Microbiology News: 2016 » May
Intended for clinical microbiology laboratories, ChromaZona image analysis system can identify organisms growing on chromogenic media and auto read and calculate MIC values from antibiotic inhibition zones according the EUCAST standards.
Atlas reagents can now be kept in the instrument for up to 14 days so that medium and lower throughput food testing labs can also benefit from Roka Bioscience's automated molecular technology for food pathogen detection.
The GranuCult™ range of dehydrated microbiological media complies with the ISO 11133:2014 standard covering the preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media.
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Resistance to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort, is found to be on a plasmid that can easily move from one bacterium to another spreading antibiotic resistance between bacterial species.
Amplichek II is an independent, multi-analyte quality control that monitors the performance of in vitro laboratory nucleic acid testing procedures for the qualitative detection of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).
ATCC®Minis are now more convenient than ever – ready-to-use quality control strains in glycerol stocks with stable storage at -20°C for up to one year!
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The APAS® Independence is an automated culture plate reader and sorter that integrates APAS® with high-speed robotic plate-handling equipment in a world-first plate-handling solution.
Lonza's QC Insider™ Toolbox now includes a step-by-step guide describing sampling, extraction and testing of the extract, as well as a webinar recording entitled “Medical Devices: Guidelines for Performing the Bacterial Endotoxins Test (BET).
Aalto Bio Reagents now have available a new complete range of Dengue virus proteins from serotypes 1-4 for diagnostic test manufacturers, vaccine developers and researchers globally.
Biofortuna Ltd is a diagnostics company offering both custom manufacturing services and molecular diagnostic products, providing a complete solution for diagnostics companies looking to outsource elements of development and manufacture.
Eurofins has acquired Exova's 3x food, 5x water and 2x cGMP pharmaceutical contract service laboratories in the UK and Ireland.
Crystal Diagnostics has received AOAC PTM for their rapid Salmonella assay giving results in 15 hours from sample to result by combining liquid crystal technology with antibody-coated paramagnetic microspheres to selectively capture and detect Salmonella from food matrices.
Using Real Time RT-PCR, Clongen Laboratories provides an identification service for patients with suspected infection with Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), affecting EU countries and linked to a milk processing plant has led to 19 cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and 3 deaths.
The BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel is a test panel that detects microorganisms responsible for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Candidiasis (CA) and Trichomoniasis (TV),
Simple protocol uses 50µl aliquots from pre-incubated packages placed into a microplate well, the Promilite M4 instrument then performs the assay automatically by using the implemented ‘UHT/ ESL‘ protocol.
Bio-Rad Laboratories provide a range of innovative AFNOR certified methods including chromogenic media and real-time PCR for the microbiological analysis of water, including E.coli / coliforms, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella.
With optimised nutrient composition even slow growing beer spoiling bacteria such as Lactobacillus lindneri and Pediococcus damnosus can reach detectable levels in 48 to 72 hours, this ready-to-use broth comes free from spoilage bacteria DNA.
Now FDA cleared for use in the USA, Liofilchem's quantitative test strip determines MIC (0.016 - 256 μg/mL) of vancomycin against Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis, Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium.
Alcami Corporation can now offer MicroSEQ® molecular identification identification as a service for pharmaceutical and biotech industries wanting rapid, precise microbial identification for environmental monitoring, contamination and root cause investigations.
Complementing existing, inactivated NATtrol™ Zika Molecular Control Product Line, ZeptoMetrix™ has added 3 new strains of Zika Virus Culture Fluid to assist in diagnostics and research.
Using NGS Clear Labs have analyzed 258 burger samples, finding significant labelling discrepancies.
The WASP Touch spiral plater from Don Whitley Scientific is designed to meet the requirement of the modern microbiology laboratory with touchscreen operation, an automated sanitising system and an illuminated covered working area.
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Whole Genome Sequencing can be not only used to identify pathogens and trace outbreaks but also to study the evolution of antibiotic resistant strains by identifying the genes responsible for resistance.
With one touch eco-friendly bag loading, the Stomacher 400 EVO with a simple programming screen and easy to clean removeable paddles, makes for quiet and efficient blending of food samples.
Designed for environmental monitoring in isolators and cleanrooms, the pre-packed, gamma-irradiated Isobag™ mounts to the alpha port of isolators, keeping the agar plates readily available without further decontamination.
For secure short term storage of blood and urine samples, the Novitain Capcluster-50 caps and seals 50 13mm tubes in one go, retaining foil can then be removed to leave each tube individually capped, minimizing cross contamination, compatible with automated pre-analytical systems.
After evaluating alternative options for microbiology automation, TriCore Reference Laboratories, the largest clinical lab in New Mexico found the the modular, scalable design of the COPAN WASPLab™ was the best fit for their requirements.
New Sensititre offering ceftolozane/tazobactam on IVD-labeled, microbroth dilution susceptibility plates, expands testing options for complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections.
Cherwell have appointed Ritchie Monney as their new sales specialist in the Republic of Ireland, Ritchie can offer practical advice on Cherwell’s products and their applications within environmental monitoring, sterility testing of products, and process validation.
Thermo Scientific SureTect Cronobacter Species Real-Time PCR assay delivering PCR results in as few as 18 hours following sample receipt has received NF VALIDATION certification by AFNOR Certification.
Using a simple 2 step method (BPW followed by plating onto chromogenic media), Bio-Rad’s RAPID’Salmonella has been validated by AFNOR for the detection of Salmonella in dehydrated dairy ingredients.
Eliminate variability and transcription errors associated with plate reading by using the automated 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader improving overall lab productivity and audit-readiness, reading plates in 4 secs TVC, E.coli and Enteros
Hardy Diagnostics QuickSlide™ range of automated slide stainers includes the high throughput GramPRO-80™ (80+ slides per hour) and for smaller labs - the GramPro-1™, HemaPRO Automated Hematology Stain Instrument and Acid Fast Bacillus AFB-PROBetter.
Secure-T® Blender Bags in the compact and easy to use Secure-Strip® dispenser makes blender bags easier to handle, a tear-off junction between each bag ensures internal sterility right up to time of use with no tear off strip.
Autoclave manufacturer Priorclave has agreed to abide by the hourly wage rate set by the London Living Wage.
Quest Diagnostics has received Emergency Use Athorization for patients in the United States, including Puerto Rico, for the first commercially available test for Zika Virus infection.
Veratox tests for veterinary drug resides use a competitive direct ELISA that provides exact concentrations in parts per trillion (ppt) and provide the flexibility of screening samples at a certain threshold, or providing quantitative results.
Xpert MRSA NxG has been updated to identify mecA- and mecC- containing MRSA strains and detect new and emerging SCCmec subtypes with enhanced performance.
The only CE-marked and FDA-cleared stand-alone molecular assay for Mycoplasma pneumoniae, the illumigene Mycoplasma test uses throat swabs and requires no capital equipment or service contract makes the test very cost effective.
The new EVOLVE manual pipette range from INTEGRA has three adjustable dials to rapidly set pipetting volumes up to ten times faster than other pipettes. together with snap into place GripTips the Evolve forms a perfect pipetting system.
With enrichment times as low as 10 hours for raw meat samples, the streamlined workflow of this assay is 30% faster than the first generation with detection based on isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence.
Döhler’s DMD® Screen and Ident kits combines highly sensitive PCR with visual analysis on lateral flow strips, to identify beer spoiling bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Pectinatus and Megasphaera in all samples collected in breweries.
Increased use of Culture Independent Diagnostic Tests (CIDTs) does not produce the genetic identification of pathogens needed to monitor and trace the source of pathogens so needs to be backed up by traditional culturing of positive samples.