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Microbiology News: 2014 » March

Moderate Complexity HSV PCR Gives Results on CSF in One Hour

Focus Diagnostics has received expedited FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate complexity categorization for its new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on the 3M Integrated Cycler. The test, which is now available for purchase in the
Posted: 2014-03-31

RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System for 'Tough-to-type' Salmonella

Marshfield Food Safety, contract testing lab completed an independent evaluation of the Pathogenetix RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System including their difficult to type Salmonella strains, found improved ease-of-use and specificity.
Posted: 2014-03-31

IDEXX Introduces Three New RealPCR™ Assays for Equine Health Market

IDEXX Laboratories has introduced new diagnostics for the equine market, including three new RealPCR™ reproductive panels, the Strangles RealPCR™ Screen and a RealPCR test forCorynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, or pigeon fever. These new
Posted: 2014-03-31

Redipor 2014-2015 Price List Details Extensive Ready-to-Use Culture Media Range

Cherwell Range Cherwell's Redipor media range is designed to meet customer requirements for both industry standard products and those with a unique formulation or presentation, delivering cost effective, in time solutions for large and small customers alike.
Posted: 2014-03-25

AOAC Approval for Veriflow® Salmonella Species Assay

Avoiding the drawbacks of real-time PCR and lateral-flow assays, Veriflow™ SS requires only 18 hours of non-specialized incubation for maximum sensitivity and develops in 3 minutes post PCR amplification.
Posted: 2014-03-25

Liofilchem Extensive Range of Media for Cosmetic Microbiology

Liofilchem Cosmetics Microbiological media range for the cosmetic industry includes Eugon LT 100 Broth, and Tryptic Soy Broth + Capitol 4, available in tubes and bottles of various formats. Liofilchem can also supply customized formulations and packaging.
Posted: 2014-03-25

FDA 510(k) Submission for AdvanDx mecA XpressFISH™

AdvanDx has submitted its new mecA XpressFISH™ test for the rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from S. aureus positive blood cultures to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k)
Posted: 2014-03-25

Free Trial Available on ELISA Lyme Kit

Zeus Scientific are offering a free trial evaluation program of their new ZEUS ELISA™ Borrelia VlsE1/pepC10 IgG/IgM Test System. for qualified customers*. Go to
Posted: 2014-03-25

Eurofins Acquires Applus Agrofood Testing, Spain

Employing around 160 staff, Applus Agrofood Testing generates revenues of over EUR 10m and is an excellent strategic fit with Eurofins' expanding footprint in Spain, Portugal and China. Over the last 20 years, it has developed into a leading food
Posted: 2014-03-25

The Milliflex® Quantum System - Rapid and Non-destructive

Rapid, non-destructive microbial testing Get a free demo of this rapid fluorescent-based technology giving fast quantitative detection of microorganisms in filterable products. Detected organisms are available for identification using your current methodology.
Posted: 2014-03-25

Pyrosate® Rapid Endotoxin Detection Kit - FDA Licensed

Pyrosate® is an easy-to-use LAL gel-clot test that enables rapid endotoxin testing and does not require special laboratory supplies, now available in sensitivities of 0.03 EU/mL, 0.125 EU/mL and 0.25 EU/mL, in both 10 pack and 30 pack formats.
Posted: 2014-03-24

Priorclave Launches New Autoclave Web Site

select autoclaves for your lab Choose the right autoclave for your requirements and budget with Priorclave's Product Finder guides selecting from their comprehensive range of laboratory autoclaves you'll find the one most suited to your laboratory needs.
Posted: 2014-03-20

New Microbiological Process Hall Opens at Campden BRI

A dedicated area designed to mimic a real processing environment - allowing the study of the effect of food and drink processing on the microbiological contaminants in foods, helping to validate the processes.
Posted: 2014-03-18

Metagenomics Arrives at EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Metagenomics, the genomic analysis of a population of microorganisms can be used for bioremediation projects, bioreactors, faecal source tracking and analysis of microbial communities in water or soil samples.
Posted: 2014-03-18

TSC New & Improved Inoculating Needles

TSC Needles Technical Service Consultants (TSC) new and improved disposable inoculating needles are the perfect partner for Protect microorganism bead storage systems.
Posted: 2014-03-18

Optimising Urine Microbiology at Whitfield Street Laboratory

Mast Group The Mast Uri® System has been adopted by the Whitfield Street Laboratory to streamline system for the direct culture, identification and sensitivity testing of urine pathogens.
Posted: 2014-03-18

