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Microbiology News: 2015 » February

PYROSTAR™ ES-F – Endotoxin Specific LAL Products

Wako Pyrostar Wako’s line of LAL reagents can be used qualitatively as a gel-clot reagent or quantitatively as a kinetic-turbidimetric method, designed “for every user and for every method”
Posted: 2015-02-26

Possible Causes of Endotoxin Test Failures

QC Testing professionals looking to reduce the number of endotoxin retests carried out in their QC laboratory will benefit from this free webinar.
Posted: 2015-02-24

Seegene Breaks into US Molecular Diagnostic Market with HSV Assay

Allplex tests are the most comprehensive and cost-effective multiplexed PCR molecular assays for infectious disease in the industry.
Posted: 2015-02-24

From Spice to Threat – the Largest FDA Allergy–Related Recall

ELISA and lateral flow strips allergens in spices Romer Labs offer AgraQuant® Peanut ELISA kit for lab based allergen testing and AgraStrip lateral flow for fast, direct on-site testing without extra equipment.
Posted: 2015-02-24

Allergen Detection in Spices - ELISA or Real-Time PCR

Test spices allergen ELISA PCR Detect peanut and almond allergens in cumin and spice blends, R-Biopharm AG offer choice of ELISA, real-time PCR kits or a contract testing service.
Posted: 2015-02-24

Celsis Introduces the New Accel™ Rapid Microbial Screening System

Rapid MLT and sterility results Designed for midrange testing volumes the Celsis Accel System gives results in just 18–24 hours for MLT and 4-6 days for sterility testing, allowing faster release of products from microbiology holding.
Posted: 2015-02-24

Sensitive Peanut Allergen Kit Detects to <1ppm

ESPRDS-48 ELISA kit detects Arah2 , a heat-stable protein which is also one of the primary peanut allergens.
Posted: 2015-02-23

Döhler TransFast® – Beverage Spoiler Detection in Less Than 48h

Transfast The ready-to-use TransFast® System allows fast and easy detection of beverage-spoiling microorganisms in a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
Posted: 2015-02-23

FDA Clears Expanded Cepheid Tuberculosis Test

Xpert MTB/RIF detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB-complex) DNA and in positive specimens, provides simultaneous identification of rifampin-resistance associated mutations of the rpoB gene.
Posted: 2015-02-17

Latest Advances in Microbial Testing for Oil and Gas Industry

Using qPCR based RAPID-B system, Ely Associates will be able to offer quantitative and qualitative bacterial analysis in 20 minutes at oil and gas production facilities.
Posted: 2015-02-17

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Australia Linked to Frozen Berries

Nanna's frozen mixed berries have been recalled after being linked with an outbreak of Hepatitis A in New South Wales.
Posted: 2015-02-17

Colour Coded Laboratory Sample Labels

CILS have introduced a label colour coding option to help major laboratories quickly and easily identify samples.
Posted: 2015-02-17

Neogen Food Allergen Tests for Cumin and Spice Blends

Food Allergen Tests Using basic training and equipment, Neogen’s Veratox® for Peanut Allergen is AOAC validated to detect and quantify peanut and almond residues in cumin with results in c. 30 mins.
Posted: 2015-02-17

Ready to Reconstitute BPW Aids Salmonella Testing in Chocolate

µPrep® BPW The discovery of Salmonella in one batch of a chocolate product, and its subsequent recall, is a reminder of the importance of testing in confectionery. Lab M’s ready-to-reconstitute µPrep® BPW (ISO) is designed specifically for such environments.
Posted: 2015-02-16

bioMérieux Culture Media Compliant with New EN ISO 11133:2014 Standard

EN ISO 11133:2014 bioMérieux microbiological media is manufactured and tested in accordance with the requirements of the new EN ISO 11133: 2014 standard for food and water analyses.
Posted: 2015-02-13

Yeast and Mold Counts in 48hrs – Now AOAC OMA

Petrifilm The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count plate uses a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret, these completely sample-ready plates give results in just 48 hours.
Posted: 2015-02-12

