Clinical Microbiology News - page 13
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.
The TruStrip Sample Transfer System (STS) is a novel, simple, and cost-effective strip-based technology for collecting, storing, and transporting specific volumes of biological samples on pre-calibrated strips without the need for any measuring devices such as a pipette.
At the recent Analytica 2016 exhibition INTEGRA launched single and multichannel versions of the EVOLVE range of manual pipettes which have a unique volume change system allowing users to set volumes up to 10x times.
For positive blood cultures, Accelerate Pheno™ System and Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC kit is based on single-cell microbiology analysis direct from specimen without prior culturing and colony isolation, using advanced automated microscopy and computerized image analysis.
A state of the art new London core laboratory is being built by HSL (Health Services Laboratories) a joint venture between The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
The Elix® High-Throughput water purification system is designed to operate at the heart of a central water purification solution, offering full connectivity, real-time remote monitoring gives access to all important water quality data.
VITEK® MS is now the first mass spectrometry system with an IVD-CE marked database that includes identification of mycobacteria, Nocardia and moulds. bioMérieux is also introducing kits for safe, rapid, and easy preparation of these species.
INTEGRA has prepared an explanatory application guide that demonstrates the benefits of its electronic adjustable tip spacing VOYAGER II pipette range in transferring liquid samples between different labware formats.
The proprietary heat stabilization technology in the Stabilizor T1™ inactivates pathogens in biological sample for safer handling in downstream analysis such as gene sequencing and MALDI-TOF.
VITEK MS CE-marked database has been expanded to include 297 new species including identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) group, 45 species of the most frequent non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), and 48 of the most medically important moulds.
Set pipette volumes from 0.2 to 5,000 µl more than ten times faster with the INTEGRA EVOLVE single channel manual pipette.
The Sensititre Staphylococcus plate is an IVD-labeled, microbroth dilution susceptibility plate that can be read manually through use of a mirrored viewer or the Sensititre Vizion Digital MIC Viewing System
With a 350 litre rectangular chamber, the Priorclave RSC 350 laboratory autoclave is the perfect choice for high throughput sterilising applications or where there is a requirement to handle extra-bulky items.
Great Basin Shiga Toxin Direct Test is run directly from a patient’s stool sample with no enrichment step, making a definitive identification of STEC by detecting stx1 and stx2 genes, also identifying the O157 serotype.
Xpert Carba-R is now FDA approved for detection of carbapenemase producing organisms directly from rectal swab specimens delivering results within 48 mins with a high degree of accuracy.
Micronic Amber storage tubesa represented in a 96 rube rack and together with a secure screw cap or push cap ensure the integrity of light sensitive biological samples even over long-term storage periods.
The Dalbavancin MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the MIC of dalbavancin (0.002-32 μg/mL) against Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin resistant strains) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin susceptible strains).
Isogen Life Science has become the exclusive distributor of Amplidiag®, in vitro diagnostics for gastrointestinal infections, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain.