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Microbiology News: 2016 » November

16S Bacterial Identification – When is Full Gene Sequencing Required?

Vikki Mitchell Identification Services Manager at NCIMB Within a GMP production facility, identification of bacterial isolates provides vital information - this article takes a look at 16s rDNA sequencing, the options available and when it is most appropriate to use them.
Posted: 2016-11-30

External Thread Storage Tubes Reduce Cross Contamination

Using externally threaded tubes for sample storage eliminates the possibility of the sample coming into contact with the screw thread.
Posted: 2016-11-30

Sabra Issues Second Recall of Hummus Due to Listeria

For the second time, food company Sabra has had to issue a recall of food items following detection of Listeria monocytogenes at the site of manufacture.
Posted: 2016-11-29

QIAGEN and CosmosID Launch New Plugin for Metagenomics Analysis

Bioinformatics expansion strengthens QIAGEN’s Sample to Insight metagenomics solutions
Posted: 2016-11-29

Whitehouse Laboratories Launches Bacterial Endotoxin Testing Service

Whitehouse Laboratories, a division of AMRI, have added Bacterial Endotoxin Analysis to its Microbiology Laboratory. New and current clients now will have the opportunity to have water systems, medical devices, raw materials, active pharmaceutical
Posted: 2016-11-29

Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced Receives AOAC Approval

Accurate ATP Test Kits Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced ATP Sanitation Monitoring System is the first to receive an AOAC approval, following a study by NSF International.
Posted: 2016-11-28

Unique Manual Two Fixed Volume Pipette Simplifies Dilution and Plating

Simple pipette with 2 fixed volumes One pipette, one tip, two volumes - dispense 1ml for pour plates and 0.1 ml for the spread plates then prepare next serial dilution.
Posted: 2016-11-28

How to Prevent False-Positive Results in Pathogen Testing

prevent false positives in pathogen testing The latest issue of Romer Labs' Spot On Diagnostic Solutions magazine looks at how phages can be used to prevent false positives, rapid on-site pathogen monitoring plus 8 myths of pathogen detection.
Posted: 2016-11-28

Meet ISO 11133:2014 Requirements With Liofilchem Ready-to-use Media

Media ISO11133:2014 Liofilchem manufactures a range dehydrated and prepared culture media for food and water microbiology, providing full traceability and validation data to help meet ISO 11133:2014 requirements.
Posted: 2016-11-28

Automated Etest, MIC Test Strip, & M.I.C.E. Reading with BIOMIC® V3

The BIOMIC V3 automates MIC zone reading and S-I-R interpretation for Etest® (bioMerieux), MIC Test Strip (Liofilchem®), and M.I.C.E. strips (Thermo).
Posted: 2016-11-23

Sekisui OSOM® Ultra Flu A&B Test Using Swab Samples

Now CLIA waiver, the OSOM® Ultra Flu A&B Test delivers fast, accurate results in 10-15 minutes by utilizing a simple procedure across multiple sample types, including nasal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, and in moderate settings, nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash.
Posted: 2016-11-22

First Ultra-Rapid Phenotypic MRSA/MSSA Differentiation Assay

Based on detection of fluorescent light produced by molecular probes when they find their specific target molecules, the MRSA/MSSA differentiation is phenotypic overcoming the issue of PCR assays not coping with frequent changes in genetic material.
Posted: 2016-11-22

Compact Dry YMR – Detection of Yeast and Mold in 48 – 72 Hrs!

Ready to use dry film plates yeast and moulds Now available from R-Biopharm, the ready-to-rehydrate Compact Dry YMR plates detect yeast and molds (which appear as blue/blue-green colonies) in foods, beverages and surface swabs.
Posted: 2016-11-21

Legionella Detection With New Biophotonic Light Sensor

Using tiny sensors, the device works by using the photonics technique of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), a procedure that reads information from a refracted laser beam, allowing fast, highly sensitive, inexpensive detection from a small sample.
Posted: 2016-11-21

Multi-country EU Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Contaminated Eggs

Over 100 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis across the EU have been linked to an egg packing facility in Poland.
Posted: 2016-11-21

