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Microbiology News: 2017 » April

EMLab P&K Chicago Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Illinois Through Patent-Pending Lab Report

Mold testing specialists in Illinois benefit from MoldRANGE Local Climate reports.
Posted: 2017-04-28

[VIDEO] How Do You Ensure Your Product Is Truly Allergen Free?

AgraStrip® lateral flow strips for allergens Check out this short explainer video to see how AgraStrip® lateral flow strips can substantially improve your allergen management workflow.
Posted: 2017-04-27

Lonza Unveils Agenda for 3rd Annual Global Endotoxin Testing Summit

A growing list of experts from the global bacterial endotoxin testing community has signed up to join the speaker panel at Lonza’s 3rd Global Endotoxin Testing Summit (5-7 June 2017, Annapolis, MD, and Pickering Beach, DE, USA).
Posted: 2017-04-25

Study on IDEXX Legiolert™/Quanti-Tray®, MPN for L.pneumophila

Study found the IDEXX Legiolert/Quanti-Tray MPN method, gave on average higher counts of L. pneumophilia from 100 ml potable water and related samples when compared with the ISO 11731-2 membrane filtration method.
Posted: 2017-04-25

Solvent-free Detection of Ochratoxin A in Green Coffee and Wheat

Using a lateral flow test format, the Ochra-V AQUA eliminates the use of organic solvents while also significantly reducing testing time.
Posted: 2017-04-25

How to Choose a Media Preparator/Filler for Your Microbiology Lab

How to Choose a media preparation system Dr. Lukas Keller, Global Product Manager at INTEGRA, discusses what questions you should ask when looking to purchase an automated media preparation system and the features / benefits that differentiate the INTEGRA range from others on the market.
Posted: 2017-04-25

Recent Study Evaluates FecalSwab™ for Use in Molecular Tests

Study on effectiveness of COPAN’s FecalSwab™ for the “qualitative detection and identification of 22 GI pathogens” using Biofire’s FilmArray® GI Panel results found as well as needing less stool sample for accurate results.
Posted: 2017-04-24

Charles River Partners with Microbiologics® to Offer Custom QC Isolates

Get your own isolates prepared for QC testing Charles River customers can now use Microbiologics Custom Solutions to preserve and manufacture production environment isolates in a ready-to-use format for growth promotion of media, sterility testing, preservative effectiveness and validation studies.
Posted: 2017-04-24

3rd Annual Charles River QC Micro Workshop: 18 – 21, Sept 2017

Now Accepting Early-Bird Reservations Charles River is in the home stretch of finalizing the agenda of the upcoming 3rd Annual QC Micro Workshop taking place September 18–21, 2017 in Charleston, SC. Right now, they have 27
Posted: 2017-04-24

New Listeria Monoclonal Antibodies for Researchers and Kit Manufacturers

Three new monoclonal antibodies to Listeria species recognize all L. monocytogenes serotypes tested as well as other Listeria species.
Posted: 2017-04-21

One Reason Why Not All ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems are the Same

Standard deviation of ATP test kits ATP bioluminescence is one of the techniques that can be used to help meet the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, however not all ATP systems deliver the robustness and consistency of results required for use on a factory floor.
Posted: 2017-04-21

Ultra-Rapid Environmental Screening for Legalized Cannabis Growers

The PDx-Es technology for environmental screening will provide growers and cultivators information on detection of pathogen contamination for up to 30 organisms within less than a days turnaround of the test.
Posted: 2017-04-20

SpeeDx – Molecular Diagnostics Solutions that Go Beyond Detection

SpeeDx specialises in molecular diagnostic solutions, focusing on infectious disease and antibiotic resistance markers. Come to booth 97 to see the only CE-marked test for resistance testing for Mycoplasma genitalium (ResistancePlus™ MG).
Posted: 2017-04-18

UK Acceptance for 24 Hr Detection of P.aeruginosa in Drinking Water

Pseudalert detects Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 1 CFU in either 100-ml or 250-ml water samples, and gives a confirmed result within 24 hours now specified in ‘The Microbiology of Drinking Water (MoDW) – Part 8 – Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and P. aeruginosa.
Posted: 2017-04-18

