Microbiology News: 2014 » June
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’.
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.
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
Bruker IVD MALDI Biotyper System gets clearance as a medical device in China for the identification of microorganisms isolated from human specimens.
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.
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.
Cherwell will exhibit a selection of their prepared media, microbial air sampler and biological indicator products at the APDM Training Course.
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.
ATCC has expanded its portfolio to include a diverse collection of cultures grouped by serotype, toxin production, drug-resistance and clinical relevance.
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.
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
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.
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.
BagPage XR from INTERSCIENCE have reinforced seals and give instant filtration during homogenization for particle free supernatent.
The Portrait Analyser available exclusively from Pro-Lab Diagnostics in Europe, is a novel system offering rapid and accurate detection of Clostridium difficile.
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.
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.
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.
Campden BRI laboratories are able to detect food borne viruses and can provide expert analysis.
BioControl Systems, Inc. has introduced two new Listeria detection methods for their Assurance GDS® pathogen detection platform - Listeria sp. and Listeria monocytogenes.
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.
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.
Mast Group cryovials provide long-term storage and preservation of bacteria and fungi, and are suitable for use in all laboratories.
All Probact Transport Swab Kits are Fully M40-A compliant, CE Marked and comply with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cherwell Laboratories has completed an expansion programme at its Bicester-based Redipor® prepared microbiological media facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Suretect system from Thermo Scientific makes real-time PCR assays for food pathogens practical for routine laboratories.
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.
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.