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Microbiology News: 2014 » July

RAPID-B Platform Gets AOAC for STEC Tests

Get sample to result in 7 hours for E. coli O157 and Non O157 STEC using Vivione's RAPID-B platform.
Posted: 2014-07-29

Silliker Food Science Opens Food Virus Detection Lab

Using a commercially available RT-PCR detection kit, the new laboratory provides testing for Norovirus GI / GII and Hepatitis A in a number of matrices.
Posted: 2014-07-29

Seward's New Closure Bags More Cost Effective Than Containers

More cost effective than plastic containers, Seward’s new closure bag is ideal for sample collection, short term sample storage, as well as sample incubation for pathogen testing and pre-enrichment of food samples.
Posted: 2014-07-29

CE/IVD Marking for BD Viper™ LT Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Assays

BD Viper LT System provides low and mid-volume labs with highly reliable detection of Chlamydia and Neisseria gonorrhoeae from all genital sample types on an automated and easy to use platform.
Posted: 2014-07-29

Celsis and Unilever Win Award for Rapid Product Release

Using Celsis AMPiScreen at Unilever manufacturing sites enables supply chain to have one global test method for rapid product release of home and personal care formulations.
Posted: 2014-07-29

AOAC RI Approval for bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC (Bacillus cereus)

Automated Bacillus cereus assay Automated quality indicator test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products providing results in 22 to 27 hours.
Posted: 2014-07-29

Discover Pall Corporation’s Latest Products at IAFP 2014

GeneDisc STEC Top 7 At the IAFP, Pall will be showing the new GeneDisc STEC Top 7 method, GeneDisc for Alicyclobacillus and range of filtration products for complete process monitoring.
Posted: 2014-07-28

Romer Labs Collaboration Helps Reduce Post-Harvest Loss

Romer Labs’ AgraStrip Aflatoxin and Fumonisin test strips and AgraVision reader will be used in remote growing areas to assess the extent of the mycotoxin contamination
Posted: 2014-07-28

MWE to Push Ahead With Distribution of Flocked Swabs

Flocked Swabs from Medical Wire With improved absorption and release, Medical Wire and Equipment are exclusive (UK and Ireland) and non-exclusive distributors for Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs.
Posted: 2014-07-28

New Endotoxin Technical Showcase Page on LinkedIn®.

Endotoxin Experts Lonza’s QC Testing Solutions LinkedIn page offers curated content for pharmaceutical QC Testing professionals to help them overcome challenges they face in a regulated environment.
Posted: 2014-07-23

Small Vacuum Autoclave Perfect for Sterilising Difficult items

MVA C40 Autoclave Priorclave introduce benchtop vacuum autoclave suitable for low-volume sterilisation of items such as bagged mixed plastic waste, tubing and narrow bore glass ware.
Posted: 2014-07-22

ATS Buys MicroTest Labs to Form Accuratus Labs

Leading microbiology contract testing laboratories ATS Labs and MicroTest Labs have joined together to form Accuratus Lab Services.
Posted: 2014-07-22

Antibiotic Susceptibility and Resistance Detection for Veterinary Labs

bioMérieux bioMérieux’s portfolio for vet labs includes a complete range of solutions, from manual to automated - gradient MIC strips, VITEK® 2 automated ID/AST, chromID™ range of chromogenic media for simultaneous culture and ID.
Posted: 2014-07-22

Mycoplasma, Sterility and Adventitious Virus Detection – Fast Track Testing

Charles River A US or European Charles River site will work on request with clients to shorten the standard assay turnaround time while retaining the highest quality standards in delivery of the report.
Posted: 2014-07-21

Uncover Hidden Contamination with TSC’s SpongeTub Kit

Enviroscreen TSC Sampling Sponge Tub offers end-users a convenient all in one monitoring kit that’s a quick and simple method for confirming the presence of living microorganisms
Posted: 2014-07-21

Sigma-Virocult® Swabs Continue Battle with Influenza

Sigma Virocult The annual influenza season seems to be well underway in the northern hemisphere with the pandemic H1N1 strain (Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09) predominating in both Europe and North America.
Posted: 2014-07-21

Establishing Limit of Detection with Quantified ATCC Strains and Nucleic Acids

Accurate determination of Limit of Detection relies on the use of authenticated microbial or molecular controls with known concentrations, ATCC now has an expanded portfolio for LOD testing.
Posted: 2014-07-17

Court Rules on Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra®

Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swab products are flocked differently and do not have Copan’s claimed fiber arrangement according to District Court Düsseldorf.
Posted: 2014-07-17

Beckman Coulter Buys Siemens Microbiology Business

Siemens microbiology business includes systems for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) of microorganisms.
Posted: 2014-07-17

New Iam CMV Provides Speed and Accuracy for Immunocompromised Patients

Iam CMV is a duplex fluorescent Q-LAMP assay employing primers designed to recognise a region of the CMV genome common to all clinically-relevant subtypes.
Posted: 2014-07-17

And the Winner is ... Antibiotic Resistance

The Longitude prize for 2014 is developing a solution to antibiotic resistance, register your interest in this £10 million prize money, submissions start in autumn 2014.
Posted: 2014-07-17

LGC Adds Goat to Meat Speciation Service

Meat speciation service at LGC uses patented PCR-based KASP™ genotyping technology , enabling extremely high levels of assay robustness and accuracy across a wide range of food samples.
Posted: 2014-07-15

