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Microbiology News: 2016 » September

FDA Bans 19 Antibacterial Ingredients from OTC Products

Triclosan and other ingredients have been banned by the FDA from OTC hand washes and sanitizers, the decision does not yet apply to antibacterial products intended for use in healthcare situations which are still under investigation.
Posted: 2016-09-30

Quest Launches Zika MAC-ELISA Antibody Test Service

Using the Zika MAC-ELISA test developed by the CDC, Quest Diagnostics now provides access to Zika virus antibody and molecular laboratory test services for people in the United States as well as Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
Posted: 2016-09-27

Novel Conjugate Blocking Technology Enhances Signal in Lateral Flows

For lateral flow immunoassay developers, Morffitechnology from BBI Solutions overcomes problems associated with using BSA as a conjugate blocker ie cross-reactivity, lot-to-lot variation etc.
Posted: 2016-09-27

Manage LER Phenomenon with FAQ’s Tech Tip in the
QC Insider™ Toolbox

Low Endotoxin Recovery FAQs To help QC professionals manage the Low Endotoxin Recovery (LER) phenomenon, Lonza have added a Frequently Asked Questions Technical Tip sheet to their QC Insider™ Toolbox. an internet portal designed to provide expert online support.
Posted: 2016-09-27

A FIT Sample for Faecal Occult Blood Tests

The HM-JACKarc automated FIT system, distributed in the UK exclusively by Alpha Laboratories Ltd., uses a specimen collection device specially designed to make sampling easy and to prevent f-Hb degradation.
Posted: 2016-09-27

Distributor for Amplidiag® Diagnostics Tests Appointed in Portugal

Amplidiag® product range includes - Amplidiag® H. pylori+ClariR, Amplidiag® Stool Parasites, Amplidiag® CarbaR+VRE, Amplidiag® C. difficile+027, Amplidiag® Bacterial GE, Amplidiag® Easy and upcoming Amplidiag® Viral GE, now distributed in Portugal by Bioportugal Química Farmacêutica Lda.
Posted: 2016-09-27

CDC Spends $2.5m on Lab Equipment and Supplies for Zika Detection

CDC has equipped labs around the USA for testing samples for zika virus infection using the CDC developed MAC-ELISA approach.
Posted: 2016-09-27

New Quantitative Nucleic Acid Standards for Astrovirus, Sapovirus, and Norovirus

ATCC DNA Support the development of molecular-based tools with quantitative synthetic RNA
Posted: 2016-09-27

Microbiologics Starts Expansion of Company's HQ

Microbiologics building expansion will include more production capacity, expanded research and development facilities, including a virology laboratory, and additional professional offices.
Posted: 2016-09-26

Xpert® C. difficile Now Detects Binary Toxin Gene

Some strains of Clostridium difficile can be negative for toxins A and B but positive for binary toxin.
Posted: 2016-09-26

bioMérieux Show Range for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

BioMerieux products for veterinary diagnostics On booth #4 at the 4th EAVLD congress, bioMérieux will be showing their range for veterinary diagnostics including: automated media prep, ready-to-use culture media, automated Gram stainer, identification solutions, antibiotic susceptibility and hormone analysis.
Posted: 2016-09-26

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

Dupont Bax X5 The BAX® System X5 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: 2016-09-26

Liofilchem® Biological Indicators for Monitoring Sterilization Processes

Biological Indicators Meet the requirements of USP, EP and DAB regulations for the validation, qualification and monitoring of sterilization processes with Liofilchem® Biological Indicators, available in ampoules, self-contained, strip, suspension and coupon formats.
Posted: 2016-09-22

Intertek Increases Capacity for E.coli Testing Service

Intertek offers a complete audit and testing service for a range of food microbiology pathogens including E.coli O157, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Listeria.
Posted: 2016-09-20

Eurofins Opens New State-of-the-art Food Micro Testing Lab in Singapore

Providing a contract testing service for Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, this new laboratory will be able to test for food spoilage and foodborne pathogens as well as screening for mycotoxins, veterinary residues, organic contaminants and GMO testing.
Posted: 2016-09-20

INTEGRA Benchtop Pipetting System for 1536-Well Plates

Benchtop pipetting system for 1536 wells Don't have enough plates to justify a fully automated robotic liquid handling system but need to run assays in 1536-well plates? INTEGRA has a new plate holder that handles 1536-well pipetting using the adaptable, easy-to-use benchtop VIAFLO 384.
Posted: 2016-09-19

