Microbiology News : Mar 2013

Assay distinguishes between RSV and hMPV, sharing a common extraction protocol, the RSV + hMPV assay can be batched alongside other Quidel Molecular assays, such as Influenza A+B PCR assay. more...
Newly formatted Rhizoctonia spp. ALERT-LF™ is the only commercially available lateral flow assay detecting these pathogens in 10 mins. Range also includes Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., and Botrytis spp. more...
New CLIA classification of the illumigene Group A Streptococcus test and the illumigene Group B Streptococcus test, along with illumigene C. difficile, enables more labs to adopt molecular testing. more...
Designed to fill a gap in the practical reference materials currently available to support clinical laboratory practice for microbiologists, the publication was written by Professor Michael W D Wren. more...
An integrated filter in an homogenization bag simplifies microbiological analyses by filtering during homogenization, saving time and giving easy to count colonies. more...
The VACUSAFE Laboratory Aspiration System from INTEGRA is designed to provide simple, reliable and safe aspiration of hazardous waste liquids in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories. more...
The Stomacher 400 Circulator has been used in a recent study to evaluate contamination by Listeria species in free range poultry environment. more...
The European Commissions' Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has reported 10 notifications on aflatoxin B1 in maize of European origin since the last maize harvest in autumn 2012. more...
Viral load test uses a novel dual-probe approach designed to manage patients being treated with antiviral therapies more...
Hyglos will be able to use Lonza patented recombinant factor C to produce Hyglos animal-free endotoxin detection assays. more...
Neogen's F.A.S.T. tests are immunostick assays that can provide clear visual results in about 30 minutes. Neogen also offers BioKits microwell assays and DNA-based tests using a proprietary magnetic bead technology. more...
Designed to combat antimicrobial resistance by educating healthcare professionals on the importance of using rapid diagnostics to make more targeted treatment decisions and reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics. more...
8 multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae known to produce NDM-1, for development, verification, and evaluation of rapid detection methods, therapeutic techniques, novel antibiotics, and updated sterility protocols. more...
INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and only have to dispose of the reservoir inserts. more...
Puritan´s latest flocked swab application (No. 12/849,250) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is for both inventing the PurFlock® Ultra swab as well as for its unique manufacturing process. more...
UK's Eastern Region Association of Microbiologists (ERAM) discussed food microbiology and accreditation issues at their recent meeting held at Lab M. MD Ian Morris intends to open the doors to other professional and industry organisations. more...
The STEC strains Microbiologics has introduced are the same six STEC serogroups that the USDA and the FSIS recently classified as adulterants in non-intact raw beef. more...
Technical Service Consultants (TSC) sterile Carcass Sampling Sponge Kits are ready-to-use, self contained kits for the environmental sampling of meat carcasses. more...
WASP® un-caps and recaps specimen containers, plants and streaks samples, performs Gram slide preparation, inoculates enrichment broths and now can also apply the appropriate identification disc. more...
PhotonMaster is a purpose-built and low-cost USB-operated luminometer specifically engineered and optimized for on-the-spot microbial testing in the municipal, industrial, manufacturing and energy sectors. more...
Microbiology company Lab M's investment in its programme of continuous quality improvement and in implementing enhanced quality systems in keeping with the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice is reaping rewards more...
Accessible online the Interactive Flip-Book contains detailed technical information covering the complete Micronic product portfolio. more...
Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories has implemented Roka Bioscience’s Atlas system an innovative fully automated molecular system for their Salmonella and Listeria testing in food and environmental samples. more...
ALS service laboratory offers meat speciation testing by ELISA reporting more...
Pall Sentino Filtration system
Sentino dispenser aseptically dispenses individual membrane filters with a single press on its soft-touch keypad, for evaluation of microbial contamination of aqueous samples using the Membrane Filter (MF) Technique. more...
After a spike in Puritan UTM-RT transport systems sales during flu season, Puritan also sees new growth in Liquid Amies market more...