Latest Microbiology News

Charles River LAL rFC endotoxin testing pyrogen
LAL manufacturers prepare for the increase in endotoxin tests needed for the worldwide release of COVID-19 vaccine, but can the LAL supply chain and horseshoe crab population cope? Is it now time to make rFC mainstream? Foster Jordan at Charles River, shares his opinion in this podcast. more...
Insite Listeria Hygiena
Hygiena’s new InSite Listeria environmental test for food processing facilities, food preparation environments and food retailers after cleaning, can detect Listeria spp. in 48 hours on stainless steel, ceramic and plastic surfaces and is AOAC RI certified.  more...
GB SARS CoV 2 RT PCR
General Biologicals has developed a quick RT-PCR test, rapid antigen test and an ELISA antibody test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The RT-PCR kit has been approved in India, Taiwan and Australia and is also in use hard-hit countries Mexico and Indonesia.  more...
Latest in COVID 19 Diagnostics
This week: Air sampling for SARS-CoV-2 the causative agent of COVID-19, Cepheid's four-in-one SARS-CoV-2/FluA/FluB/RSV test, ddPCR plus antibody testing and swabs for virology. more...
Access IgG COVID 19 FDA Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter has received FDA-EUA for its COVID-19 serology test, the Access SARS-CoV-2 igG test. The test has 100% confirmed sensitivity and 99.6% specificity. The company says it can produce up to 30 million test a month.  more...
GenMark eplex covid19
GenMark Diagnostics has announced its ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen 2 (RP2) Panel is now available in the US. The ePlex RP2 Panel is one of the first rapid-result multiplex panel tests that can identify 21 pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, to be made available for clinical use. more...
GENE Pro bioMerieux Cannabis Aspergillus
In this rapidmicrobiology interview with Ben Pascal (Invisible Sentinel) and Maria McIntyre (bioMérieux), we explore the GENE-UP Aspergillus PRO assay's disruptive technology and why testing for this pathogen is important, even if your state doesn't require it.  more...
cannabis hemp microbial testing
Rapidmicrobiology's special focus on microbial testing in cannabis Get expert advice for your cannabis testing needs from big players; Bio-Rad, Hardy Diagnostics, R-biopharm, Pall and bioMérieux and how to prove your lab's competency with NSI Lab Solutions and the Emerald Test™. more...
Bio-Rad iQ-Check Aspergillus Kit Cannabis
In this interview with Amrita Puri, Bio-Rad, we delve into Aspergillus contamination issues in cannabis and hemp products and how Bio-Rad's iQ-Check Aspergillus kit reduces risk to users who may be vulnerable to Aspergillosis and ensures a more efficient manufacturing process.  more...
Emerald Badge Cannabis Testing
Emerald Scientific's Emerald Badge for cannabis testing labs, is a well-known proficiency testing scheme in the industry. In this interview with VP Kirsten Blake, we discuss different reasons why labs participate in the scheme, increase in DNA-based kits and what the badge signifies. more...
employee COVID19 screening
Lung disease diagnostics firm Biodesix has developed a post-COVID-19 lockdown customized return to work service for employers. The WorkSafe™ Program consists of two tests kits;  Bio-Rad Laboratories SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR Test (molecular) and the Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab Test (antibody).
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Cepheid COVID19 Flu RSV Xpert
Cepheid plan to pursue FDA-EUA for the Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV four-in-one test. The test is designed for use on a single sample using the GeneXpert® System with results expected in as little as 35 minutes. more...
Smiths Detection, a leader in threat detection at border screenings, has acquired PathSensors; a provider of high-speed, high sensitivity pathogen detection and threat prevention solutions. This expands its sensing capabilities across the CBRNE spectrum to respond quickly to emerging threats. more...
Sample of Hemp
NSI Lab Solutions celebrates 20+ years providing customers with ISO accredited certified reference materials, proficiency tests, standards and world-class product support.  Shop our affordable cannabis testing standards and proficiency tests. more...