Fast, Automated Generation of MIC Point Values

A new software module from Synbiosis automatically reads the MIC point from a MIC strip at the touch of a button.
Posted: 2016-11-21

Next Generation Clean Room Air Samplers Now Available from Hardy

Triple Headed Microbial Air Sampler for Cleanrooms The three sampling heads of the Trio Bas family of air samplers allow air sampling at the beginning, middle, and end of a run or allow different media to be used simultaneously.
Posted: 2016-11-21

Neogen Develops Sensitive Solution to Detect Listeria spp., L. mono

Listeria ONE Broth, ONE Plate NF-certified One Broth One Plate workflow can be used to test all food and environmental samples for Listeria, and provides results in as little as 48 hours — with enhanced sensitivity versus ISO 11290 methodology.
Posted: 2016-11-18

Detect E.coli and Total Coliforms in Food Processing Water in 18Hrs

Colilert-18/Quanti-Tray (ISO 9308-2:2012), for the 18 hour detection of E. coli and total coliforms in food processing water.
Posted: 2016-11-15

MicroVal Approval for Assurance GDS® Salmonella Tq

Using BioControl System’s mEHEC enrichment broth, Assurance GDS features an enrichment time of 10 hours and has been validated using the ISO 16140 standard.
Posted: 2016-11-15

Bio-sensor to be Developed for Citrus Greening Disease

The new Citrus Greening / HLB BioSensor will be designed for use in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) testing instruments, such as high volume 96-well plate readers.
Posted: 2016-11-15

Detect and Count Yeast and Molds Within 5 Hours

Based on real-time PCR technology, BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof® kit is a unique kit for the detection and enumeration of yeasts and molds.
Posted: 2016-11-15

New Assay for Molecular Detection of Cronobacter

Fast efficient detection of Cronobacter A new addition to the 3M™ Molecular Detection System pathogen testing platform detects Cronobacter, isothermal DNA amplification combined with bioluminescence detection overcomes the limitations of conventional agar and PCR-based methods.
Posted: 2016-11-15

Eliminate Need to Autoclave and Refill Tip Boxes with TerraRacks

Ideal for sensitive molecular assays, Rainin TerraRacks are available as ready-to-use, sterile tips in racks - choose between filtered or unfiltered tips.
Posted: 2016-11-14

Video Shows How Priorclave Autoclaves Are Built

How to build an autoclave Successful laboratory autoclave manufacturer Priorclave, has over 60 standard models in its current range including benchtop, top and front loading, as well as double-door and power-door autoclaves.
Posted: 2016-11-14

VIAFLO ASSIST Increases Consistency of Tissue Typing

Liquid Handling for Tissue Typing By offering consistency of dispensing volume, immersion depth and pipetting angle, the reproducibility and accuracy of tissue typing protocols are increased, especially during middle of the night, on-call tasks.
Posted: 2016-11-09

Cherwell Laboratories Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Cherwell Laboratories will be celebrating their 45th anniversary on Stand 9 at this years Pharmig Annual Conference.
Posted: 2016-11-09

CE Marked 30 Minute Or Less Molecular Flu/RSV Test

Using the Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV hospitals and clinics can reliably diagnose influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in 30 minutes or less.
Posted: 2016-11-08

Bruker Acquires NAT Assays and Syndromic Panel Technology

Bruker acquistion will be involved in developing PCR-based syndromic panels for Bruker’s MALDI Biotyper platform.
Posted: 2016-11-08

Hundreds Sickened from Restaurant Norovirus Outbreak

Over 300 people in UK have fallen ill with suspected norovirus in a multicity outbreak across Mexican chain restaurant, Wahaca.
Posted: 2016-11-08

FDA Clearance for Centralised Breath-test Diagnosis of H.pylori

BreathID® Hp Lab System is based on measuring the level of change of 13C labeled urea in a patients breath and aims to facilitate H. pylori diagnosis, in a central location, of large numbers of breath samples.
Posted: 2016-11-08

NCIMB Investigates Use of Bacteriophages to Control Biofilms

NCIMB’s project aims to isolate and identify bacteriophages that are selective to biofilm causing organisms in North Sea reservoirs.
Posted: 2016-11-08