APAS Independence – The Clever Way to Automate Clinical Microbiology

See the APAS Independence at Booth 17 at ECCMID. Visit us to see the next generation of automation in microbiology and the only instrument that eliminates the plate reading bottleneck by removing plates with no significant growth from the workflow.
Posted: 2017-04-18

Sputum Processing for 21st Century - MWE Launches Sigma SP™

At ECCMID 2017 in Vienna, MWE is launching Sigma SP™ (Patent Pending), a novel reagent in ready to use liquid format which will transform the processing of sputum! Come and find out more at Stand 118.
Posted: 2017-04-17

First-Ever Lactic Acid Bacteria Test To Gain Independent Validation

Validated lactic acid bacteria detection Simple, all-in-one testing solution for lactic acid spoilage bacteria, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance-Tested Method. No need for media preparation, special diluents, sample pH adjustment or special incubation conditions.
Posted: 2017-04-14

Mobidiag, Molecular In Vitro Solutions for Syndromic Diagnostics

Mobidiag develops industry-leading solutions for in vitro diagnostics of infectious diseases. We make molecular diagnostics fast, accurate and accessible. Discover Novodiag®, a turnkey solution for rapid and sensitive on-demand testing at booth #100.
Posted: 2017-04-14

Eight Different Testing Methods, Only ONE Swab!

What can 1mL of liquid amies and a COPAN flocked swab offer clinical investigations? Hint* the answer rhymes with great. Study demonstrates ESwab™ versatility for not only maintaining anaerobes, but also its ability to be used for multiple testing.
Posted: 2017-04-14

Colibri™ Brings PRECISION and ACCURACY to Microbiology!

The Colibri will select colonies from a culture plate (based on digital coordinates chosen using WASPLab) for further work up and investigations, it can seed the template and apply matrix to both the Vitek MS and Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF target plates.
Posted: 2017-04-14

Scaleable and Versatile Range of Laboratory Water Purifiers

The PURELAB® Chorus range of laboratory water purifiers provides a scaleable and versatile solution to all your laboratory water requirements, the only system on the market that is able to fully recirculate to maintain >15 MΩ.cm to ensure that there is no deterioration in purified water quality over time.
Posted: 2017-04-13

Quickest, Easiest Test for Raw Pork in Meat and Environmental Samples

Kit that detects raw pork in meat and environmental samples Neogen’s new Reveal® for Pork is a lateral flow test that can detect as little as 0.5% raw pork in meat and is also validated for use with environmental swabs and rinse water samples.
Posted: 2017-04-13

Virginia Mold Testing Lab Celebrates 13 Years Serving DC, Maryland and Virginia

EMLab P&K’s Fairfax, Virginia mold laboratory marks 13 years serving Virginia communities, providing high quality mold analysis throughout Virginia and the surrounding states .
Posted: 2017-04-13

Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance Testing Devices by Liofilchem

Liofilchem will show at ECCMID its latest developments in the range of MIC Test Strip, antibiotic discs and the new SensiTest Colistin, a compact broth microdilution panel and chromogenic culture media for AST. Visit us at booth #47.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Make Sure We Have Your ECCMID Stand Details

For the next few weeks we will be running a special feature focusing on what's happening at this year's ECCMID tradeshow and we'd like to tell our website visitors about what's going be displayed on your stand.
Posted: 2017-04-11

FDA Clearance for BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ Fully Automated Blood Culture System

BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ is the first continuously-monitoring blood culture microbial detection system to offer “Load & Go” technology, helping labs to streamline their workflow.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Easy EUCAST AST Testing Compliance with ChromaZona

ChromaZona’s unique three colour lighting and powerful Chromogenic ID software can at the touch of a button, use colour and morphology to identify microorganisms plated on a range of chromogenic media including: Brilliance™; CHROMagar™; Colorex™ and HardyCHROM™. Booth #65.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Automated Colony ID on Oxoid Chromogenic Media Using Validated Software

Automatic identification of bacteria and yeasts on ThermoFisher Scientific’s Oxoid Chromogenic media with specially validated Synbiosis Chromogenic ID software for use with Synbiosis colony counters.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Hygiena's AllerFlow Quickly Detects Gluten in Final Rinse Water Samples

