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iPeak lateral flow reader gives quantitative and qualitative results and offers connectivity
A breakthrough in lateral flow readers, iPeak® delivers quantitative and qualitative results, interprets IgG, IgM, and Ag tests, is highly sensitive, and offers cyber-secure connectivity, ensuring patient confidentiality. more...
Accelerate Diagnostics have received clearance from the US FDA for improvements made to its Pheno® antimicrobial susceptibility testing system. These include improvements made for four antibiotics used to treat P. aeruginosa.  more...
data on limit of detection of covid 19 qpcr rt pcr kits
The US FDA has released comparative data on 55 molecular COVID-19 tests that are authorized under emergency use legislation. The information supplied are limit of detection (LoD) values and are compared against an FDA standardized sample panel.  more...
Biomarker test for viral and bacterial infections using MxA and CRP
Study results have been released on Lumos Diagnostics' viral and bacterial infection biomarker assay, FebriDx® to assess its potential to rapidly triage patients with symptomatic respiratory infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Not available in US) more...
quantitative antibody test for spike protein of sars cov 2 vaccine evaluation
Roche has achieved CE-marking for its Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test that delivers a quantitative measurement of antibodies produced for the spike protein of the virus. The test can be used to evaluate the efficacy of vaccines and plasma donations.  more...
Porvair pipette filter tips
Porvair Sciences have announced details of an independent study carried out on its proprietary filter tips, showing them to have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE). The pipette tips are fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and EU Pharmacopoeia regulations. more...
GenMark respiratory virus panel for covid and influenza in single test
GenMark Diagnostics' new respiratory virus panel, ePlex® RP2, is now CE-marked for the upcoming winter flu and virus season. The kit is designed for use with the ePlex systems and provides rapid results for infections with similar symptoms from a single syndromic assay. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
Test wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 to establish COVID-19 prevalence in the community; simple test-card designed for on-the-spot testing; strong positives show up in 3 minutes with test set for airports and a quantitative test is CE-marked. more...
Lawrence Whittard
Cherwell Laboratories bids sad farewell to its founder who passed away on 10th September, aged 83. more...
Next week's newsletter will highlight products to distinguish between Flu and COVID-19.  Find out how you can include your product.. more...
Genetic PCR solutions GPS qPCR test for covid sars cov 2 test and influenza
Genetic PCR Solutions™ has developed a qPCR ready-to-use kit that can diagnose for Influenza A & B and can work in tandem with its SARS-CoV-2 test kit,. The kit is currently for research use only (RUO) and has been internally validated using full genomes of influenza.  more...
Which neutralizers to use in EM plates
USP <797> advises that neutralisers should be contained within culture media for cleanroom environmental monitoring but why is that and with so many different kinds to choose from which one should you use? Cherwell Laboratories brings you this guide to neutralisers. more...
Unit Dose B subtilis CRM
Skip the tedium of lab culturing viable microorganism suspensions for routine assays with Unit Dose CRM, small water-soluble, flash-dissolving pellets with a certified concentration of traceable microorganisms in a ready-to-use format. more...
Simple SARS CoV 2 rapid N protein antigen test from Lepu Medical
Lepu Medical's simple rapid antigen test card for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 has received CE-marking. The test provides a result in 15 minutes, takes swab specimens from the nasopharynx and oropharyngeal, and darkens in colour with an increase in viral load.  more...
Neutralizing antibodies testing service
Innatoss Laboratories have begun testing the general public for SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies using the GenScript cPass test. The test is in 96-well ELISA format and uses the virus's receptor-binding domain is used for detection.  more...
QIAGen ELLUME rapid antigen test for airports
QIAGEN has announced it will have its Access Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test available in US and EU markets once authorization is obtained. The test detects the nucleocapsid protein of the virus and can give result of a strong positive in 3 minutes.  more...
