Microbiology News : Jan 2014

Biotecon food pathogen PCR kits
Designed for the less often performed tests these real time PCR kits are available for S. aureus, B. cereus and C. perfringens, also meat speciation and GMO testing. more...
Kit contains antisera for detection of all 92 S. pneumonia serotypes. One drop of antisera latex is mixed with 10 µL of blood culture where growth of cocci has been confirmed. more...
A recent study looking at the monitoring of Acinetobacter baumannii in a clinical environment has confirmed the effectiveness of the combined sponge swab and Stomacher sampling methodology for sampling a large surface area. This sampling method uses sponge swabs pre-dosed with buffer to swab a more...
TSC Swab Range
TSC has added liquid Amies transport swab to their Probact range of transport swabs - CLSI M40-A compliant, CE marked, EMDD 93/42/EEC, suitable automated and manual systems. more...
Bruker improves accuracy and speed of microbial identification proteomic fingerprinting with new updated reference library for the MALDI Biotyper which uses MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. more...
Neogen's new test to rapidly and accurately detect porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is now available through the veterinary diagnostics laboratory of its GeneSeek subsidiary, which is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Based on real-time PCR, each test is $25, and depending on testing more...
The Atlas io™fully automates the three-stage process of sample preparation, DNA amplification, and electrochemical detection currently focused on kits for STIs, neonatal sepsis and hospital acquired infections. Suitable for low sample numbers where immediate result is required. more...
Book on 'Sterility, Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance for Pharmaceuticals: Technology, Validation And Current Regulations', written by Dr. Tim Sandle. more...
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. showcasing its online automation system configuration tool, the Thermo Scientific iAutomate™ at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), January 18-22. more...
Don Whitley A85TG
Don Whitley Scientific has launched two new anaerobic workstations running from three separate gases. They can operate around 30% cheaper than dual gas versions (which use cylinders of ANO2 and N2) more...
To use the VIAFLO ASSIST, simply mount a VIAFLO electronic pipette onto the pipette adapter, choose a protocol and press the run button. VIAFLO ASSIST will then obtain the protocol via Bluetooth from the VIAFLO electronic pipette and automatically execute it. more...
Gain a Competitive Advantage Using Real-Time Viable Particle Counter
Using Laser Induced Fluorescence in a single portable instrument, the TSI BioTrak counts airborne particles compliant to ISO 21501-4 including VBNC, also ideal for root cause analysis. more...
compressed air sampling
Synergy Health are using Cherwell Laboratories’ SAS Pinocchio compressed air and bottled gas sampler, a lower flow rate helps maintain viability of organisms and also gives quantifiable results as a known volume of air sample is tested. more...
ID vet offer an indirect ELISA kit for detection of antibodies against P32, P62 and P72 of the ASFV in porcine serum, plasma or blood filter paper samples. more...
IDmyk specialises in the areas of detection, identification and molecular typing of microorganisms for the pharmaceutical industry. The acquisition reinforces Eurofins' pharmaceutical quality control offering, and complements its existing capabilities in microbiological analysis. more...
CABI, which already holds ISO 17025 accreditation for the molecular identification of bacteria, is unique in the UK, as it is the only service to be UKAS accredited for the entire identification process, including providing the name of the organism up to species level. more...
DNA extraction kit from stools
Overcome the difficulties of extracting highly purified DNA from stool samples with magnetic bead technology . For Arrow/IXT instrument purchases during Feb 2014, Diasorin are offering 2000 Euros worth of LIAISON® Ixt/Arrow™ Stool DNA extraction kits. more...
Cavro®liquid handling system integrated into i2a’s PRELUD®, an automated pre-analytical instrument for the inoculation of culture plates and preparation of agar susceptibility tests. more...
Called Veriflow® BRETT, the assay will be developed with the use of Invisible Sentinel’s proprietary Veriflow® technology, which is already the basis of tests marketed to detect microbes of concern in food production and distribution. more...
FDA clearance to market the BD MAX™ MRSA XT Assay detecting newly emerging MRSA strains with the novel mecC gene, for use on the fully-automated BD MAX™ System. more...
This is the fifth molecular test for the DiaSorin LIAISON IAM platform, ideally suited for the smaller lab, it detects and quantifies clinically relevant subtypes of CMV in human plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). more...
Pathatrix® Auto Instrument
Now with AFNOR approval the 'Pathatrix® Auto Salmonella spp allows your lab to do more tests at a lower cost by pooling up to ten samples together before detection by selective agar plates or PCR. more...
Vircell have introduced a new complete solution for the diagnosis of respiratory infections - Respiratory Viral Screening & Identification MAb (Ref. ACRESI) for the screening and identification of AdV, InfA, InfB, PIV1, PIV2, PIV3 and RSV in cell culture or from direct specimens. more...
Hydraflock Purflock
PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs are used with Puritan’s UniTranz-RT TM universal transport medium systems for the collection, preservation, and transport of viruses, chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and ureaplasma specimens. more...
To help customers get the best results from their virology products, ATCC has compiled the ATCC® Virology Guide containing technical information regarding the propagation of viral agents in tissue culture and embryonated chicken eggs. more...
COPAN Flocked Swabs
By using a FLOQSwab and UTM™, sample collection for the diagnosis of respiratory virus infections like pH1N1 can be done in outpatient departments and remote sites and can be safely transported to the laboratories. more...
Rapid Yeast and Mold Count
The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate features a new indicator technology that makes colonies easier to interpret, these completely sample-ready plates return yeast and mold results in just 48 hours. Now with AOAC-PTM certification. more...
Lab M products
Microbiology specialist Lab M is exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Arab Health exhibition and congress, which takes place from 27-30 January 2014 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. more...
SeraCare Life Sciences who provide biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, have a new CMV DNA AccuSpan™ Linearity Panel. This new offering is a nine member panel made from serial dilutions of a cultured virus with more...
ATCC® Culture Guides deliver knowledge and insight to the end user in a portable, easy to follow format. Download these useful guides and start with fresh authenticated cells and strains from ATCC to achieve the best results. more...
Chromogenic media
Chromogenic substrates are colorless and they are stable against pH shift and autoclaving. Only the characteristic enzyme of a target organism or a target group of organisms can cleave the chromogenic substrate into a sugar part and a chromogen. more...