Microbiology News : clinical, Apr 2021

Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay
Available from Alpha Laboratories, the CrAg® LFA is a simple to use, 10-minute, immunochromatographic dipstick test to detect cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide antigens in serum, plasma, whole blood, and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), enabling pre-emptive treatment of CrAg positive patients.  more...
WESAIL looking for distributor for Self Testing COVID-19 Antigen Kit
Distributors and dealers are wanted for WESAIL COVID-19 Ag Test (Self-Testing). With performances up to 82.4% sensitivity and 99.7% specificity the kit is listed on France ANSM and Germany BfArM, and has EUA-clearance more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Point-of-care PCR test based on specific hybridization wins US NIH contract; new rapid antigen test is CE-marked and available for clinicians & over-the-counter; Advanced Biological Laboratories' Ultragene SARS-CoV-2 variant test is now CE-IVD.  more...

INTEGRA Introduces its Portable 96 Channel Pipette at the Most Affordable Price

26 Apr 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Best price pipetter for 96 wells
Improve productivity for virtually any microplate-based liquid handling task with the MINI 96 portable electronic pipette, which is ultra-compact, and the most affordable electronic 96 channel pipette on the market - available in four-volume ranges. more...

Cherwell Announces Additions to ImpactAir Range of Microbial Air Monitors 

23 Apr 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

ImpactAir microbial air monitor ranges support new EU GMP Annex 1 requirements for continuous EM
Cherwell Laboratories has introduced new models to the ImpactAir range of microbial air monitors that it distributes from Pinpoint Scientific. They are designed to be used in high-grade areas within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and specialist food industries. more...
Tricycle - AMR Surveillance Program
The World Health Organization has adopted a protocol on AMR surveillance tha was designed by the College of Veterinary Science at NCSU. The 'Tricycle' protocol uses ESBL-producing E. coli  as the sole indicator organism.  more...

Bugbox Calculator: Compare Bugbox to Anaerobic Jars

20 Apr 2021 | WaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Which is cheaper anaerobic jars or a workstation
Can your laboratory afford to keep using jars? Try our comparison tool.  more...
Unyvero LRT Panels
Syndromic testing with Unyvero HPN and LRT BAL panels can improve patient care and time to appropriate targeted antibiotic therapy in COVID-19 pneumonia patients, as well as in a non-COVID-19 population with suspicion of pneumonia, including Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia (PJP). more...
Rapid PCR Test for MRSA MSSA
The ultrafast PCR|ONE System, developed by Curiosity Diagnostics, a wholly own SPV of Scope Fluidics S.A., has received CE-IVD certification for the diagnosis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Results in 15 mins.  more...
Microbiologics Virology Services for Drug and Vaccine Research and Development
Investment in an additional BSL-3 facility allows for increased capabilities and capacity for Microbiologics to provide anti-infective testing, assay development and biomaterial production services for highly infectious pathogens, including COVID-19 and other emerging diseases more...
Molecular Testing for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Variants
This special focus on 'Molecular Testing of SARS-CoV-2 Variants' includes featured products from suppliers around the world, who can provide you with reagents, equipment, and test kits allowing you to optimize your COVID-19 testing workflow. more...

Three Major SARS-CoV-2 Variants

12 Apr 2021 | Clinical

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 variants
Bioperfectus COVID-19 Coronavirus Real-Time PCR Kit and COVID-19 Coronavirus and Influenza A/B Virus Real-Time PCR Kit can maintain their effectiveness and accuracy in the face of developing variants. Read this overview on SARS-CoV-2 variants to find out more.  more...
SARS CoV 2 Inactivated Variants for assay development
Microbiologics offers high titer inactivated whole virus RUO materials for B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. more...
Best Tube for Extraction Buffer Lateral Flow Kits
Specially engineered for point of care kit manufacturers, this extraction reagent tube makes it easier to ensure correct antigen extraction from swab samples whilst minimizing potential of dripping and comes with attached cap forming airtight seal. more...
Wastewater Testing for Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Zymo Research is now offering community-wide SARS-CoV-2 detection and variant tracking with the Environ COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Service. The new service allows tracking of viral variants & vaccine resistance with a single sample. more...
CE-Mark Test to Detect Multiple COVID-19 Variants
Novacyt has launched its SNPsig® VariPLEX™, a CE-Marked PCR assay panel that is able to detect the four COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) that are currently recognized and the two most biologically significant mutations in a single kit. more...
Skip Extraction of SARS-CoV-2
MicroLYSIS RNA is a powerful reagent for COVID-19 testing by releasing RT-qPCR-ready RNA from a range of samples that include: swabs, viral transport medium, and saliva. The resulting lysate is ready for RT-qPCR testing.  more...
SARS-CoV-2 virus
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH has developed a comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 solution as well as the highly specific VIRType RT-PCRs for the detection of the main variants of concern. more...
PCR reagents for SARS-CoV-2 variant testing
PCR Biosystems is committed to providing researchers, developers, and diagnostics manufacturers with the PCR products they need in the global response to COVID-19. Discover how to boost the accuracy and sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 detection. more...
Reagent Resource for Studying SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Sino Biological has developed 80+ recombinant RBD/Spike, and N protein mutants carrying the mutations of high interest, such as N501Y and E484K identified in three fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 variants, U.K. B.1.1.7, Brazil P.1, and South Africa B.1.351. more...
Specific PCR Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Including New Variants
The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 from EUROIMMUN provides fast and highly specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 including the new lineages B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1. The assay is available as a single parameter test or in combination with Influenza A/B. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New software upscales COVID-19 testing; Collection device for SARS-CoV-2 is cleared by FDA and a new Next-generation sequencing panel is authorized by US FDA.  more...
test for lyme disease
Gold Standard Diagnostics (GSD) has launched a new Lyme Disease serologic assay, the B. burgdorferi IgG/IgM VlsE-OspC ELISA. This assay has been FDA cleared for use as an integral part of the Modified Two-Tiered Testing algorithm (MTTT) available from GSD. more...







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