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∑-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

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

Testing the Water with Lab M

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
Posted: 2009-12-07 W

Lab M Media Selectively Identify Clostridium perfringens

Perfringens Agar OPSP 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
Posted: 2009-08-06 F

RIDA®CHECK - Innovative Rapid Swab Test for Hygiene Monitoring of Surfaces

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
Posted: 2009-07-10 F

Merck Chromocult® Coliform Agar now Approved for Processed Food

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
Posted: 2009-07-10 F

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

Training Material Facilitates Proper Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection

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
Posted: 2008-09-05 C

Campylobacter Culture from Lab M

Campylobacter Culture from Lab M 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
Posted: 2008-06-10 F

AOAC Approves VITEK® 2 Identification of Key Food Industry Organisms

VITEK® 2 Gram-Positive 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
Posted: 2008-05-07 F

New Rapid Test for the Detection of Bacillus cereus

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
Posted: 2008-03-07 F

ESwab - New Liquid Based Transport System for Microbiology with Flocked Swabs

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
Posted: 2007-11-10 C

Lab M ISO Compliant Baird-Parker Medium

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
Posted: 2007-06-15 F

Merck's Gram Staining Kit now Modified and Phenol-free

Gram staining kit Merck has developed a modified and phenol-free Gram staining kit that satisfies even the highest diagnostic demands and yet is simple to handle and user-friendly at the same time. The kit includes a modified crystal violet solution that is
Posted: 2006-12-04

The Perfect Contact Plate

Over the last 25 years Cherwell Laboratories have developed a range of contact plate products to overcome both general problems of handling and specific problems brought to us by individual customers. We currently manufacture 62 varieties of
Posted: 2006-10-10 P

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