Microbiology News : clinical

MALDI TOF Quiz are you an expert
Take our quiz and find out if you should be the one wearing 'I'm a MALDI-TOF expert' badge in your lab. more...
Latest products for your microbiology lab
New ATP test kit supplying globally, easier pipetting protocols using magnetic beads to clean up nucleic acid preparations, new BRCGS environmental monitoring standards for food packaging manufacturers, GENE-UP EHEC gains MicroVal validation. more...
The BIOFIRE® Blood Culture Identification 2 (BCID2) panel includes several additional pathogens, an expanded list of antimicrobial resistance genes, and many revised targets compared to the existing BIOFIRE® BCID Panel. more...
NCIMB Isolate on Plate
NCIMB offers fast turnaround on microbial identification. Discounted rates are available for large numbers of samples. We identify both bacteria and fungi at our Aberdeen laboratories. more...
A novel coronavirus has the potential to spread in China with the upcoming New Year's celebrations. Chinese Authorities report that transmission is not sustained and mild symptoms are most likely. However immunocompromised people are on high-risk in this highly polluted region.  more...
Roche has received CE marking for their Adenovirus test,  their fourth instalment in their critical transplant testing menu. The test will allow health professionals to establish if a transplant recipient is at risk of developing severe illness from an adenovirus infection. more...
Brandtech Scientific have launched an inductive charging stand to work with its BRAND® HandyStep® touch and HandyStep® touch S repeating pipettes.  more...
Fagron Inc. a pharmaceutical compounding company has voluntarily recalled over 30 lots of a topical anaesthetic after the FDA identified Bacillus fortis/Geobacillus toebii, Bacillus spp, and Bacillus circulans as contaminants in a non-sterile ingredient packaged with the anaesthetic. more...
Hull University Teaching NHS Trust
Operating theatres demand enhanced microbiological monitoring and infection control.  Hull University Teaching NHS Trust have selected SAS Super air samplers, from Cherwell Laboratories.  more...
best products for microbiology testing
A better way to take sterility testing samples from single use containers, PathogenDx technology may soon be applied to food pathogen detection, SAS air sampler for operating theatres, MIC strip for Ampicillin-sulbactam, why flow cytometry is so good for probiotics. more...
MIC Test Strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Ampicillin*-Sulbactam (2/1) 0.016-256* MTS (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Ampicillin-sulbactam. more...
rapidmicrobiology will be publishing a special focus on Microbial Identification, make sure your products or services are included. more...
Applied BioCode has received FDA 510(k) clearance on the BioCode Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) for use on its high-throughput multiplex BioCode MDx-3000 molecular diagnostic system.  more...
Microbiology Product News Updates
Solve PCR positive, culture negative food samples, new formulations of enrichment media, MALDI-TOF identification is it for your lab? more...
Mavidon, the medical device manufacturer, has informed all of its customers, hospitals and clinics to stop using and quarantine all of its products immediately because of possible contamination with Burkholderia cepacia more...
Disposable plastics for microbiology samples
Scilabware is pleased to offer the Ramboldi range of single use plastic products for use in general microbiology and life science applications. Specifically aimed at customers within the healthcare sector we offer a range of sterile products suitable for the management of patient samples. more...
First Light Diagnostics has announced the authorization of additional funding from BARDA of $4.3 million to develop its MultiPath™ platform. This additional funding from the US Government's biomedical research grant authority given to First Light Diagnostics brings the total... more...
An engineered Lysin (bacteriophage enzyme) by ContraFect has demonstrated in pre-clinical trials to be an excellent candidate for the treatment in infections caused by the multi-drug resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa. ContraFect begin IND-enabling studies with this new product candidate.  more...
ViroStat have 3 new Monoclonal Antibodies to the nucleoprotein (NP) of Coronavirus. These new antibodies are reactive with the NP of both SARS and MERS viruses and are excellent tools for research and diagnostics. more...
A Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) kit that can detect seven of the most common carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) is now available from the Mast Group. The Mast Isoplex® CRE-ART  provides rapid results with 15 mins hands-on time and 30 mins run time...... more...
New York based biotech start-up Biotia have received a $2.4m boost for its pathogen-profiling NGS-powered AI software, which can give clinicans detailed reports on identification and AMR markers from clinically-cultured samples.  more...
latest microbiology product updates
Detect low numbers of different bacterial test strains from Neoprene® gloves, improve data integrity for QC of ATMPs/Cell and Gene Therapies, test for total counts in jams, creams, and fruit preparations, replace CFUs by counting single bacterial cells, detect H. pylori antigen in stool samples. more...
How to detect Hpylori in stools
The Sentinel Diagnostics Easy-Card H. pylori test, available from Alpha Laboratories, is a cost-effective method with little or no compromise on sensitivity and specificity. It is designed for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples and gives an answer in just 10 minutes.    more...
Roche Molecular Systems Inc., have been granted de novo marketing authorisation for its Cobas vivoDx MRSA diagnostics test that can detect MRSA in nasal swab just 5 hours by new Smarticles technology; a bacteriophage and bioluminescence innovation specific for MRSA. more...
Rapid Microbiology Testing ATMPs
In this rapidmicrobiology special, we showcase options for rapid testing of biotherapeutics such as ATMPs, gene and cell therapies. Includes risks and international regulations for mycoplasmas, how to get Mycoplasma results in under 1 hour, and the fastest way to get production up and running. more...
Save money and reduce plastic laboratory waste by sterilizing reusable stainless steel inoculation loops, the SteriMax is an infrared loop sterilizer, giving high-speed annealing and sterilizing without flame. more...
ESwab
Two recent studies evaluated Copan's ESwab™ kits finding them useful to collect specimens for fungal and mycobacterial culture. ESwab™ has a broad capability for the collection and maintenance of microorganisms and is an obvious choice as a multipurpose swab transport system. more...
Get QC results for ATMPs before treatment
Ensure that your ATMPs or R&D cell cultures are free of Bacteria and Fungi.  ATMPs and cultured cells can be tested using qPCR that detects a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial and fungal contaminants in just 3 hours. more...
New UV LED disinfection acts as a barrier preventing contamination from entering the laboratory water purification system as a whole, offering a high-level microbial disinfection barrier for laboratory water, directly at the point of use. more...
Bobcat Air Sampler
Easily achieve same-shift microbial air sampling results with InnovaPrep’s small, portable Bobcat an air sampler that can combine high-efficiency collection with rapid molecular methods such as PCR. more...