Microbiology News : water

Swabs for Diagnostics
Sigma Transwab® & Transwab® - best for bacteriology, Transwab® - the best gel swab, Sigma Transwab® - best for automated platforms, Fecal Transwab® - best for enterics, Sigma Virocult® - best for viruses, Sigma VCM - best universal /multi-purpose. more...
Pace labs sars wastewater
Monitoring water samples collected from wastewater treatment facilities for coronavirus RNA, can provide data on the prevalance of COVID-19 within a community, track the spread of the virus and alert communities to a rise in RNA levels before clinical diagnosis. more...
Legionella Testing Kit
Hydrosense’s ultra-fast Legionella pneumophila SG1 test spots serious problems, fast. It creates immediate calls to action, quicker remedial solutions and mitigates the risk of potentially devastating Legionella outbreaks and public health impacts. more...
microproof legionella Biotecon
BIOTECON Diagnostics’ microproof® Legionella Quantification LyoKit – implementing the right safety measures post lockdown. more...
VIRSeek COVID Environment
In answer to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH has developed two real-time RT-PCR kits enabling the screening and identification of SARS-CoV-2 in surface samples. more...
How to test for SARS-CoV-2 in wastwater
The Innovaprep white paper describes how the Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™ can be used to concentrate SARS-CoV-2 virus from wastewater, detecting at very low concentrations from about 10 copies per 100 mls. of influent to 120 copies per 100 liters of effluent. more...
Ready to use BCYE GVPC media for Legionella
SGL is one of the largest providers of pre-poured microbiological culture media for all applications in water testing, from the estimation of total viable counts right through to the highly sensitive detection of waterborne contamination and specific isolation of L. pneumophila. more...
Legiolert AFNOR validated Legionella test
Legiolert offers easy, rapid and accurate detection of Legionella pneumophila with confirmed results within 7 days. more...
Rapid Tests for Legionella in Water
Legionella growth in stagnated water in buildings closed due to COVID-19 may require labs to gear up for increased Legionella testing, this rapidmicrobiology special focus brings you the latest updates from suppliers of rapid Legionella tests and ISO 11731:2017 Legionella media. more...
IQCheckWater
Free DNA from dead or lysed cells can produce unconfirmed positive results when quantifying Legionella by PCR but when Bio-Rad's iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution (FDRS) is applied to the Aquadien DNA Extraction protocol, a 2.5 log reduction in signal from Free DNA can be achieved. more...
Tests for Legionella in Water
Thermo Fisher Scientific continue to invest in meeting the needs of laboratories testing for Legionella in water with an upgraded portfolio including an improved, ISO-compliant, GVPC agar and new qPCR products for rapid detection and enumeration.  
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BIORADIQCHECK
Bio-Rad provides a complete range of products for the detection and the quantification of Legionella: Learn more! more...
Bobcat
Evidence exists that SARS-COV-2 travels in aerosols and without a proactive monitoring program in place, there is a risk to public health. Innovaprep provides suitable portable devices that can rapidly detect pathogens at low levels in air, liquid and surfaces in the community. more...
LegioEZ
C4 Hydro's Legio EZ product range can rapidly detect and quantify all serogroups of cultivable Legionella pneumophila in water samples using patented and award-winning technology. This easy to use test is a mobile laboratory and can provide fast and reliable data on treatment efficiency. more...
LegionellaAgar
Legionella species are Gram-negative bacilli. They reside in surface and drinking water and are usually transmitted to humans in aerosols causing destructive alveolar inflammation. Liofilchem offers several solutions to detect Legionella in water.  more...
SureFast
COVID-19 has shut down many businesses, leaving buildings closed and water stagnant in systems allowing Legionella to multiply. Regular water analyses for Legionella must be performed under EU rules and r-biopharm's SureFast® PCR solution returns results in just a few hours. more...
Sentino
Support your lab with adaptable, high-quality tools to suit the needs of the user. The Pall Laboratory range of compact equipment and gamma-sterilised membranes are designed to be flexible and portable, thus able to meet the demands of in-field testing of Legionella. more...
GeneDisc
Pall® GeneDisc® technology provides a maximum flexibility for testing strategies to rapidly assess contamination level of their working environment, raw material, in-process samples and final products with AOAC and NF VALIDATION certified methods. more...
rqmicroCOUNT
rqmicro AG will soon launch its latest instrument, the rqmicro.COUNT, to overcome the current issues of Legionella analysis and to make reliable, standardized and rapid quantification of intact Legionella on-site a true possibility.  more...
Rapid Legionella detection in Water
Validated by AOAC-RI, LEGIPID® is an easy-to-use, non growth based, test for 1-hour quantification of Legionella species. LEGIPID® is more specific and more sensitive than traditional culture methods and it reduces time, cost and labour over traditional culturing methods. more...
New range of chromogenic media
CondaChrome® is a new range of dehydrated chromogenic media for applications including E.coli and Coliforms, Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, Vibrio and Salmonella in food, water and cosmetics industries. Condalab has over 60 years of experience in making culture media and exports around the world. more...
Advertising packages on rapidmicrobiology
Choose between a standard or a premium advertising package for your next new product launch, even if you are not exactly sure of the launch date or if you need to change the schedule at the last minute. more...
ISO 9308-1 Ecoli and Coliforms in water
Coliforms and E. coli are tested as indicators of drinking water quality. This testing procedure is outlined in the ISO 9308-1 regulation method, updated in 2014 and recently amended in 2016.  more...
With applications for food pathogens, water and biopharmaceutical indicator organisms. The Pall Genedisc system uses an all in one cartridge that comes complete with ready to use reagents, automated barcode reading determines the protocol - press the button and go! more...
Milliflex Oasis system
Merck, the vibrant science and technology company, announced the launch of the latest innovation in pharmaceutical bioburden and water testing with the new Milliflex® Oasis system. more...
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Microbiology Product News Updates - 28 Jan 2020
It's microbial identification special focus week on rapidmicrobiology, there's a lot about MALDI-TOF plus our expert knowledge quiz. Also, Primerdesign have developed a genesig RT-qPCR kit for the novel coronavirus strain 2019-CoV available now for pre-order - RUO licensing. more...
Enterobacteriaceae on plate
Special focus on microbial identification, explore contract identification providers, proficiency tests ID, how a water lab implemented MALDI-TOF, plus summaries of recent identification seminar, plus take our quiz - are you a MALDI expert? more...
MBT Target Bruker

In this article, Matthew Jones, Technical Development Manager at Welsh Water, explores all aspects of introducing MALDI-TOF into a UK water company; from procurement to validation and accreditation to standardisation and his on-going work with SCA to establish a MALDI-TOF Blue Book. 

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