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Posted: 2017-11-30

BioFront and Biorex Form Food Safety Diagnostics Partnership

BioFront Technologies has been appointed as the North America distributor for the UK-based Biorex Food Diagnostics food safety diagnostic platform. Biorex products include tests for an extensive range of antibiotics, mycotoxins, hormones and
Posted: 2017-11-28

EirGenix Inc. Chooses Nova-EM for Automation and Monitoring

Novatek’s Microbiology Environmental Monitoring software program, Nova-EM and Nova-EM Mobile automates and manages environmental monitoring data in cleanrooms.
Posted: 2017-11-27

LiDia® BSI Test: Detection of Pathogens in Clinical Whole Blood Samples

LiDia® BSI is a closed cartridge-based test that rapidly identifies low levels of bacterial and fungal pathogens and resistance markers direct from whole blood.
Posted: 2017-11-27

GNA Biosolutions Revealed New Ultrafast PCR Platform

Laser PCR® uses nanomaterials to control temperature cycles at the nano scale, accelerating PCR reaction times by a factor of ten and opening the door for applications in multiple time-sensitive settings.
Posted: 2017-11-27

Sterilwave 100: the Ultra-Compact Solution for Hospital Waste Management

Sterilwave 100 is a compact solution for the decontamination of potentially hazardous medical waste, complying with environment protection requirements and the strictest international regulations
Posted: 2017-11-27

PROMILITE M1® - Microbial ATP Testing Made Affordable

The PROMILITE M1 is a compact tube luminometer for rapid sterility screening of a wide range of different food, beverage and personal care products, an affordable and beneficial method it's suitable even for small companies testing only a few samples per day.
Posted: 2017-11-27

Improved Symmetric Lateral Flow Series for Detection of Mycotoxins

In recent AIA Proficiency Test (Italy), ProGnosis' Symmetric M1 lateral flow strips achieved an excellent z-score of 0,20 consistently testing with accuracy in all four levels of matrices. Among 99 participants, Symmetric ranked above most ELISA and HPLC.
Posted: 2017-11-27

3M Food Safety Test for Cronobacter Designated PTM by AOAC

3M Food Safety announced that AOAC INTERNATIONAL designated its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter as PTM (Certificate #101703). This next-generation assay is compatible with the award-winning 3M™ Molecular Detection System.
Posted: 2017-11-23

Integrated Weighing and Sample Processing Provides Lab with 'Irritation-Free' Results

In Farcos’ chemistry and microbiology lab, LabX software assures traceability by integrating METTLER TOLEDO balances, label printers and barcode readers.
Posted: 2017-11-21

New Video Tutorials for Astell’s Touchscreen Controller

Videos tutorials are now available to guide users through Astell’s autoclave functions.
Posted: 2017-11-21

BIVDA Calls for Funding to Implement Rapid Diagnostics

Industry association of diagnostic manufacturers call on the UK for funding to increase uptake of rapid diagnostics that will decrease prescription and use of antibiotics.
Posted: 2017-11-21

Microbiology Marketing Managers - See What rapidmicrobiology Can Do for You

Microbiology Marketing made easy - explainer video from rapidmicrobiology New explainer video shows why you should be incorporating rapidmicrobiology into your 2018 marketing plans.
Posted: 2017-11-20

INTEGRA Highlights Benefits of Low Retention Pipette Tips

INTEGRA’s Low Retention GripTips – designed to work in combination with the company’s range of manual and electronic pipettes – offer an ideal solution to overcome this issue, ensuring optimal liquid recovery and improving experimental results.
Posted: 2017-11-17

Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa Chooses Hygiena to Verify Cleanliness

Hygiena’s EnSURE™ Monitoring System and SuperSnap™ high-sensitivity ATP surface tests have been selected by the award-winning Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa to achieve and maintain the highest standards of hygiene and infection control.
Posted: 2017-11-17

Rapid Micro Biosystems Wins Contract for Rapid Sterility Test for Vaccines

Rapid Micro Biosystems has received a $7.3 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the implementation of a rapid sterility test for vaccines.
Posted: 2017-11-14

Beware of the Hard Sell from For-Profit Conference Organizers

In a joint announcement, John Bournas, President and CEO, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), and Richard Johnson, President and CEO, the
Posted: 2017-11-14

