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Microbiology News: 2017 » June

Aflatoxin M1 in Dairy Products – Lateral Flow, ELISA or Chromatography?

Aflatoxin M1 is currently a big challenge for the dairy industry, Georgios Papageorgiou, Operations Manager with ProGnosis Biotech Ltd., compares current techniques for testing dairy products for Aflatoxin M1.
Posted: 2017-06-30

Media Preparation in Minutes With QuickBag and FitBag

For BPW and Listeria enrichment media, FitBag Enrichment Media are in a ready to fill format offering the flexibility to be filled and mixed, Quickbag Enrichment Media are supplied with water pre-filled, just break the dividing seal and mix.
Posted: 2017-06-29

New PCR Test Specifically Detects All Cronobacter spp. Within 24 h.

The foodproof® Cronobacter Detection LyoKit is ultra sensitive with a specificity of 100% for all Cronobacter spp.. Option for differentiation between live and dead cells is available.
Posted: 2017-06-28

Crystal Diagnostics CDx Xpress Rapid Pathogen Detection Platform

With one of the lowest cost per test in the industry, the CDx Xpress platform is a rapid pathogen detection platform that combines speed, accuracy, and affordability. AOAC accredited for E. coli O157, STEC, Salmonella, and Listeria over a variety of matrices and environmental surfaces. Booth #324
Posted: 2017-06-28

Next-generation Tools for Your Environmental Sampling Program

New environmental sample collection tools for food processing / packing facilities, improving recovery and viability of microorganisms to support accurate detection or enumeration in the laboratory. World Bioproducts Booth # 627.
Posted: 2017-06-27

What Lab Managers Want - Infographic

Lab managers rank their top five challenges which included: instrument maintenance and downtime (73%), the growing complexities of instrument testing requirements (63%), time consuming sample preparation (60%), keeping up-to-date with changing regulations (52%) and need for better data management (50%).
Posted: 2017-06-27

Wickham Laboratories Validates Fourth Isolator for Sterility Testing

Wickham Laboratories has announced the validation of a new half-suit isolator for their growing sterility department. In order to keep up with an increasing demand for sterility testing and be able to meet client’s expectations for the best
Posted: 2017-06-27

Complete Testing Solutions for Legionella in Water, Biofilm and Aerosols

The Aquadien™ Bacterial DNA Extraction and Purification Kit extracts and purifies bacteria present in water samples for real-time PCR detection, this video demonstrates the filtration and DNA extraction technique.
Posted: 2017-06-27

CHROMagar + MALDI-TOF = The Perfect Match

Combined use of chromogenic media and MALDI-TOF MS Recent study shows that CHROMagar media has no influence on microbial identification by MALDI-TOF MS and that both technologies can be used together for identification of microorganisms.
Posted: 2017-06-26

Everything Your Lab Needs for QC. We’re Up to the Challenge.

Microbiologics is the leading provider of QC microorganisms for food laboratories. We offer custom controls and over 900 strains in a variety of formats including qualitative, quantitative and CRM. Booth #635.
Posted: 2017-06-26

AFNOR Certification for E. coli O157 (including H7) Test

3M Food Safety’s next-generation molecular assay test for E. coli O157 (including H7) is 30 percent faster compared to the previous version and now has AFNOR certification.
Posted: 2017-06-26

bioMérieux’s Updated Food Microbiology Pathway

bioMérieux will showcase the updated Food Microbiology Pathway. Featured in the bioMérieux booth will be our latest solutions for simplifying your lab's workflow, increasing efficiency and reliability, and adding confidence to your quality control testing. Booth #1016.
Posted: 2017-06-26

South West Water Switches to Colilert®-18 for all Compliance Testing

Following a six month comparison study between Colilert-18 and traditional agar plating has resulted in South West Water moving to replacing plates with the Colilert-18 system as it was found to be faster and more accurate.
Posted: 2017-06-22

New Food Microbiology Sample Preparation Products

Seward will be demonstrating their recently launched Stomacher® 400 EVO laboratory blender together with its products for large volume food sample preparation and FDA BAM methods - including the Stomacher® 4500 BAM. Seward will also highlight its Insterprep range of sterile pre-weighed media. Booth #541.
Posted: 2017-06-22

Hygiena’s Expanded Food Safety Testing Solutions – IAFP Booth #607

Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to improve food safety. From environmental monitoring and PCR pathogen detection to microbial fingerprinting, Hygiena is with you at every step. Booth #607.
Posted: 2017-06-22

Norovirus Detection Swab – Now Available from Puritan

Puritan, North America’s largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, recently released a norovirus detection kit, which will make your environmental monitoring more complete and will set you at ease. Booth# 744.
Posted: 2017-06-22

Protect What Matters with Pall Solutions

Stop by the Pall booth and let us show how we can help you Protect What Matters. From pathogen detection using our GeneDisc system, to spoilage prevention with the Imperium platform, Pall is here to help. Booth #639.
Posted: 2017-06-22

Proficiency Schemes for Microbiology Laboratories

Proficiency schemes are the ultimate test of the ability of a laboratory to provide correct test results, Fiona Cawkell, co-founder of the Campden Microbiology Proficiency Scheme (CMPS) reviews what they are and why laboratories need to use them.
Posted: 2017-06-20

Disks for Simple, Efficient Confirmation of CPE and OXA-48

mastdiscs® combi Carba plus (D73C) can be used in conjunction with mastdiscs® ID range – CAT™ID (D71C), to confirm and differentiate enzymes expressed by CPE once screened positive for carbapenemase activity.
Posted: 2017-06-20

