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Microbiology News: 2013 » November

Aspergillus brasiliensis EZ-PEC™ for Antimicrobial Effectiveness Tests

Microbiologics has added Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC® 16404™ to their EZ-PEC™ product line one of the five challenge microorganisms for Antimicrobial Effectiveness and Preservative Efficacy Testing.
Posted: 2013-11-26

Quicker, Easier test for Lactic Acid Bacteria using Soleris®

Based on detecting changes in carbon dioxide levels Neogen's new Soleris® DLA-109 vial detects lactic acid microorganisms in as little as 48 hours depending on the food type.
Posted: 2013-11-26

Microbiologics Debuts New Molecular Standards Product Line - Helix Elite™

It's difficult to run a positive control when you can't grow the bug - Microbiologics now have molecular standards available for difficult to cultivate organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Norovirus
Posted: 2013-11-26

Rapid, Simple, Selective Test for Enterococci Contamination

Ideal for on-site testing, BACTEST has a new selective medium for the Speedy Breedy providing rapid confirmation of Enterococci in water.
Posted: 2013-11-26

OpGen Opens CLIA Lab and Launches Microbial Genetic Tests for HAIs

OpGen's clinical services lab uses next generation DNA and genetic analysis technologies that include multiplex real-time PCR, Whole Genome Mapping and next generation sequencing.
Posted: 2013-11-26

Yeast Species Identification from Positive Blood Culture in just 20 Minutes

The new Candida QuickFISH BC Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Test can positively identify C. albicans, C. glabrata, and C. parapsilosis, directly from yeast-positive blood cultures in just 20 minutes.
Posted: 2013-11-25

Indicator Organisms Added to Greenlight® Food Safety Platform

Mocon's GreenLight system achieves results for Enterobacteriaceae and coliforms using the same automated reader and unique APCheck™ oxygen sensing vials as for TVCs or Total Plate Counts.
Posted: 2013-11-25

Lab M appoint Director of Sales & Marketing as New Products Fuel Increased Sales

Microbiology company Lab M has appointed Wendy Martindale as Director of Sales & Marketing as new products fuel increased sales.
Posted: 2013-11-25

Puritan Awarded Two New Flocked Swab Patents in Australia

International manufacturer now has eight flocked swab patents for device and method of production.
Posted: 2013-11-25

Compact Multiple Format Laboratory Mixer for Microplates and PCR Tubes

An innovative plate holding mechanism ensures smooth manipulation of microplates eliminating sample spillage and cross-contamination problems.
Posted: 2013-11-19

Eurofins to Provide Validation for Celsis Rapid Microbiology Tests

For faster, more cost effective implementation, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories will provide contract rapid microbiology validation and screening services for the Celsis rapid detection technology platform.
Posted: 2013-11-18

New Iron Sulphite Agar Detects Thermophilic Anaerobes in Canned Foods

Lab M's Iron Sulphite Agar, a modification of formulation developed by National Canners Association of America detects organisms associated with sulphide spoilage of low acid canned foods, e.g. meats, milk and vegetables.
Posted: 2013-11-18

Romer Labs® and ifp Launch New AgraQuant® F.A.S.T.

Allergen ELISA Test Kits with the fastest time-to-result currently available on the market for the detection of allergens in food, rinse waters and environmental swabs.
Posted: 2013-11-18

Specialist Brucella Diagnostic Reagents

Brucella laboratory diagnostics AHVLA Scientific offer an extensive range of high quality biological diagnostic reagents and kits to veterinary diagnostic laboratories worldwide for effective and reliable laboratory testing including Brucella testing kits.
Posted: 2013-11-16

Low Profile Screw Caps Save Storage Space

Micronic low profile screw caps are ideal for biobanks and other laboratory facilities that need a space saving solution for their long-term sample storage at low temperatures.
Posted: 2013-11-12

Invisible Sentinel Wins Certification for Its Listeria monocytogenes Assay

Veriflow™ LM uses a PCR detection method coupled with a vertical-flow-based assay and requires only 24 hours of non-specialized incubation and develops in 3 minutes post PCR amplification.
Posted: 2013-11-12

CE Mark for BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay with eXTended Detection Technology

The only fully-automated molecular assay for MRSA active surveillance that detects a specific target found in MRSA (MREJ) and drug-resistance genes: mecA and mecC.
Posted: 2013-11-12

Acquisition, Transmission, Processing - Get Ready for Flu Season

Sigma-Virocult® from Medical Wire (CE marked and FDA approved) fully meets all the requirements for the diagnosis and monitoring of influenza, and other respiratory viruses including RSV, Rhinovirus, and Adenovirus.
Posted: 2013-11-12

Cherwell Supports Pharmig's Annual Microbiology Conference

Held 20-21 Nov there will be presentations and discussions on regulation, investigation, best practice and risk management for microbiology, covering sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Posted: 2013-11-12

Ventana BenchMark Special Stains Platform - Fully Automated Gram Stain

For fixed tissue samples BenchMark special stains platform offers two Gram counterstain options and testing protocol flexibility to meet individual pathologists preferences.
Posted: 2013-11-11

Increasing the Safety of Biological Liquid Waste Disposal

A compact, portable solution for safe and convenient disposal of small volumes of biological liquid waste with INTEGRA's new single-use waste collection bottles for it's VACUSIP benchtop aspiration system
Posted: 2013-11-11

3M Food Safety Launches 48-Hour Yeast and Mold Indicator Test

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate is an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods 3M
Posted: 2013-11-09

POC Test Detects both HIV-1/2 Antibodies and HIV-1 p24 Antigen

The Alere Determine™ HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo can detect HIV earlier than second and third generation antibody-only test, FDA approved as a CLIA moderately complex medical device.
Posted: 2013-11-05

Strategic Consulting Report on Food Testing in Contract Laboratories

Increasing trend to send food quality and safety testing to 3rd party contract testing labs. 2013 revenues for food contract test labs estimated to reach $3.05bn, up from $1.95bn just 5 yrs ago.
Posted: 2013-11-05

Alere's 'Test Target Treat™' Campaign Partners with APUA

Alere Inc, have formed an educational partnership with the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) to expand the impact of Alere's new Test Target Treat™ campaign website
Posted: 2013-11-05

Funding Received for Commercialization of Rapid Pathogen Strain Typing System

PathoGenetix™ has received $10 million additional funding to support the commercialization of the RESOLUTION System for rapid pathogen strain typing in food safety testing and foodbourne outbreak investigations.
Posted: 2013-11-04

Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay, First and Only Dipstick Test

FDA (510k) cleared Cryptococcal antigen results in 10 minutes from CSF or serum.
Posted: 2013-11-04

NCIMB Offers Improved Fungal Identification Service

NCIMB For the most reliable fungal species level identification, NCIMB looks at both the D2 LSU regions and sequencing either one or both of the ITS regions, combining the two techniques is found to be the best approach.
Posted: 2013-11-04

Merck Millipore Launches Lockable ICRplus Settle Plates

Lockable mechanism secures lid during transport, two-way closure system supports efficient detection of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms
Posted: 2013-11-04

New Bigger Capacity Autoclave - 500 Litre Capacity

Q63/EH500Q63/EH500 Priorclave has launched its largest cylindrical chamber steam sterilizer as part of the popular and established Q63 autoclave range which is renowned for its affordability, high pack density and has proven ideal for accepting taller than average
Posted: 2013-11-04

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