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FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Telavancin (TLV)

MIC Strips for Saureus Telavancin A quantitative assay for determining the MIC of telavancin against Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).
Posted: 2017-06-06 C

High Throughput Biological Sample Collection & Processing

VIAFLO processing dried blood samples Overcoming the limitations of 8 channel pipettes, the semi-automated VIAFLO 96 is now an integral part of Neoteryx’s Mitra® Microsampling device capable of handling hundreds or thousands of biological samples per day all within a small footprint.
Posted: 2017-06-06 C CP F O P V

Microbiome Project Tracked Colonization of Newly Opened Hospital

A year long study at the University of Chicago Medicine has tracked the microbiome of a newly opened hospital, the study, “Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital,” began two months before the University of Chicago
Posted: 2017-05-30 C

FDA Clearance for Solana® C. difficile Molecular Assay

The Solana C. difficile Assay is an easy-to-use, accurate, molecular diagnostic test that generates an accurate result in about 35 minutes from stool specimens.
Posted: 2017-05-30 C

Sensitive, Reliable and Rapid Detection of Cryptococcal Infection

Lateral Flow Cryptococcal Antigen in serum and Cerebrospinal fluid Immuno mycologics The IMMY CrAg® LFA (Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay) is the first and only immunochromatographic dipstick assay for the qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of the cryptococcal capsular antigen in serum, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Posted: 2017-05-25 C

Metagenomic Discovery Service for Complete, Distinct Genomes from Microbiome Samples

Get complete, distinct genomes from microbiome samples easily and affordably—without culturing or high-molecular-weight DNA extraction.
Posted: 2017-05-23 C O

Role of Embedded Antimicrobials in the Healthcare Environment - White Paper

Independent third-party testing consistently confirms that routine cleaning alone is not enough to maintain truly clean environments, especially in healthcare settings. Dr. Gina Sloan, Director of Innovations at Microban has written a white paper about the role of embedded antimicrobials.
Posted: 2017-05-23 C F O

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance with BIOMIC® V3

The BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System digitally reads, interprets, and records standard AMR tests including antibiotic disk diffusion, 96-well microtiter, and Etest/MIC Strips.
Posted: 2017-05-22 C

Baker Ruskinn Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation to Feature at ASM Microbe

Small footprint anaerobic chamber Baker will feature the Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation at ASM Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, LA, Booth # 2546. If you are using more than 20 anaerobic jars per week the affordably priced Baker Bugbox delivers a lower cost per plate and the ability to examine plates without oxygen exposure.
Posted: 2017-05-22 C CP F O P V W

Low Volume Storage Tube for Genomic Applications

The Micronic 0.30ml tube with external thread has a working volume of 210µl, ideal for RNA/DNA libraries.
Posted: 2017-05-12 C F O P V

Compact Top Loading Autoclave for Labs with Limited Space

Top loading autoclaves for small labs When lab floor space is limited, the Priorclave QCS range of top loading autoclaves allows small and tall objects to be sterilised side-by-side in a single process - at bench-height and mounted on casters, the range is easy to install, and ideal for regularly reconfigured facilities.
Posted: 2017-05-11 C CP F O P V

Walk-away System Counts Colonies on Over 300 Plates per Hour

High throughput labs can look forward to completely hands-free automated colony counting of up to 300 Petri dishes per hour.
Posted: 2017-05-09 C CP F P V

Bruker Introduces Novel PCR Assays for Aspergillosis and Carbapenem Resistance

At the recent 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Bruker introduced important new clinical microbiology assays and consumables kits to further enhance the MALDI Biotyper® (MBT)
Posted: 2017-05-09 C

Safe, Easy Transport of Single Serum Vials with SpeciSafe® Range

SpeciSafe® secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for UN3373 compliant mailing of biological and clinical specimens, range includes solutions for screw cap microtubes, vacuum blood collection tubes, cryovials, Universal and Bijou containers, plus swabs/transport tubes.
Posted: 2017-05-08 C

Cleanroom Microbiology Solutions at The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Cherwell Laboratories supplies an integrated range of environmental monitoring and process validation products ideal for use within clinical pharmacies, visit stand A49 at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress, for practical advice and solutions tailored to individual customers’ aseptic process monitoring and validation needs.
Posted: 2017-05-08 C P

Study Shows FecalSwab™ Improved LOD for Enteric Pathogens

COPAN FecalSwab™ used with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR Study shows FecalSwab™ outperforms traditional enteric transport media for automated liquid handling platforms or molecular assays for enteric bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Posted: 2017-05-03 C

How to Choose a Media Preparator/Filler for Your Microbiology Lab

How to Choose a media preparation system Dr. Lukas Keller, Global Product Manager at INTEGRA, discusses what questions you should ask when looking to purchase an automated media preparation system and the features / benefits that differentiate the INTEGRA range from others on the market.
Posted: 2017-04-25 C CP F O P V

Recent Study Evaluates FecalSwab™ for Use in Molecular Tests

Study on effectiveness of COPAN’s FecalSwab™ for the “qualitative detection and identification of 22 GI pathogens” using Biofire’s FilmArray® GI Panel results found as well as needing less stool sample for accurate results.
Posted: 2017-04-24 C

SpeeDx – Molecular Diagnostics Solutions that Go Beyond Detection

SpeeDx specialises in molecular diagnostic solutions, focusing on infectious disease and antibiotic resistance markers. Come to booth 97 to see the only CE-marked test for resistance testing for Mycoplasma genitalium (ResistancePlus™ MG).
Posted: 2017-04-18 C

APAS Independence – The Clever Way to Automate Clinical Microbiology

The next generation of automation in microbiology and the only instrument that eliminates the plate reading bottleneck by removing plates with no significant growth from the workflow.
Posted: 2017-04-18 C

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