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Microbiology News: 2014 » May

3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella Secures Extended Validations

3M Food Safety 3M Food Safety has announced that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella has received an extension of the current NF VALIDATION certificate from AFNOR Certification.
Posted: 2014-05-30

Britains Best Innovative Autoclave Manufacturer

Priorclave Video Priorclave autoclave video shows examples from a comprehensive range of standard laboratory steam sterilisers that include benchtop autoclaves, front loading autoclaves, the unique RSC front loading laboratory autoclaves and many more...
Posted: 2014-05-29

First BD Kiestra™ TLA Fully Automated Microbiology Lab System in Canada

The first Canadian installation of BD's Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation system for automating inoculation and incubation of clinical microbiology specimens will be at Island Health’s Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Posted: 2014-05-27

Reliable, Noise-Free Vacuum for Cell Culture Applications

INTEGRA has published a new video testimonial* in which researchers at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describe the benefits of using the VACUSAFE Laboratory Aspiration System.
Posted: 2014-05-27

How Food Microbiology Testing Varies Around the World

Market research report from Strategic Consulting on food microbiology globally, found that where food safety samples are collected is one of the major areas of difference around the world, and food plants in Asia differ most from RoW.
Posted: 2014-05-27

UNC Finds Cost of MALDI-TOF System is Offset in 3 Years

Researchers at UNC Health Care have found that using MALDI-TOF based systems for identifying bacteria and fungi in patient specimens led to a 92% cost reduction in the reagents, instrument cost offset is less than three years.
Posted: 2014-05-27

Acuitas™ MDRO Identifies Critical Antibiotic Resistant Genes

A more accurate genomic approach to the detection of highly transmissible genes as opposed to traditional bacterial culture, the OpGen Acuitas™ MDRO Gene Test directly detects as many as seven genes from one patient sample.
Posted: 2014-05-27

DNAble Assay for Salmonella in Foods Gets AOAC PTM

With a one-step enrichment and DNAble's proprietary isothermal technology eliminating the thermocycling step of traditional PCR systems, this Salmonella Detection Assay gives significant cost and time savings.
Posted: 2014-05-26

Easy Bioburden and Microbial Detection in Beverages

EZ Product range for filtration Microbiological analysis of water, beverages and other filterable samples can be made easier with the EZ-product range from Merck Millipore - time to result is reduced and workflow is improved.
Posted: 2014-05-26

Meat Speciation Samples Provided by Seward Stomacher®

Stomacher® plays key role in providing contamination free antigen samples for USDA protocols for meat speciation ELISA tests on cooked and uncooked meats.
Posted: 2014-05-26

New Addition to BioLumix’s Rapid Automated System

Biolumix The BioLumix simplified rapid automated platform allows for all of your microbiology needs to be met with one automated system on a single platform. The product line has expanded with the NEW Listeria Vial.
Posted: 2014-05-23

Economical Immersion Circulator for Basic Liquid Heating

A new, highly economical immersion circulator that’s ideal for basic liquid heating applications is now available from PolyScience.
Posted: 2014-05-20

Micronic Marks Pearl Milestone

The new Micronic 2014 catalogue contains all you need to know about sample storage, handling and management.
Posted: 2014-05-20

Nofima Start Work at Pathogen Pilot Plant

The new pathogen pilot plant research facility will contribute to increased knowledge about dangerous food-borne bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and pathogenic E. coli in a realistic production environment in a Biosafety level 3 facility.
Posted: 2014-05-20

3M™ Petrifilm Salmonella Express System is Adopted as AOAC-OMA

3M Petrifilm Fast Salmonella detection with 3M Salmonella Express, validated as a First Action OMA for detection of Salmonella in raw ground beef, chicken nuggets, raw ground chicken, raw ground pork, egg, shrimp, spinach, dry pet food and stainless steel.
Posted: 2014-05-20

Discover bioMérieux Veterinary Diagnostic Solution at ICP Congress

bioMerieux Vetinaray From June 22 to 26, 2014, the bioMérieux veterinary diagnostics team will attend the 12th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, taking place in Parma, Italy.
Posted: 2014-05-20

WASPLab Integrates with Microscopy Slide Scanning System

WASPLab Gram slide image WASPLab™ users can now show on a single screen, microscopy images of Gram slides taken by the Zeiss microscope, images of culture plates, LIS information and results from other instruments.
Posted: 2014-05-20

Automatized System for Bacterial Enumeration

Interscience Plate&Count System® is a fully automatized system working with an automatic Spiral plater and an automatic colony counter.
Posted: 2014-05-20

Identify and Subtype Bacteria Directly from Stool Samples

Identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate with new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc.
Posted: 2014-05-19

Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing Four Times Faster

Protocol 3 Using the ProtoCOL 3 and SynStats software in combination is helping microbiologists at this contract testing laboratory to significantly increase their throughput when determining the efficacy of new antibiotics.
Posted: 2014-05-15

