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Microbiology News: 2014 » June

BioChek’s Newcastle Disease ELISA Fit for Purpose

The world organisation for animal health has included BioChek’s ELISA assay for detection of Newcastle disease in chickens in the OIE Register as ‘fit for purpose’.
Posted: 2014-06-30

Automation Compatible 10ml Microplates

Porvair Sciences 24-well deep well plates permit users to simply undertake multiple, high volume (10ml / well) experiments in a single unit maximising both productivity and operational flexibility.
Posted: 2014-06-30

INTEGRA Liquid Handler Improves Genetic Replication & Screening

The IGDR, France reports on how, using a VIAFLO 96 handheld multichannel pipette from INTEGRA has improved the efficiency and speed with which they replicate yeast strain collections and perform genetic screens in 96 well plates
Posted: 2014-06-30

Bruker MALDI Biotyper™ Gets Clearance as a Medical Device from CFDA

Bruker IVD MALDI Biotyper System gets clearance as a medical device in China for the identification of microorganisms isolated from human specimens.
Posted: 2014-06-27

New Line of Lab Printers Help Meet GMP/ISO Requirements

With built-in real-time clock, METTER TOLEDO's new line of laboratory printers offer a unique combination of printing possibilities for document results, sample labels etc. - guaranteed traceability.
Posted: 2014-06-26

Biocentric Becomes Platinum Distributor for Molecular Extraction Kits

Arrow Viral Nucleic Acid extraction kit is used to extract target nucleic acid from patient sample prior to viral load measurement, kits are ready to use, minimising pipetting errors.
Posted: 2014-06-25

Cherwell Confirm Continued Support for Aseptic Manufacturing Training

Cherwell Labs Cherwell will exhibit a selection of their prepared media, microbial air sampler and biological indicator products at the APDM Training Course.
Posted: 2014-06-24

FDA Approval for CMV Kit for Organ Transplant Patients

QIAGEN N.V. artus® CMV RGQ MDx Kit for human cytomegalovirus is the only FDA-approved PCR-based assay optimized for low- to mid-throughput testing of CMV.
Posted: 2014-06-23

Establishing Inclusivity/Exclusivity with ATCC Cultures and Nucleics

ATCC has expanded its portfolio to include a diverse collection of cultures grouped by serotype, toxin production, drug-resistance and clinical relevance.
Posted: 2014-06-23

RomerLabs® Launch new AgraApp for Apple iOS7

The new AgraApp enables customers to analyze and document food allergen results obtained with AgraStrip® Brazil Nut, Almond, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, Pistachio and Walnut.
Posted: 2014-06-23

Group B Strept Assay for ARIES™ Sample-to-answer System

The Group B Streptococcus assay is the fifth planned for the launch menu of Luminex's new sample-to-answer system, ARIES™. The assay will complement Luminex's growing portfolio of ASR and IVD products. Previously announced items in the five assay
Posted: 2014-06-23

Veriflow® Food Pathogen Tests Adopted by Microbac Labs

Contract testing laboratory Microbac Labs can now offer fast results on food pathogens in environmental surfaces and food products using the vertical-flow based Veriflow.
Posted: 2014-06-23

AbbVie and OraSure Co-promote OraQuick® HCV Test in USA

The OraQuick® HCV test is FDA-approved and CLIA-waived point of care test for detection of HCV infection in at-risk individuals. Delivering a diagnosis based on lab-accurate test results in 20 minutes, using fingerstick or venipuncture blood.
Posted: 2014-06-23

Extra Reinforced Filter Bags for Lab Blenders

BagPage XR BagPage XR from INTERSCIENCE have reinforced seals and give instant filtration during homogenization for particle free supernatent.
Posted: 2014-06-20

Rapid Detection of Toxigenic Strains of Clostridium difficile

Toxigenic C. difficile The Portrait Analyser available exclusively from Pro-Lab Diagnostics in Europe, is a novel system offering rapid and accurate detection of Clostridium difficile.
Posted: 2014-06-19

Xpert® Carba-R Detects Carbapenemase Genes

On-demand molecular test CE IVD marked, detects and differentiates the genes encoding the most prevalent carbapenemases: KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48 and IMP-1.
Posted: 2014-06-17

FDA Clearance for Alere™ i Influenza A and B Test

Detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes with FDA cleared Alere™ i Influenza A & B test using isothermal nucleic acid amplification.
Posted: 2014-06-17

Screen for Enteric Parasites with BD MAX™ System

A qualitative IVD test detecting DNA from Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium (C. hominis and C. parvum) and Entamoeba histolytica in stool specimens results available in 4 hours.
Posted: 2014-06-17

Expert Advice and Analysis on Food Borne Virus Detection

Campden BRI laboratories are able to detect food borne viruses and can provide expert analysis.
Posted: 2014-06-17

