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Microbiology News: 2014 » October

Norovirus is Most Common but Salmonella Costs More

Food Bourne Illness Cases Common causes of food poisoning by organism and calculation of cost of incidence by organism, Norovirus produces most cases, Salmonella is most expensive.
Posted: 2014-10-30

Pass-Through Autoclave Provides Sterile Transit for Sealed Labs

Pass through autoclave 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.
Posted: 2014-10-28

ATCC® Minis - Big Quality in a Tiny Tube!

ATCC Genuine Cultures® in glass-free, ready-to-use mini-cryovials to save you precious time and resources.
Posted: 2014-10-28

High Volume Testing Platform for Ebola Testing

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.
Posted: 2014-10-27

Faecal Calprotectin Sample Collection and Extraction Made Easy

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.
Posted: 2014-10-27

Breaded Chicken Recalled for Presence of Staph Toxin

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.
Posted: 2014-10-27

RIDASCREEN® Staph Enterotoxin ELISA Now in Smaller 48 Well Kit

SET ELISA kit 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.
Posted: 2014-10-27

Simple Enterobacteriaceae Test Results in 1-7 Hours

Rapid Enterobacteriaceae 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.
Posted: 2014-10-23

New PTS-Micro™ System for Rapid Microbial Bioburden Testing

PTS-Micro Bioburden System A compact benchtop instrument, the PTS-Micro uses solid-phase fluorescence cytometry and modular components to rapidly detect viable microorganisms in multiple samples simultaneously.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Dietz & Watson Speeds Food Safety Testing With Sample6

Environmental Listeria testing with DETECT/L, the only enrichment-free, single-shift pathogen diagnostic for Listeria species available on the market.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Laboratory Gains Global Accreditation

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.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Oxyrase Updated Website

Oxyrase enzyme system captures oxygen and can be used to create anaerobic conditions in broths or agar plates for growing, isolating and storing anaerobes.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Lab M will Demo Convenient new Approaches to Culture Media at Medica 2014

Lab M 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.
Posted: 2014-10-21

New Fully Automated Mega Lab for Quest Diagnostics

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.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing in Veterinary Microbiology for Aquatic Animals

Guidelines for determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations of aquatic bacteria by broth micro- and macrodilution, and criteria for data interpretation and quality control testing.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Chief Executive Officer

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.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Understanding the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

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.
Posted: 2014-10-21

NanoLogix Looking for Project Partner for Ebola Detection Kits

NanoLogix is configuring it N-Assay (V) ELISA rapid diagnostic kits for both Ebola Virus and Enterovirus detection and identification.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Lightweight Electronic Pipette Offers Enhanced Ease of Use

Integra Viaflo II VIAFLO II electronic pipettes are as easy to use as a single channel manual pipette but offer many advantages.
Posted: 2014-10-21

Award for IDEXX Pseudalert® - P. aeruginosa in Hospital Water Systems

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.
Posted: 2014-10-20

New alpha+ Pipettes

Alpha Laboratories launch new alpha+ pipettes range including variable and fixed volume single channel, plus 8- and 12-channel models.
Posted: 2014-10-20

Neogen acquires BioLumix

Neogen 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.
Posted: 2014-10-20

Real-time Continuous Bioburden Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Water

Real-time continuous bioburden monitoring of water systems with BioVigilant’s IMD-W system.
Posted: 2014-10-13

Bioinnovation's DxSeq™ Sequences Filoviruses

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.
Posted: 2014-10-13

FDA Clears Additional Viral Targets on Verigene Enteric Pathogens Test

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.
Posted: 2014-10-13

Fumonisin Testing Without Ethanol Extraction

Fumonisin Flex is a lateral flow membrane strip, capable of testing multiple matrices using water or a water-based buffer as an extraction method.
Posted: 2014-10-13

Colorado’s Largest Licensed Cannabis and Microbiological Testing Laboratory

Cannlabs Inc, based in Colorado provides contract testing service for cannabis growers by testing for microbial contamination, residual solvents and pesticide screening.
Posted: 2014-10-13

All Bottled Waters Sold in the UAE Will Need Emirates Quality Mark

NSF International will be providing the auditing and testing for the Emirates Quality Mark certification of bottled drinking water.
Posted: 2014-10-13

Easy-to-use, Affordable Ebola Screening Kit

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.
Posted: 2014-10-13

New Pharmaceutical QC Testing Lab Opens

Pharmaceutical microbiology contract testing laboratory opens in UK
Posted: 2014-10-12

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Outbreak Linked to Fruit and Veg

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis has been implicated in food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand.
Posted: 2014-10-07

rFC Endotoxin Methods Included in Draft Ph. Eur.

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.
Posted: 2014-10-07

Recorded Webinar: Endotoxin Masking - Low Endotoxin Recovery

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.
Posted: 2014-10-07

New and Improved DiscMaster™ 3

Mast Discmaster 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.
Posted: 2014-10-07

Neogen Acquires BioLumix

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.
Posted: 2014-10-06

ROSA QUAD Validated for Antibiotic Screening of Raw Millk

ROSA QUAD is the fastest method to screen raw milk for beta-lactam, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and streptomycin—all in one test.
Posted: 2014-10-06

Romer Labs Gluten G12 Rapid Tests Obtain AOAC Approval

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.
Posted: 2014-10-06

VWR Corp. Now Listed on the NASDAQ

VWR Corporation supplier of laboratory products, services and solutions, started trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market on October 2, 2014.
Posted: 2014-10-06

CE Marked Rapid Test Identifies Entamoeba histolytica

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.
Posted: 2014-10-06

Alere Receives $12.9 Million Funding for Next Gen POC Flu Test

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.
Posted: 2014-10-06

Qualitative Detection of Adenovirus in Stools

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)
Posted: 2014-10-06

Multi-Channel Peristaltic Pump Saves Bench-Top Space

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.
Posted: 2014-10-02

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces New Corporate HQ In Lowell, MA

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.
Posted: 2014-10-02
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