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Microbiology News: 2014 » February

2014 CLSI & EUCAST Guidelines in BIOMIC® V3 Microbiology System

2014 CLSI M100-S24 guidelines and 2014 EUCAST Clinical Breakpoint Tables for Interpretation of MICs and Zone Diameters v 4.0 (1 Jan, 2014) are updated in the BIOMIC V3 software, automated digital imaging technology for antibiotic sensitivity.
Posted: 2014-02-27

Use of Quantitative mycoplasma DNA Controls in Evaluating Sensitivity

Application note from ATCC showing how quantitative mycoplasma DNA controls can be used to evaluate the limit of detection for molecular based mycoplasma detection systems.
Posted: 2014-02-26

Modular Freezer Racks Organise Your Stored Samples

Provides a flexible and low cost solution for organising sample storage in a chest freezer. From Micronic, the lightweight modular storage system fits into all chest freezers, compatible with all ANSI / SLAS standard footprint storage racks.
Posted: 2014-02-25

New GastroVir K-SeT - Detection Kit for Rotavirus and Adenovirus 40/41

Using a test strip format, GastroVir K-SeT is for the simultaneuous detection of Rotavirus and Adenovirus – serotypes 40/41 in stool specimens.
Posted: 2014-02-25

Nanologix FlatPack® Packaging Extends Shelf Life of Ready-to-use Media

Long shelf life of NanoLogix products and the FlatPack’s virtual elimination of breakage in transit, regardless of distance shipped, means ready-to-use media can be suitable for use many thousands of miles distant from the production location.
Posted: 2014-02-25

INTEGRA Launches Lightweight Electronic Pipette

VIAFLO II electronic pipettes together with INTEGRA’s wide range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a perfectly aligned, secure connection.
Posted: 2014-02-25

“FoodChek-Tested” Launches in US Marketplace

FoodChek-Tested program identifies food processors who have embraced robust food safety standards throughout their daily food production, and provides these select processors with a product labeling solution using QR codes.
Posted: 2014-02-25

New TouchTools™ PCR Wizard Aids Automated PCR Set-up

Simplify the set-up of applications – including end-point, real-time and multiplex PCR, sequencing, genotyping and gene expression, as well as pathogen and mutagenesis detection.
Posted: 2014-02-25

Personal Protective Equipment Testing Lab Achieves BSL-2

Intertek microbiology laboratory now BSL-2 level, has a number of projects already underway to test blood-borne pathogen-resistant gloves, hypoallergenic air filters and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of medical face mask materials.
Posted: 2014-02-24

ATCC mycoplasma DNA Certified Reference Materials

ATCC Mycoplasma Mycoplasma molecular reference material for inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, validating or comparing test methods of mycoplasma in cell culture.
Posted: 2014-02-24

Microbiologists Value Flexibility and Quality in Redipor® Prepared Media

Cherwell Laboratories Market research has confirmed Cherwell as the top ‘go-to’ company for bespoke prepared media solutions, providing small batches for specialist, low volume users plus bespoke solutions to meet specific requirements.
Posted: 2014-02-18

New Software Tool for Serial Dilutions

Free software available to download - automatically generate your pipetting protocol documentation and compute concentrations, volumes etc to get error free liquid handling protocols.
Posted: 2014-02-18

QIAGEN's Portfolio of Assays for Healthcare-associated Infections

QIAGEN already have CE-marking in Europe for the artus C. difficile QS-RGQ MDx Kit which is now submitted to the FDA, plans are to market the broadest test portfolio for HAIs.
Posted: 2014-02-18

Lab M’s Comprehensive Product Guide Available for 2014

Lab M Product Guide Lab M’s comprehensive Product Guide is now available as a digital flip book or a pdf download, as well as offering printed versions for those who prefer to access a hard copy in the laboratory.
Posted: 2014-02-17

AOAC-RI Approval for Invisible Sentinel Veriflow® Listeria Species Assay

Veriflow Veriflow™ LS uses PCR followed by a vertical-flow based assay, needing only 24 hours of non-specialized incubation for maximum sensitivity and 3 minutes post PCR amplification. Ultra sensitive and user-friendly.
Posted: 2014-02-17

DiaSorin Marks Significant Growth in Molecular Extraction Kit Sales

Voden Medical Instruments S.p.A have been awarded Platinum Distributor status for outstanding sales of DiaSorin Arrow instrument and molecular extraction kits throughout Italy. More distributors required.
Posted: 2014-02-17

New Dedicated Website for Rapid Pathogen ID

Sepsis-Diagnostics.co.uk introduces QuickFISH™ rapid diagnostic technology. Using this simple slide based test, the lab can specifically identify the causative pathogen species of infection, directly from positive blood culture - in just 20 minutes
Posted: 2014-02-11

Where Did All the Food Microbiologists Go?

