Clinical Microbiology News - page 11
The VOYAGER II is the only pipette where the tip spacing can be changed electronically, spacing can be conveniently changed as you are pipetting using only a single hand.
CE marked Mobidiag Amplidiag® Stool Parasites is a multiplex PCR test that detects the main diarrhea causing stool parasites (Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis) directly from stool samples.
Currently available genetic tests for the Zika virus have limited utility as they are accurate only during a narrow window of time between initial Zika virus exposure and the patient's development of detectable antibodies to the virus,
Now with CE marking, the Sentosa® SA ZIKV PCR Test has a high analytical performance with 82 zika virus strains detected and no cross-reactivity with 44 pathogens including dengue and chikungunya.
Puritan Medical Products is now a one-stop shop for all your transport media needs with the release of four new prepared microbiology media - Cary-Blair, MRSA, LIM Broth and Regan-Lowe, now available in 2ml or 5ml fill volumes. Swabs are not included in the vials.
ATCC continues to expand its nucleic acid portfolio with the addition of six new products.
A recent multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in alfafa sprouts has resulted in several hospitalisations and a product recall.
The Liofilchem Ceftolozane-tazobactam MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the MIC (0.016-256 μg/mL) of ceftolozane-tazobactam against Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The VOYAGER II is the only commercially available pipette range where the tip spacing can be changed electronically. using a VOYAGER II pipette the number of transfer steps, compared to using single channel pipettes, can be significantly reduced.
Great Basin’s Shiga Toxin Direct Test is the only standalone molecular test detecting both Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and E. coli O157 cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Delivering sample-to-result testing with less than one minute of hands-on time using a patient’s preserved stool without overnight enrichment.
FDA EUA for commercially available xMAP® MultiFLEX™ Zika RNA Assay, designed by GenArraytion, Inc., detects 6 genetic targets of Zika virus in potentially infected patients using blood serum, plasma or urine.
Using a simple 3 step procedure with liquid, ready-to-use reagents, MASTASTAPH™ is a rapid, latex agglutination test for the detection of S. aureus identifying both clumping factor and protein A, also available is MASTALEX™ - MRSA detecting penicillin binding protein 2.
The MASTASTREP™ combines the advantages of latex agglutination technology with a rapid extraction method to provide an efficient system for grouping all streptococci commonly found in human infections.
TCS Biosciences now have a range of EUCAST and PHE-recommended quality control organisms to help labs check their test procedures for the detection of CRE.
Spartan's molecular diagnostics platform fully integrates DNA collection, extraction, and analysis in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Spartan’s sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience.
The iQ NGS QC Management Software is an easy to implement tool that allows labs to centralize all their QC metrics in a single, easy to access location, labs can rapidly generate QC performance reports, including Levey-Jennings charts for any tracked variant.
Safe, non-infectious positive reference material, the AccuPlex Zika Reference Material is an ideal product for public health agencies around the globe to implement training, interlab studies, and proficiency programs.
The new compact C85 laboratory autoclave (footprint just 472 x 500mm) has an 85 litre chamber and operates from a 13A single-phase supply, ideally suited for sterilising taller items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks or for large loads.
The Selectrol® range of freeze-dried discs now include EUCAST recommended strains, and contain a silica gel that indicates the discs remain moisture free, providing a convenient, easy to use source of Quality Control organisms time after time.
Interchangeable pipetting heads for the handheld INTEGRA VIAFLO 96/384 electronic pipettes allows optimised pipetting volumes from 0.5 to 1250 microliters with the purchase of just one base unit.