Latest Clinical Microbiology News
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive, cost-effective multiplex PCR method to detect the most clinically-important β-lactamases known to cause therapeutic failure.
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.
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.
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™).
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Designed by lab professionals for lab professionals the new Microbiologics website has better online ordering, product search, strain information, and access to documentation.