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Microbiology News: 2016 » June

Storage Tubes for Light Sensitive Samples 0.75ml and 1.40ml

Micronic Amber storage tubesa represented in a 96 rube rack and together with a secure screw cap or push cap ensure the integrity of light sensitive biological samples even over long-term storage periods.
Posted: 2016-06-30

ProBlend - New Quiet, Clean, Powerful Lab Blender

ProBlend’s revolutionary ‘pendular’ blending paddle method is ideally suited for the food microbiology lab, providing power and efficiency which progressively and gently strokes samples (up to 70kg) for optimal and homogenous blending via an impressive 28kg of pressure per paddle.
Posted: 2016-06-30

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A New Way to Track Down the Pathogenic Bacteria

Compact Dry R-Biopharm's Compact Dry PA is a ready-to-use test kit for detection of P. aeruginosa , on addition of sample, the dry nutrient medium immediately transforms into a gel, P. aeruginosa colonies appear as red colored colonies surrounded by a greenish-yellow halo.
Posted: 2016-06-30

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip Dalbavancin

Liofilchem Dalbavancin The Dalbavancin MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the MIC of dalbavancin (0.002-32 μg/mL) against Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin resistant strains) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin susceptible strains).
Posted: 2016-06-29

General Mills Flour Recalled as Most Likely Source of E.coli O121

Investigative efforts strongly indicate that flour produced at a General Mills operating branch in Kansas City, Missouri is the source of a Shiga-toxin E.coli outbreak which has led to the hospitalisation of ten people necessitating product recalls.
Posted: 2016-06-28

Isogen to Distribute Mobidiag's Amplidiag® GE Real-time PCR Assays

Isogen Life Science has become the exclusive distributor of Amplidiag®, in vitro diagnostics for gastrointestinal infections, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain.
Posted: 2016-06-28

The BAX® System X5 for Pathogen Detection. Simple, Accurate, Validated

Bax System X5 BAX® System X5 from DuPont™ provides fast and accurate pathogen detection in a smaller format. With room for 32 samples, it is a reliable, genetics-based testing solution that is ideal for many food companies, contract labs and government agencies.
Posted: 2016-06-28

ATCC Quantitated Nucleic Acids

QC Standards for Molecular Respiratory Tests Quantitated genomic, synthetic, and certified reference materials provide stabilized, authenticated molecular tools for inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, and validating or comparing test methods.
Posted: 2016-06-28

NBB®-PCR Enrichment Broth for PCR Detection of Beer Spoilage Organisms

Enrichment broth for PCR detection of beer spoilage organisms A recent validation study at the Research Center Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Quality found NBB®-PCR Broth was a fast, reliable enrichment medium, a universal front-end for all available PCR and real-time PCR systems for beer spoilage microorganisms.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check® Free DNA Removal Solution

IQ Check Dead pathogenic cells resulting from food processing can produce false positive results with molecular pathogen testing, the iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution efficiently removes free DNA in a sample without affecting target DNA within living cells.
Posted: 2016-06-27

VIAFLO 96/384 Delivers Optimised Pipetting Performance

With interchangeable pipetting heads the VIAFLO 96/384 requires only one base unit to be purchased to achieve a pipetting range of 0.5 to 1250 microliters.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Charm Peel Plate® for Yeast and Molds Receives AOAC-RI Approval

For simple easy to use yeast and mold testing, AOAC-RI approved Peel Plate YM contains dried culture media that is re-hydrated with the sample to be tested, easily stackable the plates take up very little incubator space and can be read the same as normal plates after 3 ti 5 days incubation.
Posted: 2016-06-27

New ISO Standard for Validating Alternative Food Microbiology Methods

ISO 16140-2 is the new standard for validating alternative (rapid and/or automated) methods in the food microbiology laboratory it is intended to standardise verification protocols for both commercially available and in-house developed methods.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Mettler-Toledo Offers New Weighing-related SOP Consulting Service

Weighing experts at METTLER TOLEDO now offer a consulting service to help businesses revise their weighing-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Businesses will receive time- and cost-effective recommendations within four days.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Certified Reference Material for Staphylococcal Toxin A in Cheese