Coriolis EnviroX-Rv SARS-CoV-2
PathogenDx and Bertin Technologies join forces to provide a solution to test for airborne contaminants, such as COVID-19, in public buildings. Using Bertin’s Coriolis Air Sampler and Pathogen Dx’s EnvirX-Rv PCR kit together, it has been proven to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the environment. more...
r -biopharm mycotoxin cannabis
R-Biopharm has validated immunoaffinity methods for cannabis and cannabis products resulting in improved clean-up and concentration of toxins reducing chromatography interference, lowering detection limits and ensuring method performance criteria are met.  more...
Microgenetics Smart Control Environmental Monitoring
​Microgenetics' newly released 'whitepaper' shows how legacy methods can fall short in maintaining ALCOA+ principles of data integrity, that their Smart Control solution can efficiently perform plus offering machine learning tools that can uncover hidden trends in your data.  more...
Pall Gene Disc Cannabis Microbial Testing
Pall® GeneDisc® technology provides maximum flexibility for testing strategies to rapidly assess contamination level of working environments, raw material, in-process samples and final products. more...
Swabs from MWE for the best results
Capture, maintain and release - that's all a swab has to do but there are a range of different swab materials and different transport systems. Browse through some of the options in our rapidmicrobiology special focus on swabs, covering applications in clinical and food sectors. more...
GenePro SARS CoV 2 FDA EUA Genecurix
The GenePro SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, developed by Gencurix (South Korea), has received FDA-EUA. The kit can work on a varitey of PCR instruments and has been designed to work on 384-well plates, quadrupling standard runs.  more...
AVACTA Affimer COVID 19
Avacta and Cytiva, who are developing a point-of-care COVID-19 antigen detection test, are pleased with early performance data and claim the test can detect the virus' spike protein within the clinical range found in the saliva of COVID-19 patients.  more...
Find latest tests for SARS-CoV-2
This week, Campden BRI have developed a clever way of testing the effectiveness of cleaning for SARS-CoV-2, Avacta announce early data on antigen test and WeSail Biotech launch their COVID-19 antibody test with free samples for the industry.  more...
Neogen Hygiene Monitoring
Hygiene monitoring is an essential part of any food production process. But how do you make sure you are taking accurate samples? NEOGEN’s patented AccuPoint® samplers greatly increase the accuracy and consistency of ATP sampling. more...
COVID19 Colloidal Gold IgMIgG antibody test
WESAIL Biotech launches IgM/IgG Antibody COVID-19 Test Kit with 99% specificity and ≥90% sensitivity. It is used for the qualitative detection of IgM/IgG antibody in human whole blood/serum/plasma samples and indicates recent and previous infections in one single test. more...
Nasopharyngeal swabs with viral transport media
CavSwab™ nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal flocked swabs can be used with MedSchenker™ Smart Transport Medium for specimen collection, transport, maintenance and long term freeze storage of viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma. more...
US FDA COVID 19 Antibody Test
The US FDA has sent out warning letters to several companies who are illegally marketing COVID-19 serology kits as FDA approved and for also using the FDA logo on kits. FDA are encouraging health care professionals and consumers to report any concerns on quality to the FDA's MedWatch. more...
Swabs for Diagnostics
Sigma Transwab® & Transwab® - best for bacteriology, Transwab® - the best gel swab, Sigma Transwab® - best for automated platforms, Fecal Transwab® - best for enterics, Sigma Virocult® - best for viruses, Sigma VCM - best universal /multi-purpose. more...
Milliflex Oasis Bioburden System
In this interview, Michel van Musschenbroek, Merck, discusses with rapidmicrobiology the Milliflex Oasis® system for bioburden testing and how building relationships with customers can encourage feedback to improve products and is the driving force behind the company's innovations.   more...
Dualo 32 BIOTECON Beverage RT PCR Detection KIt
BIOTECON Diagnostics has launched its new real-time PCR cycler: the Dualo 32®. Use the foodproof® Beer Screening Kits and foodproof® Spoilage Yeast Detection Kits with the Dualo 32, and you can detect more than 30 of the most important beer spoilage bacteria and several spoilage yeasts. more...
Campden BRI Phi6 virus SARS CoV 2 Surrogate Cleaning
Campden BRI has developed a new test using a SARS-CoV-2 surrogate virus to assess the effectiveness of disinfection operations. Campden BRI can test sanitisers and other cleaning products in its UK laboratories, and can also test and advise on the effectiveness of cleaning practices. more...