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Microbiology News: 2017 » January

Ignore Colonies Inside Fosfomycin IV Inhibiton Zone - EUCAST

EUCAST has released its recommendations for both MIC and disk diffusion methods when testing Fomicyt®IV (fosfomycin IV) for use against hospital-acquired pathogens in Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli .
Posted: 2017-01-31

Which Molecular Test Gives Fastest Time to Result for Salmonella?

Comparison table for time to result Salmonella If you were going to test 10,000 chickens for Salmonella, which molecular based system would give you the fastest result? this efficiency study compares iQ-Check®, BAX®, VIDAS® and 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2, includes sample prep, incubation and assay times.
Posted: 2017-01-31

Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Food

Shiga Toxigenic E.coli in Food Dr. Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology at Campden BRI, reviews the current issues facing the food industry regarding STEC including how lab results should be interpreted. Campden BRI will be holding a seminar on STEC on 12 May 2017.
Posted: 2017-01-31

See Medical Wire Swab Range at MEDLAB, Dubai

Dubai Skyline Medical Wire will be demonstrating their comprehensive range of swabs all are manufactured to ISO 13485, CE-marked as medical devices, and FDA registered or approved. Transwabs with Amies gel, Sigma Transwabs with liquid Amies, and Sigma Virocult are all M40-compliant. Visit MEDLAB Booth Z3-A53.
Posted: 2017-01-30

PDx-C Ultra-Rapid Pathogen Detection Kit for Cannabis Labs

Emerald Scientific will be distributing PDx-C kits from PathogenDx to cannabis testing labs in the United States.
Posted: 2017-01-30

Accelerate Your Workflow in the Microbiology Laboratory

Visit Synbiosis on Stand 140 at ARABLAB 2017 to find out how to improve productivity and accuracy of sample preparation and colony counting tasks.
Posted: 2017-01-30

Cap 50 Blood Sample Collection Tubes in One Turn

After capping 50 tubes in one turn, the Novitain Capcluster-50 retaining foil can be simply removed to leave each tube individually capped, in turn minimizing cross contamination. Each tube can be easily opened again using the tab attached to each cap without the need for additional tools.
Posted: 2017-01-27

Low Retention Pipette Tips Deliver Maximum Liquid Recovery

Low Retention Pipette Tips from INTEGRA INTEGRA's Low Retention GripTips deliver maximum liquid recovery whilst effortlessly fitting onto the pipette fitting - GripTips are always firmly attached and perfectly aligned with low attachment and ejection force required.
Posted: 2017-01-27

Zone Reader, Peni Cylinders & Dispenser for USP & EP Antibiotic Assay

Automated reading of zones of inhibition conforms to USP/EP/JP requirements 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
Posted: 2017-01-26

Microgen Bioproducts Launches the New Pulsifier II®

Homogeniser for Food Microbiology The Pulsifier II is a paddle free homogeniser for preparing food microbiology samples, it easily processes hard food types whilst reducing burst bags. Less food debris means easier pipetting, less need for filter bags and easier plate reading.
Posted: 2017-01-25

Database for Genetic Fingerprint and Antibiotic Susceptibility from Active Infections

CLoNeT™ is a rapid diagnostic that assigns unique microbial DNA fingerprints to quickly determine the clonal identity of a bacterial strain in patient samples, and BactNeT™, a database that links CLoNeT™ fingerprints with responses to all commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Posted: 2017-01-24

Amplidiag® Easy Multiplex PCR Direct from Stools Now CE-IVD Labelled

For automated, high throughput testing of gastrointestinal pathogens and antibiotic resistance, Amplidiag® Easy runs multiplex PCR assays directly from stool specimens, now CE-IVD marked,
Posted: 2017-01-24

Energy Efficient Lab Autoclaves Featured at Medlab

see range of energy saving autoclaves from Priorclave at Medlab Visitors to Medlab stand B58 will be able to see Priorclaves' EH150 a front loading 150 litre autoclave where the side panel has been replaced by a clear sided panel to give visitors a clear view of the clean, structured lines of the autoclave build.
Posted: 2017-01-24

The Next Generation Chromogenic Salmonella Media is Here

Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase Lab M's new Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE) uses a unique chromogen that makes Salmonella show up as distinct turquoise blue colonies, whilst non-target organisms appear as black colonies.
Posted: 2017-01-24

New CHROMagar™ Campylobacter for Food and Clinical Samples

Chromogenic media for Campylobacter With positive results available after 24 hours, CHROMagar™ Campylobacter medium suppresses growth of competitive flora whilst Campylobacter species appear as distinctive red colonies, media is suitable for both clinical and food testing laboratories.
Posted: 2017-01-24

Pre-moistened Swab Range for Monitoring Equipment and Critical Surfaces

pre moistened swabs for surface sampling Technical Service Consultants' range of pre-moistened swabs (with either neutralising buffer or deionised water) are designed for surface monitoring as part of HACCP, TACCP or infection control in clinical and veterinary settings.
Posted: 2017-01-23

Microbiologics New Website Improves Product Search and Online Ordering

Microbiologics New Website Designed by lab professionals for lab professionals the new Microbiologics website has better online ordering, product search, strain information, and access to documentation.
Posted: 2017-01-20

NCIMB Extends Patent Deposit Service to Include Filamentous Fungi

NCIMB has extended its patent deposit service to include filamentous fungi.
Posted: 2017-01-19

IMMUNOCATCH™ Norovirus Detection in 3 Simple Steps

Easy detection of norovirus from faecal samples using the Mast IMMUNOCATCH™ Norovirus lateral flow assay, with ready to use reagents results available within 15 mins.
Posted: 2017-01-18

