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Microbiology News: 2015 » March

Common Causes of Endotoxin Assay Failures and How to Avoid Them

Lonza Horseshoe Crab Possible reasons for Endotoxin assay failures include: negative control failures, poor coefficient of variation (%CV) and positive product control (PPC) failures.
Posted: 2015-03-31

InstantLabs Atlantic and Coho Salmon SpeciesID Test Kits

SpeciesID™ tests provide accurate DNA identification in under two hours for Atlantic (Salmo salar) and Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).
Posted: 2015-03-30

Viruses in the Food Chain - ACMSF Report

Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food recent report on food borne viruses - Norovirus, Hepatitis A and E.
Posted: 2015-03-30

NBB® – Fast and Reliable Detection of Beer Spoiling Microorganisms

Doehler NBB® NBB® – Ready-to-use culture media range allows fast and reliable detection of beer spoilage organisms, e.g. Lactobacilli, Pectinatus, Megasphaera in all samples arising in breweries.
Posted: 2015-03-30

World Health Day 2015: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe

#safefood World Health Day 7 April 2015 is World Health Day, this year WHO is highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.”
Posted: 2015-03-27

Handheld Mini Wireless Barcode Scanner

Small lightweight device is practical to carry around, easy-to-use and can read any 1D barcode or 2D Data-Matrix code on 24-, 48- and 96-well format tubes and racks.
Posted: 2015-03-24

DiluFlow® - Next Generation of Gravimetric Diluters

DiluFlow® range is for sample preparation for food microbiology labs automated weighing and diluting, in compliance with ISO 7218, ISO 6887-1 and FDA BAM standards.
Posted: 2015-03-24

USDA adds bioMérieux TEMPO® System to Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook

TEMPO Based on the MPN approach, the TEMPO automates testing of food for quality indicators such as TVC, Coliforms, E.coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Staph. aureus, and yeasts/molds.
Posted: 2015-03-24

New Opti-Swab™ Brand Name Reflects Medical Professional’s Expectations

Opti-Swab HydraFlock® swabs are now re-named as Opti-Swab™, still same combination of superior proprietary patented flocked fiber design with optimized liquid Amies medium.
Posted: 2015-03-24

BD MAX™ STD Assays Receive CE Mark

Automating real-time PCR extraction, amplification and detection and into a single platform, the BD MAX™system can detect C.trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae and T. vaginalis from a single specimen in one run.
Posted: 2015-03-23

What’s Driving Charles River’s Success in QC Microbiology?

Interview with Carl Craig Charles River Laboratories is aiming towards being a one-stop solutions provider for pharmaceutical microbiology QC, introducing innovative products designed to meet changing market demands.
Posted: 2015-03-23

Almond Allergen Testing at ALS

ALS an UKAS accredited laboratory offers range of allergen testing in foods in specially dedicated food allergen testing laboratory.
Posted: 2015-03-23

Abaxis VetScan Anaplasma Rapid Test Kit - USDA Cleared

USDA approved Abaxis VetScan Anaplasma Rapid Test Kit system uses portable analyser with single-use reagent discs, that contain all the chemicals required to perform a panel of up to 13 tests on veterinary patients.
Posted: 2015-03-23

New Appointments Extend Customer Offering at Lab M

Lab M Lab M has appointed new Research and Development (R&D), Quality Control (QC) and Sales specialists to enhance its offering of microbiology products and services to customers worldwide.
Posted: 2015-03-23

UKAS Accreditation for Automated Plate Handling Robots

AAA Lab Equipment have supplied a robotic system to ILS for food safety microbiology, LIMS controls what tests are required and the automated system does plate inoculation, barcoding and stacking ready for incubation.
Posted: 2015-03-17

RAPID-B Testing in Oil and Gas Fields Gains Early Adopters

For testing bacteria in oilfield samples, Rapid-BT technology provides live bacteria counts within 15 minutes of starting the test, helps monitor effectiveness of biocide treatments.
Posted: 2015-03-16

Comprehensive Range of Vet Diagnostics on Show at WAVLD

bioMerieux Veterinary Diagnostics bioMérieux provide the widest range of veterinary diagnostic solutions on the market - improving productivity and quality with many innovative products to optimize vet diagnostic lab performance.
Posted: 2015-03-16

Multicenter Study Shows CPE Assay is Highly Accurate

Check-Points Health’s molecular assay 100% sensitive in identifying patients colonized with CPE.
Posted: 2015-03-16

Redipor® Prepared Media Price List

Redipor Ready to use media The extensive Redipor range, manufactured at Cherwell’s ISO9001 offers ready-to-use media, including Petri dishes, contact plates, bottles and broth bags, designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries.
Posted: 2015-03-16

