Featured Microbiology News - page 32
The annual influenza season seems to be well underway in the northern hemisphere with the pandemic H1N1 strain (Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09) predominating in both Europe and North America.
Poster presented by Pfizer at the 2014 PDA Annual Meeting, provides a summary of the methodology, Endosafe® platform, collected data to support compatibility to traditional methods, examples of implementation and the operational benefits realized.
Sterility testing with the Milliflex® Rapid System not only allows faster release of sterile products to the market but also enables earlier implementation of corrective actions, thus avoiding the loss of time and money.
ESwab™ maintains viability of Bordetella for culturing and preserves cell and DNA integrity for DFA and PCR detection after 96 hours of refrigerated storage. Universal transport medium is suitable for both viruses and bacteria.
By reporting species ID at same time as Gram stain results QuickFISH enables a targeted, species specific, antimicrobial therapeutic strategy to be employed much sooner. Especially helpful when dealing with microorganisms that share an identical Gram stain morphology.
The BioFinder is a specialised product for the detection of biofilms and surface contamination in the food, pharmaceutical and catering industries as an aid to hygiene control.
Lab M’s new Pinnacle™ Salmonella ABC pre-poured plates are designed for the isolation of salmonellae from food samples and are based on Lab M’s established Harlequin™ Salmonella ABC medium.
INTEGRA PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor combines all essential characteristics for productive work with pipettes: precision, speed, ease-of-use, comfort, long operating battery life and reliability.
Merck Millipore's range of microbial air sampling units are designed to most air sampling requirement including testing of compressed gases in pharmaceutical and food production environments.
Microbiologics® EZ-Hydro Shot™ - QC organisms for water quality testing, validated for use with Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater, EPA test methods etc. Validated for membrane filtration, enzyme substrate methods and others.
For liquid culture media on demand, MediaBox™ is a cost-effective, easy to use, solution - fresh, sterile media in an easy-to-handle, stackable storage box with an internal bladder.
µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC) is designed for use in the isolation of Listeria spp. from foodstuffs. The range is designed for high throughput laboratories where speed, convenience, reliability and cost-effectiveness are high priorities.
Cherwell will exhibit a selection of their prepared media, microbial air sampler and biological indicator products at the APDM Training Course.
BagPage XR from INTERSCIENCE have reinforced seals and give instant filtration during homogenization for particle free supernatent.
The Portrait Analyser available exclusively from Pro-Lab Diagnostics in Europe, is a novel system offering rapid and accurate detection of Clostridium difficile.
Mast Group cryovials provide long-term storage and preservation of bacteria and fungi, and are suitable for use in all laboratories.
All Probact Transport Swab Kits are Fully M40-A compliant, CE Marked and comply with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
The next generation Growth Direct™ System is now available for environmental monitoring and bioburden applications using natural auto-fluorescence of microorganisms, the non-destructive test allows isolates to be recovered for identification.
Ceeram expands its range with two new faster and more economical detection and identification kits for Norovirus genogroups I and II (NoV GI & NoV GII). First line screening kit also available.
The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette is an automated sample prep instrument that rapidly concentrates liquid samples for direct detection. The method eliminates the need for manual methods such as overnight enrichment for many sample types.