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EKF Expands Geographical Reach of PCT Test for Early Sepsis Detection

EKF brings niche Stanbio Chemistry Procalcitonin LiquiColor® assay to new markets in Eastern Europe, Middle East and APAC regions.
Posted: 2017-05-15

SpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Partner for FDA Submission of ResistancePlus MG

The Speedx ResistancePlus MG Test is designed to identify both M. genitalium and mutations in the 23S rRNA gene that have been shown to confer resistance to azithromycin, SpeeDx will submit the test to the FDA for use with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR System.
Posted: 2017-05-15

Low Volume Storage Tube for Genomic Applications

The Micronic 0.30ml tube with external thread has a working volume of 210µl, ideal for RNA/DNA libraries.
Posted: 2017-05-12 C F O P V

New Validation for 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7)

3M MDS EcoliO157 The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status for AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM program, the system uses a single protocol for Cronobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes.
Posted: 2017-05-12 F

Compact Top Loading Autoclave for Labs with Limited Space

Top loading autoclaves for small labs When lab floor space is limited, the Priorclave QCS range of top loading autoclaves allows small and tall objects to be sterilised side-by-side in a single process - at bench-height and mounted on casters, the range is easy to install, and ideal for regularly reconfigured facilities.
Posted: 2017-05-11 C CP F O P V

NCIMB Collaborates with Protexin on Dental Biofilms Project

NCIMB strains used for biofilm investigation Working with probiotics manufacturer Protexin, NCIMB is examining the bacterial strains in its collection for those with potential to adjust the composition of oral biofilms and so reduce the incidence of dental caries.
Posted: 2017-05-11 O

Walk-away System Counts Colonies on Over 300 Plates per Hour

High throughput labs can look forward to completely hands-free automated colony counting of up to 300 Petri dishes per hour.
Posted: 2017-05-09 C CP F P V

Roka to Distribute FoodChek's Food Pathogen Enrichment Media

For the next 5-years, Roka have a non-exclusive distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems Inc. to distribute their lines of both proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero™ UNIVERSAL Enrichment Media which speed up enrichment times for food pathogens.
Posted: 2017-05-09 F

Bruker Introduces Novel PCR Assays for Aspergillosis and Carbapenem Resistance

At the recent 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Bruker introduced important new clinical microbiology assays and consumables kits to further enhance the MALDI Biotyper® (MBT)
Posted: 2017-05-09 C

Safe, Easy Transport of Single Serum Vials with SpeciSafe® Range

SpeciSafe® secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for UN3373 compliant mailing of biological and clinical specimens, range includes solutions for screw cap microtubes, vacuum blood collection tubes, cryovials, Universal and Bijou containers, plus swabs/transport tubes.
Posted: 2017-05-08 C

Cleanroom Microbiology Solutions at The Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Cherwell Laboratories supplies an integrated range of environmental monitoring and process validation products ideal for use within clinical pharmacies, visit stand A49 at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress, for practical advice and solutions tailored to individual customers’ aseptic process monitoring and validation needs.
Posted: 2017-05-08 C P

Study Shows FecalSwab™ Improved LOD for Enteric Pathogens

COPAN FecalSwab™ used with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR Study shows FecalSwab™ outperforms traditional enteric transport media for automated liquid handling platforms or molecular assays for enteric bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Posted: 2017-05-03 C

Reliable Detection of Beer Spoiling Bacteria in Just an Hour!

DMD Screen & Ident Kits DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler allow bacteria in an enriched beer sample or directly from an individual colony on solid media to be detected and identified in just an hour.
Posted: 2017-05-02 F

EMLab P&K Chicago Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Illinois Through Patent-Pending Lab Report

Mold testing specialists in Illinois benefit from MoldRANGE Local Climate reports.
Posted: 2017-04-28 O

[VIDEO] How Do You Ensure Your Product Is Truly Allergen Free?

AgraStrip® lateral flow strips for allergens Check out this short explainer video to see how AgraStrip® lateral flow strips can substantially improve your allergen management workflow.
Posted: 2017-04-27 F

Lonza Unveils Agenda for 3rd Annual Global Endotoxin Testing Summit

A growing list of experts from the global bacterial endotoxin testing community has signed up to join the speaker panel at Lonza’s 3rd Global Endotoxin Testing Summit (5-7 June 2017, Annapolis, MD, and Pickering Beach, DE, USA).
Posted: 2017-04-25 P

Study on IDEXX Legiolert™/Quanti-Tray®, MPN for L.pneumophila

Study found the IDEXX Legiolert/Quanti-Tray MPN method, gave on average higher counts of L. pneumophilia from 100 ml potable water and related samples when compared with the ISO 11731-2 membrane filtration method.
Posted: 2017-04-25 W

Solvent-free Detection of Ochratoxin A in Green Coffee and Wheat

Using a lateral flow test format, the Ochra-V AQUA eliminates the use of organic solvents while also significantly reducing testing time.
Posted: 2017-04-25 F

How to Choose a Media Preparator/Filler for Your Microbiology Lab

How to Choose a media preparation system Dr. Lukas Keller, Global Product Manager at INTEGRA, discusses what questions you should ask when looking to purchase an automated media preparation system and the features / benefits that differentiate the INTEGRA range from others on the market.
Posted: 2017-04-25 C CP F O P V

Recent Study Evaluates FecalSwab™ for Use in Molecular Tests

Study on effectiveness of COPAN’s FecalSwab™ for the “qualitative detection and identification of 22 GI pathogens” using Biofire’s FilmArray® GI Panel results found as well as needing less stool sample for accurate results.
Posted: 2017-04-24 C

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