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Microgen Listeria-ID to be Included in M&S Microbiological Methods Manual

Microgen Bioproducts has received confirmation that the AOAC approved and CMMAS evaluated and approved Microgen Listeria-ID (MID-67), will be included in the updated Marks and Spencer Microbiological Methods Manual this summer, meaning the test can be used for the testing of Marks and Spencer products.

Microgen Listeria-ID is a miniaturised biochemical test system compromising Aesculin hydrolysis, 10 sugar fermentation tests and a highly sensitive and accurate micro haemolysis reaction, replacing the conventional CAMP test required for the differentiation of important pathogenic species of Listeria from non-pathogenic species.
The use of the Microgen Listeria-ID eliminates the need to sub-culture from selective media and the need for a separate haemolysis plate saving 24 hours on conventional methods.

As with all of the Microgen ID range, the conjunction of the Microgen Identification System Software, provides laboratories with the easiest-to-use and most accurate identification package.

The Microgen ID range includes tests for:

  • Gram Negative Bacilli, including the full range of enterobacteriaceae, and a range of oxidase positive Gram-Negative Bacilli.


  • Streptococci, Enterococci and related species of clinical, animal health, food and environmental importance.


  • Staphylococci of clinical, animal health and environmental importance.

  • Mesophilic Bacillus species and related genera associated with food poisoning and food spoilage.


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Source: Microgen Bioproducts Ltd. View latest company information

Posted: June 5, 2008
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