Microbiology News: 2016 » October
Bio-Rad offers a complete testing solution for Legionella in water, biofilm and aerosol samples, from fast, reliable PCR testing with iQ-Check Legionella range, for quantitative or qualitative results through to traditional culture media and latex confirmation.
Support routine verification testing for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli with authenticated strains, quantitated nucleic acids, and reporter-labeled controls.
For pharmaceutical labs needing to meet regulatory and SOP validation requirements for the MALDI Biotyper and Biotyper CA Systems, Microbiologics have partnered with Bruker to produce co-branded panels to make this testing more efficient and cost effective.
For microbial detection in pharma production, the EviSight™ Compact is a new automated diagnostic solution from bioMérieux, reading culture plates every 30 mins, algorithms analyse each image detecting colonies at an early growth stage (from as small as 30 microns)
Martin D’Agostino, a food virologist at Campden BRI describes the difficulties laboratories face when trying to detect food borne viruses.
The HG GBS Test uses LAMP and was developed for use in clinical and near patient settings, and the new direct swab application can be used to rapidly and accurately diagnose the presence of Group B Streptococcus in pregnant women.
Roche's new cobas® 8800 system automates the entire molecular diagnostics testing process—from specimen preparation and nucleic acid extraction/purification through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection—and is the first high-throughput molecular system to be approved by the FDA for CLIA moderately complex testing.
ELITechGroup Microbiology have released its new Rapid Polymyxin NP test, a rapid, reliable and cost-effective way to detect polymyxin (polymyxin E or Colistin, polymyxin B) resistant Enterobacteriaceae using colour change in the presence of colistin.
For perfectly aligned pipette tips every time - INTEGRA GripTips never loosen, leak or fall off, the special design ensures tips cannot be overloaded and that all tips on the multichannel pipette are fitted to exactly the same height so improving the reproducibility and accuracy of your pipetting.
Interscience introduce new 2000ml. size blender bags, suitable for pooled 5x25g or 375g food samples.
Solo Containment have supplied six negative pressure inert gas isolators to 4D Pharma PLC, the flexible part of the isolators are disposable, intended for 1 to 2 days use only, so batch to batch cleaning validation is not required.
The hand held Gosselin™ Pipette Controller is ideally suited for pipetting tasks during microbiological sample preparation and testing, the controller incorporates a PTFE membrane filter (0.2 µm and 0.45 µm) together with an autoclavable silicone pipette holder prevents sample contamination issues.
Rainin Pipet-Lite™ XLS pipettes and filter tips are a popular choice for researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, USA, where they are used for virus work, particularly experiments involving DNA and RNA studies, and it is essential to avoid any potential for contamination.
For rapid and optimised multichannel pipetting between microplates, tube racks and gel boxes of different sizes and formats, INTEGRA's new VOYAGER II pipettes allow you to expand tip spacing anywhere between 4.5 mm and 33 mm (depending on the model).
Hardy Diagnostics will be showcasing an array of products with one word in mind: sterility, range includes the Trio.Bas a triple headed air sampler, TapTight™ Contact Plates which are triple bagged and irradiated to a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-6 and the Sterisart® Membrane Filtration System. Booth #218
What do you do when you find an organism in your manufacturing environment? Microbiologics Custom Solutions can help with your next steps - genotypic and phenotypic identification, preparation of isolate in ready-to-use format and storage services. Booth #302
Whether you are attending this year's PDA Micro meeting or just want to keep up to date with the latest in products for the pharma microbiology laboratory, you can see here what's going to be on show.
Medical Wire's ∑-Virocult® is suitable for the recovery and detection of viruses whether you are using molecular diagnostics or conventional culture techniques, they are also available to kit manufacturers.
SurroNov surrogate microorganisms maybe a key tool for food companies to comply with FSMA Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food.
Charles River Microbial Solutions will be showing their extensive QC microbiology portfolio including Endotoxin testing solutions, Accugenix® Axcess® microbial identification system, Real-Time EM tracking and trending data management and Celsis® rapid microbial detection. Booth#308.
Using the on-site, in-shift pathogen diagnostic Sample6 DETECT in conjunction with Sample6 CONTROL, a cloud-based management and control system for food safety, manufacturers can be more in control of food safety.
The EviSight™ Compact is an intelligent incubator system providing real time culture media reading combining incubation, intelligent automated detection and enumeration of colonies of bacteria, yeasts and molds in a single system.
ABRx Panel detects clinically relevant gene variants directly from clinical samples without the need for time-consuming bacterial isolation and identification.
The BD Veritor is a hand held reader of Point of Care immunoassays which offers improved QC by recording user ID, specimen ID and test kit lot to improve traceability and decreases manual documentation.
Following an outbreak of E.coli O157, Food Standards Scotland have banned all cheese products made by Errington Cheese, however Professor High Pennington thinks this was a heavy handed over reaction.
The APAS® is a stand-alone culture plate reader that screens and sorts plates into significant and non-significant growth, capable of sorting up to 200 plates per hour the system has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device.
Patrick M. Hutchins, PhD – Global Product Manager, TSI Inc. reviews laser induced fluorescence (LIF) as an alternative method for real-time detection of airborne microorganisms, its benefits, current methods, applications in aseptic manufacturing, and the regulatory outlook.
Available in 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-channel versions, INTEGRA's VOYAGER II pipettes are the only commercially available pipette range where the tip spacing can be changed electronically, up to 40 individual custom programs can be saved making often repeated pipetting protocols even easier to implement.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech launches two single-use Sartocon® Loop Assemblies with Integrated Polyethersulfone (PESU) Membrane Assemblies saving up to 60 percent on processing time and offer a safe approach to ultrafiltration of biologics and vaccines
Priorclave will be exhibiting their range of low energy laboratory autoclaves at Medica 2016, in Dusseldorf 14th - 17th November, an autoclave with a clear sided panel will allow stand visitors to see inside and view the clean, structured lines of the build.
The Solana Influenza A+B assay is a rapid molecular test for Flu A and B requiring no upfront extraction of RNA and generating an accurate result in approximately 45 minutes now with FDA approval.
Clear Labs is offering a Whole Genome Sequencing service to the food industry to help identify specific pathogen strains, trace root cause of problems - correlate strain of bacterial with specific food ingredient or supplier.
Following a partnership agreement, Charles River customers can access PathoQuest’s NGS-based testing solution, which identifies viral contaminants in biological products via a single comprehensive test, overcoming limitations of current viral safety testing methods.
The new Steritest™ Symbio Pump accessories enhance safety and convenience during sample handling, filtration, waste management, transport and incubation in any setting including compact environments such as laminar flow hoods and isolators.
Microbiology experts will be meeting in London 18 - 19th Jan 2017 to discuss topics such as contamination, endotoxins, quality assurance and control, environmental monitoring, rapid microbiology methods and much more.
Ideally suited to the smaller lab, the new BD Phoenix™ M50 ID/AST system helps deliver the same rapid, accurate and cost-effective testing as the legacy BD Phoenix™ 100, but within a smaller footprint.
Using proprietary enrichment media, magnetic antibody coated beads followed by detection with liquid crystal technology , the Xpress™ is faster and cheaper than traditional PCR systems with virtually no chance of cross reactivity.
Calibration and servicing of the SAS microbial air samplers can be done in Cherwell's own workshop or at customer facilities, which has proved an increasingly popular option as downtime its kept to the absolute minimum.