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Microbiology News: 2017 » May

Wort-Agar from Döhler – Improved Yeast and Mould Detection in Beverages

Wort agar for Yeast and Moulds in Beverages New, ready-to-use Wort-Agar is optimised by the wort Döhler manufactures itself, the medium is suitable for detecting and determining the total count of yeast and moulds e.g. Saccharomyces pastorianus, S. cerevisiae, A. brasiliensis, P. roquefortii.
Posted: 2017-05-31

Microbiome Project Tracked Colonization of Newly Opened Hospital

A year long study at the University of Chicago Medicine has tracked the microbiome of a newly opened hospital, the study, “Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital,” began two months before the University of Chicago
Posted: 2017-05-30

FDA Clearance for Solana® C. difficile Molecular Assay

The Solana C. difficile Assay is an easy-to-use, accurate, molecular diagnostic test that generates an accurate result in about 35 minutes from stool specimens.
Posted: 2017-05-30

BAX® System Listeria Now Health Canada Validated Detection Method

Automated PCR food microbiology Health Canada Compendium now includes a protocol for using the BAX® System assay, a single-stage, 20- to 24-hour enrichment followed by real-time PCR detects Listeria species on a range of environmental surfaces in food industry.
Posted: 2017-05-30

Dr Martin Easter Appointed Chief Scientific Officer for Hygiena

Dr Martin Easter has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Hygiena. With 30 years’ experience as an industrial microbiologist, Martin first developed his interest in rapid microbiological methods when studying for his PhD in Aberdeen.
Posted: 2017-05-26

Sensitive, Reliable and Rapid Detection of Cryptococcal Infection

Lateral Flow Cryptococcal Antigen in serum and Cerebrospinal fluid Immuno mycologics The IMMY CrAg® LFA (Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay) is the first and only immunochromatographic dipstick assay for the qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of the cryptococcal capsular antigen in serum, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Posted: 2017-05-25

ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing of Soya and Cereal Based Products

High throughput ATP testing in 96 well plates The Promicol system provides a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in Soya and Cereal based products, currently used by international companies to routinely release finished products.
Posted: 2017-05-23

Metagenomic Discovery Service for Complete, Distinct Genomes from Microbiome Samples

Get complete, distinct genomes from microbiome samples easily and affordably—without culturing or high-molecular-weight DNA extraction.
Posted: 2017-05-23

Role of Embedded Antimicrobials in the Healthcare Environment - White Paper

Independent third-party testing consistently confirms that routine cleaning alone is not enough to maintain truly clean environments, especially in healthcare settings. Dr. Gina Sloan, Director of Innovations at Microban has written a white paper about the role of embedded antimicrobials.
Posted: 2017-05-23

New, Lyophilized Real-Time PCR Detects All Listeria "Sensu Stricto" Species in 24Hr

Listeria 'sensu stricto' Using a rapid enrichment broth, foodproof® Listeria StarBroth, combined with foodproof® Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit, all “sensu stricto” Listeria species can be detected within 24 hours including enrichment.
Posted: 2017-05-23

Proficiency Tests Show Improved Consistency With Inlabtec Serial Diluter

More consistent serial dilutions with Inlabtec Proficiency tests in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and GMP compliant Swiss testing lab, showed the Inlabtec Automated Serial Dilutor gave much more accurate total viable counts with a previously never achieved consistency between technicians.
Posted: 2017-05-23

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance with BIOMIC® V3

The BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System digitally reads, interprets, and records standard AMR tests including antibiotic disk diffusion, 96-well microtiter, and Etest/MIC Strips.
Posted: 2017-05-22

Baker Ruskinn Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation to Feature at ASM Microbe

Small footprint anaerobic chamber Baker will feature the Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation at ASM Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, LA, Booth # 2546. If you are using more than 20 anaerobic jars per week the affordably priced Baker Bugbox delivers a lower cost per plate and the ability to examine plates without oxygen exposure.
Posted: 2017-05-22

DMD® Extends Culture Media Range for Microbial Detection in Beverages

Innovative media for beverage microbiology Döhler is a specialist for innovative culture media for the beverage industry, ISO 11133:2014 compliant and referenced in global regulatory standards, the media is ready to use without weighing, autoclaving or performing your own media quality testing.
Posted: 2017-05-17

IAFP Announces 2017 Award Recipients

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will be presenting awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2017, July 9–12 in Tampa, Florida.
Posted: 2017-05-16

