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Microbiology News: 2016 » July

Special Focus - What's on Show at IAFP 2016

IAFP Logo Using our new design, interactive graphic you can see at a glance some highlights on this year's exhibition stands.
Posted: 2016-07-31

AOAC-RI PTM for RapidFinder STEC Detection Workflow for 375g Raw Beef

New AOAC-RI PTM Certification gained for Applied Biosystems RapidFinder STEC Detection Workflow for rapid and simultaneous detection of E.coli O157:H7 and the Big Six Shiga toxigenic E.coli (serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 & O145) in 375g raw beef samples.
Posted: 2016-07-29

Always Work in Optimal Pipetting Volume Range with One Base Unit

Interchangeable pipetting heads for the handheld INTEGRA VIAFLO 96/384 electronic pipettes allows optimised pipetting volumes from 0.5 to 1250 microliters with the purchase of just one base unit.
Posted: 2016-07-29

Legiolert™ Simplifies Legionella Water Testing

Legiolert™ detects 1 Legionella pneumophila in a 100 mL potable water sample within 7 days. Based on bacterial enzyme technology, a simple colour change in the media indicates the presence of actively growing Legionella pneumophila.
Posted: 2016-07-29

Quick and Simple Method for Performing and Recording Colony Counts

An inexpensive manual colony counter that is simple to use, flexible enough to read large and small plates and allows results to be easily recorded,
Posted: 2016-07-27

Collect, Store, and Transport Biochemical Samples with TruStrip

The TruStrip Sample Transfer System (STS) is a novel, simple, and cost-effective strip-based technology for collecting, storing, and transporting specific volumes of biological samples on pre-calibrated strips without the need for any measuring devices such as a pipette.
Posted: 2016-07-26

Instantly Analyze Your Petri Dishes

Manual counting of Petri dishes is time consuming and subjective, with the INTERSCIENCE Scan automated colony counter plates can be counted with up to 98 % accuracy, plus data export allows photos of the plate to be retained for later re-checking. Booth #830.
Posted: 2016-07-25

Simplify Sampling with COPAN’s Line of Swab Rinse Kits (SRK™)

Detecting pathogens in the food industry just got easier. Whether swabbing heavily contaminated surfaces or difficult-to-reach equipment, COPAN has developed an SRK™ product to fit your specific needs. Please visit us at Booth #218.
Posted: 2016-07-25

Change Volume x10 Times Faster with EVOLVE Range of Manual Pipettes

Quick volume change pipettes At the recent Analytica 2016 exhibition INTEGRA launched single and multichannel versions of the EVOLVE range of manual pipettes which have a unique volume change system allowing users to set volumes up to 10x times.
Posted: 2016-07-25

ATCC® Green Florescent Protein (GFP) Strains for Food Testing Applications

GFP Strains ATCC GFP-labeled strains provide a reliable method for distinguishing control strain cross-contamination from true contamination during food testing.
Posted: 2016-07-25

Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ Pre-Weigh Dehydrated Culture Media

Increase accuracy and efficiency with the new Thermo Scientific™ Oxoid™ Pre-Weigh Dehydrated Culture Media, supplied in 'rip' and 'tip' format for both 1L and 8L sizes the range includes the most frequently-used and well-characterised formulations.
Posted: 2016-07-21

Lab M Launches MMGA (ISO) Pre-Poured Media Plate

Ready-to-use MMGA agar plates Lab M's Pinnacle™ Mineral Modified Glutamate Agar, pre-poured media plate is formulation compliant to ISO 16649-1 and performance compliant to ISO 11133 for the recovery of stressed and injured E. coli in food, water and feed samples.
Posted: 2016-07-20

AOAC-RI for Solus Listeria™ and Salmonella™ – Meet us at IAFP Stand 839

Solus Salmonella™ and Solus Listeria™ pathogen detection tests have been given PTM status by the AOAC-RI, the Solus DS2 system can run from 1 to 186 samples at a time, giving laboratories the capacity of almost 600 samples in an 8 hour day.
Posted: 2016-07-20

