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Microbiology News: 2017 » July

Thermal Printer Gives Better Clarity on Autoclave Sterilisation Cycle

The new thermal printer will be rolled out across the entire Priorclave range of laboratory autoclaves such as benchtop, top loading and all front loading designs including those with cylindrical and rectangular chambers, double-door models and stackable units.
Posted: 2017-07-31

Lab M Expands µPREP™ Ready-to-Reconstitute Media Range

Lab M's µPREP media bags require no weighing, autoclaving or cooling to create 20L of sterile media (BPW, Lactose Broth and Half Fraser Broth), now with an increased reconstituted shelf life of five days.
Posted: 2017-07-31

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Tedizolid (TZD)

FDA Cleared MIC Test Strip Tedizolid Tedizolid is the seventh in a long series of MIC Test Strip items to be approved by the FDA, following recent approval of the Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam, Meropenem, Ceftazidime and Telavancin strips.
Posted: 2017-07-27

Beer Spoilage Testing and Results in the Same Shift

A new white paper and application note is available for beer spoilage monitoring.
Posted: 2017-07-27

Outbreak Highlights Risk of Salmonella Infection from Working in Microbiology Lab

PulseNet has helped CDC and public health officials identify a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to use of the bacterium in clinical, commercial and teaching microbiology laboratories.
Posted: 2017-07-25

Rules for Automated Urine Culture Screening Can be Customized

Using the BD Kiestra™ ReadA™ compact’s intelligent incubation and imaging device with high-throughput robotics to perform time series imaging, plates with no significant growth can be automatically released for disposal and the results reported to the customer’s compatible laboratory information system (LIS).
Posted: 2017-07-25

When Science Becomes Art – Olympus Image of the Year Award

Be in with a chance to win a microscope by entering Olympus’ Image of the Year European Life Science Light Microscopy Award, judges are looking for artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact and microscope proficiency.
Posted: 2017-07-25

FDA Clearance for ARIES C. difficile Assay Detecting both Toxin A and B

The ARIES® C. difficile Assay detects both toxin A and toxin B, which may reduce the probability of a false negative result from strains that only produce toxin A.
Posted: 2017-07-25

Download Astell's New Autoclave Catalogue

The Astell catalogue covers all eight autoclave ranges from circular to square section, 33 litre benchtop up to 1200 litre pass-through, and including options for cooling, vacuum and direct steam amongst others.
Posted: 2017-07-24

Record Breaking International Audience at IAFP 2017

IAFP 2017’s program featured more than 1,000 presentations including 74 symposia, 14 roundtable sessions, 134 technical presentations, and 675 poster presentations. In the exhibit hall were representatives from 188 companies, including 42 new exhibitors.
Posted: 2017-07-24

New ISPE Guidance Document on Risk-Based Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals

ISPE Baseline® Guide: Risk-Based Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products (Second Edition) provides a process that allows manufacturers to assess risk and determine where control strategies are necessary to meet acceptable limits for cross-contamination.
Posted: 2017-07-24

COPAN Diagnostics Inc. Showcasing PhenoMATRIX™ Smart Algorithms at AACC in San Diego

PhenoMATRIX - automated read, interpret and segregate bacterial cultures PhenoMATRIX™ is a sophisticated suite of algorithms that uses AI to automatically count and recognize organisms, giving microbiology labs the ability to read, interpret and segregate bacterial cultures.
Posted: 2017-07-24

Data Integrity for Endotoxin Testing – New FAQs Released to the QC Insider™ Toolbox

Data Integrity for Endotoxin Testing Lonza's new FAQ Tech Tip provides a detailed description of data integrity, its requirements and what they mean, as well as guidance for ensuring compliance in endotoxin testing.
Posted: 2017-07-24

DISHOP – Easy, Fast and Safe Online Ordering of DMD® Microbial Detection Solutions

Innovative media for beverage microbiology For ready-to-use culture media and rapid solutions for microbial detection in all major beverages like beer, non alcoholic beverages, juice, water and others, Döhler now offers online ordering with payments by credit card and PayPal.
Posted: 2017-07-24

New Rapid Yeast and Mold Test for Dairy Products

Rapid Yeast and Mold test for dairy The GreenLight® detection platform from MOCON allows dairies to release product (such as yogurt, soft cheese and cream) in approximately 18 hours with confidence that it does not contain yeast/mold spoilage organisms.
Posted: 2017-07-24

TSC Templates Ensure Accurate and Consistent Surface Sampling

Sterile single use template for environmental monitoring of surfaces Single use, sterile 10 x 10cm sampling templates from Technical Service Consultants can be used with either swabs or sponges for environmental monitoring of surfaces in food processing, cleanroom or other critical environments.
Posted: 2017-07-21

GOSH Selects Cherwell for Support in Excluding Bacterial Spores from Aseptic Compounding

Triple wrapped TSB media for media fill simulation Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Pharmacy Unit and Cherwell jointly published white paper and poster details development of new multilayer packaging of medium to prevent spore contamination prior to compounder validation.
Posted: 2017-07-18

Immunoassay for Giardia, Cryptosporidium and E. histolytica in Fecal Specimens

TECHLAB®, Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN™ test. The TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN ™ test is an enzyme immunoassay for simultaneous qualitative
Posted: 2017-07-18

Samco Clicktainer Vials - Secure and Reliable Sample Collection and Transport

The wide 53 mm opening on the Thermo Scientific Clicktainer vials is designed for easy specimen collection and handling. The click mechanism is both audible and tactile, assuring users that their samples are safe.
Posted: 2017-07-18

