Real Time PCR for Food Safety

Microbiology News: 2016 » August

Complete All-in-One Hygiene Kits for Sampling Meat Carcasses

Carcass Sampling Sponges Complete carcass sampling kit includes sterile template, stomacher bag and biocide free pre-moistened carcass sampling sponge for the recovery of TVC and Enterobacteriaceae (including Salmonella and E.coli) from surfaces of beef, pork, lamb and other meat carcasses.
Posted: 2016-08-31

Multiplex PCR Amplidiag® Detects Main Enteric Parasites from Stools

CE marked Mobidiag Amplidiag® Stool Parasites is a multiplex PCR test that detects the main diarrhea causing stool parasites (Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis) directly from stool samples.
Posted: 2016-08-31

Chembio Awarded US Government Contract to Develop POC Zika Tests

Currently available genetic tests for the Zika virus have limited utility as they are accurate only during a narrow window of time between initial Zika virus exposure and the patient's development of detectable antibodies to the virus,
Posted: 2016-08-30

Vela Diagnostics Launches CE-IVD Zika Virus Real-Time PCR Assay

Now with CE marking, the Sentosa® SA ZIKV PCR Test has a high analytical performance with 82 zika virus strains detected and no cross-reactivity with 44 pathogens including dengue and chikungunya.
Posted: 2016-08-30

Puritan Releases New Line of Enrichment and Transport Media

4 New Transport Media from Puritan Puritan Medical Products is now a one-stop shop for all your transport media needs with the release of four new prepared microbiology media - Cary-Blair, MRSA, LIM Broth and Regan-Lowe, now available in 2ml or 5ml fill volumes. Swabs are not included in the vials.
Posted: 2016-08-30

New Quantitative Nucleic Acids for Metapneumovirus, MERS-CoV, Bocavirus, and more!

QC Standards for Molecular Respiratory Tests ATCC continues to expand its nucleic acid portfolio with the addition of six new products.
Posted: 2016-08-30

Sprouts Recalled Due to Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony

A recent multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in alfafa sprouts has resulted in several hospitalisations and a product recall.
Posted: 2016-08-25

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip Ceftolozane-tazobactam

Ceftolozane-tazobactam MIC Test Strip The Liofilchem Ceftolozane-tazobactam MIC Test Strip is a quantitative assay for determining the MIC (0.016-256 μg/mL) of ceftolozane-tazobactam against Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Posted: 2016-08-25

INTEGRA Introduces New Motorized Tip Spacing Pipettes

The VOYAGER II is the only commercially available pipette range where the tip spacing can be changed electronically. using a VOYAGER II pipette the number of transfer steps, compared to using single channel pipettes, can be significantly reduced.
Posted: 2016-08-23

Shiga Toxin Direct Test from Stool Samples Without Enrichment

Great Basin’s Shiga Toxin Direct Test is the only standalone molecular test detecting both Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and E. coli O157 cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Delivering sample-to-result testing with less than one minute of hands-on time using a patient’s preserved stool without overnight enrichment.
Posted: 2016-08-23

Emergency Use Authorization for xMAP® MultiFLEX™ Zika RNA Assay

FDA EUA for commercially available xMAP® MultiFLEX™ Zika RNA Assay, designed by GenArraytion, Inc., detects 6 genetic targets of Zika virus in potentially infected patients using blood serum, plasma or urine.
Posted: 2016-08-23

Cherwell to Offer Expert Insight in EM and Process Validation

Cherwell range for environmental monitoring Cherwell will be attending two National Conferences in September to demonstrate their product range, offer practical advice and discuss customer-specific requirements for both NHS and industrial pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Posted: 2016-08-18

Cherney Microbiological Services Teams with MOCON

Contract testing lab uses Greenlight technology Using MOCON’s GreenLight® technology which can deliver results on TVC and indicator organisms within 1 to 15 hours, Cherney are able to provide a service to food processors helping them get faster identification of the root cause of their product spoilage problems.
Posted: 2016-08-17

ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing – the Promicol Solution

Promicol ATP Solution The Promicol system is a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in a range of food and beverage products, suitable for low, medium or high sample throughput. You are invited to send in samples for the support team to establish the optimum set up for your requirements.
Posted: 2016-08-17

MASTASTAPH™ Rapid Latex Test for Staphylococcus aureus

Using a simple 3 step procedure with liquid, ready-to-use reagents, MASTASTAPH™ is a rapid, latex agglutination test for the detection of S. aureus identifying both clumping factor and protein A, also available is MASTALEX™ - MRSA detecting penicillin binding protein 2.
Posted: 2016-08-17

