Microbiology News : clinical, Jan 2019

inoculating a petri dish
When investigating the source of contamination, it is useful to identify whether isolates of the same species are in fact the same strain.  NCIMB’s strain-typing service uses a highly reproducible sequence-based technique.   more...
Blood samples often need to be transported between clinic and laboratory. They are subject to Category B Biological Substances, UN3373 regulation. For transportation, they must be packaged according to the IATA DGR (air transport) or ADR (transport by road) Packing Instructions 650.  more...
Balancing fast turnaround time with need for processing consistency across worldwide sites, LabConnect’s global sample processing network (GSPN) for immuno-oncology and cell gene therapies delivers high-quality and expeditious sample processing. more...
polypropylene centrifuge tubes
Corning offers a full line of disposable, premium quality conical centrifuge tubes manufactured from high quality, ultra-clear resins. more...
Connect all microbiology results into single software package
Rajeev Sehgal, Director of Informatics at BD describes how using a single, centralized informatics system with all instruments connected through one common middleware solution is key to expediating the clinical decision-making process. more...
Researchers from the Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have added 20 strains, isolated from human faecal samples, to NCIMB’s reference collection. more...
Ares Genetics approach is based on high-resolution Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology in combination with a proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI) curated genetic pathogen and antibiotic resistance (AMR) reference database, ARESdb, for result interpretation. more...
ChromaCode’s HDPCR™ TBP panel is the first multiplex PCR test capable of detecting the most common tick-borne pathogens from whole blood specimens in under four hours - currently Research Use Only. more...
MIC test strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Omadacycline, a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Omadacycline against certain Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria. more...
WIN a VIAFLO 96/384 to Supercharge Your Microplate Pipetting!
Integra Biosciences is offering labs the chance to win a VIAFLO 96/384 pipette.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is fill out a short questionnaire. more...
The new Micronic Rack Reader DR500 complete with in-house designed Micronic Code Reader Software is optimized for rapid and accurate sample identification. more...
Astell's latest 36-page brochure is now available in print and download, includes explanation of important options for choosing an autoclave - cooling, vacuum and direct steam. more...

LabElite DeCapper SL is compatible with labware in 96-, 48-, and 24-format tube racks, with internal or external threads, such as microtubes, cryovials, and speciality tubes, from all major labware manufacturers.

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At the end of each cycle the controller automatically instigates load drying – where filtered air is circulated through the chamber by an efficient air pump, rapidly evaporating moisture within the load to leave the contents condensate free. more...
Virostat's new rabbit monoclonal antibody to Aspergillus species recognizes numerous Aspergillus species and is reactive with all strains of Aspergillus fumigatus tested. It functions well in IFA, IHC and self-pairs in ELISA, applications include use in ELISA and lateral flow immunoassays. more...
BACGene Legionella Multiplex kit
The BACGene Legionella Multiplex kit is a real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous confirmation and identification of Legionella spp., Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila SG1 from presumptive positive colonies. more...