Campden BRI have reported on a food microbiology skills shortage with experienced food microbiologists leaving, retiring or moving to other areas of responsibility, key areas of microbiological training have now been identified.
Posted: 2014-02-11

Post-analytical Capping Solution for Sample Collection Tubes

The Micronic Novitain Capcluster-50, caps racked sample collection tubes in only 2 seconds with guaranteed even capping throughout.
Posted: 2014-02-11

FDA Clearance for Automated BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay

BD Diagnostics has received FDA clearance to market the BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay for use on the fully-automated BD MAX™ System. This is the second assay from BD Diagnostics capable of detecting newly emerging MRSA strains with the novel
Posted: 2014-02-11

AOAC-RI Certification For Roka Atlas® e. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay

Roka E. coli Assay Atlas e. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay is now AOAC approved for the detection of E. coli O157:H7 in 375 gram food samples using the Atlas fully automated molecular system for food pathogen detection.
Posted: 2014-02-11

FDA Clearance for TRU FLU® to Add Avian H7N9 Influenza A Virus Claim

Lateral flow assay gets FDA clearance for detection of the novel avian Influenza H7N9 strain, A/Anhui/1/2013
Posted: 2014-02-10

FDA Assesses RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System for Food Pathogens

FDA is leasing the RESOLUTION System as part of a three-year collaborative agreement to evaluate the rapid bacterial identification technology for use in FDA foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response.
Posted: 2014-02-10

Campden BRI UKAS Accreditation Extends to Meat Species DNA Testing

The PCR based meat speciation testing service offered by Campden BRI is now UKAS accredited.
Posted: 2014-02-10

Halal Meat Authenticity Testing for Pig or Horse Contamination

Based on LC/MS/MS technology a new method developed by University of Münster and AB SCIEX meets European regulatory requirements.
Posted: 2014-02-10

Three New Things to Make Life in the Microbiology Lab Easier

The no-stress microbiology laboratory Take some of the stresses out of everyday laboratory work with the latest products for your microbiology laboratory - easier clean up from homogenizer spills, serological pipettes, sample posting systems.
Posted: 2014-02-07

Discover bioMérieux Industry's New Website

bioMerieux Industry bioMérieux launches a new international Industry website dedicated to Agri-Food, BioPharmaceutical and Cosmetics industries as well as Veterinary diagnostics.
Posted: 2014-02-04

New Range of Silent Lab Blenders from INTERSCIENCE

BagMixer silent laboratory homogenizer BagMixer® S and BagMixer® SW for super silent and quick homogenizing, with adjustable paddle pressure, automatic stop if bag leakage occurs and easy to clean removable paddles and chamber.
Posted: 2014-02-04

Alere™ i Provides Accurate, Molecular Results for Influenza in Under 15 Minutes

Alere launches the first rapid molecular diagnostic test to detect Influenza A and B virus in under 15 Minutes, now Available in Europe on the simple, user-friendly Alere i Platform
Posted: 2014-02-04

New Market Report On Global Microbiology Equipment and Consumables

According to a new technical market research report, Global Markets for Microbiology Technology, Equipment and Consumables, from BCC Research the fastest moving sectors are the public health and biofuel sectors.
Posted: 2014-02-04

CE Mark for Enigma's Multiplexed Assay Detecting Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV

The FluAB-RSV point of care test can detect all currently circulating influenza and RSV viruses from nasopharyngeal swab samples, all tested in a single tube.
Posted: 2014-02-03

The Complete Solution for Safe, Easy Specimen Transport

Alpha Laboratories’ complete storage, packaging and mailing solution combines an extensive range of 95kPa compliant sample vials with SpeciSafe® secondary packaging and mailing envelopes, ready-labelled according to the UN3373 standard.
Posted: 2014-02-03

New Serological Pipettor Improves Liquid Handling Productivity

Pipetboy Designed for use with all commercially available glass and plastic serological pipettes in the volume range 1-100 ml. the new PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor from INTEGRA is protected from contamination by a hydrophobic filter.
Posted: 2014-02-03

Microgen Bioproducts Releases New and Improved Microgen-ID Software

Microgen Bioproducts Microgen-ID biochemical identification systems is complemented by the easy-to-use and comprehensive, desktop based Microgen-ID software is now designed for international customers, software can be accessed in 8 languages.
Posted: 2014-02-03

Biological Standards in Life Sciences – Enhancing Reproducibility

The inherent variability of biological materials can significantly affect the quality and reproducibility of data. Through the use of standardized biological reference materials, assay consistency and accuracy can be improved.
Posted: 2014-02-03
bioMereiux Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week
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