Detect gluten in rinse waters AllerFlow Gluten can detect gluten down to 5ppm in liquid samples as well as on surfaces making it ideal for rinse water testing in the food and brewing industry. A Hygiena white paper on allergen control and cleaning verification is available on request.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Discover VirClia®, Chemiluminescence in Monotest That Adapts to Your Lab

Visit us to learn more about the great flexibility that VirClia® can bring to your laboratory. Don’t miss the opportunity and come by for a demo of the VirClia® systems and talk with us about our expanding portfolio for infectious diseases. Booth #82.
Posted: 2017-04-11

Special Focus - What's on Show at ECCMID 2017

ECCMID 2017 22 - 25 April If you're going to ECCMID this year, here's a chance to plan which stands to visit and if you can't make it to Vienna this time, you can still be up to date with what's going to be on show.
Posted: 2017-04-10

Fast, Accurate QC Microorganisms from Microbiologics

Microbiologics offers over 900 strains in a variety of formats for assay and instrumentation validation/verification, routine QC, proficiency testing and more. Visit booth 133 to learn how we can help your laboratory save time and money.
Posted: 2017-04-10

BioFront Technologies Announces US Proficiency Testing Partnership with Fera

Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as its US agent for Fapas proficiency testing.
Posted: 2017-04-10

bioMérieux Your Expert in Infectious Diseases at ECCMID 2017

bioMérieux will be showcasing their innovations in: Sepsis Diagnostic Management, Antimicrobial Resistance, Immunocompromised Testing and Microbiology Lab Efficiency. PLUS an Integrated Symposium on 'Diagnostic Solutions to Address One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Challenges'.
Posted: 2017-04-10

AB ANALITICA to Distribute Amplidiag® Diagnostic Tests in Italy

AB ANALITICA will be distributing in Italy, Amplidiag® H. pylori+ClariR, Amplidiag® Stool Parasites, Amplidiag® CarbaR+VRE, Amplidiag® C. difficile+027, Amplidiag® Bacterial GE and the two upcoming tests: Amplidiag® Viral GE and Amplidiag® CarbaR+MCR as well as the Amplidiag® Easy system.
Posted: 2017-04-10

MAST's Extensive Portfolio of Antimicrobial Resistance Products

See the new MAST® ICT (D74C); a paper test device, based on the principals of the Indirect Carbapenemase Test, together with mastdiscs® combi Carba plus (D73C) a five-disc system for the detection of MBL, KPC and OXA-48-like carbapenemases. Booth #127
Posted: 2017-04-10

How To Do Serial Dilutions Better and Now It's Cheaper Too!

automated serial dilutions for food microbiology The new Inlabtec Serial Dilutor automates your serial dilutions delivering more reliable, consistent results and now it's at an even lower cost per test, by using pipette straws instead of standard pipette tips.
Posted: 2017-04-06

Ceftazadime/avibactam AST Discs Added to MAST Range

Antibiotic sensitivity discs Ceftazadime/avibactam 10-4 (EUCAST compatible CZA14C) and Ceftazadime/avibactam 30-20 (CLSI compatible CZA50C), are available now from Mast in cartridge format.
Posted: 2017-04-04

Bacterial Identification Database Updated with Plant Pathogens

BIolog's GEN III identification database can now identify plant pathogens to the pathovar level. This level of resolution of pathovars, especially within the Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas genera, cannot be easily achieved by current molecular testing technologies.
Posted: 2017-04-04

Drones Fly Specimens Between Swiss Hospital Labs

Trained hospital staff load the drone with a safety box (in which the lab samples are packaged) and launch the drone with a smartphone application. The drone will then flies autonomously along the predefined route to its destination, where the box will be received by another member of staff.
Posted: 2017-04-04

Win One of 400 Exclusive INTEGRA T-Shirts

Win one of 400 exclusive INTEGRA PIPETBOY / PIPETGIRL T-Shirts by following the scavenger hunt on the new INTEGRA website now designed for perfect viewing whether you are using a desktop, tablet or mobile.
Posted: 2017-04-04

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