New Listeria Assays Combine IMS with PCR

BioControl Systems, Inc. has introduced two new Listeria detection methods for their Assurance GDS® pathogen detection platform - Listeria sp. and Listeria monocytogenes.
Posted: 2014-06-17

Blood Culture Data Management for Low-Volume Labs

BD BACTEC FX40 Blood Culture System offers low-volume clinical laboratories the same state-of-the-art workflow and performance of the BD BACTEC FX blood culture system, with BD’s exclusive vial-activated workflow.
Posted: 2014-06-17

ISO 15189 Made Easier

Streck controls from Alpha Labs Ltd contain true cellular material that undergoes the same procedural conditions as a patient sample. Available for numerous analytes each control provides at least two clinically relevant ranges.
Posted: 2014-06-17

MAST CRYOBANK TM – Convenient Cryopreservation of Bacteria and Fungi

Mast Cryobank Mast Group cryovials provide long-term storage and preservation of bacteria and fungi, and are suitable for use in all laboratories.
Posted: 2014-06-17

Technical Service Consultants Probact Range Offers Full M40 Compliance

TSC Swabs All Probact Transport Swab Kits are Fully M40-A compliant, CE Marked and comply with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
Posted: 2014-06-17

Growth Direct™ System for Environmental Monitoring and Bioburden

Growth Direct System The next generation Growth Direct™ System is now available for environmental monitoring and bioburden applications using natural auto-fluorescence of microorganisms, the non-destructive test allows isolates to be recovered for identification.
Posted: 2014-06-13

Fast, Economical Detection of Norovirus for Routine Labs

ceeram Kits Ceeram expands its range with two new faster and more economical detection and identification kits for Norovirus genogroups I and II (NoV GI & NoV GII). First line screening kit also available.
Posted: 2014-06-12

Thermo Fisher Collaboration with USDA on E.coli Detection

Thermo Fisher, USDA and Penn State University are collaborating to help development of NGS or PCR-based technology for detection of E.coli in meat products.
Posted: 2014-06-10

Concentrating Pipette Can Replace Enrichment Step

Concentrating Pipette The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette is an automated sample prep instrument that rapidly concentrates liquid samples for direct detection. The method eliminates the need for manual methods such as overnight enrichment for many sample types.
Posted: 2014-06-10

Cherwell Opens Expanded Redipor® Prepared Media Facility

Cherwell Redipor Cherwell Laboratories has completed an expansion programme at its Bicester-based Redipor® prepared microbiological media facility.
Posted: 2014-06-10

Faecal Pathogen Screening System Implemented - Results in 3hrs.

Enterbio A real time multiplex PCR automated platform for the detection of enteric pathogens’ DNA directly from stool samples, the EntericBio system now enables the Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospital to give negative results on stools within three hours.
Posted: 2014-06-10

Micronic Launch Automated Screw Cap Storage Tube Decapper

The next-generation Micronic Screw Cap DeCapper is an innovative, easy-to-use device that provides automated decapping/capping of screw cap storage tubes in 96-tube racks in portrait or landscape formats.
Posted: 2014-06-05

Disinfectant Qualifications - Q&A by Microtest Labs Experts

Available for downloading from the Microtest Labs website is 'Disinfectant Qualifications: Insight and Perspective' a Q&A style paper that examines all steps in a disinfectant qualification study.
Posted: 2014-06-04

ATCC Synthetic Dengue Virus RNA Standards – Now available!

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by dengue virus types 1-4. Currently, quantitative RT-PCR is the preferred method for the detection and quantification of dengue virus in clinical diagnostics and epidemiological surveillance.
Posted: 2014-06-03

Compact Ozone Sterilizer Fits Most Incubators and Hoods

The Ozilla™ from AMSBIO is a new high quality, purpose-built ozone gas generator. Measuring just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm), it will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, PCR hoods,
Posted: 2014-06-03

Lateral Flow Assay Detects Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins

A lateral flow immunoassay for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), Neogen’s new Reveal® 2.0 detects PSP-causing toxins at a level of 800 parts per billion and is compatible with FDA and EU and permitted levels.
Posted: 2014-06-02

Evaluation of SureTect™ Salmonella Assay

Suretect system from Thermo Scientific makes real-time PCR assays for food pathogens practical for routine laboratories.
Posted: 2014-06-02

Detect Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 24 hr from Healthcare Waters

IDEXX's Pseudalert detects Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 1 CFU in either 100 ml or 250 ml water samples and gives a confirmed result within 24 hours. P.aeruginosa hydrolyses substrate in Pseudalert to produce fluorescence.
Posted: 2014-06-02

Power Door Option on Touchclave Autoclaves

Automatically open and close autoclave door from a touchscreen with LTE Scientific's Touchclave-Lab range of laboratory autoclaves now with a power door option.
Posted: 2014-06-02

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