Microbiology Test Methods

Cronobacter sakazakii Detection and Identification Methods


Review of test kits for detection and identification of Cronobacter sakazakii previously called Enterobacter sakazakii, a common microbiological problem in infant formula.

Air Samplers for Microbiological Monitoring of Air Quality


Active air sampling delivers a quantitative result Modern samplers are convenient and easy to use Operation can be semi-automated Potential for integration with environmental monitoring

Alicyclobacillus Detection in Beverages


Species of Alicyclobacillus are unusual and potentially important spoilage bacteria for the beverage industry difficult to detect slow growing organisms that do not produce gas - review of detection methods available.

Antibiotic Sensitivity - How to Find the MIC

Easy to read MIC strips

Explanation of what the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration MIC is and what antibiotic kits are available for easy establishment of antibiotic sensitivity levels AST.



How to choose a laboratory autoclave or sterilizer, this review details what factors to consider when buying a new lab autoclave.

Automated Laboratory Media Preparation


Key Characteristics Automated media preparators will automatically prepare, sterilize and dispense liquid or solid culture media can range from hand operated dispensing systems for smaller labs to

Automating the Food Microbiology Lab

Automated analysis

Automation can provide significant time and cost savings, especially for larger microbiology laboratories it reduces the potential for human error and can provide more consistently reliable and accurate results.

Campylobacter Detection and Identification Methods


Review of detection and identification methods for Campylobacter in foods - chromogenic media, rapid methods, PCR kits.

Chromogenic Media


Microbiological Analysis using Chromogenic and Fluorogenic Media Key Points Initially developed for clinical applications, chromogenic media are now available for food, water and environmental