CE Marking for Micro-Dx™ - Automated Direct Pathogen Diagnosis

Micro-Dx™ is based on walk-away automated human DNA removal and pathogen DNA enrichment from samples combined with the amplification and sequencing of parts of the 16S and 18S rRNA genes for the direct diagnosis of bacterial and fungal pathogens, respectively.
Posted: 2017-11-14

USDA Licensed Giardia ELISA for Veterinary Samples

TECHLAB® Receives USDA Establishment License And Product License For GIARDIA VET CHEK™ Test qualitatively detects Giardia cyst antigen in canine and feline fecal samples.
Posted: 2017-11-14

iQ-Check® Free DNA Removal Solution for Legionella

Bio-Rad has introduced a new easy and fast solution to the problem of detecting free DNA in environmental water testing which can lead to overestimation of number of Legionella present in the sample.
Posted: 2017-11-13

MWE Sigma Transwabs® and Fecal Transwabs® Compatible with Copan WASP®

Sigma Transwab® and Fecal Transwab® transport devices have been successfully validated for use on the COPAN WASP® Walk Away Specimen Processor in accordance with Cumitech 31A. Visit Medical Wire at MEDICA Dusseldorf 13-16 November.
Posted: 2017-11-13

Commercialization Partners Sought for Rapid Microbial Detection Technologies

Photonic BioSystems are looking for partners to bring to market a portable microbial analyzer for rapid microbial detection in liquids, an easy-to-use membrane filtration system and a portable system for preparing water samples for analysis in the field.
Posted: 2017-11-13

Filter Plugs Ensure Contamination-Free Pipetting

Protect the internal components of your pipettes from contamination with this cost-effective alternative to filter tips, the flexible foam design of iNLABTEC pipette filter plugs offer the unique versatility to fit into any brand of pipette with cone opening of 3 - 4.5 mm.
Posted: 2017-11-09

See Priorclave's Energy Efficient Autoclaves at Medica

The Priorclave range of research and laboratory autoclaves should appeal to lab managers looking for a highly reliable, energy-efficient steriliser that can provide an extremely low-cost of ownership throughout its life cycle.
Posted: 2017-11-09

Specialist Pharmaceutical Irradiated Plate Media from SGL

SGL's Aircheck® and Surfacecheck® plates are designed for environmental monitoring of cleanrooms and isolators - irradiated, triple wrapped plates are pharmacopoeia compliant, bespoke formulation.
Posted: 2017-11-09

Study Outlines ‘Perfect Storm’ that Led to Antibiotic Resistance Epidemic

The nearly simultaneous emergence of a gene responsible for producing carbapenemases - enzymes that kill the most powerful antibiotics used against life-threatening, multidrug-resistant bacterial infections - coupled with the introduction of a
Posted: 2017-11-08

Innovative Animal-free Cell Culture Improves Consistency, Safety and Efficiency

InVitria's animal-free media formulation performance is equivalent or better than xeno and xeno-free formulations", said Scott Deeter, CEO at InVitria. "Not only is our media safer and performs better, it is inherently recombinant and maintains desired cell phenotype and function."
Posted: 2017-11-08

Training Portal on How to Clean and Disinfect Cleanrooms

Pharmig have introduced a new training portal with videos for personnel in pharmaceuticals, healthcare and medical device sectors who are involved in the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms.
Posted: 2017-11-07

FDA Clearance for Direct Detection of Strep from Throat Swabs

Replacement of rapid antigen testing by the ARIES® Group A Strep Assay will allow for a much faster definitive diagnosis of these infections and greatly enhanced patient care by ensuring timely administration of antibiotic therapy."
Posted: 2017-11-07

TwistDx’s Alternative to PCR - Same Specificity, But Faster

Isothermal DNA/RNA amplification technology represents a versatile solution for nucleic acid detection, offering the same specificity as PCR but much faster results – typically within three to 10 minutes.
Posted: 2017-11-07

How to Choose a Spiral Plater for Your Microbiology Laboratory

What is the best spiral plater? Dr. Andrew Pridmore, Head of Microbiology at Don Whitley Scientific discusses how to choose the best spiral plater for your lab and how it will help achieve easier validation and traceability of plating results, plus reduced cost per test on consumables and labour.
Posted: 2017-11-02

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