Microbiology News : clinical, Feb 2020

Hibergene Swift2
HiberGene's LAMP-based Covid-19 assay is currently primed for evaluation in China for clinical use. The 'near-patient' assay can provide results in one hour after taking a sample from the patient. In this interview, rapidmicrobiology.com talks to Gary Keating (HiberGene's CTO).  more...
Keep up with the crowd
Confused on coronavirus terminology? SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus and COVID-19 is the name of the disease it causes. SARS-CoV-2 stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 and COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019. Read the rapidmicrobiology newsletter. more...
Vela Diagnostics have announced that its ViroKey™ SA201 SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is now available for pre-order as the NGS solutions provider applies for emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the US FDA.  more...
Shenzen Bioeasy Biotechnology is the first company to attain CE-marking for its lateral flow immunoassay test kits. These are its 2019-nCoV IgG/IgM Rapid Detection Kit, 2019-nCoV Fluorescence Ag Rapid Test Kit and the 2019-nCoV Colloidal Gold Ag Rapid Test. more...
EnSURE Touch
Hygiena’s UltraSnap ATP Test received Performance Tested MethodSM certification from the AOAC-RI on the new EnSURE Touch luminometer, demonstrating the system's sensitivity, reliability and robust operation.  more...
Primerdesign is the first medical diagnostics company to receive CE-marking for its Covid-19 diagnostic assay. The genesig®  Covid-19 Real-Time PCR Assay has 100% homology with all 87 whole-genome sequences available on the public GISAID Epiflu database.  more...
Liferiver Biotech have announced massive demand on its 2-hour SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test. LifeRivers partners Bio Molecular Systems have prioritized its production to meet the demand for its compatible MIC qPCR instrument.  more...
Expression of Interest: Test Developers to Participate in FIND-WHO initiative to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostics. more...
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Everything you need to know about Salmonella testing in foods plus latest updates on swabs and kits for COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics. more...
Ares Genetics has launched an early access version of ARESupa Universal Pathegenome Assay; an AI-powered AST with a reference database containing whole-genome information on  40,000 clinical isolates.  more...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific has begun a collaboration with NanoPin, a developer in advanced blood-based infectious disease detection platforms. Using Thermo Fisher's LCMS technology, they will develop sensitive clinical assays for infectious diseases. more...
Public health laboratories are sending back CDC 2019-nCoV diagnostic kits due to inconclusive results during validation.  CDC state the reagents are being reformulated but have yet to announce the date of their release. more...
In addition to standard pipetting, dispensing, auto dispensing and a proprietary “learn” function, advanced modes include sequential dispensing of different volumes, multi-aspiration of different volumes and a titration mode. more...
PCRmax releases their Covid-19 qPCR Kit, a diagnostic kit that has 100% homology with 95% of the sequences published on the GISAID as of the 23rd of January. The target gene is RdRP, the same target used for SARS and related viruses but without any cross-reactivity shown.  more...
Covid-19 2019-nCoV SARS-CoV-2
In this rapidmicrobiology emergency special focus, we bring you the latest options for specimen collection, ready to use diagnostics and reagents for kit development - please note many kits are suitable for research use only (RUO). more...
Ares Genetics and BGI Group work together to equip European laboratories to sequence and detect 2019-nCoV with MGI Tech's DNBSEQ-T7 sequencing platform and BGI's RT-PCR reagents.  more...
Roche is now distributing Tib-Molbiol's LightMix® Modular assays for the screening and confirmation of the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus. This diagnostic tool is compatible with Roche's Lightcycler 480 series and Magna Pure24 instruments.  more...
Best way to collect specimen for corona virus
A successful diagnostic test begins at sample collection because improper sampling can result in an inadequate specimen, rendering a diagnostic test inconclusive or incorrect. more...
Coronaviruses for assay devopment
Microbiologics is your trusted partner in biomaterials for research of the 2019n-CoV. We offer live & inactivated 229E and OC43 coronaviruses (which contain the entire RNA virus genome) and subgenomic DNA clones of the HKU and NL66 coronaviruses. more...
Best swabs for Covid-19 testing
Based on CDC guidelines for clinical specimens, swabs with synthetic fibers and plastic shafts, like Puritan flock swabs, should be used for nasopharyngeal collections when 2019-nCoV is suspected. It’s important not to use calcium alginate swabs or those with wooden shafts. more...

