Microbiology News: 2014 » October
Common causes of food poisoning by organism and calculation of cost of incidence by organism, Norovirus produces most cases, Salmonella is most expensive.
Double-door pass-through autoclave from Priorclave is designed to enable laboratories maintain a secure sterile path for media and waste as it passes in and out of a sealed laboratory.
ATCC Genuine Cultures® in glass-free, ready-to-use mini-cryovials to save you precious time and resources.
Genalyte offers high throughput testing for Ebola IgM and IgG antibodies and Ebola virus antigens with results in 10 minutes using silicon chip based technology detecting protein binding to the sensors.
For Faecal Calprotectin samples, grooved dosing tip of the device together with the presentation funnel ensures a precise amount of faecal sample is delivered into the pre-aliquoted extraction solution.
Staph toxin has been found during routine surveillance of breaded chicken product, although no there have been no reports of illness the possibly contaminated product has been recalled.
For smaller labs testing for Staph Enterotoxin, the RIDASCREEN® SET Total ELISA kit now available in 48 well kit size. RIDASCREEN® SET Total is an official European screening method for Staph toxins in foods.
MicroSnap EB (Enterobacteriaceae) is a simple two-step test procedure with a total time to result of 7 hours 15 seconds. The sample can be either a surface swab, liquid sample or food suspension.
A compact benchtop instrument, the PTS-Micro uses solid-phase fluorescence cytometry and modular components to rapidly detect viable microorganisms in multiple samples simultaneously.
Environmental Listeria testing with DETECT/L, the only enrichment-free, single-shift pathogen diagnostic for Listeria species available on the market.
Alltech’s proprietary “traffic light” risk assessment provides insight to the cumulative and synergistic effect of mycotoxins on different animal species and ages when detected in multiple and even low level concentrations.
Oxyrase enzyme system captures oxygen and can be used to create anaerobic conditions in broths or agar plates for growing, isolating and storing anaerobes.
Lab M will showcase latest product introductions at Medica 2014 (Düsseldorf, 12-15 November) with a focus on supporting laboratories in their efforts to maximise process efficiency and optimise workflow.
The customized full automation solution will allow Quest Diagnostics to process several thousand patient blood samples an hour and will feature one of the largest automation tracks ever built at 200 metres long.
Guidelines for determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations of aquatic bacteria by broth micro- and macrodilution, and criteria for data interpretation and quality control testing.
Robert Spignesi appointed new CEO of Rapid Micro Biosystems. Rob’s priorities will be leading the Company to support the business expansion and widespread adoption of the Growth Direct™ System.
Introduction to the impact of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and how it will effect the food industry is available for download from SGS.
NanoLogix is configuring it N-Assay (V) ELISA rapid diagnostic kits for both Ebola Virus and Enterovirus detection and identification.
VIAFLO II electronic pipettes are as easy to use as a single channel manual pipette but offer many advantages.
For rapid detection and identification of P. aeruginosa in hospital water systems, Pseudalert detects P. aeruginosa at 1 CFU in either 100 ml or 250 ml water samples and gives a confirmed result within 24 hours.
Alpha Laboratories launch new alpha+ pipettes range including variable and fixed volume single channel, plus 8- and 12-channel models.
Automated microbiology testing instruments - BioLumix business will be consolidated with Neogen’s closely related Soleris® technology, which is widely used for the detection of spoilage organisms in several food industries, as well as the nutraceutical market.
Real-time continuous bioburden monitoring of water systems with BioVigilant’s IMD-W system.
BioInnovation's DxSeq™ is integrated with the Illumina MIseq next-generation sequencing system (NGS) for sequencing filoviruses, including Ebola, Reston and Marburg, obtained from endemic areas.
Nanosphere's Verigene® Enteric Pathogens Test (EP) is an automated, multiplexed molecular diagnostic for the simultaneous detection and identification of common pathogenic enteric bacteria and genetic virulence markers.
Fumonisin Flex is a lateral flow membrane strip, capable of testing multiple matrices using water or a water-based buffer as an extraction method.
Cannlabs Inc, based in Colorado provides contract testing service for cannabis growers by testing for microbial contamination, residual solvents and pesticide screening.
NSF International will be providing the auditing and testing for the Emirates Quality Mark certification of bottled drinking water.
qPCR test kit for screening Ebola patients in the current 2014 outbreak has been developed by Primerdesign Ltd a UK based company spin off from Southampton University, discussions with WHO are in progress.
Pharmaceutical microbiology contract testing laboratory opens in UK
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis has been implicated in food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand.
Endotoxin detection by Recombinant Horseshoe crab Factor C (rFC) methods have been included as valid alternative methods in the new draft of Ph. Eur. chapter 5.1.10.
Endotoxin Masking - Low Endotoxin Recovery recorded webinar from ECA covering low endotoxin recovery and masking that has recently become an issue in the pharmaceutical industry.
The DiscMaster™ 3 dispenses antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) discs in a convenient 6-place format, single-handed operation, permitting smooth and rapid integration into routine laboratory workflows.
Ending years of legal wrangling, Neogen had bought BioLumix so combining the Soleris® and BioLumix technologies for rapid automated detection of microorganisms in food, pharma and personal care industries.
ROSA QUAD is the fastest method to screen raw milk for beta-lactam, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and streptomycin—all in one test.
Romer Labs® food-safety diagnostic company, is have announced that both test kit lines, the AgraQuant® Gluten G12 ELISA test and the AgraStrip® Gluten G12 lateral flow test have obtained important approvals.
VWR Corporation supplier of laboratory products, services and solutions, started trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market on October 2, 2014.
E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK test targets an adhesin unique to Entamoeba histolytica and is therefore the first rapid test available that can distinguish between pathogenic E. histolytica and non-pathogenic E. dispar.
Alere will use Government funding to develop the next generation of its current Alere™ i Influenza A & B test, which improves rapid flu testing by providing highly accurate, molecular results in under 15 minutes.
LIAISON test is an addition to the 5 most important tests of the "stool testing" panel, already available on the market (C. difficile toxin A&B, C. difficile GDH, Helicobacter pylori, EHEC, Rotavirus)
Reglo ICC pump enables continuous pumping or precision dispensing, in one, two, three, or four channels combined with the flexibility of bi-directional flow in each channel.
Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, nondestructive, rapid microbial detection have announced its recent move to a new corporate headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts. The move to this facility provides a new base of operations for Rapid Micro Biosystems.