Clinical Microbiology News - page 7
What checks do you need to do in between your pipettes' annual servicing? This easy to follow poster from INTEGRA tells you how to quickly check on your pipettes performance - see at a glance what you need to prepare, how to perform the measurements and how to analyze the data.
The new Baker Ruskinn Concept range of workstations for anaerobic and microaerophilic incubation are designed to deliver the best primary isolation rates with fast, easy to use set up and environmental monitoring.
World Health Organistion has published for the first time ever, a list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is intended to guide and promote
Use this infographic to see if your lab should switch to the small footprint Baker Ruskinn Bugbox which delivers a more reliable, stable atmosphere at a lower cost per plate.
This will be the 19th year for the well established SMi Superbugs and Superdrugs conference which will again gather together high level international experts and decision makers focusing on the future of AMR.
Using the world's fastest spiral plating system increases lab throughput with fast (8 secs per plate) standardized plating and no intermediary dilutions, count from 100 to 1 x 107 CFU/mL on ONE Petri dish, save up to 75% on consummables.
The Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC kit is a multiplexed in vitro diagnostic test using both qualitative nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) identification and quantitative antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods intended for use with the Accelerate Pheno™ system.
Designed to run on the Panther® system, that fully automates all aspects of nucleic acid amplification testing, the Aptima® Zika Virus assay can be used up to 14 days following onset of symptoms.
COPAN is putting the ‘e’ in NuclEic Assay Transport with eNAT, a nucleic acid transportation and preservation medium for detecting various microbial targets in clinical specimens using nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs).
Available in the UK from Alpha Labs, Streck ARM-D® kits, are multiplex real-time PCR kits that can quickly detect more than 450 β-lactamase gene variants, can be used with standard susceptibility tests to improve surveillance and epidemiologic tracking.
SmartBiome ID allows hypothesis-free detection of hundreds of bacterial, viral, fungal, and eukaryotic targets from a single sample of a variety of types, including blood, stool, and urine, among others.
The Concept range has been designed to maximize productivity of systemized anaerobic or microaerophilic incubation; bringing together a host of brand new features that will deliver immediate benefits in the laboratory.
Get extra autoclave capacity with no addition to the footprint by using stackable autoclaves - as each chamber can run according to its own control programme, your lab will be able to sterilise media and equipment at the same time as decontaminating waste.
A comprehensive, cost-effective multiplex PCR method to detect the most clinically-important β-lactamases known to cause therapeutic failure.
An evaluation study has confirmed Puritan's new EnviroMax Macrofoam Norovirus surface sampling swab with collection tube will reliably collect and transport norovirus for detection and quantification, can be used for monitoring or to confirm surface decontamination.
This year’s flu is type 1 (specifically H3N2), in the US peak flu season may still be ahead - get accurate diagnosis through better sample collection and storage with COPAN’s flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs™) and Universal Transport Medium (UTM™).
EUCAST has released its recommendations for both MIC and disk diffusion methods when testing Fomicyt®IV (fosfomycin IV) for use against hospital-acquired pathogens in Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli .
Medical Wire will be demonstrating their comprehensive range of swabs all are manufactured to ISO 13485, CE-marked as medical devices, and FDA registered or approved. Transwabs with Amies gel, Sigma Transwabs with liquid Amies, and Sigma Virocult are all M40-compliant. Visit MEDLAB Booth Z3-A53.
After capping 50 tubes in one turn, the Novitain Capcluster-50 retaining foil can be simply removed to leave each tube individually capped, in turn minimizing cross contamination. Each tube can be easily opened again using the tab attached to each cap without the need for additional tools.
INTEGRA's Low Retention GripTips deliver maximum liquid recovery whilst effortlessly fitting onto the pipette fitting - GripTips are always firmly attached and perfectly aligned with low attachment and ejection force required.