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Isolate, Identify and Validate with Charles River Microbial Solutions

Charles River Microbial ID Service The Accugenix® Microbial ID and Strain Typing service offers accurate, fast and specific species-level identification of isolates, vital to rapid root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action.
Posted: 2016-01-29

Cherwell Improve Support for Pharma Microbiology in Rep. of Ireland

Ready to use media for pharmaceutical microbiology Pharmaceutical microbiology labs in the Republic of Ireland can now order their Redipor® ready-to-use culture media directly from Cherwell Laboratories.
Posted: 2016-01-29

FebriDx® POC Differentiates Viral and Bacterial Respiratory Infection

In a doctors office situation its difficult to diagnose just from the symptoms whether an infection is caused by a virus or a bacteria. Health Canada have now issued a Medical Device License for FebriDx® from RPS Diagnostics, Inc. This is a rapid,
Posted: 2016-01-26

Lab M Now Offers Full Range of European Pharmacopoeia Media

Harmonised Pharmacopoeia Culture Media All 17 dehydrated culture media referenced in the European Pharmacopoeia are now available from Lab M, specifically formulated and performance tested to ensure regulatory compliance as specified in the EP 8.0 volume (2014).
Posted: 2016-01-25

soloLAB: Cost Effective Laboratory Isolator Unit

Assembled in minutes, the soloLAB is ideally suited for API containment in research, inert operations or field based sample preservation.
Posted: 2016-01-22

Application Note: Rapid Detection of Pseudomonas Species in Water

Pseudomonas in Water with MOCON Study shows the MOCON GreenLight® rapid microbial detection system supports several commercially available selective broths for Pseudomonas species delivering results in approx 32 hours for 10 CFU/100ml water.
Posted: 2016-01-20

AFNOR Certification for SureTect E. coli O157:H7 PCR Assay

Thermo Fisher SureTect Automated PCR assay for E.coli O157 is now an AFNOR certified method using same enrichment broth for both E.coli O157 and Salmonella.
Posted: 2016-01-19

Eurofins Strengthens Position in Pharma Testing Market

Eurofins Scientific has announced the acquisition of Sinensis Life Sciences B.V., provider of pharmaceutical product testing and cGMP Quality Control (QC) services in the
Posted: 2016-01-19

TSA Plates That Last for 24 Months!

Study shows using NanoLogix-manufactured gas-charged FlatPacks extends room temperature shelf life of typical petri plates filled with Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) to at least 24 months and high-temperature durability to 30 days at 60° Centigrade (140° Fahrenheit).
Posted: 2016-01-19

Micro Imaging Technology Adds S. aureus to Identifiers List

The MIT 1000 System from Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. can now identify Staphylococcus aureus. "This is a significant step forward for the MIT 1000 technology," said Dr. David Haavig, Micro Imaging Technology's Chief Scientist. "The
Posted: 2016-01-19

NCIMB Adds New Hydrocarbon Degrading and Radiation Resistant Ref Strains

New hydrocarbon degrading (Sphingobium scionense) and radiation resistant (Deinococcus depolymerans) strains have been added to NCIMB’s reference collection.
Posted: 2016-01-19

Hardy Diagnostics Buy GG&B - Provider of Automated Slide Stainers

Hardy Diagnostics have bought GG&B makers of the Quickslide range of slide stainers automating preparation of microscope slides in the laboratory. Quickslide GramPro 80 can Gram stain up to 80 slides per hour.
Posted: 2016-01-19

Hardy Diagnostics To Distribute Novel Food Pathogen System in North America

Hardy Diagnostics have become North American distributors for Crystal Diagnostics' CDx Xpress food pathogen system which has AOAC accreditation for the 'Big 6' STECs.
Posted: 2016-01-19

Lonza Launch e-Learning Modules for Endotoxin Testing

Lonza QC Toolbox E-Learning Interactive e-Learning Modules have been added to Lonza's QC Insider™ Toolbox, enabling an individual to create their own on-line endotoxin training programme that can be specifically tailored to meet their requirements.
Posted: 2016-01-19

Study Compares IDEXX Pseudalert® MPN vs. Membrane Filtration

Pan European study shows IDEXX Pseudalert®/Quanti-Tray® method is an acceptable alternative to ISO 16266 and MoDW Part 8., providing confirmed P. aeruginosa counts in pool and spa waters within 24–28 h compared to 40–48 h or longer.
Posted: 2016-01-15

Paper Validates ProtoCOL3 Automated System vs. Manual Colony Counting

Automated Colony Counting for water microbiology An independent water testing facility finds the ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter can significantly improve lab productivity without compromising on accuracy - ideal for any water testing laboratory requiring fast, accurate microbiology results.
Posted: 2016-01-14

bioMérieux Buys Bioinformatics Company - Applied Maths

bioMérieux acquires bioinformatics company Applied Maths.
Posted: 2016-01-12

ALS Increases Capacity for Pharmaceutical Microbiology Testing

Contract service laboratory ALS will be opening brand new expanded pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory space in Spring 2016.
Posted: 2016-01-12

Accurate Measurement of Microscope Illumination

The LumaSpec LS800S is capable of analysing the output from a wide variety of light sources, ranging from the dimmest LED to a powerful mercury burner light.
Posted: 2016-01-12

New Alpha Labs Website Includes Quick Buy and Re-ordering System

Designed to meet scientists needs the new Alpha Laboratories website includes detailed information on their product range and an e-commerce option with easy re-ordering.
Posted: 2016-01-12

Easy Molecular Diagnostics System Only Needs 20 Mins Operator Training

Revolutionise laboratory workflow with the DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System, system consolidates DNA extraction, amplification and detection within a single automated instrument with truely random access.
Posted: 2016-01-12

Portable, Benchtop Vacuum Aspiration System Fits into Safety Cabinet

VACUSIP benchtop vacuum aspiration VACUSIP is an out-of-the-box solution. Simply connect the collection bottle to the built-in pump and choose the aspiration adapter matching your application ideal tool for the aspiration of small volumes of liquids up to 10 ml.
Posted: 2016-01-12

Only 2 Weeks Left Until SMi's 5th Pharma Microbiology Conference

SMi Microbiology Conference SMi's 5th annual conference on pharmaceutical microbiology will be held in London on 20th to 21st January, with 2 interactive workshops post-conference on 'Spectrometric and Optical Technologies' and 'Endotoxin Testing: Hot Topics and New Methods.'
Posted: 2016-01-11

New Ultra-HD Automatic Colony Counter & Inhibition Zone Reader

Adapted to all sizes of Petri dishes and all media culture, the INTERSCIENCE Scan® 4000 has excellent lighting and a high resolution camera creating HD images on 100% of your dish.
Posted: 2016-01-11

High Integrity Storage of Larger Sample Volumes

Micronic 4.00ml tubes with a 2D Data-Matrix code permanently laser-etched on the bottom of the tube are the storage medium of choice for labs needing long-term reliable code reading.
Posted: 2016-01-05

Study Documents Savings Using OpGen's QuickFISH Staph Test

Study shows community based hospital had 30% reduction in patient length of stay and a 65% reduction in vancomycin use with Rapid QuickFISH Test for detection of coagulase-negative Staphylococci.
Posted: 2016-01-05

FDA Clearance for 96-Well NxTAG® Respiratory Pathogen Panel

NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel detects relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumonia.
Posted: 2016-01-05

Biological Liquid Waste Disposal – Hints & Tips

Best Practices Learn best practices for segregating, transferring and labeling liquid waste - displayed in downloadable poster, available in English, German or French.
Posted: 2016-01-04

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