Other Microbiology News - page 8
Total Viable Counts from serial dilutions done in washed test-tubes were found to be significantly lower than counts from serial dilutions using the guaranteed ultra pure and sterile, Inlabtec Serial Diluter bags, suggesting the presence of growth inhibitors in the re-usable test tubes.
Easy selection of one individual tube from a rack of tubes with the Micronic hand held tube selector, avoiding cross contamination between samples.
Tecan's D300e provides picoliter to microliter non-contact dispensing of liquids directly into assay plates, and the software now features a PCR Wizard that guides the user through qPCR set-up.
Complementing existing, inactivated NATtrol™ Zika Molecular Control Product Line, ZeptoMetrix™ has added 3 new strains of Zika Virus Culture Fluid to assist in diagnostics and research.
For secure short term storage of blood and urine samples, the Novitain Capcluster-50 caps and seals 50 13mm tubes in one go, retaining foil can then be removed to leave each tube individually capped, minimizing cross contamination, compatible with automated pre-analytical systems.
Hardy Diagnostics QuickSlide™ range of automated slide stainers includes the high throughput GramPRO-80™ (80+ slides per hour) and for smaller labs - the GramPro-1™, HemaPRO Automated Hematology Stain Instrument and Acid Fast Bacillus AFB-PROBetter.
Secure-T® Blender Bags in the compact and easy to use Secure-Strip® dispenser makes blender bags easier to handle, a tear-off junction between each bag ensures internal sterility right up to time of use with no tear off strip.
Autoclave manufacturer Priorclave has agreed to abide by the hourly wage rate set by the London Living Wage.
The new EVOLVE manual pipette range from INTEGRA has three adjustable dials to rapidly set pipetting volumes up to ten times faster than other pipettes. together with snap into place GripTips the Evolve forms a perfect pipetting system.
NCIMB and the Robert Gordon University are collaborating in a project to screen Streptomyces species for the production of compounds with potential for use in the pharmaceutical and other industry sectors.
The Priorclave Q63 front-loading cylindrical chamber autoclave has large load capacity (choose from 320 or 500 litres ) at reduced cost due to a simpler production process compared to rectangular chamber autoclaves.
ATCC provides authenticated Zika virus reference materials that support vaccine efficacy testing and assay development, including in vivo and tissue culture-adapted strains, genomic and synthetic nucleic acid preparations, and associated products.
Easy to install and operate, the Univo SR096 decaps Screw Caps from a full 96-tube storage rack in less than 30 seconds.
The Inlabtec Bagboard gives support to homogenizer, blender or stomacher bags making handling and storage easier and more secure. Watch the demonstration video.
The VIAFILL Reagent Dispenser offers simplistic programming of repeat dispenses, variable volume dispenses and custom programming. Users can easily alternate between 8 and 16 channel dispensing cassettes for rapid filling of 6 to 1536 well plates.
The Seward Stomacher® makes preparation of fecal transplant material a much more pleasant experience with no cross contamination risk and sealed disposable blending vessels preventing aerosols.
The new 1.4ml externally threaded tubes can hold higher volumes and reduce chances of cross contamination, tubes are suitable for ultra-low temperature storage and compatible with automated systems, RNase/DNase and pyrogen free.
Crowd funded company, uBiome has signed former Apple and Microsoft executive Richard Sprague, a noted self-experimenter, to become first Citizen-Scientist-in-Residence, following on from investigation of his own microbiome.
Puritan now manufactures more than 40 types of swabs, which include the recently U.S. patented PurFlock® and HydraFlock® lines, all of which are manufactured in Guilford, Maine by American workers.
Using the latest technology, the PIPETBOY acu 2 is now lighter and faster, reducing work time whilst improving ergonomic experience - suitable for all commercially available glass and plastic serological pipettes.