for the MALDI Biotyper which uses MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.
Posted: 2014-01-27

Rapid Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) test

Neogen's new test to rapidly and accurately detect porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is now available through the veterinary diagnostics laboratory of its GeneSeek subsidiary, which is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Based on real-time
Posted: 2014-01-24

Point of Care Instrument - Atlas io™ Reader Enters Clinical Study Stage

The Atlas io™fully automates the three-stage process of sample preparation, DNA amplification, and electrochemical detection currently focused on kits for STIs, neonatal sepsis and hospital acquired infections. Suitable for low sample numbers where immediate result is required.
Posted: 2014-01-24

New Book on Sterility Assurance and Sterilization Technology

Book on 'Sterility, Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance for Pharmaceuticals: Technology, Validation And Current Regulations', written by Dr. Tim Sandle.
Posted: 2014-01-22

Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcase Online Tool at SLAS 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. showcasing its online automation system configuration tool, the Thermo Scientific iAutomate™ at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), January 18-22.
Posted: 2014-01-21

Save 30% on Running Costs with New Anaerobic Workstations

Don Whitley A85TG Don Whitley Scientific has launched two new anaerobic workstations running from three separate gases. They can operate around 30% cheaper than dual gas versions (which use cylinders of ANO2 and N2)
Posted: 2014-01-20


INTEGRA announces the VIAFLO ASSIST - an innovative new device that, in combination with a VIAFLO II electronic handheld pipette, enables the pipette’s protocols to be performed automatically. This unique new product from INTEGRA reduces the
Posted: 2014-01-20

Gain a Competitive Advantage Using Real-Time Viable Particle Counter

Using Laser Induced Fluorescence in a single portable instrument, the TSI BioTrak counts airborne particles compliant to ISO 21501-4 including VBNC, also ideal for root cause analysis.
Posted: 2014-01-19

Synergy Health Choose SAS Pinocchio for Compressed Air Sampling

compressed air sampling Synergy Health are using Cherwell Laboratories’ SAS Pinocchio compressed air and bottled gas sampler, a lower flow rate helps maintain viability of organisms and also gives quantifiable results as a known volume of air sample is tested.
Posted: 2014-01-17

ID Screen® African Swine Fever Indirect Kit

ID vet offer an indirect ELISA kit for detection of antibodies against P32, P62 and P72 of the ASFV in porcine serum, plasma or blood filter paper samples.
Posted: 2014-01-17

Eurofins Acquires IDmyk - Molecular Typing for Pharma QC

IDmyk specialises in the areas of detection, identification and molecular typing of microorganisms for the pharmaceutical industry. The acquisition reinforces Eurofins' pharmaceutical quality control offering, and complements its existing capabilities in microbiological analysis.
Posted: 2014-01-17

UKAS Accreditation for CABI’s Molecular ID of Bacteria Service

CABI, which already holds ISO 17025 accreditation for the molecular identification of bacteria, is unique in the UK, as it is the only service to be UKAS accredited for the entire identification process, including providing the name of the organism up to species level.
Posted: 2014-01-17

Free Stool DNA Extraction Kits with each DiaSorin LIAISON® Ixt/Arrow™ Instrument

Overcome the difficulties of extracting highly purified DNA from stool samples with magnetic bead technology . For Arrow/IXT instrument purchases during Feb 2014, Diasorin are offering 2000 Euros worth of LIAISON® Ixt/Arrow™ Stool DNA extraction kits.
Posted: 2014-01-16

Tecan’s Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor used in the PRELUD®

Cavro®liquid handling system integrated into i2a’s PRELUD®, an automated pre-analytical instrument for the inoculation of culture plates and preparation of agar susceptibility tests.
Posted: 2014-01-16

Veriflow® Assay to Detect Brettanomyces in Development

Called Veriflow® BRETT, the assay will be developed with the use of Invisible Sentinel’s proprietary Veriflow® technology, which is already the basis of tests marketed to detect microbes of concern in food production and distribution.
Posted: 2014-01-14

FDA Clearance for BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay with eXTended Detection

FDA clearance to market the BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay detecting newly emerging MRSA strains with the novel mecC gene, for use on the fully-automated BD MAX™ System.
Posted: 2014-01-14

DiaSorin Launch New Molecular Test for CMV

This is the fifth molecular test for the DiaSorin LIAISON IAM platform, ideally suited for the smaller lab, it detects and quantifies clinically relevant subtypes of CMV in human plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Posted: 2014-01-14

Lower Salmonella Cost per Test with AFNOR Approved Pooling Protocol

Pathatrix® Auto Instrument Now with AFNOR approval the 'Pathatrix® Auto Salmonella spp allows your lab to do more tests at a lower cost by pooling up to ten samples together before detection by selective agar plates or PCR.
Posted: 2014-01-13

New Staining Kit Screens and Identifies 7 Major Respiratory Viruses

Vircell have introduced a new complete solution for the diagnosis of respiratory infections - Respiratory Viral Screening & Identification MAb (Ref. ACRESI) for the screening and identification of AdV, InfA, InfB, PIV1, PIV2, PIV3 and RSV in cell culture or from direct specimens.
Posted: 2014-01-13

Puritan Medical Products Awarded Two New Flocked Swab Patents in Japan

Hydraflock Purflock PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs are used with Puritan’s UniTranz-RT TM universal transport medium systems for the collection, preservation, and transport of viruses, chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and ureaplasma specimens.
Posted: 2014-01-13

ATCC Culture Tip #2 – Viral Propagation in Cell Culture

To help customers get the best results from their virology products, ATCC has compiled the ATCC® Virology Guide containing technical information regarding the propagation of viral agents in tissue culture and embryonated chicken eggs.
Posted: 2014-01-13

COPAN Flocked Swabs and UTM™ Viral Transport Media for pH1N1 Upsurge

COPAN Flocked Swabs By using a FLOQSwab and UTM™, sample collection for the diagnosis of respiratory virus infections like pH1N1 can be done in outpatient departments and remote sites and can be safely transported to the laboratories.
Posted: 2014-01-13

Validation for Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate

Rapid Yeast and Mold Count The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate features a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret, these completely sample-ready plates return yeast and mold results in just 48 hours. Now with AOAC-PTM certification.
Posted: 2014-01-08

Lab M to Show Latest Microbiology Product Introductions at Arab Health

Lab M products Microbiology specialist Lab M is exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Arab Health exhibition and congress, which takes place from 27-30 January 2014 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Posted: 2014-01-07

SeraCare Introduces New Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA

SeraCare Life Sciences who provide biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, have a new CMV DNA AccuSpan™ Linearity Panel. This new offering is a nine member panel made
Posted: 2014-01-07

ATCC Culture Tip #1 - How to Handle Anaerobic Bacteria

ATCC® Culture Guides deliver knowledge and insight to the end user in a portable, easy to follow format. Download these useful guides and start with fresh authenticated cells and strains from ATCC to achieve the best results.
Posted: 2014-01-07

Merck Chromogenic Media - Fast, Safe and Cost-Effective

Chromogenic substrates are colorless and they are stable against pH shift and autoclaving. Only the characteristic enzyme of a target organism or a target group of organisms can cleave the chromogenic substrate into a sugar part and a chromogen.
Posted: 2014-01-02

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