Microbiology News : Nov 2013

Microbiologics has added Aspergillus brasiliensis ATCC® 16404™ to their EZ-PEC™ product line one of the five challenge microorganisms for Antimicrobial Effectiveness and Preservative Efficacy Testing. more...
Based on detecting changes in carbon dioxide levels Neogen's new Soleris® DLA-109 vial detects lactic acid microorganisms in as little as 48 hours depending on the food type. more...
It's difficult to run a positive control when you can't grow the bug - Microbiologics now have molecular standards available for difficult to cultivate organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Norovirus more...
Ideal for on-site testing, BACTEST has a new selective medium for the Speedy Breedy providing rapid confirmation of Enterococci in water. more...
OpGen's clinical services lab uses next generation DNA and genetic analysis technologies that include multiplex real-time PCR, Whole Genome Mapping and next generation sequencing. more...
The new Candida QuickFISH BC Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Test can positively identify C. albicans, C. glabrata, and C. parapsilosis, directly from yeast-positive blood cultures in just 20 minutes. more...
Mocon's GreenLight system achieves results for Enterobacteriaceae and coliforms using the same automated reader and unique APCheck™ oxygen sensing vials as for TVCs or Total Plate Counts. more...
Microbiology company Lab M has appointed Wendy Martindale as Director of Sales & Marketing as new products fuel increased sales. more...
International manufacturer now has eight flocked swab patents for device and method of production. more...
An innovative plate holding mechanism ensures smooth manipulation of microplates eliminating sample spillage and cross-contamination problems. more...
For faster, more cost effective implementation, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories will provide contract rapid microbiology validation and screening services for the Celsis rapid detection technology platform. more...
Lab M's Iron Sulphite Agar, a modification of formulation developed by National Canners Association of America detects organisms associated with sulphide spoilage of low acid canned foods, e.g. meats, milk and vegetables. more...
Allergen ELISA Test Kits with the fastest time-to-result currently available on the market for the detection of allergens in food, rinse waters and environmental swabs. more...
Brucella laboratory diagnostics
AHVLA Scientific offer an extensive range of high quality biological diagnostic reagents and kits to veterinary diagnostic laboratories worldwide for effective and reliable laboratory testing including Brucella testing kits. more...
Micronic low profile screw caps are ideal for biobanks and other laboratory facilities that need a space saving solution for their long-term sample storage at low temperatures. more...
Veriflow™ LM uses a PCR detection method coupled with a vertical-flow-based assay and requires only 24 hours of non-specialized incubation and develops in 3 minutes post PCR amplification. more...
The only fully-automated molecular assay for MRSA active surveillance that detects a specific target found in MRSA (MREJ) and drug-resistance genes: mecA and mecC. more...
Sigma-Virocult® from Medical Wire (CE marked and FDA approved) fully meets all the requirements for the diagnosis and monitoring of influenza, and other respiratory viruses including RSV, Rhinovirus, and Adenovirus. more...
Held 20-21 Nov there will be presentations and discussions on regulation, investigation, best practice and risk management for microbiology, covering sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals and medical devices. more...
For fixed tissue samples BenchMark special stains platform offers two Gram counterstain options and testing protocol flexibility to meet individual pathologists preferences. more...
A compact, portable solution for safe and convenient disposal of small volumes of biological liquid waste with INTEGRA's new single-use waste collection bottles for it's VACUSIP benchtop aspiration system more...
3M Food Safety Launches 48-Hour Yeast and Mold Indicator Test
The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate is an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods 3M more...
The Alere Determine™ HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo can detect HIV earlier than second and third generation antibody-only test, FDA approved as a CLIA moderately complex medical device. more...
Increasing trend to send food quality and safety testing to 3rd party contract testing labs. 2013 revenues for food contract test labs estimated to reach $3.05bn, up from $1.95bn just 5 yrs ago. more...
Alere Inc, have formed an educational partnership with the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) to expand the impact of Alere's new Test Target Treat™ campaign website more...
PathoGenetix™ has received $10 million additional funding to support the commercialization of the RESOLUTION System for rapid pathogen strain typing in food safety testing and foodbourne outbreak investigations. more...
FDA (510k) cleared Cryptococcal antigen results in 10 minutes from CSF or serum. more...
NCIMB
For the most reliable fungal species level identification, NCIMB looks at both the D2 LSU regions and sequencing either one or both of the ITS regions, combining the two techniques is found to be the best approach. more...
Lockable mechanism secures lid during transport, two-way closure system supports efficient detection of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms more...
Q63/EH500Q63/EH500
Priorclave has launched its largest cylindrical chamber steam sterilizer as part of the popular and established Q63 autoclave range which is renowned for its affordability, high pack density and has proven ideal for accepting taller than average items. This new 500 litre autoclave from Priorclave more...