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Microbiology News: 2017 » September

Hygiena Expands Testing Portfolio to Cover Entire Contamination Detection Spectrum

Complete Solutions for Food Microbiology from Hygiena Hygiena now covers the entire spectrum of reliable contamination detection, from sample collection to screening of indicator organisms to specific microbial characterisation.
Posted: 2017-09-27

Automated ID of Coliforms on ISO 9308-1 Chromogenic Media

Synbiosis' software module is validated for automatic identification of coliforms in drinking water and disinfected pool water when cultured on Liofilchem and Merck ISO 9308-1 compliant chromogenic media, giving objective reading of plates with retained images for checking at a later stage.
Posted: 2017-09-27

InnovaPrep Launches New Generation Concentrating Pipette

The CP Select is the new generation of the popular Concentrating Pipette and is an automated, rapid bio-concentration device for modern microbiology. The system replaces centrifugation and enrichment methods as a front-end to microbial detection.
Posted: 2017-09-27

Microbiologics Add GFP-Marked Control Strains of L. monocytogenes

green fluorescent protein (GFP) marked Listeria QC strain Using fluorescence, UV-BioTAG is a quick, reliable way to check whether a positive test result has derived from cross-contamination with QC organisms. Three different L. monocytogenes strains (Serotypes 4b, 1/2a and 1/2b) have now been added to the UV-BioTAG line.
Posted: 2017-09-27

CE-IVD For Tetracore Portable Real-time PCR Thermocycler

The T-COR 8 can perform molecular tests in an "open" mode, allowing researchers and developers to create new tests on the next generation instrument using the built-in custom protocol creator.
Posted: 2017-09-26

Arup Offers Explify™ Respiratory a NGS Test for Respiratory Infections

Using IDbyDNA’s Taxonomer software, a DNA search engine that can rapidly identify any organism by its genetic material, the Explify Respiratory detects more than 200 common and rare bacterial, fungal, and viral respiratory pathogens with a single test.
Posted: 2017-09-26

First Automated Phenotypic Test for Carbapenemase Producing Organisms

Fully integrated within BD Phoenix panels, the new BD Phoenix CPO detect test enables laboratories to offer a more comprehensive antimicrobial susceptibility test profile while improving laboratory process efficiency.
Posted: 2017-09-26

Bruker Acquires MERLIN Adding Speciality AST and ART

MERLIN will become Bruker´s Center of Excellence for specialty biochemical and selected, high-value MALDI Biotyper-based antibiotic resistance and susceptibility testing
Posted: 2017-09-26

Recapping Large Format Sample Storage Tubes Effectively

Best way to recap 48-well and 24-well format sample storage tubes securely and uniformly, ensuring an optimal sealing performance - the Univo Screw Cap Recapper is a hand held, cost effective solution.
Posted: 2017-09-21

ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing of Cosmetic Products

ATP testing for personal care products Using simple test procedures with no change in sample preparation, Promicol’s cosmetics software provides unique security and simple automated control of the complete assay - capable of running approximately 100 samples in 10 mins.
Posted: 2017-09-21

Benchmarking of the Microsart® AMP Mycoplasma Kit

Finding the best Mycoplasma NAT kit for cell culture contamination Study shows Microsart® AMP Mycoplasma Kit has the least variability and highest reproducibility of results compared to two other NAT Mycoplasma kits on the market, with the advantage of chilled rather than frozen reagents.
Posted: 2017-09-20

PENTAX Medical Europe Launch Unique Duodenoscope with Disposable Elevator Cap

PENTAX Medical’s DEC™ Duodenoscope obtains CE mark, offering clinicians a unique solution for enhancing infection prevention and improving reprocessing efficiency.
Posted: 2017-09-20

Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus is First Application for Sysmex Vermicon Partnership

Combining Vermicon's gene probe technology VIT® with Sysmex flow cytometry has led to the Flow VIT® detection system, which delivers highly sensitive detection for industrial microbiology applications.
Posted: 2017-09-19

Experience Complete Testing Workflow at New Merck Food Safety Studio

The new 5,300-square foot center gives customers access to a complete food safety workflow, from raw materials testing to finished-product safety testing, to help find, correct and prevent hazards within the food supply chain.
Posted: 2017-09-19

Simultaneous Enrichment and Real-Time Detection of Listeria spp.

