Featured Microbiology News - page 4
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Pharmacy Unit and Cherwell jointly published white paper and poster details development of new multilayer packaging of medium to prevent spore contamination prior to compounder validation.
The Meningitis Viral 2 ELITe MGB® Panel, validated with cerebrospinal fluid samples detects and differentiates Enterovirus, Parechovirus and Adenovirus in single reaction.
The Inlabtec Serial Diluter has been successfully used by lab staff at SGS Fresenius since the beginning of 2015 eliminating the traditionally time-consuming, laborious tasks of test tube filling, sample cap handling and vortexing during dilutions.
Hygiena’s ZymoSnap ALP has been specifically developed to offer reliable, definitive and repeatable results, even at low levels (25-100 mU/L), with a convenient all-in-one design, requiring only minimal equipment.
Part of the new generation of preanalyticals, Fecal Transwab® is a new method of collecting and presenting stool specimens that is both compatible with automated processing systems while offering faster turn round for manual processing.
Whether you are attending the IAFP this year or just want to keep up to date with the latest in products for the food microbiology laboratory, you can use our new 'at-a-glance' interactive graphic to quickly and easily see what's going to be on show in Tampa, Florida 9 to 12 July, 2017.
SphereFlash@ is the new automatic colony counter from IUL that automatically adjusts all parameters depending on the colony and agar type so no user input is required it also eliminates any reflections that may interfere with image processing.
The Bio-Rad iQ-Check Enterobacteriaceae method is a fast, sensitive and specific alternative to the classical VRBG (Violet Red Bile Glucose) agar plate detection method.
Get INTEGRA to demonstrate in your own lab how you can achieve better multichannel pipetting results, avoid repetitive strain injuries and speed up your working process.
Based on monitoring oxygen depletion due to microbial growth, data shows the Greenlight Rapid Microbial Detection System gives precise results with low variation, the limit of detection and quantification are better than most standard counting methods with no serial dilution required.
Recent study shows that CHROMagar media has no influence on microbial identification by MALDI-TOF MS and that both technologies can be used together for identification of microorganisms.
Proficiency schemes are the ultimate test of the ability of a laboratory to provide correct test results, Fiona Cawkell, co-founder of the Campden Microbiology Proficiency Scheme (CMPS) reviews what they are and why laboratories need to use them.
Users of bioMérieux ready-to-use culture media are not required to carry out extensive tests to be in compliance with ISO 11133: 2014. bioMérieux offers multiple solutions and evidence documents to simplify tests and reinforce confidence in your food and water analyses.
ELITechGroup now have CE-IVD marking for the STI ELITe MGB® Panel, a real-time PCR multiplex assay for the detection of C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhoeae and M. genitalium.
AllerSnap is both cost effective and time saving - especially when testing for multiple surface allergens. One swab test checks for all proteins, quickly confirming the hygiene of a surface, and eliminating the need to run multiple expensive allergen-specific tests.
The BAT media & Guaiacol Detection Kit combines ready-to-use culture media with clear enzymatic detection of off-flavour producing Alicyclobacilli - growth-promoting nutrients produces faster results whilst enzymatic detection of guaiacol can be determined with visual analysis.
Pall has expanded its range of quality control protocols for the wine industry with a new application for GeneDisc® which gives quantification of Brettanomyces spp. and Brettanomyces bruxellensis, in 2 hours from sample to results.
A quantitative assay for determining the MIC of telavancin against Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant isolates) and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).
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.
New, ready-to-use Wort-Agar is optimised by the wort Döhler manufactures itself, the medium is suitable for detecting and determining the total count of yeast and moulds e.g. Saccharomyces pastorianus, S. cerevisiae, A. brasiliensis, P. roquefortii.