CE-IVD Marking for ELITechGroup Multiplex Viral Meningitis Panel

Meningitis Viral 2 ELITe MGB® Panel The Meningitis Viral 2 ELITe MGB® Panel, validated with cerebrospinal fluid samples detects and differentiates Enterovirus, Parechovirus and Adenovirus in single reaction.
Posted: 2017-07-17

New Entamoeba histolytica Monoclonal Antibodies for ELISA or Lateral Flow

ViroStat has just released a set of new mouse monoclonal antibodies to E. histolytica. These new antibodies function in ELISA and lateral flow applications and thus serve as excellent tools for the detection of this parasite.
Posted: 2017-07-17

Inlabtec Serial Diluter Chosen by Leading Food Safety Testing Organization

Automated serial dilutions The Inlabtec Serial Diluter has been successfully used by lab staff at SGS Fresenius since the beginning of 2015 eliminating the traditionally time-consuming, laborious tasks of test tube filling, sample cap handling and vortexing during dilutions.
Posted: 2017-07-17

CE-IVD Mark for Luminex ARIES® Norovirus Assay from Stool Specimens

Easy to use, sample to answer assay provides rapid detection of leading cause of acute gastroenteritis
Posted: 2017-07-11

Boehringer Ingelheim Selects Novatek for Global Environmental Monitoring Program

NOVA-EM is a GAMP 5 category 3 software system managing all aspects of an automated Environmental Monitoring Program. NOVA-EM is a business ready, process specific “off the shelf” solution that meets 95+ percent of environmental monitoring automaton requirements out of the box.
Posted: 2017-07-11

Pasteurization Verification in 5 Mins with ZymoSnap

Fast, easy pasteurization verification - ZymoSnap Hygiena’s ZymoSnap ALP has been specifically developed to offer reliable, definitive and repeatable results, even at low levels (25-100 mU/L), with a convenient all-in-one design, requiring only minimal equipment.
Posted: 2017-07-11

Fecal Transwab® - MWE’s 'Super Swab' That Ticks All The Boxes!

New generation pre-analytics from Medical Wire Part of the new generation of preanalyticals, Fecal Transwab® is a new method of collecting and presenting stool specimens that is both compatible with automated processing systems while offering faster turn round for manual processing.
Posted: 2017-07-11

Special Focus - What's on Show at IAFP 2017

Whether you are attending the IAFP this year or just want to keep up to date with the latest in products for the food microbiology laboratory, you can use our new 'at-a-glance' interactive graphic to quickly and easily see what's going to be on show in Tampa, Florida 9 to 12 July, 2017.
Posted: 2017-07-10

AOAC and AFNOR Certs Multiplex PCR Detecting Listeria and L.mono in Single Reaction

BACGene Listeria Multiplex is the first true multiplex real-time PCR detection for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in one single reaction
Posted: 2017-07-10

Learn More About Bio-Rad's Food & Water Safety Solutions at IAFP Booth 703

Come check out our display of chromogenic media, serological tests, water testing solutions, and PCR assays including automation. We’ll show you quality solutions for food safety testing with solid science built on strong partnerships. Booth #703.
Posted: 2017-07-07

New IUL Colony Counter Automatically Adjusts for Colony and Agar Type

IUL Automatic Colony Counter SphereFlash@ is the new automatic colony counter from IUL that automatically adjusts all parameters depending on the colony and agar type so no user input is required it also eliminates any reflections that may interfere with image processing.
Posted: 2017-07-05

High-throughput Testing for Plant Pathogens

New 96 well plate reader offers rapid testing for Phytophthora, CLas,and Ralstonia plant pathogens with high sensitivity, ease of use and afffordability.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Improve Your Enterobacteriaceae Detection with the New iQ-Check® Solution

Enterobacteriaceae PCR The Bio-Rad iQ-Check Enterobacteriaceae method is a fast, sensitive and specific alternative to the classical VRBG (Violet Red Bile Glucose) agar plate detection method.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Free Demo of Superior Multichannel Pipetting Results

Free demo of GripTips in your own lab Get INTEGRA to demonstrate in your own lab how you can achieve better multichannel pipetting results, avoid repetitive strain injuries and speed up your working process.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Consortium Secures Innovate UK Funding for Bacteriocins

Consortium has secured £933k in funding from Innovate UK for work on a novel class of drugs based on bacteriocins – potent toxins produced by bacteria to kill closely-related strains.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Pathogen Testing Systems Exclusively for Food Safety Excellence

Solus Scientific produces pathogen testing systems specifically developed for food safety excellence. Our assays bring significant productivity benefits to a food safety testing environment. Booth #909.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Priorclave Appoints New CEO for its American Operation

Priorclave North America customers gain notable savings in reduced energy, water, and maintenance costs by adopting a proper research-grade laboratory autoclave.
Posted: 2017-07-04

CERTUS™ Debuts Bio-Contained, In-House Pathogen Detection System

The CERTUS Grow, Read, Detect™ system enables any food processor to conduct safe and easy on-site environmental monitoring testing to help meet FSMA requirements. Booth #928.
Posted: 2017-07-04

Greenlight® Rapid Microbial Detection System Delivers Accurate CFU Estimate

MOCON Greenlight system measures oxygen depletion Based on monitoring oxygen depletion due to microbial growth, data shows the Greenlight Rapid Microbial Detection System gives precise results with low variation, the limit of detection and quantification are better than most standard counting methods with no serial dilution required.
Posted: 2017-07-04

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