Microbiology News: 2014 » December
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' .
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
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.
Rapid identification of infection-causing pathogens directly from a patients sample using IRIDICA based on PCR/Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI–MS).
Ready-to-use pathogen detection kits combined with the QIAsymphony RGQ automation enable users to process over 400 samples in a 12-hour shift.
TCS Biosciences announce the addition of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, NCTC®11192 / ATCC® 33152 to the Selectrol® range.
New Lumitester PD-30 makes ATP/AMP measurement easier and more user friendly than ever before, now with temperature controlled measurements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DuPont™ BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for E. coli O157:H7 has extended certification for testing composited samples of ground beef.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Laboratory Biosafety levels BSL-1 to BSL-4 are presented in an easy to follow free, online quick learn session on CDC website.
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.