Like Quizzing? This Online Biology Dictionary Includes Questions

Biologydictionary.net is an on-line dictionary focused on biology terms, nicely separated into different sections such as microbiology and molecular biology. Each definition has an associated quiz for some self assessment!
Posted: 2017-05-16

Romer Labs Launches AgraQuant® Aflatoxin M1 High Sensitivity ELISA

Alfatoxin M1 ELISA test kit Testing for Aflatoxin M1 is now faster and more accurate with the new ELISA test kit from Romer Labs which uses just one unified pipetting volume of 100 µl and does not need an agitation step thereby removing two majors sources of errors.
Posted: 2017-05-16

Show Me The Money - We'll Show You the Bugs!

Eswabs for metagenomics The latest blog post from COPAN covers a recent study on microbes on circulating dollar bills in New York City. Using metagenomics, results from winter and summer samples were compared.
Posted: 2017-05-15

EKF Expands Geographical Reach of PCT Test for Early Sepsis Detection

EKF brings niche Stanbio Chemistry Procalcitonin LiquiColor® assay to new markets in Eastern Europe, Middle East and APAC regions.
Posted: 2017-05-15

SpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Partner for FDA Submission of ResistancePlus MG

The Speedx ResistancePlus MG Test is designed to identify both M. genitalium and mutations in the 23S rRNA gene that have been shown to confer resistance to azithromycin, SpeeDx will submit the test to the FDA for use with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR System.
Posted: 2017-05-15

Low Volume Storage Tube for Genomic Applications

The Micronic 0.30ml tube with external thread has a working volume of 210µl, ideal for RNA/DNA libraries.
Posted: 2017-05-12

New Validation for 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7)

3M MDS EcoliO157 The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status for AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM program, the system uses a single protocol for Cronobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes.
Posted: 2017-05-12

Compact Top Loading Autoclave for Labs with Limited Space

Top loading autoclaves for small labs When lab floor space is limited, the Priorclave QCS range of top loading autoclaves allows small and tall objects to be sterilised side-by-side in a single process - at bench-height and mounted on casters, the range is easy to install, and ideal for regularly reconfigured facilities.
Posted: 2017-05-11

NCIMB Collaborates with Protexin on Dental Biofilms Project

NCIMB strains used for biofilm investigation Working with probiotics manufacturer Protexin, NCIMB is examining the bacterial strains in its collection for those with potential to adjust the composition of oral biofilms and so reduce the incidence of dental caries.
Posted: 2017-05-11

Walk-away System Counts Colonies on Over 300 Plates per Hour

High throughput labs can look forward to completely hands-free automated colony counting of up to 300 Petri dishes per hour.
Posted: 2017-05-09

Roka to Distribute FoodChek's Food Pathogen Enrichment Media

For the next 5-years, Roka have a non-exclusive distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems Inc. to distribute their lines of both proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero™ UNIVERSAL Enrichment Media which speed up enrichment times for food pathogens.
Posted: 2017-05-09

Bruker Introduces Novel PCR Assays for Aspergillosis and Carbapenem Resistance

At the recent 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Bruker introduced important new clinical microbiology assays and consumables kits to further enhance the MALDI Biotyper® (MBT)
Posted: 2017-05-09

Safe, Easy Transport of Single Serum Vials with SpeciSafe® Range

SpeciSafe® secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for UN3373 compliant mailing of biological and clinical specimens, range includes solutions for screw cap microtubes, vacuum blood collection tubes, cryovials, Universal and Bijou containers, plus swabs/transport tubes.
Posted: 2017-05-08

Cleanroom Microbiology Solutions at The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Cherwell Laboratories supplies an integrated range of environmental monitoring and process validation products ideal for use within clinical pharmacies, visit stand A49 at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress, for practical advice and solutions tailored to individual customers’ aseptic process monitoring and validation needs.
Posted: 2017-05-08

Study Shows FecalSwab™ Improved LOD for Enteric Pathogens

COPAN FecalSwab™ used with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR Study shows FecalSwab™ outperforms traditional enteric transport media for automated liquid handling platforms or molecular assays for enteric bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Posted: 2017-05-03

Reliable Detection of Beer Spoiling Bacteria in Just an Hour!

DMD Screen & Ident Kits DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler allow bacteria in an enriched beer sample or directly from an individual colony on solid media to be detected and identified in just an hour.
Posted: 2017-05-02

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