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Microbiology News: 2015 » August

ATP Hygiene Monitoring Reduces Hospital Infection Rates

ATP monitoring can quickly identify contamination hotspots and improve cleanliness, offering large reductions in infection rates
Posted: 2015-08-31

Great Results for COPAN’s ESwab™ Maintaining Fastidious Anaerobic Bacteria Viability

Copan Eswab COPAN’s ESwab™ tests well against the Gold Standard Transport System for maintenance of fastidious anaerobic bacteria viability
Posted: 2015-08-27

Launch of Captivate™ O91 Strengthens Lab M's IMS Range for STEC

For concentration and isolation of shiga toxigenic E.coli O91 from food, Captivate™ immunomagnetic beads now includes O91, also available for O103, O104, O111, O121, O145, O157, O026, O45 serotypes.
Posted: 2015-08-26

FDA 510(k) Clearance for VIDAS® 3 - the New Generation of VIDAS®

With over 29,000 installed instruments offering 100 test parameters the VIDAS® is the most established automated immunoassay instrument, the new generation VIDAS® offers increased automation, traceability and security for greater productivity.
Posted: 2015-08-26

New Book on How to Manage Biorisk in the Lab

How to implement a program for controlling biorisk in the laboratory to prevent accidental release or exposure to pathogens.
Posted: 2015-08-26

CE Marking for Fungiplex - Candida and Aspergillus in Blood

Using a unique detection technology - surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS), the Fungiplex identifies 12 Candida and Aspergillus species in a single run.
Posted: 2015-08-26

Brightfield LED Illumination for Upright and Inverted Microscopes

The Brightfield LED has a 550 nanometre flip-in filter in the light path which reduces background fluorescence attributed to stray light.
Posted: 2015-08-25

Meet New Industry Standards with Lab M’s New Pre-poured Plates for Legionella

Pre-poured Pinnacle™ Legionella plates The two new Legionella media (Pinnacle™ Legionella GVPC and Legionella BCYE) are compliant to ISO 11133:2014 formulation and performance.
Posted: 2015-08-24

Rapidly Identify and Track the Source of Microbial Contaminants in Soft Drinks

Geneius microID assists producers to precisely identify yeast, mould and bacterial contaminants within products and through the supply chain
Posted: 2015-08-24

QIAGEN and Seegene to Develop Infectious Diseases Panel

Multiplexed real-time PCR analysis will enable simultaneous amplification of up to 20 target genes per tube in a single reaction
Posted: 2015-08-24

INTEGRA Helps Forsyth Institute Increase Pipetting Workflow Efficiency

The VIAFLO Assist is flexible in the lab and can be used for multiple applications including Luminex, ELISAs, PCR, or any other plate based assays
Posted: 2015-08-24

Have You Checked out the CDC/NARMS Antibiotic Resistance Data Tool?

The CDC/NARMS interactive tool allows review of the antibiotic resistance patterns of 4 major pathogens in the USA since 1996
Posted: 2015-08-24

3M Responds to Customer Feedback with Next-Generation Assays for Pathogen Detection

Listeria and L.mono - next generation assay The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 for Listeria and L. monocytogenes - 30% faster than before.
Posted: 2015-08-24

Verification of the Inlabtec Serial Diluter Made Easy

Inlabtec Serial Dilutor Automate and improve the quality of serial dilutions allowing accurate plate counts with the Inlabtec Serial Diluter, practical template available for verification according to ISO/IEC 17025.
Posted: 2015-08-22

PositiveID Successfully Detects MRSA in Less than 20 Minutes

The MRSA assay was run on the Firefly Dx prototype system, which the company is developing to be a handheld, fully automated, lab quality, real-time device.
Posted: 2015-08-18

FDA Pre-Market Approval for the BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab Assay

The BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay offers early detection of HIV by detecting HIV antigens and consequent early treatment of patients
Posted: 2015-08-17

World’s First Poultry Biochip for Pathogen Detection

VereVet can detect, differentiate and identify nine major poultry infectious disease agents in one sample using a single disposable biochip.
Posted: 2015-08-17

Set up a New Microbiology Laboratory – Save Time & Reduce Costs

3M™ Laboratory Start-Up Package Details the basic equipment needed to start microbiology testing for environmental and food/beverage samples plus example instructions from sample collection through sample preparation to results.
Posted: 2015-08-14

Understanding M40-A2. Are Your Swabs Compliant?

Transwabs® M40-A2 compliant Dr Monika Stuczen, Medical Wire & Equipment Co will be giving a free to attend talk on CLSI M40-A2 compliance for transport swabs at this year's IBMS congress in Birmingham, UK.
Posted: 2015-08-14

Roche Acquires GeneWEAVE - Sample-In/Susceptibility-Out

Smarticles combine with the target species DNA causing the organism to produce luciferase - drug resistant organisms become detectable by luminescence measurement.
Posted: 2015-08-14

CRO Provides Superior Endotoxin and Rapid Sterility Testing

Outsource your endotoxin and sterility testing for parenterals to Gibraltar Laboratories located in New Jersey, USA, ISO 17025 certified, approved rapid microbiological methods are available.
Posted: 2015-08-12

Global Microbial Identification Industry 2015 Market Research Report

Market report on the microbial identification market globally, information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast and key company profiles.
Posted: 2015-08-11

Should Klebsiella be Added to the List of Risky Bacteria in Food Products?

A study found that some Klebsiella isolates from meat products and patients with infections were nearly identical using genome sequencing
Posted: 2015-08-11

200 Sample TwistAmp® Kits Give Away

TwistDx announce the first viable alternative to PCR for every day lab work in over 30 years
Posted: 2015-08-11

MERS-CoV Kit Receives Emergency Use Authorization

altona Diagnostics Receives Emergency Use Authorization of RealStar® MERS CoV RT-PCR Kit U.S.
Posted: 2015-08-11

IAFP 2015 - 3,200 Attendees from 49 Countries

IAFP 2015 was another successful meeting for the International Association for Food Protection.
Posted: 2015-08-11

Interpreting 2015 Updates to USP <51> for Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing

Interpreting Updates to USP Microbiologics has created a list of frequently asked questions and answers to assist our customers in understanding the new USP guidelines.
Posted: 2015-08-10

Environmental Monitoring Doesn’t Stop at Detection

Environmental Monitoring Your guide to determining what to do with environmental isolates found in non-sterile manufacturing
Posted: 2015-08-10

Chromogenic ID Software Counts and Identifies from Plates

Automatic colony counting and identification from chromogenic media Automatic generation of accurate, objective microbial identification and colony counts.
Posted: 2015-08-10

Shuttered Fluoresent Illumination System for Sensitive Samples

The Lumen 200S minimises thermal drift and aids image stability in long term experiments, bulb life is approx. 10 times longer than of a conventional mercury bulb.
Posted: 2015-08-07

Credit Card Access to UK Contract Laboratory Testing Facilities

Eurofins launches new 'self service' sample booking for smaller food companies
Posted: 2015-08-04

Geneius rapID® E. coli 0157 Test Gains UKAS Accreditation

Results from plates/slopes are available within hours. From product the turnaround time is 2.5 days.
Posted: 2015-08-04

Check-Sample-Survey Provides Valuable Insights into Test Effectiveness and Accuracy

The study had a good response with more than 150 participants from 28 countries comparing DON mycotoxin
Posted: 2015-08-04

Neogen’s ANSR® for Listeria monocytogenes Receives AOAC Approval

This rapid and accurate test can provide definitive results in as little as 17 hours for environmental samples
Posted: 2015-08-03

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