New certified reference materials from the Joint Research Council contain Staph toxin A in sub nanogram/g levels, in compliance with ISO Guide 34 to will help labs validate and monitor performance of their Staph toxin method.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Hospital Finds Increased Efficiency and Faster Viral Load Results

A recent case study of the experiences of Niguarda Hospital's molecular biology lab found that the DxN VERIS required much less manual intervention and just 5 reagents, whilst being able to run single samples was a great advantage over sample batching.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Whitepaper on Foodborne Viruses

Whitepaper on foodborne viruses describes how they get into food, what illnesses they can cause and how to prevent the problem from happening.
Posted: 2016-06-27

Global Microbial Identification Systems Industry - Market Report

Market research report on the Global Microbial identification systems Industry 2016
Posted: 2016-06-24

Europe Microbial Identification Systems Industry - Market Report

Market research report on the Europe Microbial Identification Systems Industry 2016
Posted: 2016-06-24

PAbs to Zika NS1 Can Improve Sensitivity of Lateral Flow Zika Assays

New Zika Virus antibodies have been introduced by Meridian Biosciences for the development of lateral flow IgG/IgM antibody detection assays.
Posted: 2016-06-21

ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen Panel Achieves CE Marking

With less than two minutes of operators' hands-on time, the ePlex RP Panel detects 20 viral and three bacterial targets in nasopharyngeal specimens.
Posted: 2016-06-21

Rare and Emerging Pathogens Reference Library Expanded

Bruker collaboration with CDC has added to the MicrobeNet database of rare and emerging pathogens.
Posted: 2016-06-21

Multichannel Manual Pipette Sets Volumes 10x Faster

The EVOLVE manual pipette has a fast volume adjustment system from 1 – 200 µl, now available as 8 and 12 multichannel manual pipette.
Posted: 2016-06-21

Swiss Biosynth Acquires Majority in Organic Chemistry Specialist TAU-CHEM

Back in February of this year the Biosynth group opened a new sales office in Bratislava. Today, the company announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the Slovak chemical specialty manufacturer TAU-CHEM s.r.o. also based in Bratislava. With
Posted: 2016-06-20

Global Rapid Microbiology Testing - Market Report

Market research report on the rapid microbiology testing market is now available from Research Corridor covers 2015 to 2022.
Posted: 2016-06-20

Aseptic Manufacturing Training Supported by Cherwell Laboratories

Cleanroom Products Cherwell will be showing solutions for both active and passive environmental monitoring and meeting standard methods for process validation at the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) Training Course at Leeds Trinity University.
Posted: 2016-06-20

Vela Achieves CE-IVD Marking for HCV Genotyping NGS Assay

The Vela Diagnostics' Sentosa® SQ HCV Genotyping Assay is the first NGS assay to be approved for high-risk blood disease, now CE marked for viral genotyping in patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C Virus infection from human plasma or serum sample.
Posted: 2016-06-20

Microbiology Culture Media Industry In USA - Market Report

Market research report covers the microbiology culture media market in the United States including development trends and competitive analysis.
Posted: 2016-06-17

Microbial Product Industry in USA - Market Report

USA Microbial Product Industry 2016 Market Research Report
Posted: 2016-06-17

Priorclave Awarded £½M Autoclave Export Contract

QCS150 Medical centres throughout Northeast Africa have selected Priorclave QCS150 front loading autoclaves which have 20% more loading capacity, competitive pricing, superb energy efficiency, low water consumption and dedicated pre-and after sales support.
Posted: 2016-06-16

Reduce Risk of Virus Contamination in Cell Culture Media

Remove viruses from cell culture media with Virosart® Media a single-use filter that provides the highest level of safety for customers’ upstream processes as it is qualified for > 4 log10 reduction of small, non-enveloped viruses (e.g., MVM) and as a mycoplasma and leptospira retentive filter.
Posted: 2016-06-14

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory Services Available for Clinical Studies

New molecular technologies required for microbiological aspects of Phase I-IV global clinical studies for infectious disease therapies are provided by a strategic alliance of Medpace and International Health Management Associates, Inc
Posted: 2016-06-14