Identify CPE Carriers and Confirm Suspected CPE in 2 Hours

Rapid molecular detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), Check-Direct CPE identifies the most clinically prevalent carbapenemases - KPC, OXA-48, VIM and NDM - including the emerging OXA-181 variant.
Posted: 2015-02-11

Implementation of Rapid Microbiological Methods - Discounts on Training Material

Discount coupons available on training material for 'How to implement Rapid Microbiological Methods', this is suitable for those in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Posted: 2015-02-10

Neogen Launches ANSR® for Listeria monocytogenes

Using a single-step enrichment in Neogen's LESS Plus medium followed by Neogen's ANSR an isothermal amplification test for Listeria monocytogenes, results can be in 25 hours.
Posted: 2015-02-10

Inlabtec Serial Diluter Outperforms Test Tube Protocol

Improved serial dilutions All food samples at ZLM are now automatically diluted and mixed with the Inlabtec Serial Diluter providing at the push of a button a perfect serial dilution every time.
Posted: 2015-02-10

Real-Time Viable Particle Counts - Confidence in the Measurement

TSI BioTrak TSI's Real-time particle detector combines viable and non-viable particle detection together with Active Air Sampling in the same unit. One unit, one sample inlet.
Posted: 2015-02-10

Same Day Listeria Results (22 hrs) for Environmental Samples, AOAC PTM

Fast Listeria results on environmental samples using 20-hour, single-stage enrichment in FoodChek’s Actero™ Listeria Enrichment Media followed by rapid real-time processing with the DuPont™ BAX® System.
Posted: 2015-02-09

RSSL Offers Testing for Peanut and Almond in Cumin

For allergen testing of cumin, RSSL contract laboratory testing provider can detect almond protein using ELISA or detect peanut or almond using a DNA based method.
Posted: 2015-02-09

Microarray Assay Finds More Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Check-Points Health’s microarray assay finds more antibiotic resistance genes than conventional molecular techniques, recent study shows.
Posted: 2015-02-09

Genomic Sequencing from Farm to Fork

Scientists from IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated have established the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a collaborative food safety platform that
Posted: 2015-02-09

BacterioScan Validation in CLIA Certified Lab

BacterioScan 216Dx Laser Microbial Growth Monitor is a compact, simple, and low-cost system for the rapid detection of UTI capable of processing up to 16 samples simultaneously in a 90-minute 'walk-away' operation.
Posted: 2015-02-09

CRO Offers Milliflex Rapid Sterility Testing

Contract testing lab Gibraltar Laboratories can offer rapid sterility and bioburden testing with results in 4 days.
Posted: 2015-02-03

Lab Offers IFA Test for PEDV

The PEDV IFA allows TVMDL diagnosticians to detect antibodies to the virus using a minimum of 0.5 – 1.00cc serum
Posted: 2015-02-03

EFSA Reports Listeria and VTEC Cases Rising

EU report on food borne disease shows reported cases of Listeria and E.coli VTEC increased in 2013, whilst Salmonella, Campylobacter and Yersinia decreased.
Posted: 2015-02-03

New Lab Supports Pharmacopeia Standardization in China

New laboratory will support Pharmacopeia standards in China.
Posted: 2015-02-03

Trillium Diagnostics Sold to Vivione Biosciences

Vivione buys Trillium whose products are for immune-profiling for personalized medicine for infectious disease and sepsis diagnostics.
Posted: 2015-02-03

CDC Report Shows Decrease in Some HAI's - CLABSI and SSI

CDC reports shows 46% decrease in central linne-associated bloodstream infections and 19% decrease in surgical site infections.
Posted: 2015-02-03

Reliable and Economical Pure Water for Clinical Labs - 3000L/day

CLSI standard lab water High-performance water purification systems with 24/7 real-time monitoring and remote control, meets needs for one or several high-throughput clinical analyzers.
Posted: 2015-02-02

PathoGenetix, Inc Acquired by Toxic Reports, LLC

PathoGenetix have been bought by Toxic Reports, LLC, a commercial model of the RESOLUTION™ Microbial Genotyping System for pathogen identification will be available in March 2015.
Posted: 2015-02-02

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