Conjugate Check&Go! Kit Confirms Successful Conjugation

Check&Go! Kit is a rapid test to demonstrate the successful attachment of colored particles, proteins and dyes to antibodies.
Posted: 2017-01-17

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Opens New Validation Service Lab in Shanghai

New lab will make validation of membrane filters even more convenient and time-saving, Chinese customers can have their entire process steps validated locally and also benefit from direct interaction with Sartorius specialists on site.
Posted: 2017-01-17

Rapid, Accurate and Traceable Data on Veterinary Antibiotic Potency

Netherlands based Produlab Pharma is using ProcScan to automatically measure and scan images of zone of inhibition around antibiotics on large 240mm x 240 mm susceptibility plates, data is analysed by SynStats software to provide standard curve and potency.
Posted: 2017-01-17

Video Introduces INTERSCIENCE - 35 Years of Microbiology Expertise

INTERSCIENCE video showcases microbiology company Watch this video to see how INTERSCIENCE designs, develops and manufactures products in their factory in Mourjou, France. The range is intended to improve workflow in the microbiology lab - from sample to result.
Posted: 2017-01-16

Rainin’s Annual Pipette Service Includes Seal Change

The Coates Lab at the University of California Berkeley concentrates on oil reservoir microbes and have around 90 manual single channel pipettes plus some multichannel ones, Rainin’s service includes changing the pipette seals, vital due to corrosive nature of the liquids the lab handles.
Posted: 2017-01-16

3 in 1 Salmonella Test Gives Simple Rapid Screening

Test for Salmonella on Surface Swab InSite™ Salmonella combines both swab, pre-enrichment and selective enrichment in a single self-contained swab device to provide a quick, easy and cost effective solution for testing environmental surfaces giving results in 24 hours.
Posted: 2017-01-12

Bench Top Isolator Ideal for Small Scale Containment

The soloLAB is a true self assembly isolator ready for use on the benchtop in less than a minute after removal from it's carry bag.
Posted: 2017-01-11

Decap 96 Screw Caps in <30 Seconds

Micronic Univo Screw Cap Recapper SR096 can cap, decap or recap 96 tubes in a single action, and decaps Screw Caps from a full 96-tube storage rack in less than 30 seconds.
Posted: 2017-01-10

ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen Panel Submitted to FDA

The ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel is designed to detect the most clinically relevant viral and bacterial targets from nasopharyngeal samples.
Posted: 2017-01-10

Chagas Lateral Flow Test Gets FDA Approval

The Chagas Detect™ Plus Rapid Test from InBios International is now FDA cleared for in vitro diagnostic use.
Posted: 2017-01-10

Merck Expands Food Pathogen Diagnostics with Acquisition of BioControl

BioControl becomes part of Merck's life science business - MilliporeSigma.
Posted: 2017-01-10

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip for Meropenem

Meropenem MIC Test Strip 0.002-32 μg/mL is the fourth MIC Test Strip items to be approved by the FDA, other approvals are for Vancomycin, Dalbavancin and Ceftolozane-tazobactam strips.
Posted: 2017-01-10

Video Highlights COPAN's Swab Rinse Kit for Environmental Sampling

Swab Rinse Kit COPAN With a pre-moistened swab, packaged in an easily transported plastic tube with a capture cap, COPAN’s SRK (Swab Rinse Kit) simplifies microbiological examination of surfaces.
Posted: 2017-01-10

10 Hr Salmonella Enrichment With IMS Gets MicroVal Approval

MicroVal have approved Assurance GDS® Salmonella Tq Salmonella in raw beef, delicatessen and heat treated meat products, dairy products, fruits and vegetables and environmental samples. Using BioControl System’s mEHEC enrichment broth, Assurance GDS features an enrichment time of 10 hours.
Posted: 2017-01-09

New Appointment Reinforces Cherwell's Commitment to Quality

Steven Brimble, former National Quality Manager for PHE Food Water & Environmental microbiology has joined Cherwell as Quality Manager.
Posted: 2017-01-09

Begining to End - Consumables Range for Microbiological Testing

Spreaders, Loops and Petri Dishes for Microbiology Gosselin present a line of consumables including petri dishes, inoculating loops, spreaders for a beginning to end solution for quality testing labs across industry segments.
Posted: 2017-01-09

Can’t Find the Top Quality Microorganisms You Need? Look No Further!

Genuine ATCC Cultures from LGC-ATCC Since 1925, ATCC® has set the standard for the manufacture, characterization, preservation, storage and distribution of biological materials. With more than 85,000 microbial strains, ATCC® has the knowledge, experience and meticulous methodologies.
Posted: 2017-01-05

LabElite® Offers New Efficencies for Sample Decapping, Capping and Identification

A wide variety of internally or externally threaded microtubes, cryovials, and specialty tubes such as those for spit collection, can be rapidly decapped and capped so that labs can work with tube volumes and types that are most appropriate for their specific application needs.
Posted: 2017-01-05

Find the Right Autoclave for Your Needs on Astell's New Website

Astell Scientific’s new website features a new Product Finder tool to help visitors find the right autoclave, and better social media integration with feeds offering the latest news and tips.
Posted: 2017-01-05

Zika ELITe MGB® Kit U.S. Receives Emergency Use Authorization

The Zika ELITe MGB® Kit U.S. is the first IVD assay available for use on the ELITe InGenius™ instrument in the US, the test has been authorized only for the detection of RNA from Zika virus and diagnosis of Zika virus infection.
Posted: 2017-01-05

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