Microbiology News: 2016 » March
Neogen have added tests for Clenbuterol, Avermectins, Florfenicol Oxytetracycline to the Veratox range of rapid veterinary drug residue tests.
Coppe Laboratories is the first commercial lab to be able to offer a testing service for Powassan Virus - which maybe useful where suspected Lyme disease is not responding to antibiotic treatment.
Combining the bioMérieux VIRTUO™ and COPAN WASPLab™ enables standardised, fully automatic processing of microbiology specimens through every step of the analysis.
Certification makes it easier for European food processors to adopt the DuPont™ BAX® System X5, an automated, PCR-based method for detection of food pathogens in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.
The new 1.4ml externally threaded tubes can hold higher volumes and reduce chances of cross contamination, tubes are suitable for ultra-low temperature storage and compatible with automated systems, RNase/DNase and pyrogen free.
Some key factors in growth of food safety testing in China are the high importance of meat and poultry products together with high incidence of foodborne illness. Increasing globalisation will have an impact with an emphasis on food pathogen testing.
Cherwell have introduced over 55 new products to their Redipor prepared media range in response to customer requirements for bespoke ready to use media solutions.
Immuno-Cell is a specialist supplier of test cards for diagnostic kits, range includes test cards for Latex and RPR - with "printed circles" or with "printed fields". Download the 2016 price list for full list of options and rates.
The new AgraStrip® Soy from Romer Labs can be applied to a variety of finished food products, as well as rinse water and environmental swab samples.
Over 3,000 food safety professionals are expected to attend the 2016 IAFP Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis in July. Accompanying the meeting will be a trade exhibition area with more than 150 companies showcasing their latest products and technologies.
Ready-to-use swab changes colour to indicate presence of pathogenic Listeria (L. monocytogenes and L. innocua) in food processing environments.
Crowd funded company, uBiome has signed former Apple and Microsoft executive Richard Sprague, a noted self-experimenter, to become first Citizen-Scientist-in-Residence, following on from investigation of his own microbiome.
Eurofins has acquired Australian based ams Laboratories an independent and cGMP Quality Control services provider for biopharmaceutical products and media devices.
Xpert Carba-R qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for fast, accurate, and reproducible identification of 5 distinct families of carbapenem resistance genes - KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48 and IMP.
The A2LA has issued its first Cannabis testing accreditation to Legend Technical Services, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN. The laboratory was assessed to ISO/IEC 17025 – General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration
Puritan now manufactures more than 40 types of swabs, which include the recently U.S. patented PurFlock® and HydraFlock® lines, all of which are manufactured in Guilford, Maine by American workers.
New research shows that some strains of L.monocytogenes are more likely to cause infection than others and certain types more likely to persist within food environments than others. So where should we target our efforts and why?
Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource contract testing facility in Glasgow successfully passes FDA GMP inspection.
Collaboration will develop faster, more accurate and cheaper genome sequencing than other currently available technologies.
Market report on E.coli testing suggests growth will be due to introduction of new technologies, with over 50% of tests being done in North America.
Using the latest technology, the PIPETBOY acu 2 is now lighter and faster, reducing work time whilst improving ergonomic experience - suitable for all commercially available glass and plastic serological pipettes.
Using the new GeneDisc technology application, ingredient and beverage producers can assess contamination level for Alicyclobacillus spp. and the four main Alicyclobacillus spoiler strains within 2 to 3 hours.
By instantly validating cleaning prcedures, the SystemSure Plus can help wine and beer processors such as Langham Brewery achieve safe, good quality product for every batch.
You asked for it. We made it. (And we made it better). Introducing Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz Plus™– Puritan’s brand new line of traditional liquid and semi solid collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.
The BaxApp allows results from the DuPont™ BAX® System, an automated, PCR-based food pathogen detection platform to be accessed remotely on mobile devices by technicians, lab managers and customer support teams.
Immunetics, Inc., have launched its new MycoDx™ assay for invasive fungal infections, which will be offered through its clinical reference laboratory service in the US. MycoDx™ is a multiplex molecular assay developed by Immunetics that can
Serological detection kits for Zika virus research are now available in the USA via Fisher Healthcare.
Robust, simple to use cartridge can be used at point of care and is designed to be CLIA waived, the io™ can deliver results in 30 mins.
The AOAC Research Institute is currently seeking experts in several areas to participate as Subject Matter Experts and on the Expert Review Panels (ERPs) to evaluate candidate methods for both the Harmonized Validation for Performance Tested
Light sensitive assays and samples can be protected from exposure to light, even over long-term storage periods by Porvair's black deep 1ml. 96-well plates.
Edited by Tim Sandle, this is an updated guide to the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms, containing revised information on biocidal products regulations, an expansion on the types of disinfectants and their validation requirements, and greater detail on contamination control.