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Microbiology News: 2018 » January

FDA Clearance for Rapid Test for Campylobacter Antigen in Stools

The CAMPYLOBACTER QUIK CHEK™ test is a rapid a rapid membrane enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay that detects Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli antigen in human stool in less than 30 minutes with high positive predictive value.
Posted: 2018-01-30

What if Listeria Detection Was Possible in < 60 mins Without Enrichment?

Fast Listeria Detection in less than 60 minutes without enrichment Now you can with Neogen’s Listeria Right Now™ a new, unique environmental monitoring tool. Test your environment and immediately take action to fix issues before they become serious problems. Validated by NSF International and AOAC PTM Pending.
Posted: 2018-01-30

New Bovine/Porcine-specific Standard Sensititre Plate

Gamithromycin is available in the U.S. on Sensititre veterinary custom plates, and will be featured on a new bovine/porcine-specific standard plate in early 2018.
Posted: 2018-01-29

NF VALIDATION for 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate is a ready-to-use plate simplifies the testing process for lactic acid bacteria spoilage organisms by having a self-contained anaerobic environment.
Posted: 2018-01-29

Seal Full Rack of 96 Tubes with Single Action

After capping 96 sample tubes in one action, the Capcluster retaining foil can be simply removed to leave each tube individual securely capped.
Posted: 2018-01-29

Protect Select Offers Superior Performance for Preservation of Microorganisms

Next generation of low temperature bead storage systems developed by Technical Service Consultants, optimise recovery without extra workload. PROTECT SELECT Anaerobe, Dairy, Yeasts & Moulds provide unique formulations that are tailored to biomass recovery.
Posted: 2018-01-29

UKAS Accredited Hepatitis A and Norovirus Detection in Foods

Campden BRI UKAS accredited for food virus testing Campden BRI’s Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus detection methods are based on real-time PCR and will be of interest to salad producers, berry producers, retailers and anyone that handles these products within the supply chain.
Posted: 2018-01-29

RIKILT Wageningen Now EU Reference Lab for Mycotoxins and Plant Toxins

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research has been given the important task in the EU with respect to research into mycotoxins and plant toxins in relation to food safety. On 1 March 2018, RIKILT will be European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL)
Posted: 2018-01-23

Viapath to Automate and Digitise Their Molecular Diagnostics

Diagnostics.ai's technology automates the analysis and reporting of results, with built-in quality control, ensuring accuracy and standardisation. The innovative system removes manual steps, delivering a digitised and paperless system
Posted: 2018-01-23

Real-Time Incubator and Colony Counter Delivers Results from 8 Hrs

Automated counting of colonies 6 hours after incubation started. The award winning ScanStation automatically counts colonies on plates as they are formed, with results possible in 8 hrs. Intended for food, pharma and personal care labs, the system delivers faster, objective results whilst using standard methods.
Posted: 2018-01-23

AstellBio Offers Waste Water Sterilization Systems for BSL Level 3 Labs

AstellBio offers custom built sterilization systems designed to treat waste water from BSL level 3 laboratories and other specialist research and high containment facilities.
Posted: 2018-01-22

Ready to Use Isothermal Amplification Kit Using LAMP Technology

MAST Isoplex® DNA Lyo is based on LAMP technology, just add primers. The kit allows for continuous amplification of target genes rather then restricted to short periods of amplification as seen in PCR cycling giving large quantities of DNA in a shorter reaction time.
Posted: 2018-01-22

Cherwell Publishes In-Depth Guide to Prepared Culture Media

Cherwell Publishes In-Depth Guide to Prepared Culture Media Detailing best practices to produce, purchase, store and use microbiological media, this Cherwell guide is free to download and intended for anyone involved in using and/or buying microbiological media in the pharmaceutical and cleanroom industry.
Posted: 2018-01-19

CE Marked Test Detects Common Carbapenemase Genes in Under 2.5 Hours

The BD MAX™ Check-Points CPO assay provides detection of the five most common carbapenemase genes in less than 2.5 hours
Posted: 2018-01-16

