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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.
This single universal transport medium and storage system for use with swabs for Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma (including ureaplasma) and also for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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
Silver staining is a common special staining technique used in medical laboratories. Gomori's Methenamine Silver (GMS) stain is used for fungi and bacteria.
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
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
Maintaining a microbiologically safe water supply remains as important in high income countries as it is in the developing world. Microbiology specialist Lab M offers a comprehensive range of dehydrated culture media, including chromogenic agar
The anaerobic micro-organism Clostridium perfringens is well-known as a cause of food poisoning, with cooked meats and gravy presenting some of the greatest risks. Heat-resistant spores can survive cooking processes, germinating when food
As micro-organisms are present throughout the environment it is essential that after surfaces have been cleaned, the effectiveness of the cleaning process is checked. Airborne bacteria are especially able to re-contaminate disinfected surfaces
Part of the innovative lineup of Chromocult® culture media from Merck, Chromocult® Coliform Agar is now officially approved by the AOAC® Research Institute for use in processed food. A test of three processed foods, sausages, cooked chicken, and
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
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
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
Copan Diagnostics Inc. understands the importance of a properly collected sample, in particular for respiratory virus diagnostics. If specimens are not properly collected, a high rate of rejection with DFA testing could occur because of insufficient
According to the UK's Food Standards Agency cases of the top two food poisoning bacteria, Salmonella and Campylobacter are set to soar to more than 120,000 in
bioMérieux, has received Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) approval from the AOAC Research Institute for two critical identification cards for the food industry. The VITEK® 2 Gram-Positive (GP) card is certified for the
NEW - Lateral flow assay Duopath® Cereus EnterotoxinsThe wide range of innovative rapid tests available from Merck Millipore / EMD Chemicals has been extended to now include Duopath® Cereus
Copan Diagnostics Inc. have launched the ESwab (Elution Swab), a new liquid based transport system for bacteriology swab samples. This totally original concept for swab transport is made possible through the combination of Copan's patented nylon
Lab M's Baird-Parker Medium (ISO) is the latest addition to the company's range of microbiological culture media developed to meet specific ISO requirements in the food industry. This improved version of Baird-Parker Medium, for the isolation