Clinical Microbiology News - page 11
The hand held Gosselin™ Pipette Controller is ideally suited for pipetting tasks during microbiological sample preparation and testing, the controller incorporates a PTFE membrane filter (0.2 µm and 0.45 µm) together with an autoclavable silicone pipette holder prevents sample contamination issues.
Rainin Pipet-Lite™ XLS pipettes and filter tips are a popular choice for researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, USA, where they are used for virus work, particularly experiments involving DNA and RNA studies, and it is essential to avoid any potential for contamination.
Medical Wire's ∑-Virocult® is suitable for the recovery and detection of viruses whether you are using molecular diagnostics or conventional culture techniques, they are also available to kit manufacturers.
ABRx Panel detects clinically relevant gene variants directly from clinical samples without the need for time-consuming bacterial isolation and identification.
The BD Veritor is a hand held reader of Point of Care immunoassays which offers improved QC by recording user ID, specimen ID and test kit lot to improve traceability and decreases manual documentation.
The APAS® is a stand-alone culture plate reader that screens and sorts plates into significant and non-significant growth, capable of sorting up to 200 plates per hour the system has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device.
Available in 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-channel versions, INTEGRA's VOYAGER II pipettes are the only commercially available pipette range where the tip spacing can be changed electronically, up to 40 individual custom programs can be saved making often repeated pipetting protocols even easier to implement.
Priorclave will be exhibiting their range of low energy laboratory autoclaves at Medica 2016, in Dusseldorf 14th - 17th November, an autoclave with a clear sided panel will allow stand visitors to see inside and view the clean, structured lines of the build.
The Solana Influenza A+B assay is a rapid molecular test for Flu A and B requiring no upfront extraction of RNA and generating an accurate result in approximately 45 minutes now with FDA approval.
Ideally suited to the smaller lab, the new BD Phoenix™ M50 ID/AST system helps deliver the same rapid, accurate and cost-effective testing as the legacy BD Phoenix™ 100, but within a smaller footprint.
Calibration and servicing of the SAS microbial air samplers can be done in Cherwell's own workshop or at customer facilities, which has proved an increasingly popular option as downtime its kept to the absolute minimum.
Using the Zika MAC-ELISA test developed by the CDC, Quest Diagnostics now provides access to Zika virus antibody and molecular laboratory test services for people in the United States as well as Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
For lateral flow immunoassay developers, Morffitechnology from BBI Solutions overcomes problems associated with using BSA as a conjugate blocker ie cross-reactivity, lot-to-lot variation etc.
The HM-JACKarc automated FIT system, distributed in the UK exclusively by Alpha Laboratories Ltd., uses a specimen collection device specially designed to make sampling easy and to prevent f-Hb degradation.
Amplidiag® product range includes - Amplidiag® H. pylori+ClariR, Amplidiag® Stool Parasites, Amplidiag® CarbaR+VRE, Amplidiag® C. difficile+027, Amplidiag® Bacterial GE, Amplidiag® Easy and upcoming Amplidiag® Viral GE, now distributed in Portugal by Bioportugal Química Farmacêutica Lda.
CDC has equipped labs around the USA for testing samples for zika virus infection using the CDC developed MAC-ELISA approach.
Support the development of molecular-based tools with quantitative synthetic RNA
Microbiologics building expansion will include more production capacity, expanded research and development facilities, including a virology laboratory, and additional professional offices.
Some strains of Clostridium difficile can be negative for toxins A and B but positive for binary toxin.
Don't have enough plates to justify a fully automated robotic liquid handling system but need to run assays in 1536-well plates? INTEGRA has a new plate holder that handles 1536-well pipetting using the adaptable, easy-to-use benchtop VIAFLO 384.