Resuscitation of Stressed and Injured E. coli

Resuscitation of Stressed and Injured E. coli Neogen’s Lab M has developed their MMGA media for use with food, water and feed samples, and it is both formulation compliant to ISO 16649-1 and performance compliant to ISO 11133, available in both pre-poured plate and dehydrated media formats.
Posted: 2018-01-15

Priorclave Highlights Versatile Front-loading Autoclave at Medlab

The Priorclave QCS EH100, 100 litre laboratory autoclaves, have chamber diameter larger than most bringing increased versatility, able to sterilise both small and taller than usual items. It can often save the lab manager from investing in larger, heavier and more costly rectangular autoclave.
Posted: 2018-01-15

Bio-Rad RAPID'Campylobacter Media Fits New European Regulation

Bio-Rad RAPID Campylobacter media Since the 1st of January, criteria for monitoring of Campylobacter spp. in broilers have been included in a new regulation. Bio-Rad is the unique provider which has developed a chromogenic media to easily enumerate Campylobacter that has been ISO 16140 validated.
Posted: 2018-01-15

Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) - the in vitro Test for Pyrogen Detection

Meet regulation requirements with Monocyte Activation Test Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) - The in vitro test for pyrogen detection – white paper.
Posted: 2018-01-15

Validation Study for Rapid Detection of Mycoplasma Contamination

Rapid Accurate Mycoplasma Detection A workflow and validation case study using the Roche CustomBiotech MycoTOOL Mycoplasma Real-Time PCR Kit demonstrates the assay’s efficacy as a testing method that meets the stringent requirements for regulated manufacturing environments.
Posted: 2018-01-10

Siemens Healthineers Announces Acquisition of Fast Track Diagnostics

With the expansion of its portfolio by Fast Track Diagnostics' molecular diagnostic tests, Siemens Healthineers offers its customers solutions that reduce time in the lab for detection of infections while improving patient outcomes.
Posted: 2018-01-09

Novodiag® Launched - New Diagnostic Solution for Infectious Diseases

Combining qPCR and microarray technologies, Novodiag® is an innovative molecular diagnostics solution allowing fully automated detection of infectious diseases, with antibiotic resistances. Allows direct analysis of a patient sample placed in a disposable cartridge of multiple or single pathogens.
Posted: 2018-01-09

ISO 15189 – How do Your Swabs Measure Up?

Transwabs - ISO 15189 compliant certificate for each batch Recent study which compared results from a variety of swab brands with charcoal Amies medium for some key pathogens, highlights the importance of careful selection of transport swabs as part of the quality management function of ISO 15189 accredited laboratories.
Posted: 2018-01-09

Remote Maintenance/Diagnosis Option for Astell Autoclaves

A fully secure connection between autoclave and Astell Scientific, for the benefit of software updates, data interrogation and end-user troubleshooting.
Posted: 2018-01-08

FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Erythromycin (E)

Liofilchem MIC strip Erythromycin Erythromycin is the most recent FDA approved item in the MIC Test Strip product range, following approvals of Clindamycin, Delafloxacin, Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam, Meropenem, Ceftazidime, Telavancin and Tedizolid strips.
Posted: 2018-01-08

How to Choose the Right Rapid Microbiology Method for Your Lab

How to Choose the Right Rapid Microbiology Method for your Food Lab Dr Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Campden BRI discusses what questions you should be asking when looking to choose a rapid microbiological method for your laboratory.
Posted: 2018-01-03

Data Integrity Considerations for Conventional and Rapid Microbiological Methods

ALCOA - Data Integrity Dr. Tim Sandle is Head of Microbiology at Bio Products Laboratory, UK highlights areas that microbiologists need to be mindful of in terms of plate counting and computerized systems.
Posted: 2018-01-02

The Virtues of Automation vs Paper in Microbiology

Data Integrity in Microbiology - Download FREE White Paper Industry experts describe how data integrity can be a productivity partner for the microbiology lab and add value to pharmaceutical businesses. Download the bioMérieux White Paper on Ensuring Data Integrity by Automated Microbiology Testing.
Posted: 2018-01-02

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