Test Both Aflatoxins and Zearalenone, Same Solvent-free Sample

Romer Labs new AgraStrip® WATEX test kit line can test for both, Aflatoxins and Zearalenone, out of the same water-based sample extract.
Posted: 2015-03-10

Tecan’s HydroSpeed™ Plate Washer for Multiplex PCR

Automated 96-channel plate washer offers effective removal of unincorporated PCR primers and reagents without disturbing the pellet.
Posted: 2015-03-10

Silliker Rebrands to Mérieux NutriSciences

Silliker has been part of Institut Mérieux for many years but is now rebranding to Mérieux NutriSciences.
Posted: 2015-03-09

Hepatitis A Testing Service - Mérieux NutriSciences

Mérieux NutriSciences can do your testing for Hepatitis A in frozen berries, fruits, vegetables, shellfish, species & herbs, ready-to-eat products, water and food surfaces.
Posted: 2015-03-09

Ultra Compact Reader Scans Tubes In Less Than 1 Second

Read 1D rack barcodes, 1D barcoded tubes and 2D Data-Matrix coded tubes (in 96-, 48-and 24-well formats) all in less than a second with Micronic Tracxer TS201 MINI.
Posted: 2015-03-09

Microbiologics Appoints Alan Kaplan as US National Sales Manager

Microbiologics, a leading global provider of biological reference materials, has appointed Alan Kaplan as the company’s US National Sales Manager.
Posted: 2015-03-09

Philisa® ampC Identifies Antibiotic Resistant Gram Negs

The new Streck Philisa® ampC ID Kit enables rapid identification of six plasmid-mediated ampC resistance genes (MOX, DHA, ACC, EBC, FOX, CMY) for monitoring antibiotic resistance.
Posted: 2015-03-09

AVM® for Media Fills of Aseptic Beverage Lines

AVM® Döhler’s Linden Grain Medium for standardised and reliable detection of beverage-spoiling bacteria, yeast and mould in aseptic filling lines of beverages.
Posted: 2015-03-09

Industrial Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Standards & Controls (Book)

Book provides clear, practical and up-to-date guidance for handling virtually every compliance and operational challenge associated with pharmaceutical microbiology.
Posted: 2015-03-08

Modern Phenotypic Microbial Identification Comparable to Molecular

Paper compares Biolog's GEN III, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS using veterinary isolates. Performance to the species level was similar for all three systems. GEN III better at speciating Bacillus.
Posted: 2015-03-03

Priorclave RCS Autoclaves Can Improve Lab Efficiency

RCS Autoclaves With a large sterilising chamber but a relatively small footprint the RSC 350 is an ideal autoclave for laboratories that need a high throughput solution or who need to process large bulky items.
Posted: 2015-03-03

Multi-Drug Resistance in Food Pathogens - EFSA Report

Multi-drug resistant isolates of Salmonella continue to spread across Europe. Also, high resistance to ciprofloxacin in Campylobacter isolates in both humans and animals has been reported in some Member States.
Posted: 2015-03-02

IFSAC Report on Key Sources of Foodborne Illness

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) is a partnership of three agencies - the CDC, FDA and FSIS reporting on foodborne illness source attribution.
Posted: 2015-03-02

STADApharm Launches Ebola Lateral Flow Test

Lateral flow test kit for Ebola launched by STADApharm.
Posted: 2015-03-02

Bacterial Gastroenteritis Kit now Includes Campylobacter lari

Open system, real-time PCR kit for diagnosing bacterial gastroenteritis - C. coli/jejuni /lari, C. difficile, VTEC, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., enteroinvasive E. coli, Y. enterocolitica .
Posted: 2015-03-02

Seward Stomacher® Used for Large Scale Campylobacter Study

Seward's Stomacher® paddle blender is being used to process both chicken skin and sponge swabs in order to maximise bacterial recovery at the pre-enrichment phase.
Posted: 2015-03-02

Antisera For E.coli O188 Now Available

Recently discovered E. coli O serotype named O188 can be serotyped SSI with new O188 antisera from SSI Diagnostica.
Posted: 2015-03-02

FDA EUA and WHO Listing for Corgenix POC Ebola Test

ReEBOVTM Antigen Rapid Test from Corgenix is an immunoassay test authorized for emergency use by the FDA for the presumptive detection of Ebola virus.
Posted: 2015-03-02

Greene's Energy Use RAPID-B to Monitor Antimicrobial Treatments

Greene's Energy now uses Vivione's RAPID-B system to detect and enumerate bacteria in oil field flow-back water samples before and after anti-microbial treatments.
Posted: 2015-03-02

Device Reduces Burden of Handheld Pipetting

Viaflo Assist Reduce traditional handheld pipetting to a minimum in wide ranging applications from 6-well to 384-well with VIAFLO ASSIST from INTEGRA
Posted: 2015-03-02

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