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Bugbox Calculator: Compare Bugbox to Anaerobic Jars

20 Apr 2021 | WaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Which is cheaper anaerobic jars or a workstation
Can your laboratory afford to keep using jars? Try our comparison tool.  more...
Unyvero LRT Panels
Syndromic testing with Unyvero HPN and LRT BAL panels can improve patient care and time to appropriate targeted antibiotic therapy in COVID-19 pneumonia patients, as well as in a non-COVID-19 population with suspicion of pneumonia, including Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia (PJP). more...
Rapid PCR Test for MRSA MSSA
The ultrafast PCR|ONE System, developed by Curiosity Diagnostics, a wholly own SPV of Scope Fluidics S.A., has received CE-IVD certification for the diagnosis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Results in 15 mins.  more...
Microbiologics Virology Services for Drug and Vaccine Research and Development
Investment in an additional BSL-3 facility allows for increased capabilities and capacity for Microbiologics to provide anti-infective testing, assay development and biomaterial production services for highly infectious pathogens, including COVID-19 and other emerging diseases more...
Molecular Testing for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Variants
This special focus on 'Molecular Testing of SARS-CoV-2 Variants' includes featured products from suppliers around the world, who can provide you with reagents, equipment, and test kits allowing you to optimize your COVID-19 testing workflow. more...

Three Major SARS-CoV-2 Variants

12 Apr 2021 | Clinical

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 variants
Bioperfectus COVID-19 Coronavirus Real-Time PCR Kit and COVID-19 Coronavirus and Influenza A/B Virus Real-Time PCR Kit can maintain their effectiveness and accuracy in the face of developing variants. Read this overview on SARS-CoV-2 variants to find out more.  more...
SARS CoV 2 Inactivated Variants for assay development
Microbiologics offers high titer inactivated whole virus RUO materials for B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. more...
Best Tube for Extraction Buffer Lateral Flow Kits
Specially engineered for point of care kit manufacturers, this extraction reagent tube makes it easier to ensure correct antigen extraction from swab samples whilst minimizing potential of dripping and comes with attached cap forming airtight seal. more...
Wastewater Testing for Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Zymo Research is now offering community-wide SARS-CoV-2 detection and variant tracking with the Environ COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Service. The new service allows tracking of viral variants & vaccine resistance with a single sample. more...
CE-Mark Test to Detect Multiple COVID-19 Variants
Novacyt has launched its SNPsig® VariPLEX™, a CE-Marked PCR assay panel that is able to detect the four COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) that are currently recognized and the two most biologically significant mutations in a single kit. more...
Skip Extraction of SARS-CoV-2
MicroLYSIS RNA is a powerful reagent for COVID-19 testing by releasing RT-qPCR-ready RNA from a range of samples that include: swabs, viral transport medium, and saliva. The resulting lysate is ready for RT-qPCR testing.  more...
SARS-CoV-2 virus
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH has developed a comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 solution as well as the highly specific VIRType RT-PCRs for the detection of the main variants of concern. more...
PCR reagents for SARS-CoV-2 variant testing
PCR Biosystems is committed to providing researchers, developers, and diagnostics manufacturers with the PCR products they need in the global response to COVID-19. Discover how to boost the accuracy and sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 detection. more...
Reagent Resource for Studying SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Sino Biological has developed 80+ recombinant RBD/Spike, and N protein mutants carrying the mutations of high interest, such as N501Y and E484K identified in three fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 variants, U.K. B.1.1.7, Brazil P.1, and South Africa B.1.351. more...
Specific PCR Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Including New Variants
The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 from EUROIMMUN provides fast and highly specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 including the new lineages B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1. The assay is available as a single parameter test or in combination with Influenza A/B. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New software upscales COVID-19 testing; Collection device for SARS-CoV-2 is cleared by FDA and a new Next-generation sequencing panel is authorized by US FDA.  more...
test for lyme disease
Gold Standard Diagnostics (GSD) has launched a new Lyme Disease serologic assay, the B. burgdorferi IgG/IgM VlsE-OspC ELISA. This assay has been FDA cleared for use as an integral part of the Modified Two-Tiered Testing algorithm (MTTT) available from GSD. more...

Getting Facts from Microbiome's Big Data - Interview with CosmosID

30 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalMicrobiome

Microbiome sequencing
CosmosID is a government award-winning big data genomics company and in this interview with its CEO Manoj Dadlani, he describes their recent work on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing, the depth of microbiome info they can provide clients across various sectors & their new direct-to-consumer gut health test.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New air sampler validated for SARS-CoV-2; ECDC for self-testing; cost-effective lateral-flow reader; RT-LAMP test is launched; FDA grant multiplex assay 'de novo' status & an updated RT-PCR kit for variants of concern. more...

MedSchenker™ Smart Transport Medium

26 Mar 2021 | Clinical

FDA listed collection and transport system
FDA listed collection and transport system for maintenance and long term freeze storage of viruses including Flu, Covid19, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. CQ-Lock™ screw cap maintains organism viability for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.  more...

IUL Launches iPeak®+, The New Lateral Flow Reader for Large Cassettes

26 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalVeterinary

Keep Track of Point of Care Lateral Flow Test Results
The iPeak+ is a cost-effective lateral flow test reader delivering quantitative and qualitative results, able to read up to 5 strips with 7 lines per strip at once, making analysis of point of care tests objective, sensitive and traceable. more...
RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 variants
The new GSD NovaType II kit from Eurofins Technologies can now detect the N501Y and E484K mutations common to most VOC (Variants Of Concern) and the K417N mutation (specific to B.1.351 first identified in South Africa), with high sensitivity in under 2 hrs.  more...
Rapid molecular COVID-19 Testing using Isothermal Amplification
IsoFast Bst Polymerase reagents enable rapid, robust, and sensitive amplification of DNA and RNA targets without the need for thermocycling equipment. By delivering results within 30 minutes, the reagents are highly suited to use in the field. more...
Senior Research Associate Ahuva Odenheimer
Find out how INTEGRA Biosciences’ VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette is increasing both throughput and reproducibility at the push of a button. more...
Inactivation medium for viruses and bacteria
Medical Wire (MWE) has upscaled production of its inactivation medium Sigma MM™ that inactivates bacteria and viruses & preserves RNA/DNA for molecular testing. Public Health England (UK) has confirmed that Sigma MM™ provides effective inactivation of SARS CoV-2. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Patient-friendly rapid antigen test; Inactivation media kills coronavirus within the hour; Gold-standard test accepts self-collected saliva specimen by post; New CE-IVD T-cell detection test files for FDA-EUA & reasons on why antigen tests are in short supply.  more...

RollBag® - A New Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags

16 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal CareMicrobiome

Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags
RollBag® is made from robust PolySilk® with a sticker closure specially designed for sampling any liquid or solid sample, for the food, medical, animal health or environmental industries. Wire-free makes for easier disposal. more...
Swab marked with pediatric stop points
Mid-turbinate swab has notch markings on the nylon shaft to make getting the required depth easier for pediatric patients, whilst the face of a bear, helps distract and put younger patients at ease. more...
Free samples CE-marked rapid COVID-19 Test Kits
WESAIL's COVID-19 diagnostic family includes Antigen Test Kits, Neutralizing Antibody Test Kits, Flu+Ag Test Kits and IgM/IgG Test Kits, which has completed registration and established strong sales in Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey and other countries. more...
Rapid Antigen CE-marked Lateral Flow Test for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19
Bioperfectus aims to supply the world with its clinically proven & UK government evaluated accurate rapid antigen test for COVID-19. In this feature, find why there's a shortage of antigen tests on the market and how Bioperfectus can help.  more...