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Microbiology News: 2015 » July

DiaSorin and Beckman Coulter Partnership for Hepatitis and HIV Tests in China

It will provide a more comprehensive, highly efficient, workflow solution for all patient sample management.
Posted: 2015-07-31

Ready-to-Use Poultry Boot Swab Kits

Poultry Boot Swab Kits Salmonella Sampling kit for monitoring Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry housing consists of pre-moistened swab, overboots, gloves and sampling bag.
Posted: 2015-07-30

Updated Interactive Website from Cherwell for Cleanroom Microbiology Solutions

New Cherwell Website Offers improved interactivity for tablets and smartphones: includes FAQ, downloadable content, glossary and more
Posted: 2015-07-30

IDEXX Launches Quanti-Tray Sealer PLUS

The new model warms up 80% faster than the current model, can process more trays without interruption and offers easy access for quick cleaning.
Posted: 2015-07-30

Accurate Molecular Diagnostics for Remote Locations - GeneXpert® Omni

The GeneXpert® Omni at 1 kg weight and battery operated is the world's most portable molecular diagnostics system enabling unprecedented access to the high quality PCR-based cartridge assays.
Posted: 2015-07-28

Neogen Launches NeoSeek™ Salmonella Serotyping Service

Neogen Corporation have announced the development of a detection and identification technology that provides DNA-specific test results for pathogenic serotypes of Salmonella. Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ pathogen DNA identification method
Posted: 2015-07-27

Corgenix to Present Ebola Abstracts at 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo

Corgenix Medical Corporation, the U.S. based operation of ORGENTEC Diagnostika, is presenting several scientific abstracts at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta. On July 28 in the AACC
Posted: 2015-07-27

US Dairy Testing: NCIMS Approval for TEMPO® AC and TEMPO® CC Methods

biomerieux TEMPO With participation from NCIMS-approved laboratories, performance samples were tested with TEMPO® AC and TEMPO® CC tests against culture methods on films and standard plate methods.
Posted: 2015-07-27

Introducing the New BAX® System X5. Fast, Accurate, Easy to Use

DuPont BAX X5 for food pathogens The new BAX® System X5 instrument is the latest addition to the award-winning BAX® System family, it's smaller lightweight construction provides greater testing flexibility.
Posted: 2015-07-27

3M Next Generation Assays for Detecting Foodborne Pathogens

Listeria and L.mono - next generation assay Using a standard enrichment medium, the next generation assays for Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes provide a faster time-to-result after as little as 24 hours of enrichment, with 30 percent faster workflow.
Posted: 2015-07-27

BBI Group Develops Rapid Test to Aid Identification of Ebola Virus

The BBI Group has developed in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed, through technology transfer company Ploughshare Innovations, a rapid test for Ebola. The assay, which is in the process of being
Posted: 2015-07-27

FDA Food Safety Challenge Winners Announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the winners of the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge, a prize competition to advance breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The
Posted: 2015-07-27

Fully Automated O2 Calibration System Launched

Whitley H135 Hypoxystation An easy to use oxygen calibration system for Whitley Workstations. The sensor is not removed during calibration ensuring that a stable environment is maintained during the calibration routine.
Posted: 2015-07-27

Potential Shown for Fast, Inexpensive Pathogen Testing

The MIT 1000 can identify pathogenic bacteria and complete an identification test, after culturing, in minutes.
Posted: 2015-07-25

FDA-Cleared Microbroth Dilution Susceptibility Plates for Oritavancin

The Thermo Scientific Sensititre ID/AST System is now the first to offer oritavancin on IVD-labeled microbroth dilution susceptibility plates.
Posted: 2015-07-24

MicrobeBridge Software Connects Sanger Sequencing Results to MicrobeNet Database

Through a successful partnership with the Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an advanced software solution that enables global public
Posted: 2015-07-21

Roka Atlas Listeria Environmental Assay Achieves AOAC PTM

The Atlas Listeria Environmental Detection Assay has received AOAC certifications, co-developed with the food industry, the assay is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges of Listeria Environmental testing.
Posted: 2015-07-21

UK Launches Virtual Food Authenticity Network

The UK government has introduced a new networking initiative to help tackle food fraud, website aims to raise awareness of the tools available to check for mislabelling and food fraud and to ensure that the UK has access to a resilient network of testing laboratories.
Posted: 2015-07-21

Bioburden and Biofilm Management in Pharma Operations - PDA Technical Report

Manufacturers of sterile drug  products devote significant resources on programs to control microbial  contamination in their products/processes. Bioburden and biofilm management is a  significant aspect of microbial control strategies.
Posted: 2015-07-21

Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires Labs in Israel

Mérieux NutriSciences has established a presence for the first time in Israel, by acquiring Milouda & Migal Laboratories. With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences continues to consolidate its position as the premier international leader in
Posted: 2015-07-21

Detection of Salmonella enterica in 375g Poultry in One Working Shift

Study shows how the Atlas® RNA detection system from Roka can be used in a limits-based testing approach to detect Salmonella in poultry within one working shift.
Posted: 2015-07-21

Test Environmentals for Listeria monocytogenes in 17 Hrs - AOAC Approved

Neogen's ANSR test using isothermal amplification gives results in 10 mins following a single step enrichment for Listeria
Posted: 2015-07-20

