Microbiology News : Feb 2013

InstantLabs' Equine Food Verification Test Kit allows food processors and importers to quickly and confidently test for horse meat (and related species) at point-of-need using Hunter® Accelerated Real-Time PCR® system. more...
The current method of choice for detection of DNA from a specific species, utilizes PCR methodology. Romer Labs offers DNA testing in its laboratories located in the UK and Austria. more...
First medical diagnostics lab in the U.S. to showcase Siemens' full range of advanced microbiology testing solutions and will be a future reference site. more...
Phthisis Diagnostics, Inc. have positive control material for reverse transcription PCR Norovirus GII assays. more...
Reveal® 2.0 for ASP detects ASP-causing toxins at 20 ppm and Reveal 2.0 for DSP detects DSP-causing toxins at 160 ppb, easy one-step test. more...
Integra VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette, significantly improved the reproducibility and productivity in Real-time PCR assays in US clinical diagnostic lab. more...
3M Food Safety’s molecular detection technology meets international test criteria for spotting Salmonella in all food categories and environmental products. more...
Synbiosis announce that SFDA will install 25 ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counting and inhibition zone sizing systems to help increase productivity of vaccine and antibiotic testing at SFDA's laboratories across China. more...
February, 2013, US Senator, Amy Klobuchar, visited the Microbiologics headquarters in Saint Cloud, Minnesota to present the company with an Export Achievement Certificate from the United States Department of Commerce. more...
Ceeram has recently introduced two new ceeramTools™ TEST PACKS for determining the origin of a fecal contamination - Bacteriophages and bacteroides - in water samples. more...
Effective method for detecting Salmonella in raw ground beef, chicken rinses, cream cheese, bagged lettuce, dry pet food and on stainless steel surfaces. more...
Lab M has appointed Tim Down, a microbiologist who has worked in the water industry for many years, as Operations Manager at the company's headquarters in Heywood, Greater Manchester, UK. more...
bioMérieux Releases Etest® Ceftaroline
Susceptibility testing with Etest® Ceftaroline provides a broad, 15 two-fold dilution, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) range of 0.002 to 32 µg/mL. The MICs provided by Etest® are intended to help guide optimal antibiotic therapy. more...
PCR Kit for Detection of Horse in Meat and Processed Meat Products
In January, the UK Food Safety Authority found beef burgers which actually contained up to 100% horse meat during a routine inspection. This month horse meat was also found in other deep frozen products like lasagna and mousaka, which were labeled as 100% beef. Although it is not illegal to use more...
The BioLumix System brings automated microbiological testing in house with most assay results achieved over night. more...
On-site products include F.A.S.T. Species Identification kits, which are simple yet robust qualitative tests with a limit of detection of 1%. more...
Kits and reagents for the detection of more than 250 plant pathogens are available in range of formats to suit all testing requirements, standard ELISA testing and rapid methods. more...
To aid in the development of diagnostic tools that can rapidly and accurately identify these superbugs, ATCC now offers five clinical strains of drug-resistant bacteria known to produce NDM-1. more...
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a global contract research organization has strengthened its central laboratory testing services in infectious diseases. more...
The Univo Electric Decapper DC480 is the latest addition to Micronic's 'blue-white' line of productive sample handling equipment, compatible with all Micronic tubes (up to 1.40ml) and tubes and caps of other brands. more...
From AdvanDx, the QuickFISH range significantly advances time-to-result and ease-of-use Staphylococcus QuickFISH and Enterococcus QuickFISH assays have FDA clearance and CE mark. more...
Standardise your molecular assays for parasitic diseases such as malaria, with a new range of synthetic controls from Alpha Laboratories that provide stable, consistent, safe and abundant material. more...
3M™ Molecular Detection Assay Listeria method is now certified for the detection of Listeria spp. in select food matrices, providing greater applicability of the method for food and beverage processors. more...
FossCare Premium Preventive Maintenance Agreement provides a 4 year warranty while two years warranty is provided as part of any other FossCare agreement. more...
Synbiosis ProtoCOL 3 rapid automated colony counter has been shown to perform with the same accuracy as manual colony counting for enumerating 10 different types of microbial colonies on a range of agar plates. more...
Loadlite
Designed as an option for use with Priorclave's versatile range of top-loading autoclaves is a new electric hoist called Loadlite. By adding this to vertical chamber steam sterilisers it makes light work of lowering/raising heavy awkward objects into the chamber, often eliminating the need to even more...