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Microbiology News: 2015 » April

OFS & SSL – Ready-to-use Culture Media for Beverage Spoiling Organisms

Ready to use Culture Media Ready-to-use broth and agar culture media for easy detection of yeast, mould, lactic and acidic bacteria in soft drink, dairy and winery samples.
Posted: 2015-04-30

Safety Bunsen Burner Explainer Video

FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner Watch INTEGRA's simple, concise and funny video to learn about how the FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner ensures high safety by eliminating the risk of gas leaking and explosion - safe ignition, gas supply and temperature protection.
Posted: 2015-04-30

High-Throughput MALDI Biotypersmart System with Lifetime Laser

Higher throughput, speed and laser lifetime facilitate additional workflows for developing the MBT platform more and more into a general microbiology workhorse.
Posted: 2015-04-28

Rapid ID of >2,200 Microorganisms Directly from Positive Blood Culture

IVD MALDI Sepsityper workflow typically reduces Time-to-Result (TTR) for sepsis by 24 to 36 hours for over 2,000 bacterial and over 200 yeast species, while retaining all the advantages of blood cultures.
Posted: 2015-04-28

Reduce False Negs with Heipha ICRplus Neutralizer A Contact Plates

Heipha ICRplus Neutralizer A contact plates Intended for environmental monitoring of cleanrooms and isolators, plate media inactivates range of disinfectant residues including PHMB and QACs.
Posted: 2015-04-27

Clever FlexiBulk Tip Packs - a New Concept for Packaging Pipette Tips

New bulk package with its well-organized pipette tip arrangement saves valuable space in the laboratory.
Posted: 2015-04-27

Study Shows Pseudalert/Quanti-tray Valid for Hospital Water

Study showed IDEXX Pseudalert®/Quanti-Tray® method, for the rapid detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa gave faster results than ISO 16266 and MoDW Part 8 PACN agar membrane filtration methods with no further confirmation steps.
Posted: 2015-04-27

Comfortable, Compact, Clever – CX23 Microscope

Enhanced portability, usability, sturdiness, and security means the new CX23 microscope is ideal both for educational and routine lab environments, as well as for use in the field
Posted: 2015-04-27

CE Marking for Momentum Biosciences’ Innovative Blood Culture Test

Cognitor Using ETGA® technology, Cognitor® Minus gives a confirmed negative result, direct from blood culture, the day following sample receipt by the lab with a negative predictive value (NPV) of 99.5%.
Posted: 2015-04-27

New Triple Universal Pack Extends SpeciSafe® Range

For transporting specimens this simple user-friendly one piece package has a unique ultra-absorbent gel block lining to soak up and retain any vial leakage, ensuring complete protection.
Posted: 2015-04-24

COPAN Releases Wound Sample Collection Video

Wound Swab Specimen Collection Video Part of a Series of Free Educational Videos Featuring Dr. J. Michael Miller, demonstrating best practices for specimen collection this video is on wound collection using ESwab™
Posted: 2015-04-23

Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires ABC Research Laboratories

With the takeover of ABC Research Labs, Mérieux NutriSciences now has two full-service labs in Florida providing food testing and consulting services.
Posted: 2015-04-21

Application Guide for Tecan Plate Washers

Tecan’s guide to plate washers includes an overview of the features and highlights of each Tecan instrument.
Posted: 2015-04-21

VWR to Distribute DuPont™ BAX® System in USA

VWR granted exclusive rights within the US to sell DuPont™ BAX® System Q7 instrument, assays and related products as its only PCR-based pathogen detection solution to the food industry.
Posted: 2015-04-21

Next Generation Pneumonia Application Launched at ECCMID

DNA-based Unyvero P55 Pneumonia Application identified 127 additional pathogens compared to microbiology culture.
Posted: 2015-04-20

Tamperproof Laboratory Autoclaves

Priorclave QCS H150 Priorclave QCS H150 is one of the most versatile and cost efficient steriliser available with a chamber design that offers 20% more in loading capacity than sterilisers of the same capacity.
Posted: 2015-04-17

Limulus Color KY Series Can Detect Endotoxin to 0.0002EU/ml

Endotoxin detection 0.0002EU/ml A time-based colorimetric test using a synthetic substrate which produces a yellow color, specifically detecting endotoxin with high sensitivity.
Posted: 2015-04-16

FDA Clearance for Group A Streps in 8 Mins

Using isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (iNAT), the FDA cleared Alere™ i Strep A test gives Group A Strep results in under 8 minutes.
Posted: 2015-04-14

Study Shows Savings of $5.8M with T2Candida® Panel

Based on a 500 bed hospital the magnetic resonance-based T2Candida Panel sepsis diagnostic provides species-specific results in 3 to 5 hours and can results in annual savings of $5.8M.
Posted: 2015-04-14