Intertek Opens New Food Testing and Analysis Lab in the UK

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a new UKAS accredited food laboratory in Derby, Derbyshire. The new laboratory will offer 24/7 testing and analysis services, expertise, and support to local,
Posted: 2014-03-18

CLSI Releases New Molecular Methods Standards—MM09-A2 and MM22-A

Document gives guidance on laboratory development and use of qualitative nucleic acid microarray methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases, validation and verification, quality control, and interpretation of results.
Posted: 2014-03-17

Thermo Fisher Acquires Prionics Animal Diagnostics Business

Prionics' animal health diagnostics range is now part of the Life Technologies brand.
Posted: 2014-03-17

INTEGRA Announce 384-Well Reagent Reservoirs

Adopting a standard ANSI/SLAS footprint - INTEGRA 384-well reagent reservoirs (100ml) are fully compatible with all liquid handling systems including the VIAFLO 384 Handheld Multichannel Electronic Pipette. 384 individual pyramidal indentations in
Posted: 2014-03-14

Five Things You Might Have Missed About Endotoxin Testing

Horseshoe crab used in Endotoxin Five things to be aware of if you test for endotoxins - seminars, webinars, listing of suppliers of testing kits for LAL .....
Posted: 2014-03-11

PCL Alverno Clinical Labs Modernize with Beckman Coulter Solutions

PCL Alverno Clinical Laboratories has awarded Beckman Coulter Diagnostics a new installation agreement. Processing more than 23 million tests per year, and dedicated to improving the quality of patient care, PCL Alverno was recently named a leader
Posted: 2014-03-11

Abaxis Wins Contract to Provide Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Contract provides POC laboratory diagnostic instruments and reagents, as well as reference laboratory services through Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories (AVRL).
Posted: 2014-03-11

CLIA Waiver for Digital Result Group A Strep Test

Digital immunoassay (DIA) for rapid detection of Group A Strep in clinical setting used in conjunction with the BD Veritor System Reader.
Posted: 2014-03-10

Detect Wild Yeast in Beer with Speedy Breedy YMC Media

Beer sample is added to ready-to-use YMC culture vessel, placed into the Speedy Breedy, a portable respirometer that detects gaseous exchanges resulting from microbial respiration and wild yeasts can be picked up in as little as 5.8 hours.
Posted: 2014-03-10

FDA Approved VIDAS® C. difficile GDH is the 100th VIDAS® Assay

VIDAS® C. difficile GDH is the only FDA-approved automated immunoassay parameter for GDH detection
Posted: 2014-03-04

New autoflex™ speed MALDI-TOF(/TOF) Delivers Superior Performance

The autoflex™ speed MALDI-TOF(/TOF) mass spectrometers from Bruker has technology advances which provide accelerated results with Increased speed and efficiency for high-throughput MALDI Biotyper microbiological molecular identification.
Posted: 2014-03-04

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Distribute COPAN WASP® in US

Automated clinical microbiology Now available in the USA through Thermo Fisher Scientific, the COPAN WASP® provides a total solution for pre-analytical microbiology specimen processing automated plant + streak plates, prep gram slides, apply susceptibility disks, inoculate broths.
Posted: 2014-03-04

New Allergen Test Kits Range from Romer Labs

Allergen test kits Romer Labs have significantly expanded its Allergen portfolio with the launch of New AgraStrip®, new AgraQuant® F.A.S.T., new EnzymeFast® test kits and new Biopure allergen positive control materials.
Posted: 2014-03-04

InstantLabs Food Safety RT-PCR Kits - AOAC Certified

Rapid Automated Food Pathogen InstantLabs have recently received AOAC certification for their Food Safety Kit E.coli O157 (including H7), running on the Hunter®, RT-PCR system, the Salmonella kit can also be run using the same enrichment enrichment broth as the E.coli O157.
Posted: 2014-03-03

EMSL Buys a VITEK@MS MALDI TOF for Rapid Pathogen Identification

Microbiology testing lab, EMSL is currently validating the bioMerieux VITEK@MS MALDI TOF instrument in order to provide rapid, accurate identification of pathogens in the pharmaceutical sector.
Posted: 2014-03-03

Petri Labeler to Enhance Plate Traceability

Petri Labeler 90mm Petri plates can be automatically processed from a stack or manually fed to the unit. Preprinted barcodes are precisely tagged on plate side-walls.
Posted: 2014-03-03

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