Latest Microbiology News

Using one enrichment, detect multiple pathogens in raw beef trim with a minimum enrichment time of 8 hours for E. coli O157:H7 detection, and 10 hours for Salmonella and non-O157 STEC detection, respectively. more...
The Sofia 2 Lyme FIA uses a bi-directional test strip format to detect both IgM and IgG antibodies to B. burgdorferi from a single finger-stick whole blood sample. more...
Micronic expands their range of ‘Hybrid’ tubes by introducing two innovative tubes that provide a better alternative to traditional cryo tubes, guaranteeing sample traceability, optimizing working volume and increasing overall sample storage efficiency.  more...
Commonly referred to as superbugs, the ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter spp.) more...
Monitor an instrument’s status from a distance through a smartphone – ideal for systems in a clean room, biosafety cabinet or remote location. more...
Detect Allergens in Processed Foods
Read about new challenges and methods in allergen testing – in the latest issue of Spot On from Romer Labs. more...
  Asustainable alternative for ‘end of life’ temperature control packaging waste. more...
Instant TVC on Meat Surfaces
Handheld fluorescence spectroscopy measurement of emitted light uses specific algorithms to measure charactistic wavelengths and intensities of surface bacteria compared to the meat matrix resulting in CFU/m2 result within 5 secs. more...
ViroStat has released a new Monoclonal Antibody to the Rickettsiae LPS. It is reactive with all members of the spotted fever group of Rickettsiae. It does not cross react with the typhus group (R. typhi or R. prowazekii). more...
Rapid Legionella Testing at Berlin Water Company
Legionnaire’s disease is on the increase in Europe. To prevent possible outbreaks, fast and cultivation-independent methods for Legionella in water samples are important. The laboratory of Berlin Water Company has validated rqmicro’s rapid test. more...
Pseudalert detects P. aeruginosa in 24 hours, less than half the time of other commercially available methods. It also has high sensitivity and specificity, requires no confirmation steps, and can be more easily used with water samples that have high levels of background flora. more...
PCR for Spoilage Yeast in Beverages
BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof® Spoilage Yeast Detection 1 + 2 LyoKits are new real-time PCR tests for the detection of the most important spoilage yeasts in beer, alcoholic mixed beverages and soft drinks. more...
MIC Test Strip Plazomicin (PLZ)
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Plazomicin more...
Automated Endotoxin Solution
Consistent with the FDA’s Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative, Lonza is introducing a new generation of automated endotoxin detection driven by its market leading WinKQCL™ Endotoxin Detection Software. more...
GMP in Practice
If you're looking for an enhanced understanding of GMP in practice, James Vesper and Tim Sandle's new book 'GMP in Practice: Regulatory Expectations for the Pharmaceutical Industry', fifth edition, Revised and Expanded is a must-have for your reference collection. more...
With a new location in Australia, Charles River can now meet client demands for DNA sequencing and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry testing services with local access to the global Accugenix® ID database and convenient data trending tools. more...
A2LA provided CLIP Accreditation to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. more...
Air Sampling
Continuous air monitoring in grade A and B areas should be undertaken for the full duration of critical processing to ensure product safety. 30-year-proven Gelatine Air Monitoring Filters offer the solution.
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This new module enables biobanks to publish their collections of transferable biological specimens online, gain visibility and foster international scientific collaboration. more...
Genetic Signatures will be supplying EasyScreen Respiratory Pathogen Detection Kits for up to 1,000 tests per day during peak flu season. more...
Hain Diagnostics will become Bruker-Hain Diagnostics with David and Tobias Hain continuing as managing directors. more...
Conference on Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
ATMPs present new challenges in aseptic processing and contamination control at many different scales of processing, this PHSS conference will bring together experts in regulatory compliance, drug safety and production efficiency. more...
Automated serial dilutions - UKAS accreditated
Contract testing provider, 20/30 Labs Ltd. has received UKAS accreditation for use of Inlabtec's Serial Diluter in routine TVC sample processing, automating preparation of serial dilutions saves time on both media prep and sample preparation. more...
GLP pipette compliance
INTEGRA pipettes help meet GLP requirements with built-in calibration alarms and pre-programable standard functions – such as repeat dispensing and serial dilutions, or create custom programs so your SOPs is built directly into the pipette!
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MALDI Bioptyper ID from chromogenic media
Using AOAC OMA and ISO 16140 approved workflows, Brukers’ MALDI Biotyper® can be used to confirm and identify presumptive isolates of Salmonella spp., Cronobacter spp., Listeria spp., and L. monocytogenes from Bio-Rad RAPID’chromogenic media.
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Listeria on swab without enrichment
Able to detect very low numbers of Listeria spp., including L. mono without enrichment, Neogen's Listeria Right Now gives an environmental Listeria result within one hour (sample to result). more...
The IVDR affects R&D for In vitro Diagnostics: More clinical studies are needed to get a CE certification. More testing requires more samples. The problem: How to get more samples in less time? more...
New standards for food safety have been issued by BRC Gloabl Standards. more...
Hygiena adds Celsis Innovate™ System and RapiScreen™ assays to its ATP-based product offerings for food safety applications. more...
Ellingson will lead initiatives to expand the company’s B2B partnerships more...