Microbiology News : clinical, Mar 2021

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...
patient friendly rapid antigen test for covid-19
Prognosis Biotech's patient-friendly nasal swab rapid antigen test is suitable for sensitive individual groups due to its non-invasive procedure. The test demonstrated superior diagnostic accuracy in an independent clinical trial carried out in Greece's COVID-19 reference lab. more...
iSWAB and Micronic tubes improve workflow
Overcome problems of low recovery, high bacterial content, sheared DNA, and excessive resampling costs, the iSWAB™ collection device allows the release of cells captured from any swab into a proprietary lysis and stabilizing buffer. more...
SARS-CoV-2 sequencing
The ECDC has announced it will use Eurofins Genomics' next-generation sequencing service to expand its SARS-CoV-2 surveillance for member states. The protocol is based on the widely-used ARTIC approach that Eurofins Genomics are skilled in.  more...
Viral transport media for SARS-CoV-2
Teknova has expanded its production capacity to meet the demand for viral transport media. This scale-up of its manufacturing facilities will secure supply and enable best pricing of high-demand viral transport media. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Viral transport media manufacturer offers competitive pricing; ECDC adopt ARTIC sequencing approach; New CE-marked antigen test from PerkinElmer; and a new method to evaluate effectiveness of air-cleaning systems in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.  more...
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test for home use
Quidel has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US FDA for its QuickVue® At-Home COVID-19 Test. The lateral-flow test can be obtained with a doctor's prescription, is easy-to-use and provides results in ten minutes. more...