Real Time PCR for Food Safety

Microbiology News: 2014 » April

ELISA for Florfenicol/Thiamphenicol in Food Matrices

Now available from EuroProxima is an ELISA test for the detection of Florfenicol and Thiamphenicol in food matrices, also available is an ELISA test for Chloramphenicol in foods.
Posted: 2014-04-29

The MEDIAJET offers microbiology labs the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments or test tubes of various diameters and length a truly reliable, walk-away operation.
Posted: 2014-04-29

Captivate™ O45 is 8th Product in Lab M’s IMS Range for E. coli STEC

Lab M Captivate Captivate™ O45 comprises magnetic particles coated with specific antibody and is intended for the concentration of Escherichia coli O45 from food, animal feed, beverages, pharmaceutical or environmental samples.
Posted: 2014-04-29

Microgen Offers AnDiaTec and Quidel RT-PCR to UK Labs

Real-time PCR clinical assays Easy to use RT-PCR assays for difficult to detect parameters - Clostridium difficile, Norovirus, Enterovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HLA-DQ.
Posted: 2014-04-29

HybriScan™D Beer Assay Optimised with Tecan's Infinite® M200 PRO

Workflow of rapid method based on rRNA detection which screens for all common possible beer spoiling organisms, optimised with Tecan’s Infinite M200 PRO reader.
Posted: 2014-04-28

Rickettsia and Coxiella Screening Panels

Using an EIA dot technique, GenBio's ImmunoDOT Rickettsia and Coxiella Tests can be used to detect antibodies of C. burnetti, R. typhi, R. conorii, and R. rickettsia.
Posted: 2014-04-28

RAPID-B Test for non-O157 Shigatoxigenic E.coli in Beef

Intended for easy, fast screening of beef trim and ground beef for non-O157 Shigatoxigenic group of Escherichia coli (STEC) using the RAPID-B instrument.
Posted: 2014-04-28

ImmunoFLOW for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Mycoplasma IgM

GenBio has received CE mark on its new rapid genital herpes test to join its rapid Mycoplasma pneumonia, test in the ImmunoFLOW product line.
Posted: 2014-04-22

Vivione Biosciences Signs Agreement with CMS Technology

Vivione Biosciences, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Vivione Biosciences, LLC, announced the signing of a definitive Purchase Agreement for the RAPID B system from CMS Technology, Inc., a New ork-based firm focused on developing and
Posted: 2014-04-22

MALDI-LinkTM in the BIOMIC® V3 Microbiology System

Automate antibiotic susceptibility testing following molecular fingerprinting with the MALDI Biotyper, identification results can be automatically transferred to BIOMIC V3 to complete AST, eliminating transcription errors.
Posted: 2014-04-22

Zephyr Pathogen Identifier for Biological Agents in the Field

Using CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) technology the Zephyr Pathogen Identifier system is a portable, hand held instrument for rapid detection of biodefense materials in the field.
Posted: 2014-04-22

Ballast Water Testing Using Speedy Breedy

The Speedy Breedy can test for the three bacteria as set out in the D2 standard for ballast water, Vibrio (Cholera), E. coli and Enterococcus, enumerate contamination in CFUs and then to pasteurise the sample so that it can be disposed of as regular waste.
Posted: 2014-04-22

Microbiologics Expands Helix Elite™ Molecular Standards Product Line

Microbiologics Helix Elite Microbiologics, Inc. has expanded their line of Helix Elite™ Molecular Standards with the addition of two globally prevalent viral pathogens, West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).
Posted: 2014-04-18

Cylindrical Autoclaves Improve Lab Performance

laboratory autoclaves The QCS front loading autoclave range introduced by Priorclave should help any laboratory increase its sterilising throughput owing to the combination of improved load capacity and exceptional operating performance.
Posted: 2014-04-15

Neogen ATP Hygiene Monitoring System with RFID Technology

ATP Hygiene Neogen has introduced an advanced ATP hygiene monitoring system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to make testing in a facility much easier, and an updated software program to simplify data creation and interpretation.
Posted: 2014-04-15

Accurate Norovirus Detection within 1hr - CE IVD Marked

Cepheid's Xpert Norovirus detects and differentiates the GI and GII genogroups, which account for the majority of human infections, rapid molecular testing combined with prompt infection control measures are effective tools against HAI.
Posted: 2014-04-14

Cherwell Supports Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Cherwell Laboratories specialist suppliers of environmental monitoring and process validation products for the pharmaceutical and related industries will be exhibiting at the inaugural Making Pharmaceuticals event on 29th & 30th April 2014.
Posted: 2014-04-14

Automated Microbial Source Tracking for Food Industry

High throughput robotics are combined with advanced software to provide one analysis tool which can be used for many different types of contaminants; moulds, bacteria and yeasts
Posted: 2014-04-14

ELITechGroup Releases its Latest Slide-staining System in the TB area.

