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US Patent Office Grants COPAN Invention of Flocked Swabs

This grant, deriving from a very thorough and careful examination, strengthens COPAN's patent portfolio around the world for its flocked swab invention.
Posted: 2012-01-07 C F O P

ceeram Launches Genotyping Service and Genotyping Kits

Establishing the relationships between bacterial isolates is mandatory to reliably identify the source and trace the spread of a specific pathogenic strain.
Posted: 2011-12-15 C F O P

bioMérieux supports EUCAST

The work EUCAST carries out to harmonize breakpoints throughout Europe is extremely important given the constantly evolving microbial environment. bioMérieux is committed to providing relevant susceptibility results by updating their Antibiotic
Posted: 2011-11-18 C

Pall's New Sentino™ Microbiology Pump Simplifies Microbial Analysis

Pall Sentino filtration Streamlines analysis by replacing the traditional vacuum filtration system with a small peristaltic-action pump that draws aqueous samples through a membrane filter. Filtrate is channeled directly to drain.
Posted: 2011-09-21 C F P W

Pro-Lab Diagnostics Releases C. difficile GDH Immunoassay

Pro-Lab Diagnostics has launched an immunoassay for rapid and accurate screening of patients with suspected Clostridium difficile infection.
Posted: 2011-07-21 C

The Lurking Menace! Products for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

Medical Wire has a number of products for monitoring food handling and processing environments including NRS II Transwabs®, Polywipes™ for swabbing larger areas and Coliform Isolation Transwab®.
Posted: 2011-06-07 C F

Prolisa™ EHEC EIA Kit Detects Shiga Toxins from Faecal Samples

Pro-Lab Diagnostics have announced a high-quality tool in the fight to diagnose life-threatening disease. Prolisa™ EHEC EIA is available for the most rapid and accurate confirmation of Toxic infection due to Enterohaemorrhagic E.coli.
Posted: 2011-06-03 C

bioMérieux and Labor Berlin to Establish Center of Excellence in Laboratory Diagnostics

Laboratory Workflow Optimization Center of Excellence for microbiology and enhanced laboratory automation located at Europe's largest hospital laboratory, serving more than 8,000 in-house patients in Berlin and handling over 23 million patient analyses a year.
Posted: 2011-05-09 C

bioMérieux Installs 100th PREVI™ Isola Automated Plate Streaker

Installed at the Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia, the PREVI™ Isola is based on a breakthrough technology and designed to revolutionize front-end media processing tasks for microbiology labs.
Posted: 2011-04-14 C

∑-Transwabs® Multiple Body Site Screening for MRSA

Muliple swabs from same patient Ideal screening swabs for MRSA, available in single, dual, and triple swab formats, they offer fast and accurate sampling from single or multiple body sites.
Posted: 2011-03-07 C

∑-VCM® Universal Transport for Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Viral Universal Transport Swabs This single universal transport medium and storage system for use with swabs for Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma (including ureaplasma) and also for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Posted: 2011-02-28 C

Lugol's Solution for Gram Stain - Standard and with PVP Stabilised Solution

Lugol's solution is an aqueous solution which contains iodine (I2) and potassium iodide (KI) in a ratio of 1:2 Lugol's iodine solution is used for Gram staining and can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for emergency
Posted: 2010-12-10 C F O P V W

Gomori's Methenamine Silver Staining Kit for Fungi Detection

Silver staining is a common special staining technique used in medical laboratories. Gomori's Methenamine Silver (GMS) stain is used for fungi and bacteria.
Posted: 2010-12-10 C

VITEK® 2 - Take Your Microbiology Lab to the Next Level

VITEK® 2 is a completely automated system providing same-day identification and antibiotic susceptibility results. These results help clinicians select the best treatment options for therapeutic success, patient outcome and containing healthcare
Posted: 2010-08-10 C

Accurate and Rapid Detection of Toxic Infection with Prolisa™ EHEC EIA Kit

The Prolisa™ EHEC EIA is a microplate assay for the qualitative detection of Shiga Toxins I (ST-I) and II (ST-II) in direct fecal samples, and from either selective broth or agar enrichment cultures of fecal samples. The Prolisa™ EHEC EIA is
Posted: 2010-08-04 C

Take your PCR Lab Further

Microbiology International has set up a complete line of equipment that will make prepping your PCR samples for incubation fast and easy!
Posted: 2010-05-11 C F O P

Flocked Swabs Proven Superior in Sample Uptake and Release

In 1893, William Thomas Councilman wrote an article for the American Journal of Medical Science outlining the process of making microbiology transport swabs. This process was described as that of wrapping cotton pledgets around the end of
Posted: 2010-02-08 C

Detection of Fungi using Stains/Staining Reactions

Fungi, yeasts and molds are widespread throughout the environment. For healthy persons they are not a serious problem as long as certain standards of hygiene are maintained. If the immune system is compromised, however, through chronic illness or
Posted: 2009-06-10 C

Etest®, Bringing On-scale MIC Determination to all Microbiology Labs

Etest® Etest® is a predefined, stable gradient of 15 antibiotic concentrations on a plastic strip which is used to determine the on-scale Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antibiotics, antifungal agents and anti-mycobacterial agents*. It is
Posted: 2009-04-10 C

New Liofilchem MIC Test Strips

The Liofilchem MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antimicrobial agents against microorganisms to indicate appropriate patient treatment and for identifying resistance
Posted: 2009-03-10 C

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