The Importance of Proper Air Sampling in Controlled Environments

Microbial Air Samplers for Aseptic Production Recent incidence of vials contaminated with fungus produced at the PDS and administered to 6 clinical trial patients illustrates the importance of active microbial air monitoring in critical production environments.
Posted: 2015-07-20

Seward Introduces New Food Safety Sample Preparation Products at IAFP 2015

At IAFP booth #523, Seward will be launching a new range of instant sterile preparation media products and showing the Stomacher® 4500 BAM specifically designed for stomaching large composite 375g samples for Salmonella testing.
Posted: 2015-07-16

Find the Solutions to Your Food Safety Challenges with Pall Corporation at IAFP 2015

Pall Corporation will present their full solutions to be your partner for brand protection at booth #619 at the 2015 IAFP, Portland, GeneDisc®, Sentino® and filtration solutions.
Posted: 2015-07-16

OpGen to Acquire Advandx, Inc.

Merger provides OpGen with a family of FDA approved and CE marked rapid molecular tests for use with the company's Acuitas® MDRO Gene tests and bioinformatics for multi-drug resistant organisms.
Posted: 2015-07-14

Great Basin Announces Commercial Launch of Group B Strep Molecular Test

Company Secures More than 40 Evaluations since Launch
Posted: 2015-07-14

Crystal Diagnostics' Platform Detects Ebola in <20 mins.

Rapid Ebola detection indicates that the CDx platform technology is well suited for Medical Device Applications.
Posted: 2015-07-14

3rd Annual Global Survey on Food Safety Training

3rd Annual Global Survey by Campden BRI and Alchemy in partnership with BRC, SGS, SQF, TSI identifies the needs, effectiveness and challenges of food safety training in the industry.
Posted: 2015-07-14

INTEGRA Announces $10,000 Contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

PIPETGIRL pipette controller The PIPETGIRL Is designed for use with all commercially available glass and plastic serological pipettes in the volume range 1 - 100 ml., comes with a 3-year extended warranty.
Posted: 2015-07-14

New Study Reveals UHT Sterility Testing in 72 hours

Soleris UHT results 72hr Based on detecting changes in carbon dioxide levels, this study evaluated Neogen's Soleris® NF-TVC medium vial for sterility testing of UHT milk.
Posted: 2015-07-14

Guanine Inc Seeks Partners Who Want Improved Immunoassay Sensitivity

Amplification microbead Manufacturers of optical immunoassays can develop a new generation of ultra sensitive and specific tests by incorporating Guanine's universal amplification and quantification platform.
Posted: 2015-07-14

NorthShore University Releases Patient Results Using BD Kiestra™ TLA

BD KiestraTM system combines magnetic bead inoculation, advanced robotics, imaging and ground breaking process improvements to lab tests that were previously performed manually.
Posted: 2015-07-10

Charles River Laboratories to Acquire Celsis International Ltd.

Charles River Laboratories have bought Celsis for $212 million. The Celsis ATP based systems for non-sterile applications fit in well with Charles Rivers cytometric PTS-Micro™ for sterile biopharmaceuticals.
Posted: 2015-07-10

Artel Pipetting Challenge at 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo

Test and improve your pipetting skills at the Artel pipetting challenge which will be held again at this year's AACC Clinical Lab Expo.
Posted: 2015-07-07

Accelerate ID/AST System and ID/AST Blood Culture Acheives CE Mark

Accelerate Diagnostics' ID/AST system uses a proprietary culture-free process, with both genomic and phenotypic detection technologies, now CE marked.
Posted: 2015-07-07

New Ergonomic Anaerobic Jars Maximize Incubator and Lab Space

Achieve anaerobic, microaerophilic, and capnophilic environments within minutes in anaerobic jars that are easy to carry, lightweight yet durable, stackable, and easily nestle inside incubators.
Posted: 2015-07-07

Puritan Introduces New Forensic Products

New Forensic Swab Products Puritan have introduced 6 new products, specifically designed for forensic and DNA collection. The new forensics swabs will be valuable additions to the highly popular DNA Controlled, Cap-Shure™, and Popule® lines.
Posted: 2015-07-06

Hamilton and TWB Develop Biotech Microbial Culture Robot

For in-depth characterization and culture optimization of microorganisms for industrial biotech applications, TWB and Hamilton have developed a unique and custom made microbial culture robot.
Posted: 2015-07-06

ESCMID Launches New Groups for Forensic and Veterinary Microbiology

Study groups to establish guidelines on forensic microbiology sampling and instigate early detection of animal-human disease transmission across Europe.
Posted: 2015-07-06

The Priorclave Q63 Lab Autoclave Breaks the Rules

Front loading 320L capacity autoclave Priorclave Q63 The Priorclave Q63, 320 litre front loading capacity autoclave gives labs a real opportunity to acquire a more economically priced cylindrical chamber design rather than investing in a large rectangular chamber steam steriliser.
Posted: 2015-07-02

Stomacher® 4500 BAM for Salmonella Testing of 375g Composite Samples

The Stomacher® 4500 BAM can stomach up to 4500ml volumes and is designed for use in Salmonella testing of large pooled food samples where 375g are added to 3375mL Buffered Peptone Water.
Posted: 2015-07-01

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