Microbiology News : clinical, Mar 2019

ECCMID 2019
ECCMID, as the world’s premier Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases event, ECCMID once again brings together experts to present their latest findings to an audience of over 12,000 delegates. This rapidmicrobiology.com special focus features what's on at this years ECCMID show. more...
Puritan Medical Products
Looking for a flock swab to collect and reliably transport DNA, or a transport media device with an NP swab that will work with your automated platform?  Perhaps a surface testing swab for use in your facility? You'll find what you need at Puritan. more...
NG-Test® CARBA 5
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) infections are increasing worldwide and 700 000 people die each year globally.  Fight at your level with a rapid and effective detection of carbapenemases with this unique and new test. more...
molecular diagnostic solutions
Stop by Mobidiag at ECCMID booth (#1.62, Hall 3) to discover our proprietary diagnostic solutions, Amplidiag® and Novodiag® and how these can provide fast, accurate and accessible results for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. more...
VirClia Monotest
VirClia® is the first fully automated, self-contained monotest, multiparameter CLIA system.  It provides the widest panel for infectious diseases testing where all assays are compatible with each other, and all can be treated as one. more...
1st Rapid Release of ATMPs
Contaminated ATMPs pose life-threatening risks for immunocompromised patients. Microbial release test results prior to treatment are essential. Now available for PCR-based bacteria and mycoplasma detection, the highest specificity and more control. more...
ChromaZona
ChromaZona is an IVD certified instrument for automated AST & microbial ID in the clinical lab.  It comes complete with eAST, MIC Strip & Chromogenic ID software, enabling you to generate objective, consistent AST & identification data quickly & efficiently. more...
Mycofast®
ELITech has built a solid reputation in providing manual tests in the fields of urogenital mycoplasma diagnosis. The latest Mycofast® RevolutioN 2 and RevolutioN ATB+ include a number of major innovations that enhance flexibility and ease of use. more...
Fecal Swabs
A study being presented at ECCMID demonstrates that using Fecal Transwab® as the collection device improved the sensitivity of a leading multiplex based test for enteric pathogens. more...
QC Controls for Molecular Syndromic Tests
Microbiologics offers over 900 strains in a variety of formats for assay and diagnostic system validation/verification, routine QC, proficiency testing and more. Visit booth 1.101 to learn how we can simplify testing in your lab. more...
Fecal Transport Swab Nucelic Acid Free
Extraneous nucleic acid contaminants in traditional Cary-Blair transports can potentially cause erroneous false-positive results for Vibrio and Yersinia species in molecular diagnostic assays. more...
Contact Plates
Corning® Gosselin™ contact dishes are ideal for microorganism detection and for testing the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection on a flat surface. more...
The revogene™ device is an automated and stand-alone device, testing single-use proprietary microfluidic cartridges, called PIEs, with fluorescence-based real-time polymerase chain reaction technology to deliver an accurate diagnosis. more...
Microbiome data from two recurrent Clostridioides difficile Phase 2 clinical studies was presented at the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019 more...
Currently, data reported to GLASS is based on detection of phenotypic resistance, these methods do not provide any direct information about the mechanism(s) of resistance. It may be worth considering supplementing these with molecular diagnostics for AMRto confirm and track resistance mechanisms. more...
WHO will expand partnerships to increase research, innovation and availability of new and improved global influenza tools to benefit all countries.  At the same time WHO will work closely with countries to improve their capacities to prevent and control influenza. more...
Alinity m will allow labs to meet the growing demand for infectious disease testing by offering increased efficiency and market-leading speed and accuracy, this new technology presents one of the most significant advancements seen in the molecular diagnostics field in decades.
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Microbiology Insider

26 Mar 2019 | F&BCPV

Microbiology Insider
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The BIOMIC V3 is an open access platform to Improve the speed, accuracy and standardization of reading MIC's from your current system - Etest, AST, M.I.C.E., Diffusion disks and 96-well Microtiter. more...
Logix Smart ZDC test uses a single-step reverse transcriptase real-time PCR to identify and differentiate between the viral RNA of Zika, dengue (all 4 serotypes), and chikungunya, which can be difficult to distinguish by symptoms. more...
Using Tecan's Fluent Laboratory Automation workstation for aliquoting samples for the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus diagnostic test for tuberculosis, will reduce errors and variability between runs. more...

Swabs – Past to the Present

05 Mar 2019 | F&BCP

Development of the Swab from Past to Present
As Puritan Medical Products celebrates 100 years of manufacturing swabs, this review takes through how swabs have changed through the years from cotton tip to today's sophisticated range of flocked technology to meet today's needs of molecular investigations. more...
Endotoxin LAL Pyrogen Testing
Showcasing products and services for pyrogen and endotoxin testing for parenterals and implantable medical devices. Includes LAL assays, plus the horseshoe crab free - recombinant Factor C (rFC) and rabbit free Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) approaches, more...
Don Whitley Receives Honourary Doctorate in 2009
The directors of Don Whitley Scientific Limited are very sad to announce that Dr Don Whitley, founder and chairman of Don Whitley Scientific Limited, died on Thursday, 28 February 2019 after a short illness.
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Amplidiag® is a family of diagnostic tests for mid to high-volume screening of gastrointestinal pathogens and antibiotic resistances. more...
Recently published study found the Karius Test proved to be highly accurate, with greater than 95 percent analytical sensitivity for organisms contributing as little as 50 fragments of cfDNA per microliter of plasma, and greater than 99.99 percent analytical specificity per pathogen.   more...
The unique Micronic Recapper is set to a precise torque value to ensure that screw caps are optimally tightened onto tubes.  This mechanism reduces human errors and safeguards sample integrity for long-term sample storage. more...