Microbiology News: 2017 » January
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Emerald Scientific will be distributing PDx-C kits from PathogenDx to cannabis testing labs in the United States.
Visit Synbiosis on Stand 140 at ARABLAB 2017 to find out how to improve productivity and accuracy of sample preparation and colony counting tasks.
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.
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.
Automated reading of zones of inhibition conforms to USP/EP/JP requirements 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed by lab professionals for lab professionals the new Microbiologics website has better online ordering, product search, strain information, and access to documentation.
NCIMB has extended its patent deposit service to include filamentous fungi.
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.
Check&Go! Kit is a rapid test to demonstrate the successful attachment of colored particles, proteins and dyes to antibodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel is designed to detect the most clinically relevant viral and bacterial targets from nasopharyngeal samples.
The Chagas Detect™ Plus Rapid Test from InBios International is now FDA cleared for in vitro diagnostic use.
BioControl becomes part of Merck's life science business - MilliporeSigma.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Brimble, former National Quality Manager for PHE Food Water & Environmental microbiology has joined Cherwell as Quality Manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.