“Bench On Demand” Laboratory Space Ideal for Early Stage Companies

Laboratory bench space suitable for start up biotechs includes Biosafety Level 2 provides companies the tools they need to establish proof of concept.
Posted: 2016-06-14

More CMV Positives Found with DxN VERIS vs COBAS®

Study of 169 plasma samples, previously tested CMV-positive on whole blood, showed the specificity of the VERIS CMV assay was 99%, but also that the VERIS CMV Assay detected 18 more positive samples than COBAS® Ampliprep™/COBAS®.
Posted: 2016-06-14

Puritan to Attend ASM’s Annual Microbiology Event in Boston, MA

Puritan showcases new applicator for MALDI-TOF systems On Booth #648 at ASM Microbe 2016, Puritan will be showcasing their new 3" applicator stick for direct colony transfer for MALDI-TOF MS systems, together with four new enrichment media as well as a transport system for sampling human DNA and RNA for research.
Posted: 2016-06-13

Eurofins Lancaster Labs Expands Biopharma Testing Facilities in Ireland

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories will be adding additional buildings and faciilites to its Dungarvan site, expanding its cGMP compliant contract testing services to the biopharmaceutical industry in UK and Ireland.
Posted: 2016-06-13

ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay Receives CE-IVD Mark

ARIES® Flu A/B and RSV Assay rapidly detect and differentiate: influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) using a sample to answer platform.
Posted: 2016-06-13

Cleaned Test Tubes - Not Always Clean Enough?!

More accurate serial dilutions Total Viable Counts from serial dilutions done in washed test-tubes were found to be significantly lower than counts from serial dilutions using the guaranteed ultra pure and sterile, Inlabtec Serial Diluter bags, suggesting the presence of growth inhibitors in the re-usable test tubes.
Posted: 2016-06-08

Wound-Seq, a Next-Generation Care Test for Diabetic Wounds

Wound~Seq uses next-generation sequencing of the skin microbiome to identify all microorganisms present in a wound from a simple swab of the infected area.
Posted: 2016-06-07

China and India are Fastest Growing Clinical Microbiology Markets

Market report on the global clinical microbiology market suggests it is expected to reach USD 5.77 billion by 2021 up from USD 3.35 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 11.5%, during 2016 to 2021. Most growth will come from Asia-Pacific.
Posted: 2016-06-07

Excellent Results from Multi-Centre Evaluation of DxN VERIS HIV-1 Assay

Results from a multi-centre evaluation showed the Beckman Coulter DxN VERIS HIV-1 assay was a helpful and reliable tool for HIV-1 RNA viral load determination delivering consistent results among the different sites.
Posted: 2016-06-07

Tube Selector Manually Picks One Individual Tube from a Rack

Easy selection of one individual tube from a rack of tubes with the Micronic hand held tube selector, avoiding cross contamination between samples.
Posted: 2016-06-06

iQ-Check® Listeria spp with Free DNA Removal Receives AOAC-PTM Extension

iQ check Listeria spp high or low throughput PCR iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution was developed mainly for matrices that have undergone heat treatment, like milk or egg powders, or sanitizing processes such as cleaning waters and environmental samples.
Posted: 2016-06-06

Easier Set Up and Miniaturization of qPCR Reactions

Tecan's D300e provides picoliter to microliter non-contact dispensing of liquids directly into assay plates, and the software now features a PCR Wizard that guides the user through qPCR set-up.
Posted: 2016-06-03

BAT & Guaiacol Detection Kit – Complete Solution for Alicyclobacillus Detection

BAT System Ready-to-use BAT broth and agar provides quantitative results for Alicyclobacillus from membrane filration, swabs or pour plates. Guaiacol producing Alicyclobacilli can be detected enzymatically for simple and reliable visual analysis.
Posted: 2016-06-02

bioMérieux Expands Endotoxin Detection Offering by Acquiring Hyglos

Hyglos endotoxin detection assays use recombinant proteins so eliminating the need for horseshoe crab blood and allowing detection of 'masked' endotoxins that can occur during certain manufacturing processes.
Posted: 2016-06-02

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