Web Based Help with Compliance USP General Chapters 41 and 1251 on Weighing

A new, collaborative online reference library from METTLER TOLEDO covers everything from calibration issues to USP revisions to help users gain the competence necessary to achieve maximum accuracy and efficiency in the lab.
Posted: 2016-07-19

CDx System Gets AOAC-PTM for Rapid Screening of Listeria on Environmental Surfaces

Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, has received AOAC-PTM for Listeria for rapid screening of low concentrations of Listeria monocytogenes on environmental surfaces such as stainless steel, plastic, and ceramic tile.
Posted: 2016-07-19

PathSensors Announces New Universal BioSensor

Innovative technology makes It easier, less expensive to develop and deploy high sensitivity bio threat detection solutions with multiple applications in food and plant safety, medicine, public health, homeland security.
Posted: 2016-07-19

High Speed ID and AST for Positive Blood Cultures

For positive blood cultures, Accelerate Pheno™ System and Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC kit is based on single-cell microbiology analysis direct from specimen without prior culturing and colony isolation, using advanced automated microscopy and computerized image analysis.
Posted: 2016-07-19

ISG’s £21 Million Laboratory Set to Rival Europe’s Top Pathology Facilities

A state of the art new London core laboratory is being built by HSL (Health Services Laboratories) a joint venture between The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Posted: 2016-07-19

Reliable Lab Water Purification Solution With Real-Time Monitoring

The Elix® High-Throughput water purification system is designed to operate at the heart of a central water purification solution, offering full connectivity, real-time remote monitoring gives access to all important water quality data.
Posted: 2016-07-19

Seward Introduces Major New Food Sample Prep Products at IAFP 2016

New Seward Stomacher® 400 EVO laboratory blender and sterile media products for food microbiology testing to be shown in U.S. for the first time. Insterprep sachets contain ready-to-use instantly-soluble sterile media granules, just add to Stomacher bag together with sterile water.
Posted: 2016-07-18

It’s Blue! It’s New! Sampling Products for the Food Industry

Specially designed for use in a food processing environment, the Labplas sample collection range includes Twirl’Blue sterile sampling bags, sterile blue gloves and blue clip pens with detectable retractable blue clips.
Posted: 2016-07-18

Fastest “Time-to-Results” with FoodChek’s Actero™ Enrichment Media

Actero FoodChek poster presented at IAFP, 2016 details how the Actero Listeria Enrichment media can greatly reduce enrichment times for Listeria detection in RTE deli meats and dairy foods
Posted: 2016-07-15

New VITEK® MS Update Enables ID of Mycobacteria, Nocardia & Moulds

VITEK 2/VITEK MS VITEK® MS is now the first mass spectrometry system with an IVD-CE marked database that includes identification of mycobacteria, Nocardia and moulds. bioMérieux is also introducing kits for safe, rapid, and easy preparation of these species.
Posted: 2016-07-14

Whitepaper on Endotoxin Testing: It’s Time to Embrace the Alternative

Horseshoe Crabs The PyroGene™ recombinant Factor C (rFC) Assay is an animal-free alternative to LAL that has been accepted by the FDA, EP and other regulatory authorities as an alternative method. Lonza's whitepaper describes the advantages of the assay and how to validate.
Posted: 2016-07-14

Enhanced 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System

Luminometer The new 3M Clean-Trace System offers a complete system consisting of a luminometer handheld device, compatible tests and a new software platform, to verify that surfaces have been effectively cleaned in seconds for better decision making and audit preparedness.
Posted: 2016-07-12

Application Guide for Liquid Transfers between Different Labware Formats

Voyager II INTEGRA has prepared an explanatory application guide that demonstrates the benefits of its electronic adjustable tip spacing VOYAGER II pipette range in transferring liquid samples between different labware formats.
Posted: 2016-07-12

