Microbiology News: 2014 » August
Cherwell Laboratories will help NHS QA professionals by offering advice and displaying products at the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Service Annual Symposium.
Romer Labs® expands its product portfolio for mycotoxin testing solutions with a new solvent free water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin. The kit is the fastest test available on the market, meeting needs for a simple, sensitive and easy-to-use test kit.
Hygiena's AllerFlow Gluten is a cost effective, easy to use specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces, suitable for food and beverage manufacturers.
ACCURUN 501 C. difficile Control is formulated for use with in vitro diagnostic tests that detect C. difficile DNA in human stool samples, it's ready-to-use in assays that detect C. difficile DNA with any transport system.
ATCC will incorporate bioMérieux’s VITEK® MS into their authentication and QC processes and help improve the accuracy and range of this MALDI-TOF based pathogen identification solution for large industrials labs.
Quantitative results can be available within 30 minutes with no requirement for pre-enrichment step for process control samples and commercial sterility testing giving results typically available within 24 to 48 hours with CHEMUNEX® solution from bioMérieux.
Public Health England are investigating 247 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with consumption of eggs from a single source.
The BAX® assay for Listeria species uses a shorter, single-stage enrichment and can be run in conjunction with real-time PCR assays for L. monocytogenes and Salmonella, allowing labs to receive results for all three in a little over an hour after enrichment.
White paper tracks the progression of culture-based testing methods to the use of PCR based mycoplasma testing currently being considered by the FDA in lot release tests for all biologics, including cell therapies.
Ebola Virus (EBOV) Real Time RT-PCR Kit is available now; product code QR-0220-01 (Light Cycler) and QR-0220-02 (non Light Cycler). For research use only.
Genomic DNA from Babesia microti and synthetically-derived RNA representing Dengue virus types I-IV help in development of molecular-based assays for pathogen detection or quantification.
Cherwell provides high-quality solutions to meet the environmental monitoring and process validation requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
All atmosphere in the Whitley A35 HEPA anaerobic workstation passes through the unique internal HEPA filter every four seconds ensuring the chamber environment is cleaned quickly.
As part of Public Health England's Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance there is a section on frequently asked questions on laboratory testing of samples from patients with possible Ebola virus disease.
New Lab M website promises added functionality, simpler navigation and direct links to social media channels. Visitors can access and download full product information, certificates of analysis and materials safety.
Hibergene diagnostics will begin manufacturing and marketing Meningitis and Group B streptococcus products while also developing a range of other tests for human infectious diseases.
CDC provides interim guidance for laboratorians and other healthcare personnel collecting or handling specimens on appropriate specimen collection, transport and testing of specimens from patients who are suspected to be infected with Ebola virus.
Results of recent USDA study as part of National Mycotoxin QA program, Neogen, Charm, and Envirologix test kits were compared against a GIPSA reference method.
A2LA has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit clinical laboratories (for all specialties and sub-specialties) to the requirements contained within the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Molecular detection of food allergens - Celery and Gluten detection, for products and cleaning validation, BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof® real-time PCR kits.
Disposable Simplettes are designed to transfer prepared samples from the bottom of a Stomacher® bag without risk of cross contamination as the handset has no contact with the bag.
Corgenix currently serves as the principal investigator for the new NIH-funded three-year contract to complete the development of recombinant diagnostic tests for Ebola.
Endo-RS® Endotoxin Recovery Kit is a novel sample preparation kit enabling complete endotoxin recovery in biopharmaceutical drug formulations containing non-ionic surfactants.
Chemunex solution can count every living cell, dairy producers can get faster product release leading to payback time of less than 2 years. Yeast and Mould results in fermented milk products, 1 CFU per pack detected in UHT products.
UK Food Standards Agency survey of Camplyobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens., of 853 chickens show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.
The DuPont Detect + Protect program is comprised of three fee-for-service modules: Assess – the microbial environment through sampling and biomapping, Monitor – the microbial evolution in products, Control – unwanted organisms with antimicrobials and/or processing hurdles.
FSIS will require all poultry facilities to perform their own microbiological testing at two points in their production process to show that they are controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter. These requirements are in addition to FSIS' own testing, which the agency will continue with.
The foodproof® Robo-Prep+ HT for automated, high sample throughput of real-time PCR assays for food pathogens, RoboSet+ a second automated PCR-Setup solution especially for the food sector and for laboratories with lower number of samples.
BacTrace polyclonal antibodies can be used as capture or detection antibodies and offer higher sensitivity than commercially available monoclonal antibodies, for developers of foodbourne assays.
First introduced in 1984, the 3M Petrifilm Plate technology has long been the industry standard for efficient and reliable colony interpretation and enumeration for food and beverage processors.
A quick and reliable method for detecting L. monocytogenes in a variety of products the DuPont™ BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for L. monocytogenes has shorter, simpler sample preparation and faster real-time processing.
For assay validation, ATCC offers an expansive array of authenticated cultures and nucleic acid preparations for use as external controls in: Nucleic acid extraction, Process verification, Amplification, Proficiency testing.