LBT to Distribute APAS® Automated Plate Interpretation System in Australia/NZ

The APAS® is a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology for the automated imaging, image analysis, interpretation and reporting of growth on microbiology culture plates after incubation.
Posted: 2017-06-20

Neogen Expands Food Safety Genomic Testing

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ genomic services utilize a novel application of 16s metagenomics to determine all bacteria in a sample, without introducing biases from culture media, and without the need to generate a bacterial isolate for each possible microbe in a sample.
Posted: 2017-06-20

FDA Clearance for True Sample-to-Answer Solution™ Respiratory Panel

The ePlex RP Panel from GenMark Diagnostics detects over 20 viral and bacterial pathogens that commonly cause upper respiratory infections.
Posted: 2017-06-20

LiquiTech Offers CMS-Compliant Water Testing and Management

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new requirements that any Medicare-certified facility must have a water management plan that includes routine testing for waterborne pathogens such as Legionella. LiquiTech have an easy online ordering system for water testing and management plans.
Posted: 2017-06-19

New ISPE Guide to Decommissioning Pharmaceutical Equipment and Facilities

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Decommissioning of Pharmaceutical Equipment and Facilities describes a risk-based approach for planning and documenting the decommissioning process to meet the requirements of regulatory authorities.
Posted: 2017-06-19

How Can Laboratories Simplify the Performance Testing of Culture Media?

Culture Media Performance Testing ISO 11133: 2014 Users of bioMérieux ready-to-use culture media are not required to carry out extensive tests to be in compliance with ISO 11133: 2014. bioMérieux offers multiple solutions and evidence documents to simplify tests and reinforce confidence in your food and water analyses.
Posted: 2017-06-19

Real-time Direct-From-Sample Food Analysis Using Mass Spectrometry

Waters introduces LiveID software for real-time, direct-from-sample food analysis and plant phenotyping direct sample classification by mass spectrometry.
Posted: 2017-06-13

DISPENSMAN - an Accurate and Safe Bottle-top Dispenser

The three-position nozzle controls the dispensing of liquids, the removal of air in the system to avoid liquid loss, and includes an anti-drip safety feature that returns liquid to the bottle.
Posted: 2017-06-13

CE Marked STI Panel Detects and Differentiates in One Single Reaction

ELITe InGenius instrument ELITechGroup now have CE-IVD marking for the STI ELITe MGB® Panel, a real-time PCR multiplex assay for the detection of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae and M. genitalium.
Posted: 2017-06-13

Salmonella Fears Leads to Recall of Thousands of Mars Chocolate Products

Mars Food UK Limited have issued a nationwide recall on a variety of their popular chocolate products following Salmonella detection.
Posted: 2017-06-13

AllerSnap™ - One Device Screens Surfaces For All Allergens

AllerSnap screens for all allergens AllerSnap is both cost effective and time saving - especially when testing for multiple surface allergens. One swab test checks for all proteins, quickly confirming the hygiene of a surface, and eliminating the need to run multiple expensive allergen-specific tests.
Posted: 2017-06-12

SpeeDx and Cepheid Announce Partnership on European Distribution

ResistancePlus MG test, the first CE-IVD test for Mycoplasma genitalium to combine detection with testing for azithromycin resistance
Posted: 2017-06-12

Fast, Easy Solution for Detection of Guaiacol-producing Alicyclobacilli

BAT System The BAT media & Guaiacol Detection Kit combines ready-to-use culture media with clear enzymatic detection of off-flavour producing Alicyclobacilli - growth-promoting nutrients produces faster results whilst enzymatic detection of guaiacol can be determined with visual analysis.
Posted: 2017-06-12

Mérieux NutriSciences - European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues & Perspectives

Mérieux NutriSciences have launched the first edition of its Blue Paper, entitled “European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues & Perspectives”. Starting from consumer perspective and
Posted: 2017-06-06

Fast, Routine and Cost-effective Strain Typing for Hospital Infection Control

The IR Biotyper™ System enables fast, routine and cost-effective strain typing for hospital infection control and earlier detection of outbreaks due to multi-resistant strains. The MALDI Biotyper®-based KPC Microbial Subtyping detects Klebsiella pneumoniae strains carrying carbapenemase-encoding blaKPC gene.
Posted: 2017-06-06

How One Lab Ended Manual Capping and De-Capping

The Micronic Univo Electric Capper CP480 can seal an entire rack of 96 tubes within 7 seconds and has a guaranteed evenly capping result.
Posted: 2017-06-06

Preserve Wine Quality With Brettanomyces Quantification in 2 Hrs

Brettanomyces detection in wine Pall has expanded its range of quality control protocols for the wine industry with a new application for GeneDisc® which gives quantification of Brettanomyces spp. and Brettanomyces bruxellensis, in 2 hours from sample to results.
Posted: 2017-06-06

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Telavancin (TLV)

MIC Strips for Saureus Telavancin A quantitative assay for determining the MIC of telavancin against Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).
Posted: 2017-06-06

High Throughput Biological Sample Collection & Processing

VIAFLO processing dried blood samples Overcoming the limitations of 8 channel pipettes, the semi-automated VIAFLO 96 is now an integral part of Neoteryx’s Mitra® Microsampling device capable of handling hundreds or thousands of biological samples per day all within a small footprint.
Posted: 2017-06-06

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