Test system for in vitro detection of SARS CoV 2 using real time PCR
The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 from EUROIMMUN provides highly specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 via PCR and can be evaluated fully automatically. The preceding RNA isolation step is automatable using instruments and kits from PerkinElmer. more...
one step SARS CoV 2 influenza RSV and winter RNA virus detect plus inhibitor
For those developing diagnostic kits for viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, RSV or influenza, PCR Biosystems has launched RiboShield RNase Inhibitor and qPCRBIO Probe 1-Step Virus Detect – a 4x RT-qPCR kit for highly multiplexed RNA detection assays. more...
Hologic Aptima Quant Dried Blood Test for HIV 1 With Global Access Initiative
The World Health Organization has approved Hologic's Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay, a dried blood spot test, taken by either finger or heel prick and can be used to monitor viral load, disease progression and to aid in diagnosis of infected infants under 18 months.  more...
BIOMIC V3 Automated reader of 96 well microtitre plates from Giles Scientific
Receive MIC & SIR results automatically, instant plate reading for color and turbidity with high-res images and follow CLSI/EUCAST guidelines with the BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System from Giles Scientific.  more...
Puritan COVID 19 and Inluenza flock swab foam spun polyester tip swab
When testing for COVID-19 or flu, whether with a flock, foam or spun polyester tip swab, Puritan delivers reliability. Today, tomorrow and beyond - Puritan produces fine quality specimen collection devices. US made and reliable. more...
SARS CoV 2 COVID Process controls from microbiologics
Microbiologics’ SARS-CoV-2 IVD Whole Virus and Full Process Controls validate every step of a molecular assay. Uniquely formatted to mimic patient samples in ready-to-use pellets or swabs, they join the broadest portfolio of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza controls.   more...
Test wastewater for SARS COV 2 with qpcr kit by IDEXX
Testing untreated wastewater can show prevalence of COVID-19 in communities and the new IDEXX Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test is a ready-to-use kit, validated in wastewater, that eliminates routine tasks and accelerates testing efforts.  more...
DiaSorin Simplexa RT PCR Test for Influenza RSV
FDA has authorized the use of DiaSorin's Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Gen II assay for the upcoming flu season. The test has been validated with over 100 Flu A and Flu B strains, aswell as 2020/21 vaccine strains. It is designed to run on the LIAISON® MDX instrument.  more...
UK antibody home testing kit by rapid test consortium
UK Government has embarked on a national at-home antibody testing programme with an in-house rapid test consortium kit. The lateral-flow kit detects IgG antibodies in the patient's blood and provides a result in 20 minutes and is developed by Abingdon health, Omega, BBI and CIGA.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
In this week's COVID-19 updates: Validate a COVID-19 molecular test with process and virus controls; UK's Rapid Test Consortium lateral-flow test kit; new FDA cleared Flu A/B and RSV test for work with SARS-CoV-2 test and qPCR tests judged by Limit of Detection (LoD). more...
covid 19 sanger sequencing test is rna extraction free
Laboratories with Sanger Sequencers can now test for COVID-19 using a newly FDA authorized test. The test is made by BillionToOne and avoids the use of reagents needed for RNA extraction that are prone to shortages. Sanger sequencers can process 4000 of these tests per day.  more...
covid 19 automated antigen test is Ce marked
Fujirebio has now three CE-marked kits for the detection of COVID-19. The most recent kits to obtain certification are the LUMIPULSE fully automated antigen test and the ESPLINE simple cassette test which provides results in 30 minutes.  more...
short survey to identify areas to improve your microbiology lab efficiency
The first step for creating your optimal QC micro lab is to assess your current lab environment and the ways in which it may be underperforming.
Download and complete our Lab Performance Questionnaire to get started today more...
report about the importance of the LAL assay in COVID 19 vaccine development
Endotoxin contamination poses risks for COVID-19 vaccine research, with the LAL assay possibly offering the best option for testing most types of vaccines in terms of cost, sensitivity, and accuracy.  This downloadable report considers the role of the LAL Assay in vaccine development. more...





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