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Rapid Microbiology Testing ATMPs
In this rapidmicrobiology special, we showcase options for rapid testing of biotherapeutics such as ATMPs, gene and cell therapies. Includes risks and international regulations for mycoplasmas, how to get Mycoplasma results in under 1 hour, and the fastest way to get production up and running. more...
Save money and reduce plastic laboratory waste by sterilizing reusable stainless steel inoculation loops, the SteriMax is an infrared loop sterilizer, giving high-speed annealing and sterilizing without flame. more...
ICR Swab
Isolators and aseptic processing areas, including neoprene gloves, in the pharmaceutical industry need to be regularly monitored to ensure the absence of microorganisms. Discover how to detect low levels of bacterial contamination using ICR swabs.  more...
Air Sampler
Can you be sure that no particles will be carried over inside an instrument if you transfer your instruments between different cleanroom classes? Ensure peace of mind by mounting a HEPA H13 exhaust air particle filter to your MAS-100 NT® sampler. more...
Environmental Sampling Plates
Environmental monitoring using culture media is generally carried out in cleanrooms and then transferred to an outside lab space for incubation and evaluation of the results. Discover whether pre-storage has effect on microorganism recovery rates. more...
ESwab
Two recent studies evaluated Copan's ESwab™ kits finding them useful to collect specimens for fungal and mycobacterial culture. ESwab™ has a broad capability for the collection and maintenance of microorganisms and is an obvious choice as a multipurpose swab transport system. more...
Test for EHEC USDA FSIS compliant
Have greater confidence in your testing with the Assurance® GDS EHEC ID assay for detection of E. coli O157:H7 Tq in raw beef and MicroTally swabs. more...
KUBio and FlexFactory
Michelle Stafford, Senior Global Product Marketing Leader, GE Healthcare LifeSciences, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about how their KUBio prefabricated facilities and FlexFactory platforms are suited for the rapid expansion and growth in the production of biopharmaceuticals. more...
Get QC results for ATMPs before treatment
Ensure that your ATMPs or R&D cell cultures are free of Bacteria and Fungi.  ATMPs and cultured cells can be tested using qPCR that detects a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial and fungal contaminants in just 3 hours. more...
Adeno-associated viruses can be used as vehicles for gene therapy, however viral aggregates may cause problems, a new applications study reports on how Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation coupled with multi-angle light scattering and Ultraviolet detectors can quantify AAV aggregation. more...
BioFire Mycoplasma bioMerieux
Interview with Dr Sylvanie Cassard of bioMérieux Healthcare, on the new BioFire® Mycoplasma test, an internalised rapid mycoplasma test panel that allows ATMP laboratories to perform mycoplasma tests in-house, requiring no molecular expertise and provides results in under 1hour. more...
Mycoplasma Testing on ATMPs
An in-depth Interview with Helena Windsor of Mycoplasma Experience, the only UK company specialising in Mycoplasmology. Now, in their 4th decade of mycoplasma testing, Helena talks about the fast-moving Cell and Gene therapy market and how mycoplasma testing is vital at this critical juncture. more...
Cherwell ATMP GMP Services
Cherwell Laboratories are focusing on where the risk of microbial contamination could occur in ATMPs/Gene and Cellular Therapies and how their products can provide solutions to specific sampling issues. more...
New UV LED disinfection acts as a barrier preventing contamination from entering the laboratory water purification system as a whole, offering a high-level microbial disinfection barrier for laboratory water, directly at the point of use. more...
Terumo BCT launches first-of-its-kind device to accelerate cell therapy manufacturing more...
Using Whitley workstation to grow clostridia
How could a Whitley Workstation become an asset in the field of gut microbiome research? In this video, Dr David Kirk talks about how workstations are used in the creation of Clostridium-assisted drug delivery platforms.
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Bobcat Air Sampler
Easily achieve same-shift microbial air sampling results with InnovaPrep’s small, portable Bobcat an air sampler that can combine high-efficiency collection with rapid molecular methods such as PCR. more...
Sweet Goods
Promicol ATP Bioluminescence testing allows the rapid microbial control of jams, creams, and fruit preparations, it is simple to use and saves you time, giving you confidence in the microbial safety of your sweet goods. more...
Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, have secured further investment to aid the development of their ImpactAir® range of environmental monitoring solutions. more...
H pylori
The Sentinel Diagnostics Easy-Card H. pylori test, available from Alpha Laboratories, is a cost-effective method with little or no compromise on sensitivity and specificity. It is designed for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples and gives an answer in just 10 minutes.    more...
Microbial Cell Counter
How does the QUANTOM Tx Microbial Cell Counter compare with common bacterial detection and quantification methods?  Logos Biosystems have prepared an Application Note to help you find out.
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The new building houses GMP production areas for viral and protein products and client-specific technologies, as well as associated laboratory and administration areas. more...
Mobidiag has made exclusive agreements with importers in Poland, Ukraine, Israel and Romania to facilitate the distribution of their rapid parasite ID and gastro-intestinal pathogen platforms Novodiag® and Amplidiag®. more...
Alcami Corporation, a CMDO based in South Carolina, will now be providing rapid sterility testing from their North Carolina advanced analytical testing technology centre. Using the Miiliflex® rapid sterility test, results are available in 5 days.  more...
FDA has issued a warning letter to Torrent Pharma Inc after an inspection at its rectal suppositories and nasal and oral solutions manufacturing plant. The investigator's report found an inadequate water system with adverse levels of Burkholderia cepacia.  more...
Patent uses single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the ribosomal DNA of sepsis organisms to identify Gram postive and Gram negatives in whole blood in one hour. more...
T2 Biosystems receives CE-IVD mark for its T2Resistance Panel™, a diagnostics test which detects 13 of the most serious antibiotic-resistance genes in whole blood specimens in under 5 hours.  more...
Vela Diagnostics have received FDA De Novo authorization for its Sentosa® SQ HIV-1 Genotyping Assay. The NGS platform detects drug-resistance mutations in the virus' Pol gene and provides results in 2 days. more...
Roast Turkey

This thanksgiving Solus from PerkinElmer pathogen detection system can be used to test the components of a roast dinner to ensure they are safe.

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Shellfish
Romer Labs expands it's solutions for food allergen testing with the launch of the AgraQuant® Mollusk ELISA test kit  more...