Microbiology News: 2014 » September
xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel is a comprehensive syndromic panel testing for more than 90% of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis in a single molecular test.
Compact Dry ETC for enumeration of Enterococcus in water intended for human consumption has received NordVal certification as being equivalent to the ISO 7899-2:2000 method.
Clostridium perfringens is thought to be the most likely cause of a food poisoning outbreak at the Food Safety Summit 2014, a buffet dish of chicken masala may have been held at too low a temperature.
Arrow™ Instrument for the automated isolation of up to three cell types directly from whole blood or buffy coat, was among the new developments revealed to distributors at the Annual DiaSorin Molecular Distributor Meeting.
Cherwell Laboratories now offers the Mar Cor Purification range of dry fog technology and cold sterilant products suitable for decontamination of pharmaceutical cleanrooms and other critical areas.
FDA approves the first direct blood test for detection of five yeast pathogens that cause bloodstream infections: Candida albicans and/or Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and/or Candida krusei.
FDA competition is most interested in concepts that explore the acceleration or elimination of sample preparation and/or enrichment in the testing process, and/or those that employ novel or revolutionary techniques to achieve pathogen detection.
Microbank is the original culture storage system with a well proven track record of efficient storage and retrieval of bacterial (including fastidious and anaerobic) and fungal cultures, currently used in microbiology labs worldwide including many reference culture collections.
To ensure the quality of culture media, ATCC offers a number of ATCC Genuine Cultures® recommended by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for use in media testing.
Endotoxin expert, Kevin Williams has joined the Lonza Bioscience Solutions team of scientists and research associates working on the next generation of endotoxin and microbial detection products.
Seward is now recycling 85% of all its plastic, paper and cardboard material waste from production of stomacher bags and looking to collaborate to reduce environmental impact of laboratory testing.
New chromogenic medium for Salmonella screening of stool samples bioMérieux's chromID® Salmonella Elite gives earlier detection and recovery including lactose positive Salmonella with high selectivity and specificity.
Join industry experts from Rapid Micro Biosystems and Lonza for a one-day workshop that focuses on the role of technology in the microbial QC lab.
Romer Labs® new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX is solvent free, limit of detection is 3ppb and a total time-to-result of 8 minutes including extraction, now USDA-GIPSA approved.
Screen for bacterial gastroenteritis, single qPCR assay detects Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella/EIEC, Yersinia, EHEC, EPEC, EAEC and ETEC from DNA extracted from a stool sample.
Using rapid, vertical flow technology the multiplex tests deliver instant, simultaneous results for Syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis C in three distinct combinations.
Pre-poured culture media for every microbiology lab, Southern Group Laboratories supply ready-to-use liquid and agar plates for pharmaceutical, food and clinical labs.
The acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA will create a combined company able to deliver more than 300,000 products for the life science industry. Merck KGaA plans to maintain significant presence in St. Louis, MO, and Billerica, MA
Ideal autoclave for labs with limited space and infrequent sterilisation needs, the Priorclave H60 with a horizontal 60 litre capacity is suited for a wide range of applications such as media prep, lab waste, liquids and diluents, glassware and apparatus.
Alpha Laboratories new catalogue includes an extended range of lab and clinical consumables, available to download or you can receive a hardcopy by post.
AOAC® Performance Tested Methods program (Certification #051401) certifies that the test kit is now considered equivalent or better than standard reference methods for select food matrices by the international organization.
Enterovirus D68 is detected within the Diatherix Enterovirus group assay included in multiple PCR Panels: Pediatric Respiratory, Pharyngitis, Respiratory Infection, Viral Respiratory.
After consultation with CDC Personnel, the PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices has revised the “Interim Laboratory Guidelines for Handling/Testing Specimens from Cases or
Mérieux NutriSciences scientific service offers service for food safety testing has now improved it's service for food safety and chemistry innovation in China.
Using LAMP technology, illumigene is a simple test for C. difficile, Group B Streptococcus, Group A Streptococcus, Bordetella pertussis, and Mycoplasma pneumonia giving results in under an hour.
Abbott's pathogen identification technology (previously called Plex-ID) is based on PCR and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry can give an identification even when lab blood cultures are negative.
Further discoveries in government facilities, the pathogens found include smallpox, Yersinia pestis, Burkholderia pseudomallei as well as toxins - staphylococcal enterotoxin, botulinum toxin and ricin.
Microbial sampling, particle counting and data integration in aseptic manufacturing environments, six new innovations from Particle Measuring Systems now available in Scandinavia from Miclev AB.
Geneius laboratory provides an UKAS accredited meat speciation test, suitable for difficult matrices with high fat content or highly processed foods.
Food allergen detection from BIOTECON includes Celery, Peanut, Hazelnut, Soya, Gluten Detection - using quantitative real-time PCR, suitable for most food types, run on standard PCR instruments.
Campylobacter survey on chickens by the UK Food Standards Agency will in future name retailers, alongside campylobacter levels, when it releases its next set of results in November 2104.
For FDA medical device premarket submissions, ATCC can provide fully authenticated and well-described microbial strains and nucleic acids recommended by guidance for industry.
RIDASCREEN® is a quantitative ELISA for the presence of the R5 monoclonal antibody as recommended by Codex Alimentarius. AOAC RI approved, RIDASCREEN® is widely accredited for the quantitation of gluten prolamins in food.
Simple to perform, Xpert Flu/RSV XC is a highly multiplexed, state-of-the-art test for rapid and accurate detection and differentiation of Flu A, Flu B, and RSV infection.
Easy transport of biological specimens at ambient temperature with the ViveST specimen transport system for carrying whole blood, plasma, nucleic acid (DNA & RNA) viral/bacterial cultures and urine transport without using dry ice.
Recent Canadian recall of soft ripened cheese in Canada due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin. Find detection kits for Staph toxin in foods.
There have been a number of food safety incidents in recent years involving pathogens such as Salmonella, which have been found on low moisture foods such as nuts and seeds. Campden BRI Guideline 73 provides advice on the problem.
M56-A provides guidance for culture of anaerobic bacteria - collecting proper specimens, transport procedures, color photographs of Gram stain reactions and colonial morphology, easy-to-follow identification tables, and in-depth explanations of new technology.
ATCC has developed a vector to express green fluorescent protein (GFP) in Gram-negative bacterial strains for use in imaging studies, host-pathogen interactions, QC and FACS
Lab M newsletter highlights the recent introduction of two new product ranges, Pinnacle™ pre-poured plates and the µPrep™ line of bagged, ready-to-reconstitute media.
The acquisition of Corgenix is Orgentec’s first significant step toward expanding its position in the global specialty diagnostics market since partnering with Water Street Healthcare Partners
New market report on industrial (food, beverage, pharmaceutical etc. ) microbiology worldwide shows testing volume will reach 2 billion in 2014, based on primary research with more than 650 production facilities in 23 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, including China and India.
Quidel's AmpliVue platform lets laboratories of all sizes perform highly sensitive and specific molecular tests for C. difficile, Group A Strep, Group B Strep, HSV1 and HSV2.
Charm's ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS5) is a quantitative test for the detection of 5 to 100 ppb aflatoxin in a single 5 minute assay without the need for ethanol or methanol extraction.
Inoculating loop range from Medical Wire includes Microloops® Plastic in three volumetric sizes, Microloops® Nichrome 5 in six volumetric sizes, calibrated Nichrome 5 or Platinum Microloops®