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Keynote: Mould Contamination in Pharmaceutical Drug Products

Keynote speaker at SMi's Pharmaceutical Microbiology meeting in Jan 2015 will be Phil Duncanson who will be discussing 'Mould Contamination in Pharmaceutical Drug Products' .
Posted: 2014-12-16

New Targets Added to Gastrointestinal Panel

Diatherix has a NEW Gastrointestinal Panel (GP) available that consists of 15 targets including 8 new targets that identify important intestinal pathogens and/or a gene that is associated with toxins they produce. Diatherix developed this panel
Posted: 2014-12-16

Staph Identification/Resistance Molecular Diagnostic Test in Clinical Trials

Great Basin Staph identification/resistance assay will offer speciation of several clinically critical staphylococcus species, allowing clinicians to accurately and promptly distinguish environmental contaminants (which comprise 20-30% of total positive blood cultures) from infectious pathogens.
Posted: 2014-12-16

CE Marking for Abbott's IRIDICA Infectious Disease Platform

Rapid identification of infection-causing pathogens directly from a patients sample using IRIDICA based on PCR/Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI–MS).
Posted: 2014-12-15

mericon® Listeria sp. and L. mono Gains AOAC PTM

Ready-to-use pathogen detection kits combined with the QIAsymphony RGQ automation enable users to process over 400 samples in a 12-hour shift.
Posted: 2014-12-15

New Selectrol® Strain: L. pneumophila SG1

TCS Biosciences TCS Biosciences announce the addition of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, NCTC®11192 / ATCC® 33152 to the Selectrol® range.
Posted: 2014-12-15

Easier ATP/AMP Measurement with New Lumitester PD-30

Lumitester New Lumitester PD-30 makes ATP/AMP measurement easier and more user friendly than ever before, now with temperature controlled measurements.
Posted: 2014-12-15

New Five Disc Format for Selectrol® Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Selectrol® products MM05 and MM96 will no longer be supplied in 10-disc format, but will be available in a new 5-disc format, with product codes MM05-5 and MM96-5 respectively.
Posted: 2014-12-15

Growth Direct™ Gets Bi-Directional LIMS Integration

New capability allows QC microbiology labs to save time and reduce errors associated with entry of final test results of environmental monitoring, bioburden and sterility tests.
Posted: 2014-12-11

Food Poisoning Hazards for Chicken Detected in Minutes

Hygiena EnSURE hand held instrument can be used for the positive identification of pathogens such as Campylobacter which used in conjunction with their latest CrossCheck device.
Posted: 2014-12-11

Food Safety Testing Market Reaches $10.5 Billion in 2014

Market report on food safety testing finds global market reached $10.5 billion in 2014, report is divided into sections which can be purchased separately.
Posted: 2014-12-09

Lab M to Showcase Quality, Convenient Culture Media at Arab Health 2015

Lab M Microbiology specialist Lab M will showcase its new convenient culture media product ranges at Arab Health, which takes place 26-29 January 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Posted: 2014-12-09

Certification for Compositing Beef Samples for E.coli O157:H7

Dupont Qualicon DuPont™ BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for E. coli O157:H7 has extended certification for testing composited samples of ground beef.
Posted: 2014-12-09

Neogen’s NeoFilm® Yeast and Mold Test Now AOAC PTM

Neogen’s newly validated NeoFilm® for Yeast and Mold test produces accurate results in as little as 48 hours, sample is inoculated onto a fabric sample pad, following incubation, the sample pad is inspected for colony growth.
Posted: 2014-12-08

FDA Clears Xpert® Norovirus - Accurate Detection in One Hour

Xpert® Norovirus gives on-demand molecular detection and differentiation of the GI and GII Norovirus genogroups, which together account for the vast majority of human infections.
Posted: 2014-12-08

Avian Influenza Confirmed as a Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Virus

Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the strain causing the avian influenza outbreak on two farms in the Fraser Valley as a highly-pathogenic H5N2 virus.
Posted: 2014-12-08

Roche cobas® Strep A - CE Marked and FDA Cleared

The cobas Strep A test runs on the cobas Liat System, a PCR based point of care diagnostic system, designed for on-demand testing in physician clinics, pharmacy, and hospital lab.
Posted: 2014-12-08

Fast Accurate Detection and Differentiation of Flu A, Flu B, and RSV Infection

Xpert® Flu/RSV XC is an FDA approved, on-demand molecular test for accurate and reliable determination of Flu A, Flu B, and differentiation of RSV infection.
Posted: 2014-12-08

Neogen Acquires Assets of its Chinese Distributor

Anapure has been a distributor of Neogen’s food safety products for more than 10 years, and has also offered Neogen’s veterinary genomic services in recent years.
Posted: 2014-12-08

New Autoclave Product Guide from Priorclave

New 16 page brochure released by Priorclave introduces the Company’s complete range of standard autoclaves, of which there are more than sixty models and a comprehensive list of accessories and options.
Posted: 2014-12-03

Hospital Starts Using BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation System

The BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation (TLA) system will start testing specimens in the microbiology laboratory at Royal Jubilee Hospital which tests about 500 specimens per day.
Posted: 2014-12-02

New TaqMan Fast Environmental Master Mix Beads

For samples that contain substances inhibitory to PCR, the new TaqMan Fast Environmental Master Mix Beads give scientists a freeze-dried PCR enzyme formulation optimized for enhanced real-time PCR performance and improved convenience.
Posted: 2014-12-02

Video Demos GMP Analysis for Antibiotic and Vaccine Developers

This video guides microbiologists through how to analyse raw data from their ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter and zone measurement system, enabling them to rapidly generate accurate antibiotic efficacy and vaccine potency results.
Posted: 2014-12-02

Campylobacter Found in 70% Fresh Chicken - FSA Survey

High rates of Campylobacter in raw chickens continue to be found in the second quarter results of the FSA survey, some retailers have taken steps to address the problem.
Posted: 2014-12-02

CE Marked Rapid Test for Entamoeba histolytica

E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK is a lateral flow based test that targets an adhesin unique to E. histolytica and is therefore the first rapid test available that can distinguish between pathogenic E. histolytica and non-pathogenic E. dispar
Posted: 2014-12-01

Allergens in Food: EFSA Updates Advice

European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific Opinion looks in detail at all the allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on labelling, according to EU law.
Posted: 2014-12-01

Quick Learn Lesson on Laboratory Biosafety Levels

Laboratory Biosafety levels BSL-1 to BSL-4 are presented in an easy to follow free, online quick learn session on CDC website.
Posted: 2014-12-01

GIPSA Approves Quantitative Test for 0.5 to 5 ppm DON

Using water extraction, the Charm ROSA DONQ2 is a quantitative test for the detection of 0.5 to 5 ppm DON (vomitoxin) in feed and grain.
Posted: 2014-12-01

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