Real-time PCR Assay for HSV 1+2 and VZV gets FDA Clearance

Lyra™ Direct real-time PCR test detects and differentiates herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV 1+2) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) nucleic acids isolated and purified from swab specimens.
Posted: 2014-05-15

Meet at ASM 2016

Visit rapidmicrobiology at asm We are attending this year's American Society of Microbiology General Meeting in Boston, MA on 17th to 20th May, please call by booth #1147 to meet up and have a chat!
Posted: 2014-05-13

CONTAM SWAB for Microbial Testing of Surfaces

Visit rapidmicrobiology at asm Available for total counts, E.coli and coliforms, Listeria and Salmonella sp, the surface to be tested is swabbed and the swab inserted into the media containing tube and incubated. Results are indicated by colour change.
Posted: 2014-05-13

Bruker Introduces Beta-lactamase Testing Module

The MBT STAR-BL (Beta Lactamase) module is part of the new MBT STAR assay family for Selective Testing of Antibiotic Resistance, and enables patented functional beta-lactamase testing for selected antibiotics.
Posted: 2014-05-12

Eurofins Acquires ViraCor-IBT Laboratories

Eurofins purchase of ViraCor-IBT gives them a strong presence in the specialty clinical testing services for infectious disease, immunology, allergy, HLA and serology serving hospitals, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies.
Posted: 2014-05-12

BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel Receives FDA Clearance

The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel is designed to detect bacterial pathogens in line with widely recommended clinical algorithms for testing. These algorithms utilize patient history and clinical presentation in selecting diagnostic tests.
Posted: 2014-05-12


INTEGRA received the Red Dot Design Award for the innovative design and function of its VIAFLO ASSIST pipetting assistant that reduces the need for handheld pipetting relieving lab personnel from activities that may cause repetitive stress injuries.
Posted: 2014-05-12

AFNOR Cert for Thermo's SureTect Salmonella Species PCR Assay

SureTect Salmonella species PCR Assay has proven to be comparable to the reference method ISO 6579:2002, AFNOR certified - fast, easy to use with common protocols for different pathogen assays.
Posted: 2014-05-08

Maintain an Outstanding Microbiological Quality Control Program

Repeated subculturing of microbiological quality control (QC) organisms can be detrimental. Each passage carries the potential for contamination, drift, and mutation, taking your culture farther and farther from the parental genotype and phenotype.
Posted: 2014-05-08

Priorclave Launches Autoclave Consumables

autoclave consumables Priorclave ensures that users of steam sterilisers have access to an extremely competitively priced range of the more frequently used items, Bowie & Dick test packs, Spore Ampoules, Self-Contained Biological Indicators, deodorising capsules.
Posted: 2014-05-06

Meet Synbiosis at ASM - Booth 211

Synbiosis ProtoCOL 3 Synbiosis staff will be showing the ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counting and zone measurement system, which can automatically produce antibiotic and vaccine potency analysis results from count and zone data from plates of 30-150mm.
Posted: 2014-05-06

New BacTrace® Antibody Coated Latex Beads for STECs

For researchers and assay developers, the BacTrace antibody coated latex beads detect STEC serotypes O157, O145, O103, O111, O121, O26, O45, and a broad spectrum of Salmonella serotypes.
Posted: 2014-05-05

DMF Submitted for BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter

TSI BioTrak The BioTrak Particle Counter gives real time airborne viable particle detection helping to identify root cause of microbial excursions.
Posted: 2014-05-05

Luminex New Sample-to-Answer System for Infectious Disease Testing

ARIES' scalable easy to use design, and networked data management software will deliver rapid results with a simple workflow for Flu A/B and RSV, HSV 1&2, Norovirus and Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
Posted: 2014-05-05

3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express System Receives Edison Award

Rapid Detection Salmonella in Food 3M Petrifilm Salmonella Express System is an all-in-one test method for the rapid detection and biochemical confirmation of Salmonella in enriched food and food process environmental samples.
Posted: 2014-05-05

Faecal Pathogen Screening System Implemented at Royal Sussex

Faecal Pathogen Screening A real time multiplex PCR automated platform for the detection of enteric pathogens’ DNA directly from stool samples, the EntericBio system now enables the Royal Sussex hospital to give negative results on stools within two working days.
Posted: 2014-05-05

GeneDisc® STEC Top 7 Plate Now AOAC and AFNOR Certified

E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC The GeneDisc STEC Top 7 solution is an easy to use one-step method for E.coli O157:H7 and non-O157 E.coli detecting virulence factors and serogroups following a short enrichments of 10 hours. AOAC PTM certified.
Posted: 2014-05-02

Brad Goskowicz Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY announced today that CEO Brad Goskowicz of Microbiologics is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Upper Midwest.
Posted: 2014-05-01

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