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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

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

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

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

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

Ignore Colonies Inside Fosfomycin IV Inhibiton Zone - EUCAST

EUCAST has released its recommendations for both MIC and disk diffusion methods when testing Fomicyt®IV (fosfomycin IV) for use against hospital-acquired pathogens in Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli .
Posted: 2017-01-31 C

See Medical Wire Swab Range at MEDLAB, Dubai

Dubai Skyline Medical Wire will be demonstrating their comprehensive range of swabs all are manufactured to ISO 13485, CE-marked as medical devices, and FDA registered or approved. Transwabs with Amies gel, Sigma Transwabs with liquid Amies, and Sigma Virocult are all M40-compliant. Visit MEDLAB Booth Z3-A53.
Posted: 2017-01-30 C

Cap 50 Blood Sample Collection Tubes in One Turn

After capping 50 tubes in one turn, the Novitain Capcluster-50 retaining foil can be simply removed to leave each tube individually capped, in turn minimizing cross contamination. Each tube can be easily opened again using the tab attached to each cap without the need for additional tools.
Posted: 2017-01-27 C P

Low Retention Pipette Tips Deliver Maximum Liquid Recovery

Low Retention Pipette Tips from INTEGRA INTEGRA's Low Retention GripTips deliver maximum liquid recovery whilst effortlessly fitting onto the pipette fitting - GripTips are always firmly attached and perfectly aligned with low attachment and ejection force required.
Posted: 2017-01-27 C CP O P

Amplidiag® Easy Multiplex PCR Direct from Stools Now CE-IVD Labelled

For automated, high throughput testing of gastrointestinal pathogens and antibiotic resistance, Amplidiag® Easy runs multiplex PCR assays directly from stool specimens, now CE-IVD marked,
Posted: 2017-01-24 C

Energy Efficient Lab Autoclaves Featured at Medlab

see range of energy saving autoclaves from Priorclave at Medlab Visitors to Medlab stand B58 will be able to see Priorclaves' EH150 a front loading 150 litre autoclave where the side panel has been replaced by a clear sided panel to give visitors a clear view of the clean, structured lines of the autoclave build.
Posted: 2017-01-24 C CP F O P V

New CHROMagar™ Campylobacter for Food and Clinical Samples

Chromogenic media for Campylobacter With positive results available after 24 hours, CHROMagar™ Campylobacter medium suppresses growth of competitive flora whilst Campylobacter species appear as distinctive red colonies, media is suitable for both clinical and food testing laboratories.
Posted: 2017-01-24 C F V

Pre-moistened Swab Range for Monitoring Equipment and Critical Surfaces

pre moistened swabs for surface sampling Technical Service Consultants' range of pre-moistened swabs (with either neutralising buffer or deionised water) are designed for surface monitoring as part of HACCP, TACCP or infection control in clinical and veterinary settings.
Posted: 2017-01-23 C CP F O V

Microbiologics New Website Improves Product Search and Online Ordering

Microbiologics New Website Designed by lab professionals for lab professionals the new Microbiologics website has better online ordering, product search, strain information, and access to documentation.
Posted: 2017-01-20 C CP F O P V

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