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Hand Wash Gel Dispenser
Detect microorganisms in gel-based hand wash up to 3x faster. Read an application note on how the EZ-Fluo™ System can reduce the time for reliable bioburden testing of gel-based hand washes to a third of the time needed for traditional plating methods. more...
Beer quality control testing
Do you want to start a lab, but have no idea where to start? There are many directions you can go. Luckily, getting started doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. more...
SARS-CoV-2 sequencing
The ECDC has announced it will use Eurofins Genomics' next-generation sequencing service to expand its SARS-CoV-2 surveillance for member states. The protocol is based on the widely-used ARTIC approach that Eurofins Genomics are skilled in.  more...
Viral transport media for SARS-CoV-2
Teknova has expanded its production capacity to meet the demand for viral transport media. This scale-up of its manufacturing facilities will secure supply and enable best pricing of high-demand viral transport media. more...
Automate and standardise preparation of pour plates
Video from Alliance Bio Expertise shows how using an automatic system - the DISTRIWEL combined with the MEDIAWEL, allows laboratories doing pour plates to standardise: the temperature of the dispensed media, the volume in each Petri dish and the '8' shape stirring! more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Viral transport media manufacturer offers competitive pricing; ECDC adopt ARTIC sequencing approach; New CE-marked antigen test from PerkinElmer; and a new method to evaluate effectiveness of air-cleaning systems in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.  more...
Method for evaluating effectiveness for SARS-CoV-2 air cleaning systems
Campden BRI has developed a new test procedure to determine whether air cleaning systems can effectively inactivate and remove the virus that causes COVID-19 from the air and surfaces. more...
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test for home use
Quidel has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US FDA for its QuickVue® At-Home COVID-19 Test. The lateral-flow test can be obtained with a doctor's prescription, is easy-to-use and provides results in ten minutes. more...
Soleris NG - automated microbial testing
Find out more about our new, rapid, automated microbial testing platform for product safety and quality, offering fast and reliable detection of a wide range of microorganisms including TVC, Yeasts and Moulds, Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli, Coliforms, and many others.  more...
PerkinElmer COVID-19 Antigen Test
PerkinElmer has launched its COVID-19 Antigen Test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigen in nasal (NS) or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens. The test is CE-marked and showed sensitivity greater than 97% & specificity of 100%. more...
Andy Whittard
Leading UK-based manufacturer of prepared media and supplier of microbial monitoring equipment Cherwell Laboratories is 50 years old.  They plan to mark the occasion with various, events, competitions, and activities to mark the occasion. Find out how you can join in their fun celebrations. more...
Accelerated Analytical Laboratories are the first in Wisconsin to aquire COVID-19 related VERIPRO SARS-CoV-2 enviromental assay allowing it's food production customers to test their environments for SARS-CoV-2. more...
Legionella Testing Kit
Bio-Rad has received AFNOR validation for the iQ-Check Legionella Aquadien DNA extraction short protocols and Free DNA Removal Solution protocol according to ISO TS 12869 and NF T90-471. Learn more. more...
Solutions for microbiological water testing
This special focus on 'Microbiological Testing of Water' showcases the latest technologies for routine water testing, including tests for SARS in wastewater, Clostridia, Legionella, plus QC reference strains, proficiency testing scheme, a podcast and webinar! more...
New Products for COViD-19 Testing
This week: Two lists on top performing rapid tests published by EU and independent researchers; Air sampler detects virus in study; high-throughput testing robot for SARS-CoV-2 developed by Ziath and new algorithim on smartphone app can detect very low viral loads on rapid antigen test. more...
Air sampler for viruses
Smiths Detection has reported that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air following tests conducted by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). more...
Best Rapid Antigen and Antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2
NSF International and Novateur Ventures have identified 5 direct (antigen/RNA) tests for detection of acute infection and 6 indirect (antibody) tests for detection of prior infection that meet the recently published WHO "desirable" Target Product Profile (TPP) criteria. more...
Virus inactivation medium
RNAssist (Cambridge UK) and Rapid Labs Ltd (Colchester, UK) have launched the virusPHIX™ range of virus inactivating and RNA stabilising transport media, following successful SARS-CoV-2 inactivation testing carried out by Public Health England (PHE). more...
SureFast
COVID-19 has shut down many businesses, leaving buildings closed and water stagnant in systems allowing Legionella to multiply. Regular water analyses for Legionella must be performed under EU rules and r-biopharm's SureFast® PCR solution returns results in just a few hours. more...
Ready to use BCYE GVPC media for Legionella
SGL is one of the largest providers of pre-poured microbiological culture media for all applications in water testing, from the estimation of total viable counts right through to the highly sensitive detection of waterborne contamination and specific isolation of L. pneumophila. more...
Antigen test with smart phone reader
The LooK SPOT COVID-19 Antigen Test and AI algorithm enable fast results and real-time public data reporting. The kit also includes an antigen test reader and smartphone app, which can detect low-viral loads that might not be visible to the naked eye.  more...
Rapid Antigen tests approved in europe
The EU Health Security Committee has agreed on a common list of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, a selection of rapid antigen tests for which Member States will mutually recognise their results, and a common standardised set of data to be included in COVID-19 test result certificates. more...
Sartorius solutions for brewing quality control
Breweries, whether they are large or small, share a common need for quality control (QC) to ensure the consistency and safety of end products. Both subjective and objective QC tests and evaluations can be performed throughout the brewing process. more...
Robotic System for Ultra-High Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Ziath and the Hubrecht Institute (Utrecht, Netherlands) have developed a pioneering automated test robot, called STRIP-1, which can process up to 20,000 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in just 24 hours. more...
Biological Indicators
Liofilchem® provides a wide range of biological indicators for the steam, ethylene oxide, dry heat, hydrogen peroxide and irradiation sterilization processes.  Here we learn about the features and benefits of STRIP Control GST E6. more...
Automated Colony counters for water testing
Drastically reduce your water testing result times with the MICA Chromogenic and MICA Fluorescence microcolony counters. This rapid method's AI technology and unmatched optical resolution optimize ISO methods in water pathogen testing. more...
SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test CE-marked
Sona’s rapid antigen test provides results in 15 minutes and is an immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of the spike protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19. more...
Red One instantaneous automated total viable counts in waters
Red One™ is a rapid, automated and easy solution to count viable micro-organisms (TVC) in waters (from 1ml to 100mL).  It showed unprecedented results in terms of sensitivity and repeatability compared to ATP monitoring or flow cytometry. more...
Clostridium perfringens
An innovative chromogenic medium to detect and identify C. perfringens in water samples and its smart advantages over the traditional TSC and m-CP agars. more...
Pall genedisc legionella
Pall® GeneDisc® technology provides a maximum flexibility for testing strategies to rapidly assess contamination level of their working environment, raw material, in-process samples and final products with AOAC and NF VALIDATION certified methods more...






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