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Microbiology News: 2013 » September

Scharlab Improves Ps. aeruginosa Agars

Scharlab have improved their Cetrimide Agar and Cetrimide-Nalidixic agars for the isolation and identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Posted: 2013-09-30

BAX® Real-Time PCR Assays Added to USDA FSIS Microbiology Test Methods

The DuPont™ BAX® method for E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STECs is now specified in guidebook for meat products, carcass and environmental sponges.
Posted: 2013-09-30

Dual-Bulb Pastettes® Deliver Foolproof Simplicity for Exact Volume Dispensing

Exact Volume Pipettes are a quick and easy alternative to conventional pipettes and tips -space saving, economical, single piece, 20-250µl.
Posted: 2013-09-30

DoD Lab Adopts Roka Bioscience Atlas Automated Food Pathogen System

The Dept of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Lab (FADL), Texas, plans to use Atlas System for high-volume sample testing for Listeria and Salmonella in foods provided to all US armed forces around the world.
Posted: 2013-09-30

Microbiologics Chief Executive Officer is Appointed Member of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors

Brad Goskowicz, Chief Executive Officer of Microbiologics, was unanimously selected as the newest member of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors as a Director-At-Large.
Posted: 2013-09-30

TCS Biosciences Ltd Achieves ISO 14001:2004

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the Environmental Management System certification ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an international standard that requires an organisation to consider it's significant environmental aspects and to use these
Posted: 2013-09-25

Cherwell Provides Practical Microbiological Solutions at PHSS 2013

Cherwell Laboratories has developed a specialist range of microbiology products to meet the specific requirements of environmental monitoring and process validation.
Posted: 2013-09-24

First Reliable Legionella Detection Assay for Sewage Treatment Plants

Based on the VIT® gene probe technology, the VIT-Legionella overcomes the problems associated with conventional testing of wastewater for Legionella.
Posted: 2013-09-24

Workstation with Two Airlocks Launched - Designed for Busy Labs

Don Whitley Scientific Limited has positioned two airlocks at either end of the chamber which allows samples to be introduced at one end and removed at the other, significantly improving laboratory workflow.
Posted: 2013-09-23

Microbiologics Receives 2013 Innovation Award from Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

The 2013 Innovation Award in the for-profit category for conceptualizing and organizing the inaugural St. Cloud State University Food Microbiology Symposium.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Keep Up to Speed with Lonza's Free Resource Notes™ Journal

The journal for life science researchers is being published twice a year. Its editorial section includes News and Events, Scientific Papers, Product Highlights as well as a TechTalk column.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Liquid Handling Toolbox Improves Pipetting in Testing Labs

METTLER TOLEDO have compiled expert guidance on liquid handling techniques including a 30 minute Good Pipetting Technique video tutorial to help improve accuracy.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Walkaway Automation for Microplate-Based Processes

BioTek's new BioStack™ 4 microplate stacker enhances routine microplate-based assay productivity with automated plate delidding and re-lidding with fast plate exchange speeds of less than ten seconds.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Cherwell Highlights Products for Environmental Monitoring and Process Validation

On display at the NHS Pharmaceutical QA Symposium for Technical Services will be a selection of Redipor Prepared Media products; such as petri dishes, settle plates, bottled media, broth bags, vials and ampoules.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Fast Accurate Pipette Filling & Dispensing

The PIPETBOY pro from INTEGRA sets benchmark and enables the user to accurately displace liquid in the pipette by applying variable finger pressure on its pipette triggers.
Posted: 2013-09-16

Vitroids™ Certified Reference Microorganisms Sigma-Aldrich

Vitroids™ discs contain viable microorganisms in a certified quantity with strains obtained from ATCC and NCTC - FREE SAMPLE available until Dec 2013.
Posted: 2013-09-16

RIDASCREEN® Listeria ELISA - Reliable, Proven, Low Cost Technology

People may think that it is somehow 'old fashioned' to be using ELISA techniques in food microbiology when everybody is now focusing on molecular diagnostics. But in the same way as sample screening methods have to be robust and reliable, they also
Posted: 2013-09-12

A Novel, 2nd Generation Device for Ambient Storage and Transportation

The ViveST™ is a proprietary absorbent matrix onto which a biological specimen can be loaded by pipetting and allowed to dry, dried sample can be easily reconstituted for multiple downstream infectious disease testing.
Posted: 2013-09-10

Hamilton Regional Acquires COPAN's WASPLab Full Lab Automation System

One of the largest lab networks in Canada will soon be using COPAN's WASPLab, the latest generation of full laboratory automation and digital microbiology system.
Posted: 2013-09-09

Deep Well Plate Delivers True 2ml Capacity

The revolutionary 'common wall' design provides a full 2ml round well, round bottom well within a 45mm height limit, thus ensuring full compatibility with most plate handling equipment.
Posted: 2013-09-09

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Posted: 2013-09-08

FDA Clearance for Quidel Sofia® RSV Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)

Quidel Corporation has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Sofia RSV FIA test for use with the Sofia Analyzer for the rapid, objective detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. Sofia is the brand name for Quidel's
Posted: 2013-09-06

INTEGRA Biosciences Invests In UK Market

INTEGRA Biosciences has announced, as of August 1st 2013, a direct sales / support team in the UK to further improve support of its local customer base. The new team will work closely with local distributor Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd
Posted: 2013-09-06

Pathogenica Achieves CE Marking for HAI BioDetection Kit

Pathogenica, Inc. has achieved CE marking for its HAI BioDetection kit that runs on the Ion PGM™ benchtop sequencer. This milestone marks the HAI BioDetection CE-IVD kit as the first sequence-based infectious disease diagnostic kit on the
Posted: 2013-09-06

Tecan's Freedom EVO® Enables a Quick Response to Animal Disease Outbreaks

Molecular biologists at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety rely on two Freedom EVO® workstations to perform automated nucleic acid extraction as part of a busy routine veterinary surveillance workload. Dr Sandra Revilla Fernández, Head
Posted: 2013-09-06

Puritan Medical Products Launches New Mobile-Ready Website

Puritan Medical Products, North America's largest manufacturer of flocked swabs and single-use medical products, has recently launched a new, mobile-ready website. The new site's user-friendly responsive design functions across a range of
Posted: 2013-09-06

3M™ Molecular Detection System Wins Bronze Stevie Award

3M Food Safety 3M™ Molecular Detection System has won a bronze Stevie® award in the 2013 International Business Awards. 3M is recognized in the category of Best New Product or Service of the Year - Health & Pharmaceuticals. The 3M
Posted: 2013-09-06

bioMérieux Announces U.S. FDA Clearance for VITEK® MS

New Technology made possible by a Nobel Prize Winning discovery holds the promise to improve clinical decision-making for infectious diseases. bioMérieux have announced that it has been granted U.S. FDA 510(k) de novo clearance for
Posted: 2013-09-06

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