Environmental Monitoring And Water Testing as Per USP 1231

The new water and environmental monitoring service from Whitehouse Laboratories adds towards their aim of a ‘one-stop-shop’ for analytical support of API to finished product packaging.
Posted: 2016-07-12

CDC Invests in Stabilizor System to Inactivate Pathogens in Biological Samples

The proprietary heat stabilization technology in the Stabilizor T1™ inactivates pathogens in biological sample for safer handling in downstream analysis such as gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF.
Posted: 2016-07-12

VITEK® MS CE-Marked Database Expands to Include Mycobacteria, Nocardia and Moulds

VITEK MS CE-marked database has been expanded to include 297 new species including identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) group, 45 species of the most frequent non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), and 48 of the most medically important moulds.
Posted: 2016-07-12

Revolutionary Single Channel Pipette

Single Channel Pipette Set pipette volumes from 0.2 to 5,000 µl more than ten times faster with the INTEGRA EVOLVE single channel manual pipette.
Posted: 2016-07-12

Microbroth Dilution Plate Tests Staph Using EUCAST Recommendations

The Sensititre Staphylococcus plate is an IVD-labeled, microbroth dilution susceptibility plate that can be read manually through use of a mirrored viewer or the Sensititre Vizion Digital MIC Viewing System
Posted: 2016-07-11

Instantly Soluble, Pre-weighed Media in Stomacher® Bags

Insterprep® is a range of instantly soluble, pre-measured, sterile media either in a Stomacher® bag or in a sachet, simply add sterile distilled water and your sample as per your protocol.
Posted: 2016-07-11

ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing of Fruit Juice Products

Assay Procedure Currently in use by many international companies, the Promicol rapid ATP test gives faster product release for fruit juices, smoothies and concentrates, with specially designed reagents that cope with the acidic nature of these products.
Posted: 2016-07-11

Priorclave RSC Autoclaves Can Improve Lab Efficiency

Priorclave RSC 350 With a 350 litre rectangular chamber, the Priorclave RSC 350 laboratory autoclave is the perfect choice for high throughput sterilising applications or where there is a requirement to handle extra-bulky items.
Posted: 2016-07-11

Gosselin™ Blender Bags for Microbiological and Chemical Analysis

Blender Bags Ideally suited for the preparation of samples for microbiological and chemical analysis, the Gosselin™ range of sterile blender bags are highly resistant, can be used from -80C to +75C, available with or without filters, with traceability on each filter.
Posted: 2016-07-11

Improved Specificity of Microgen Path-Chek Rapid Listeria Screening

Microgen Path-Chek Listeria Microgen has increased the specificity of the Path-Chek Listeria test, greatly reducing the incidence of false positives and their associated costs – rapid, easy to use and cost effective environmental screening for Listeria spp.
Posted: 2016-07-06

Leafy Salad Implicated in UK E.coli O157 PT 34 Outbreak

Public Health England (PHE) is investigating an outbreak of a strain of E. coli O157 which may be associated with eating leafy salad.
Posted: 2016-07-05

CE Mark for Shiga Toxin Direct Test from Stool Samples

Great Basin Shiga Toxin Direct Test is run directly from a patient’s stool sample with no enrichment step, making a definitive identification of STEC by detecting stx1 and stx2 genes, also identifying the O157 serotype.
Posted: 2016-07-05

Xpert® Carba-R - First FDA-Cleared Molecular Test for CPO Directly from Rectal Swabs

Xpert Carba-R is now FDA approved for detection of carbapenemase producing organisms directly from rectal swab specimens delivering results within 48 mins with a high degree of accuracy.
Posted: 2016-07-05

3M Petrifilm Plates Win Environmental Award

3M Award Compared to traditional plates the 3M Petrifilm plates are a more sustainable alternative with a 66% reduction in waste, 76% less energy, 79% less water and produce 75% fewer greenhouse gases.
Posted: 2016-07-05
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