Based on SERS nanoparticle technology, the CERTUS System is a fast, easy and cost-effective way to detect environmental Listeria in food processing plants, as growth and detection is performed in sealed tubes, it can safely be done on-site.
Posted: 2017-09-19

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Launches New Website

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has launched its new website. This newly redesigned website was crafted to provide their members and potential
Posted: 2017-09-19

COPAN Installs Landmark, 60th WASPLab™

60th WASP installed COPAN have installed the 60th WASPLab™, a fully automated specimen processor and work-up system for microbiology, which comprises robotic culture and incubation of specimens, digital imaging and artificial intelligence to assist interpretation and reporting of patient results.
Posted: 2017-09-18

New Simple, Accurate Culture Testing Method for L. pneumophila in Water

The Legiolert test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of L. pneumophila through utilisation of a substrate present in the Legiolert reagent.
Posted: 2017-09-18

Novel Marine Methylotrophs added to the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria

Four novel species of methylotrophs have been added to the NCIMB repository, despite their crucial role in marine carbon cycling, to date only a handful of marine methanol oxidizers and even fewer methane oxidizers, have been isolated and physiologically characterized.
Posted: 2017-09-18

Symmetric M1 – Next Generation Lateral Flow for Aflatoxin M1 in Dairy

Sensitive lateral flow test for Aflatoxin M1 in dairy Symmetric M1 is an innovative lateral flow test, utilizing state-of-the-art symmetric technology for the quantitative detection of Aflatoxin M1 in cow, sheep and goat milk.
Posted: 2017-09-18

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Delafloxacin (DLX)

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Delafloxacin (DLX) Delafloxacin is the eighth in a long series of MIC Test Strips to be approved by the FDA, following recent approval of the Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam, Meropenem, Ceftazidime, Telavancin and Tedizolid strips.
Posted: 2017-09-14

New ABL Semi-Micro Balances Weigh to 5 Places with GLP Printouts

The ABL is well-suited for use in product testing and quality assurance labs that need to meet stringent standards with GLP-compliant printouts. For consistent results and exceptional precision, ABL offers selectable digital filtering to minimise the effects of vibrations or other disturbances.
Posted: 2017-09-12

Observation Deck Allows Viewing of Laboratory Testing Process

Northland Laboratories has completed the construction and relocations to its Mount Prospect, Illinois location. The new facility also includes several training rooms and a unique observation deck to view the laboratory testing process without having to set foot in the laboratory.
Posted: 2017-09-12

How Islands Can Help Environmental Listeria to Survive

Functional analysis of the newly-found genes, termed Stress Survival Islet-2, revealed that the unit is formed by a transcriptional regulator and a protease.
Posted: 2017-09-12

Leading Food Hygiene Lab Reports on the Inlabtec Serial Diluter

Best serial dilutions Customer video report shows why contract service lab, Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) now use the eco-friendly, more accurate Inlabtec Serial Diluter to replace all their traditional 9 ml test tubes for ISO 6887-1 serial dilutions for food hygiene testing.
Posted: 2017-09-08

3M Food Safety Adds More than 30 Allergen-specific LFD and ELISA

3M has acquired Elution Technologies a manufacturer of more than 30 allergen-specific lateral flow and ELISA test kits, adding to 3M Food SAfety's existing range of total protein tests.
Posted: 2017-09-07

Protect Your Samples from Acidification When Shipped On Dry Ice

Standard centrifuge tubes do not provide a reliable barrier against CO2 and even during short term dry ice storage can result in acidification of samples. The new ProtectR® tubes prevent costly damage to molecular and cellular solutions.
Posted: 2017-09-06

New Automation Friendly Reservoirs Save Reagents and Reduce Plastic Waste

Reduce laboratory plastic waste The INTEGRA Clear Advantage™ family now includes disposable, sterile, clear polystyrene reagent reservoir inserts. With clearly visible volume graduations, the inserts sit securely within a sturdy, SBS-format, reusable base.
Posted: 2017-09-05

New Online Test Selection Tool Supports Global Medical Device Manufacturers

Medical device manufacturers! Use the online NAMSA navigator tool to find if can provide the testing service you are looking for.
Posted: 2017-09-05

Sponge Sampling Kits Ideal for Swabbing Large and Irregular Surfaces

Surface sampling sponge comes with neutralizing buffer TSC sampling sponges for monitoring surface hygiene come pre-moistened with a unique neutraliser to prevent inhibition from residual disinfectants and sanitisers. Presented in an all-in-one, ready to use kit complete with plastic gloves and sponge.
Posted: 2017-09-05

Southern Group Laboratory (SGL) Celebrates 25 Years of Prepared Media

Ready to Use Culture Media SGL is a UK based manufacturer dedicated to serving microbiology laboratories across all sectors with prepared culture media and associated products for microbiology. To mark its 25 year anniversary SGL launches its new look branding and new website.
Posted: 2017-09-04

New Antibodies Specific to NS1 Protein of Yellow Fever Virus

New monoclonal antibodies to Yellow Fever Virus infection do not cross react with related Flaviviruses.
Posted: 2017-09-01

Hygiena Expands Distribution Operations in Latin America

Hygiena continues it's expansion with the purchase of Pruebas Microbiologicas Rapidas (PMR), creating Hygiena Mexico establishing a permanent base in Mexico City.
Posted: 2017-09-01

Expert Advice Available from Cherwell at PHSS Conference

Cherwell range of media for Environmental Monitoring This year's annual PHSS conference will focus on 'Challenges in Biological and Advanced Medicinal Therapeutic Product Manufacturing following GMP', Cherwell will be available to offer practical advice and solutions on environmental monitoring and process validation.
Posted: 2017-09-01
bioMereiux Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week
Automated media preparation

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