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3-Minute Test Detects Beta-lactams, Sulfa Drugs, and Tetracyclines in Milk

A multiplex lateral flow kit for detecting Beta-lactams, Sulfa Drugs, and Tetracyclines antibiotics in milk now with AOAC RI PTM certification.
Posted: 2017-02-21 F

Hologic's Aptima® Zika Virus Assay Gains CE Marking

Designed to run on the Panther® system, that fully automates all aspects of nucleic acid amplification testing, the Aptima® Zika Virus assay can be used up to 14 days following onset of symptoms.
Posted: 2017-02-21 C

New Molecular Assay Developers - Visit COPAN at Molecular Med Tri-Con

COPAN eNAT swab for NAATs COPAN is putting the ‘e’ in NuclEic Assay Transport with eNAT, a nucleic acid transportation and preservation medium for detecting various microbial targets in clinical specimens using nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs).
Posted: 2017-02-21 C

Precise, Automated Microbiology Sample Preparation

Easier microbiology with Corning homogeniser and dilutor Gosselin's S-Diluter -1 and S-Blender-1 improves laboratory productivity by delivering quick and accurate dilution and homogenization of many sample types including food, agricultural, chemical and cosmetic samples.
Posted: 2017-02-21 CP F P

Why Choose the Spiral® Method?

Using the world's fastest spiral plating system increases lab throughput with fast (8 secs per plate) standardized plating and no intermediary dilutions, count from 100 to 1 x 107 CFU/mL on ONE Petri dish, save up to 75% on consummables.
Posted: 2017-02-21 C CP F O P V W

New Multiplex Real-time PCR Kits Detect Clinically Relevant β-lactamase Genes

ARM-D kit Available in the UK from Alpha Labs, Streck ARM-D® kits, are multiplex real-time PCR kits that can quickly detect more than 450 β-lactamase gene variants, can be used with standard susceptibility tests to improve surveillance and epidemiologic tracking.
Posted: 2017-02-20 C

Salmonella Testing - Fast, Convenient and Accurate

Complete all in one Salmonella testing kit Hygiena InSite is a complete self-contained Salmonella test that gives presumptive positive result after activation and incubation. Ideal for food contact surfaces, processing equipment and general environmental samples.
Posted: 2017-02-15 F

Q Labs Gains AFNOR Expert Lab Status

By acquiring AFNOR Expert Laboratory NF 102 Validation status, Q Laboratories, Inc. is one of only two labs in the world, and the only lab in the Western Hemisphere, certified by all three major certification bodies, AOAC, MicroVAL and AFNOR.
Posted: 2017-02-14 F P W

Pilot Partners Sought for SmartBiome ID™for Clinical Microbiome Screening

SmartBiome ID allows hypothesis-free detection of hundreds of bacterial, viral, fungal, and eukaryotic targets from a single sample of a variety of types, including blood, stool, and urine, among others.
Posted: 2017-02-14 C

New Validation for Next Generation Food Pathogen Tests

Validated molecular tests for salmonella and listeria 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays for ­Listeria, L. monocytogenes and Salmonella now have both AOAC OMA and NF Validation demonstrating they are equivalent or better than standard reference methods for detecting pathogens in foods and environmental samples.
Posted: 2017-02-14 F

Baker Ruskinn Launches New Anaerobic and Microaerophilic Workstations

Baker Rushkinn Concept Anaerobic and Microaerophilic Workstations The Concept range has been designed to maximize productivity of systemized anaerobic or microaerophilic incubation; bringing together a host of brand new features that will deliver immediate benefits in the laboratory.
Posted: 2017-02-14 C CP F P V

Whatever Your Workload or Sample Type - Make ATP Work for YOU

Rapid Microbial Testing with ATP Promicol ATP testing solutions are suitable for rapid microbial monitoring of a wide range of products from the food, beverage or cosmetic industry, from small scale of 10 samples a day up to high throughput robotic testing during installation of aseptic filling equipment.
Posted: 2017-02-13 CP F

Detect Beer Spoilage Bacteria in 2 Hours with the GeneDisc® System

GeneDisc Beer Spoilage Bacteria in under 2 Hours Speed up decision-making process in breweries : New GeneDisc® protocols for assessment of beer spoilage bacteria contamination in as fast as two hours.
Posted: 2017-02-08 F

Stackable Autoclaves from Priorclave give Labs Greater Sterilising Flexibility

Stackable Autoclaves Get extra autoclave capacity with no addition to the footprint by using stackable autoclaves - as each chamber can run according to its own control programme, your lab will be able to sterilise media and equipment at the same time as decontaminating waste.
Posted: 2017-02-07 C CP F O P V W

Streck CE-Marked Kits Detect More than 450 β Lactamase Gene Targets

A comprehensive, cost-effective multiplex PCR method to detect the most clinically-important β-lactamases known to cause therapeutic failure.
Posted: 2017-02-07 C

Poster Describes Quick Routine Pipette Calibration Check

How to do a routine pipette check What checks do you need to do in between your pipettes' annual servicing? This easy to follow poster from INTEGRA tells you how to quickly check on your pipettes performance - see at a glance what you need to prepare, how to perform the measurements and how to analyze the data.
Posted: 2017-02-06 C CP F O P V

CDC and Puritan Develop Reliable Norovirus Detection Solution

Sampling surfaces for Norovirus An evaluation study has confirmed Puritan's new EnviroMax Macrofoam Norovirus surface sampling swab with collection tube will reliably collect and transport norovirus for detection and quantification, can be used for monitoring or to confirm surface decontamination.
Posted: 2017-02-02 C F

Flu Season Still to Reach Peak

Swabs for flu This year’s flu is type 1 (specifically H3N2), in the US peak flu season may still be ahead - get accurate diagnosis through better sample collection and storage with COPAN’s flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs™) and Universal Transport Medium (UTM™).
Posted: 2017-02-02 C

TECTA-B16 Gets Philippines DoH Approval for Testing Drinking Water

Already with US EPA approval, the Tecta-PDS’s testing water samples for E.coli and coliforms quickly, accurately and remotely has now also been approved by the Philippines DoH, who have also adopted the Tecta method internally.
Posted: 2017-02-01 W

Labplas Free Trial Offer - New Twirl'Blue Sterile Sample Bags

Labplas sterile blue sample bags for food Get free samples of LabPlas' new Twirl'Blue sterile sample bags, specifically designed for sample collection in the food industry, the blue color increases visibility and bags are suitable for solid, semi-solid and liquid samples - free from RNase, DNase and pyrogens.
Posted: 2017-02-01 CP F

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