Compliant Air Transport for Biological Samples

Convenient and cost effective sample packaging materials ensure UN3373 compliance for safe air transportation of biological samples.
Posted: 2016-11-08

Affordable Benchtop 1536-well Pipetting

Affordable Benchtop 1536-well Pipetting The VIAFLO 384 is the only benchtop pipette on the market, which allows easy and precise pipetting into 1536 well plates.
Posted: 2016-11-08

Latest Colour Touchscreen Controllers for Astell Autoclave Range

The controller software has been developed by Astell for the precision control of all its autoclaves and sterilizers and contains features designed to improve both the speed and management of load cycles.
Posted: 2016-11-08

LAL is Saving the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

This interactive graphic helps separate the facts from the myths about the population status of the Atlantic horseshoe crab and the use of its blood in endotoxin testing.
Posted: 2016-11-07

New EZ-Fit™ Filtration Units - Microbial Testing Without the Burden

Disposable Filtration Kits for Bioburden testing Ready-to-use, disposable Merck EZ-Fit™ filtration units are intended for filtration of liquid samples such as water, raw materials, in-process samples and final products for bioburden testing.
Posted: 2016-11-07

Read the Latest Microbiology News with Lab M Insider

Lab M Microbiology News Now available to download, the first edition of the Lab M Insider covers ISO 11133 compliance, the new NF certified One Broth One Plate Listeria workflow along with Listeria facts. There's also a spotlight on FSA's ACT campaign to reduce Campylobacter.
Posted: 2016-11-04

GeneDisc® Legionella Receives Extended Validation for Qualitative Screening

PCR testing for Legionella in water The NF VALIDATION certification scope of Palls' GeneDisc Legionella has been extended to qualitative detection, using PCR technology, negative water samples can be screened for Legionella within 2 hours.
Posted: 2016-11-04

Sterile, Disposable Cutlery for Food Microbiology Sampling

Sampling cutlery for food microbiology Designed for taking samples of food in the laboratory prior to microbiological or chemical testing, the Corning range of disposable cutlery are sterile and come individually wrapped. Free samples are available on request.
Posted: 2016-11-04

Reliable and Rapid Identification of MRSA for Better Patient Outcome

Available exclusively in the UK from Alpha Laboratories, the AdvanDx mecA XpressFISH assay uses a unique PNA-FISH technology to detect mecA mRNA from positive Staphylococcus aureus blood cultures, providing a result 1-3 days earlier than conventional methods.
Posted: 2016-11-01

First CE-IVD Marked NGS-based Metagenomics Test for Blood Pathogens

iDTECT™ Blood is the first NGS-based metagenomics test to be CE-IVD marked for the clinical identification of pathogens from blood samples.
Posted: 2016-11-01

Artel Software Solution Tests all Elements Important to Pipetting

Software allows a holistic approach to pipetting quality and pipette management - easy to implement and efficient to use, better enabling labs to generate consistent results.
Posted: 2016-11-01

FDA Clearance for Solana® Strep Complete Assay

The moderately complex Solana molecular platform uses Helicase-Dependent Amplification (HDA) technology to generate a fast and accurate test result. Solana can process up to 12 patient samples in each 25-minute run.
Posted: 2016-11-01

Evaluation Study on Anthrax BioThreat Alert Lateral Flow Assay

Study demonstrates that the Tetracore Anthrax BioThreat Alert® Lateral Flow Assay is a robust and reliable assay that can be used to rapidly screen for the presence of Bacillus anthracis in an environmental sample.
Posted: 2016-11-01

TRIO.BAS GAS Designed for Microbial Monitoring of Compressed Gases

Based on impaction of microorganisms onto culture media in plates, the TRIO.BAS GAS is a high pressure sampler according ISO 8573-7 and ISO 14698 has been specifically developed and produced for microbial monitoring of compressed gas.
Posted: 2016-11-01

Multiplex Real-time PCR Kits Detects Over 450 β Lactamase Gene Targets.

Muliplex real-time PCR kits can be used to complement standard susceptibility tests and to improve surveillance and epidemiologic tracking.
Posted: 2016-11-01
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