Not Just Any Sponge on a Stick!

11 Feb 2020 | F&BCPVCC

Envirostik
TSC new and improved Envirostik is perfect for sampling larger surfaces in a wide and varied range of environments including food production areas, clinical and veterinary infection control and pharmaceutical and cosmetics facilities. more...
Public Health England has increased its 2019-nCoV testing capacity to 1000 samples today using their in-house designed diagnostic kit. They have now also agreed with the WHO to take in samples from countries who do not have the resources.  more...
The US Department of Human Health and Services are now accepting abstract submissions for 2019-nCoV diagnostics development funding. The technology must already be approved by the FDA and meet the criteria for EUA within 12 weeks of receiving the award.  more...
A fully automated, sample-to-result platform for molecular diagnostics, now with new options for scalability, the Panther portfolio lets labs increase testing capacity without additional staff. more...
Microbiology kits for your lab
Get the latest updates on microbiology products for Covid-19, flow cytometry, Grade A air monitoring, large swabs for EM of surfaces and the latest in seminars and webinars. more...
Based on the presence of the urease enzyme found in certain bacterial species that cause pneumonia, such as S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella and H. influenzae. Live urease-containing bacteria can be detected using inhaled 13C-urea which is converted by these bacteria to labelled carbon dioxide more...
GPS 2019 nCoV qPCR
On the frontline developing qPCR primers/probes to detect 2019-nCoV is Prof. Antonio Marinez-Murcia, CEO of Genetic PCR Solutions (GPS™). In this interview with rapidmicrobiolgy.com, he talks about why their ready-to-use qPCR format can detect multiple variants of this virus. more...
A study on coronavirus prevention has been published ahead of time to stem the 2019-nCoV epidemic. Professors of Hygiene and Virology, based in Germany, have collaborated in the study and have found prevention strategies to be efficient against the coronaviruses and applies to 2019-nCoV.  more...
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2019-nCoV qPCR kit
Adam Herridge, Product Manager at Primerdesign, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about the genesig 2019-nCoV qPCR Kit, the first diagnostics kit to be made in Europe with 100% specificity, and relays to us his concerns over his competitor's products.  more...
Paradigm™ low-retention range of non-filter reload, and filter tips featuring Aerogard® technology, truly epitomises the perfect pipetting experience. Universal design means the tips are compatible with a variety of popular pipette brands and models, including the alpha+ range of pipettes. more...
In addition to Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Kit, MoBiTec Now Offers Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time Multiplex RT-PCR Kit (Detection for 3 Genes) more...
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Find the latest product updates for your micro lab - 2019-CoV swabs and detection kits, Camplyobacter without tears, competition for pipettes more...
The CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panel authorised for Emergency Use Only has begun shipping to selected laboratories more...
Genetic PCR Solutions™ real time PCR (qPCR) has been adapted to our innovative MONODOSE format, single PCR reactions tubes which contain all reagents (dehydrated) to which only sample need to be added. more...
Swab Kit for Coronavirus 2019nCoV
CDC has released Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from PUIs for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). COPAN’s Kit of 3mL UTM® & 2 FLOQSwabs™ can be used to investigate novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as per CDC guidelines. more...
Find the right autoclave for your lab using the new Priorclave website - choose from benchtop, compact, top loading, front loading, pass-through, powerdoor and stackable designs. more...
BGI has successfully developed a Real-Time Fluorescent RT-PCR kit for detecting 2019-nCoV, which can issue results in a few hours. The kits have already been issued to many hospitals and disease control centers. more...
Veredus Laboratories have developed a Lab-on-Chip diagnostic tool for the detection and differentiation of 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. The PCR and microarray technology can give results in 2 hours and is designed to be able to detect mutated versions of each of the viruses.  more...
China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved China's first CFDA certified 2019-nCoV nucleic acid diagnostic kit. The Sansure Biotech diagnostic kit has a 30 minute turnaround time which will shorten detection time and recognise suspected cases and latent infections.  more...