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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.
Health Canada Compendium now includes a protocol for using the BAX® System assay, a single-stage, 20- to 24-hour enrichment followed by real-time PCR detects Listeria species on a range of environmental surfaces in food industry.
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).
The Promicol system provides a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in Soya and Cereal based products, currently used by international companies to routinely release finished products.
Using a rapid enrichment broth, foodproof® Listeria StarBroth, combined with foodproof® Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit, all “sensu stricto” Listeria species can be detected within 24 hours including enrichment.
Proficiency tests in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and GMP compliant Swiss testing lab, showed the Inlabtec Automated Serial Dilutor gave much more accurate total viable counts with a previously never achieved consistency between technicians.
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.
Döhler is a specialist for innovative culture media for the beverage industry, ISO 11133:2014 compliant and referenced in global regulatory standards, the media is ready to use without weighing, autoclaving or performing your own media quality testing.
Testing for Aflatoxin M1 is now faster and more accurate with the new ELISA test kit from Romer Labs which uses just one unified pipetting volume of 100 µl and does not need an agitation step thereby removing two majors sources of errors.
The latest blog post from COPAN covers a recent study on microbes on circulating dollar bills in New York City. Using metagenomics, results from winter and summer samples were compared.