Elitech Aerospray ElitechGroup has updated its entire line of series 1 Aerospray® stainers to the new series 2 design. The Aerospray Gram model, followed by the Aerospray Hematology Stat and Pro models and now Aerospray® TB stainer.
Posted: 2014-04-11

Food-borne Viruses: What Risk for Which Food Sample?

Ceeram/IAFP Ceeram will be chairing a roundtable discussion at the IAFP Europe discussing ‘Food-borne Viruses: What Risk for Which Food Sample?’.
Posted: 2014-04-10

Ceeram Launch Range of CE Marked RT-PCR and MLVA Kits at ECCMID

Ceeram/ECCMID This year’s ECCMID meeting is the venue for the European launch of the ceeramTool ®range of CE marked RT-PCR and MLVA kits for molecular detection of Gastroenteritis and Enteric Viruses, Nosocomial Infections, Public Health and Animal Health.
Posted: 2014-04-10

AOAC for Enrichment-free Same Shift Listeria Kit

No enrichment step required for this bacteriophage based kit, the entire test only takes a few minutes of hands-on time per sample and delivers results onsite in less than eight hours -- a single production shift.
Posted: 2014-04-09

Lab M Launches Pinnacle™ Pre-poured Plates

Lab M In a move that marks a significant extension to its range of ready prepared microbiological culture media , Lab M has launched the Pinnacle™ brand, a new line of pre-poured plates.
Posted: 2014-04-08

Lightweight Electronic Pipettes

Integra Pipettes VIAFLO II electronic pipettes with INTEGRA’s range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system. GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, giving a secure connection. GripTips never fall off, always perfectly aligned.
Posted: 2014-04-08

TSC PreMoist Hygiene Swabs Save Time

TSC Swabs TSC pre-moistened sampling swabs offer end-users a convenient and simple sampling method to confirm the presence of microorganisms on equipment and critical surfaces giving greater brand protection, helping to minimise exposure to potential recalls.
Posted: 2014-04-08

Roka Bioscience Atlas® Complete Listeria Testing Solution

Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay Atlas LmG2 Assay is AOAC approved for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes from 25-g food samples and from environmental surfaces after a 24-hour enrichment. Assay is also approved for 125-g food samples using single, 44-hour enrichment step.
Posted: 2014-04-07

RSV on BD Veritor™ now 510(k) Cleared and CLIA Waived

The CLIA-waived BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of RSV joins the previously FDA-cleared and CLIA-waived BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of Flu A+B and Group A Strep.
Posted: 2014-04-07

CLIA and ISO 15189 Accreditation with One Assessment

A2LA’s “Platinum Choice” option allows a clinical laboratory not only to fully meet CLIA requirements but also to gain accreditation to ISO 15189 with one assessment, using one team of assessors.
Posted: 2014-04-07

Two New Impaction Microbal Air Samplers for Cleanrooms

The MiniCapt Mobile and Remote Microbial Air Samplers from Particle Measuring Solutions help improve efficiency and reduce errors in environmental monitoring of cleanrooms and isolators.
Posted: 2014-04-07

Roche Acquires IQuum Laboratory-in-a-tube System

IQuum’s Laboratory in a tube range will allow Roche to quickly enter the point of care segment of molecular diagnostics.
Posted: 2014-04-07

Liofilchem Pathogenic System AST

Liofilchem Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of the main pathogenic microorganisms directly from Clinical Specimens
Posted: 2014-04-07

vPCR Enumeration of Viable Brettanomyces bruxellensis

Published paper demonstrates use of propidium monoazide for the enumeration of viable Brettanomyces bruxellensis in wine and beer by quantitative PCR.
Posted: 2014-04-07

Coming out of the Cold with Stat-Nat® Thermally Stable PCR Master Mix

TAT-NAT® is a new protective compound that stabilises the activity of enzymes for a very long time with no temperature controlled storage requirements.
Posted: 2014-04-04

Endotoxin Detection Methods for Pharmaceuticals

Endotoxin testing guide to suppliers of LAL tests - Gel-Clot reagents, Chromogenic reagents, Turbidimetric reagents, Pyrogen-free laboratory disposables and instrumentation for high through put laboratories.
Posted: 2014-04-01

BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria

The automated BAX system uses tableted reagents and optimized media, to detect Salmonella, Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and STEC, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio, and yeast and mold
Posted: 2014-04-01

AmpliVue® Hand-Held Molecular Diagnostic Test for HSV Types 1 and 2

FDA cleared, the AmpliVue HSV 1+2 Assay is easy-to-use, handheld and disposable. The assay requires no upfront extraction of DNA and generates an accurate result in approximately one hour.
Posted: 2014-04-01

FDA Clearance for Meridian illumigene Pertussis

First FDA-cleared molecular stand-alone assay for Bordatella pertussis from nasopharyngeal swab samples, simple test procedure gives results in less than 60 minutes.
Posted: 2014-04-01

Corgenix Extends VHF Test to Include Ebola Virus

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted Corgenix Medical Corporation to extend its existing viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) rapid test development to include the Ebola virus. Corgenix has already developed and CE marked a
Posted: 2014-04-01

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