One-stop Shop for Calibrating Range of Lab Equipment for ISO 15189

Medical laboratories wanting to comply with ISO 15189 can now access Sartorius UKAS accredited servicing for on-site or remote testing and calibration of pipettes, balances and centrifuges.
Posted: 2015-04-14

IDEXX Water Division Earns ISO/IEC-17025:2005 Accreditation

IDEXX are now ISO/IEC- 17025:2005 accredited which saves laboratories time and improves efficiency by reducing the amount of quality control (QC) testing required.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

In the United States, most Shigella is already resistant to the antibiotics ampicillin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole with international travellers repeated introducing resistant strains.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Micronic Introduces New Ultra Low Temperature Rack Range

New 24-, 48- and 96-tube Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) rack range from Micronic are based on the automation compatible ANSI / SLAS dimensional footprint.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Small, Flexible and Reliable Heat Sealer Range from Eppendorf

Preventing evaporation and contamination of different plate formats, Eppendorf's heat sealer range improves reliability and reproducibility.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Luminex® NxTAG™ Multiplex Panel Detects 22 Respiratory Pathogens (RUO)

NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel is the only respiratory assay that enables laboratories to both simultaneously detect 22 respiratory pathogens in a single closed tube system
Posted: 2015-04-13

NBB®-B-AM for Easy Detection of Indicator Organisms from Biofilms

NBB®_B-AM NBB®-B-AM is a ready-to-use culture media for detection of indicator microorganisms from biofilms as part of an environmental monitoring schedule.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Inhomogeneous Dilution Poses a Potential Risk to Food Quality & Safety

iNLABTEC AG Automated serial dilutions with the Inlabtec Serial Diluter removes the risk of inaccurate bacterial counts that may compromise food quality testing and also eliminates RSI risk.
Posted: 2015-04-13

Research Project Explores New Genera for Probiotics

NCIMB NCIMB and Probiotics International collaborate to explore the potential of new genera in the development of novel probiotic food supplements and functional food products.
Posted: 2015-04-09

CLSI Report on Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases (MM03-Ed3)

CLSI report on Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases (MM03-Ed3) is for clinical laboratories, test developers and manufacturers, and regulatory agencies.
Posted: 2015-04-07

Ecofriendly Autoclave Range Reduces Energy and Water Requirements

New laboratory autoclave range from LTE scientific, the ecotech is one of the greenest available needing less energy and water.
Posted: 2015-04-07

A Hand-Held Molecular Diagnostic Test for Trichomoniasis - FDA Cleared

Quidel's AmpliVue platform now enables laboratories of all sizes to perform highly sensitive and specific molecular tests.
Posted: 2015-04-07

RIDA®STAMP – Agar Plates for Direct Stamps – Now Available!

Ridastamp ready to use contact plates RIDA®STAMP are specially designed ready-to-use plates filled with specific agar, providing complete contact to a test surface – just open the plate, stamp, close lid, incubate and count!
Posted: 2015-04-07

Neogen Europe Offers NeoFilm® for Rapid Microbial Testing

Neofilm rapid microbial tests NeoFilm® microbial tests are available for coliform, E. coli/coliform, aerobic counts, plus yeast and mould validated by AOAC RI, simple test set up and easy to read.
Posted: 2015-04-07

Same Shift Aerobic Bacteria Results - AOAC-RI PTM Certified

Same Shift Total Counts MicroSnap Total is a small, simple, low cost detection system that detects down to 1-10 bacteria in 7 hours, also detects high numbers in as little as 1 - 2 hours.
Posted: 2015-04-07

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Posted: 2015-04-07

Viral Controls for Molecular Diagnostic Testing

Helix Elite™ Molecular standards can demonstrate both test performance characteristics and staff proficiency of molecular diagnostic tests, CE Marked IVD Medical Devices allowing their use in clinical diagnostic applications globally.
Posted: 2015-04-07

FDA Clears Extra 170 Species and Species Groups Added to MALDI Biotyper CA

The MALDI Biotyper CA System can now in total identify 210 species or species groups, covering 280 clinically relevant bacteria and yeast species, and representing more than 98% of the typical bacterial identification workflow of clinical microbiology labs.
Posted: 2015-04-07

Lateral Flow - Reveal® Detects Multi-Treenut Allergens

Neogen Reveal Neogen’s new Reveal® for Multi-Treenut detects 5-10 ppm of almond, hazelnut, pecan, walnut, cashew and pistachio residues on environmental surfaces and in rinse waters.
Posted: 2015-04-07

INTEGRA Launch Explainer Video for Safety Bunsen Burner

Fireboy FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner has been proven in thousands of installations worldwide to be intrinsically safe and extremely easy-to-use.
Posted: 2015-04-02

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