Microbiology News : clinical, Dec 2019

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...