MASTASTREP™ Rapid Latex Test for Identification of Streptococci

The MASTASTREP™ combines the advantages of latex agglutination technology with a rapid extraction method to provide an efficient system for grouping all streptococci commonly found in human infections.
Posted: 2016-08-17

bioMérieux Veterinary Diagnostic Solution at FIL/IDF Mastitis Conference

bioMerieux attends FIL/IDF mastitis congress bioMérieux will be displaying their mastitis diagnostic solution for veterinary use at the FIL/IDF mastitis congress in Nantes products on show will range from manual (ChromID®, API®, Etest®) to automated technology (VITEK® 2 Compact).
Posted: 2016-08-16

BioExpert: A New Food Safety Meeting Place

A new interactive, forum discussing food safety, hygiene, methodologies, law, is being launched.
Posted: 2016-08-15

CRE Control Strains for the Detection of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

TCS Biosciences TCS Biosciences now have a range of EUCAST and PHE-recommended quality control organisms to help labs check their test procedures for the detection of CRE.
Posted: 2016-08-08

Fully Automated Test for E.coli in Drinking Water Gets Approval

The Tecta-B16 an automated, rapid microbial detection system for E. coli & coliforms has received New Zealand Ministry of Health approval for bacteriological compliance testing of drinking water.
Posted: 2016-08-05

Efficient All-in-one Solution for Monitoring Lactic Acid Bacteria

Petrifilm for Lactic Acid Bacteria The 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate creates a self-contained anaerobic environment get true, accurate anaerobic results using aerobic incubation conditions, providing enhanced recovery of lactic acid bacteria within 48 hours.
Posted: 2016-08-03

Paper Shows Low Endotoxin Recovery Caused by Masking

New published paper concludes Low Endotoxin Recovery (LER) is caused by endotoxin masking and not by test interference.
Posted: 2016-08-02

Microbiologics Launches UV-BioTAG™ QC Organisms with GFP Markers

QC Strains with GFP Designed for quality control testing in food safety laboratories, UV-BioTAG cultures visibly fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light so that a positive test result can be easily traced back to possible cross contamination with a control strain.
Posted: 2016-08-01

First Applications for World's Smallest DNA-Testing Device

Spartan's molecular diagnostics platform fully integrates DNA collection, extraction, and analysis in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Spartan’s sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience.
Posted: 2016-08-01

Phytophthora and Citrus Leprosis Assays More Sensitive Than ELISA

New plant pathogen assays use PathSensors’ CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) biosensor technology to detect the pathogens Phytophthora and Citrus Leprosis.
Posted: 2016-08-01

New QC Software for Clinical Labs Running NGS Assays

The iQ NGS QC Management Software is an easy to implement tool that allows labs to centralize all their QC metrics in a single, easy to access location, labs can rapidly generate QC performance reports, including Levey-Jennings charts for any tracked variant.
Posted: 2016-08-01

AccuPlex™ Recombination Virus Technology-based Zika Reference Material

Safe, non-infectious positive reference material, the AccuPlex Zika Reference Material is an ideal product for public health agencies around the globe to implement training, interlab studies, and proficiency programs.
Posted: 2016-08-01

Top Loading Autoclave Suitable for Large Loads or Tall Items

Autoclave for tall items The new compact C85 laboratory autoclave (footprint just 472 x 500mm) has an 85 litre chamber and operates from a 13A single-phase supply, ideally suited for sterilising taller items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks or for large loads.
Posted: 2016-08-01

Quick, Accurate Sample Dilution EVERY Time

Automate Food Sample Preparation Increase lab productivity, reduce contamination risk and ensure correct diluent volumes every time, with the Gosselin S-Diuter -1 automated sample dilution suitable for a range of sample sizes from 50 ml. to 400 ml.
Posted: 2016-08-01

EUCAST Recommended Strains for Routine and Extended Internal QC

TCS Biosciences The Selectrol® range of freeze-dried discs now include EUCAST recommended strains, and contain a silica gel that indicates the discs remain moisture free, providing a convenient, easy to use source of Quality Control organisms time after time.
Posted: 2016-08-01

Accredited Shiga Toxigenic E.coli Testing Service at Campden BRI

The PCR method for STEC (category three pathogens) used at Campden BRI is sensitive enough to detect 2-40 colony forming units per 25g of sample and is absolutely specific for STEC, now accreditated to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Posted: 2016-08-01

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