Unique DMD® Hop Resistance Screen Kits for Beer Spoilage Detection

Dohler Combining the high-level sensitivity of PCR with visual analysis using lateral flow test strips, this beer spoilage kit from Döhler’s detects horA and/or horC genes in either a beer sample or from an individual colony on a plate.
Posted: 2016-09-19

ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing of Infant Food Products

Promicol A common protocol is available for rapid microbial ATP detection in the different matrices of infant foods, the method is currently in use for routine product release, delivering faster product release with reduced labour costs.
Posted: 2016-09-19

High Performance Blender for Microbiological Sample Preparation

Suitable for homogenising a range of volumes from 80 to 400mL., the Gosselin S-Blender-1 quickly and accurately blends samples for microbiological testing of food, agricultural, chemical and cosmetic samples.
Posted: 2016-09-15

Transport Your Lab Samples Safely with RACK’N’LAB

LabPlas safe carrying homogeniser bags Labplas' RACK’N’LAB is a light weight versatile rack which allows sample bags to be held upright without the need for bottles or specially designed bags. Marked rows allows samples to be easily identified whilst being held securely reducing risk of spillage.
Posted: 2016-09-14

Simple, Low Cost Solution to Driving Down Hospital Infection Rates

Hygiena hand-held ATP bioluminescence monitor and UltraSnap swab Measuring the effectiveness of cleaning is the first step to limiting HAIs, visual assessment is subjective and only detects gross lapses but ATP bioluminescence is a simple, rapid method for measuring organic soil now well established in the healthcare sector.
Posted: 2016-09-13

Priorclave Appoints New Service Manager

Priorclave appoint Ranjit Rai as company's new Service Manager
Posted: 2016-09-13

Medical Wire Exhibiting Transport Swabs for Viral Specimens at ESCV

ESCV At this year's ESCV annual meeting, Medical Wire will be showcasing their key products for clinical virology sample collection and transportation - the Sigma-Virocult® and Sigma-VCM™ are suitable for use in either cell culture or molecular techniques.
Posted: 2016-09-13

What do Strawberry Smoothies and Raw Scallops Have in Common?

Foodbourne Hepatitis A Following the recent Hepatitis A Virus outbreak linked to Egyptian strawberries in the USA, this is a useful resource covering recent and historical outbreaks of this foodbourne virus.
Posted: 2016-09-13

New NCIMB Website Includes Online Forms for ID and Patent Deposit Services

NCIMB has launched a new improved website making it possible to submit forms on-line for microbial identification. make a patent deposit or submit a new accession to the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria.
Posted: 2016-09-08

Fast, Fully Automated and Robust Food Pathogen Detection

Automated food pathogen real time pcr The Bio-Rad iQ-Check solution is a fully automated real-time PCR system for medium or high throughput labs, delivering reproducible food pathogen results on routine food and environmental samples with results possible within 12 hours of sample receipt.
Posted: 2016-09-07

Quantitative Aflatoxin Test Gets USDA-GIPSA Approval

Designed for use at corn receiving facility, the ROSA® WET®-S3 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test is a simple lateral flow test for measuring amount of aflatoxin in corn.
Posted: 2016-09-06

bioMérieux Awarded Multi-year Agreement with NHS for Bacterial Screening of Platelets

Blood Platelet Screening BacTAlert The BacT/ALERT® is an IVD CE marked and FDA 510K quality control testing device cleared for platelets screening to detect both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms in a platelet sample.
Posted: 2016-09-05

New Distributor of Mobidiag Multiplex Gastrointestinal Tests to CEE Countries

Suitable for mid-sized to large laboratories, the real-time PCR based Amplidiag® multiplex tests allow simultaneous screening for the most relevant gastrointestinal pathogens.
Posted: 2016-09-05

New Look Autoclave Range from Astell Scientific

A new range of autoclaves from Astell have improved appearance, operation and functionality, capacities range from 120L-344L.
Posted: 2016-09-01

Sterilise Large Bulky Items in Priorclave’s New 400 Litre Autoclave

400 Litre Autoclave Part of Priorclave's established Q63 range, the new 400 litre autoclave offers an affordable, energy conscious and versatile laboratory steam steriliser, the taller chamber profile makes it ideal for any lab needing to sterilise large, bulky items.
Posted: 2016-09-01

Accelerate Liquid Transfers between Different Labware Formats

Automatically adjust your pipette tip spacing The VOYAGER II is the only pipette where the tip spacing can be changed electronically, spacing can be conveniently changed as you are pipetting using only a single hand.
Posted: 2016-09-01

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