Automated Food Pathogen System - iQ-Check®

QC Laboratories has selected Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution for detecting foodborne pathogens.
Posted: 2014-07-14

Microbial Detection Service for Oil and Gas Producers

New diagnostic tests co-developed by IEH and Vivione can reduce oil and gas producers’ costs by accurately and rapidly diagnosing the bacteria issues that could potentially cost producers hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars
Posted: 2014-07-14

Pfizer Successfully Implements Endosafe® Endotoxin Testing Platforms

Charles River Poster presented by Pfizer at the 2014 PDA Annual Meeting, provides a summary of the methodology, Endosafe® platform, collected data to support compatibility to traditional methods, examples of implementation and the operational benefits realized.
Posted: 2014-07-14

Rapid Sterility Testing: Get Reliable Results in 5 days

Merck Millipore Milliflex Sterility testing with the Milliflex® Rapid System not only allows faster release of sterile products to the market but also enables earlier implementation of corrective actions, thus avoiding the loss of time and money.
Posted: 2014-07-14

UTM™ and ESwab™- Collection and Transport Systems for Whooping Cough

Swabs for Whooping Cough ESwab™ maintains viability of Bordetella for culturing and preserves cell and DNA integrity for DFA and PCR detection after 96 hours of refrigerated storage. Universal transport medium is suitable for both viruses and bacteria.
Posted: 2014-07-14

Battling Antibiotic Resistance - New QuickFISH Test

Alpha Laboratories By reporting species ID at same time as Gram stain results QuickFISH enables a targeted, species specific, antimicrobial therapeutic strategy to be employed much sooner. Especially helpful when dealing with microorganisms that share an identical Gram stain morphology.
Posted: 2014-07-14

Rapid Differential Detection of HSV for Immunocompromised Patients

The new Iam HSV from DiaSorin provides rapid molecular confirmation of HSV infection in immunocompromised individuals and in cases of herpes simplex encephalitis.
Posted: 2014-07-08

Microbiologics Partners with Biomatrica

Microbiologics has licensed Biomatrica’s DNAstable® and RNAstable® technology for use in their line of molecular controls for rapid diagnostic instruments and assays.
Posted: 2014-07-08

Bel-Art Products Acquired by SP Industries

Bel-Art Products has been bought by SP Industries but will continue to operate under its own name.
Posted: 2014-07-08

Innovative Solution for Detection of Biofilms

BIOFINDER Biofilm detection The BioFinder is a specialised product for the detection of biofilms and surface contamination in the food, pharmaceutical and catering industries as an aid to hygiene control.
Posted: 2014-07-07

Safe, Low Cost, Easy Transportation of Blood Samples

A safe, convenient, economical and compliant mailing solution for Category B samples, new SpeciSafe® packs have super absorbent lining within a single piece shock resistant container, now available from Alpha Laboratories Ltd.
Posted: 2014-07-07

EPA Approves Automated Microbiology System for Drinking Water

The TECTA is a compact automated system for detection of E.coli and coliforms in drinking water. The instrument’s optical sensor detects standard type of fluorescent indicators that are used in current methods.
Posted: 2014-07-07

Pinnacle™ Pre-Poured Plates Improve Accuracy of Salmonella Confirmation

Lab M Salmonella Lab M’s new Pinnacle™ Salmonella ABC pre-poured plates are designed for the isolation of salmonellae from food samples and are based on Lab M’s established Harlequin™ Salmonella ABC medium.
Posted: 2014-07-07

Improve Your Pipetting Productivity

Integra PIPETBOY INTEGRA PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor combines all essential characteristics for productive work with pipettes: precision, speed, ease-of-use, comfort, long operating battery life and reliability.
Posted: 2014-07-07

Simple, Effective Cleaning and Sanitising Validation Systems from TSC

Technical Service Consultants (TSC) Enviroscreen range offers customers choice of ready to use sampling kits for routine microbiological & general hygiene monitoring of equipment & surfaces, ideal for validation of cleaning & sanitising programs.
Posted: 2014-07-07

Corgenix Grant to Advance Work on Ebola Point-of-Care Kit

Corgenix research group have received a three-year, $2.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to advance the development of an Ebola rapid diagnostic test kit.
Posted: 2014-07-01

Biohit appoints Quick Test distributor in Germany

Biohit Oyj has appointed Bestbion dx GmbH to distribute its range of Quick Test products in Germany.
Posted: 2014-07-01

Microbiological Monitoring of Air and Compressed Gases

RCS High Flow Touch Merck Millipore's range of microbial air sampling units are designed to most air sampling requirement including testing of compressed gases in pharmaceutical and food production environments.
Posted: 2014-07-01

New Line of Water QC Kits – EZ-Hydro Shot

Microbiologics Microbiologics® EZ-Hydro Shot™ - QC organisms for water quality testing, validated for use with Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater, EPA test methods etc. Validated for membrane filtration, enzyme substrate methods and others.
Posted: 2014-07-01

Ready-to-use MediaBox™ Demi-Fraser Broth Now Available

ready to use listeria media For liquid culture media on demand, MediaBox™ is a cost-effective, easy to use, solution - fresh, sterile media in an easy-to-handle, stackable storage box with an internal bladder.
Posted: 2014-07-01

Lab M Launches µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC)

Lab M µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC) is designed for use in the isolation of Listeria spp. from foodstuffs. The range is designed for high throughput laboratories where speed, convenience, reliability and cost-effectiveness are high priorities.
Posted: 2014-07-01
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