Microbiology News : Feb 2014

2014 CLSI M100-S24 guidelines and 2014 EUCAST Clinical Breakpoint Tables for Interpretation of MICs and Zone Diameters v 4.0 (1 Jan, 2014) are updated in the BIOMIC V3 software, automated digital imaging technology for antibiotic sensitivity. more...
Application note from ATCC showing how quantitative mycoplasma DNA controls can be used to evaluate the limit of detection for molecular based mycoplasma detection systems. more...

Modular Freezer Racks Organise Your Stored Samples

25 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Provides a flexible and low cost solution for organising sample storage in a chest freezer. From Micronic, the lightweight modular storage system fits into all chest freezers, compatible with all ANSI / SLAS standard footprint storage racks. more...
Using a test strip format, GastroVir K-SeT is for the simultaneuous detection of Rotavirus and Adenovirus – serotypes 40/41 in stool specimens. more...
Long shelf life of NanoLogix products and the FlatPack’s virtual elimination of breakage in transit, regardless of distance shipped, means ready-to-use media can be suitable for use many thousands of miles distant from the production location. more...

INTEGRA Launches Lightweight Electronic Pipette

25 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

VIAFLO electronic pipettes together with INTEGRA’s wide range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a perfectly aligned, secure connection. more...

“FoodChek-Tested” Launches in US Marketplace

25 Feb 2014 | Food & Beverage

FoodChek-Tested program identifies food processors who have embraced robust food safety standards throughout their daily food production, and provides these select processors with a product labeling solution using QR codes. more...

New TouchTools™ PCR Wizard Aids Automated PCR Set-up

25 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherPharmaceutical

Simplify the set-up of applications – including end-point, real-time and multiplex PCR, sequencing, genotyping and gene expression, as well as pathogen and mutagenesis detection. more...

Personal Protective Equipment Testing Lab Achieves BSL-2

24 Feb 2014 | ClinicalOtherPharmaceutical

Intertek microbiology laboratory now BSL-2 level, has a number of projects already underway to test blood-borne pathogen-resistant gloves, hypoallergenic air filters and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of medical face mask materials. more...

ATCC mycoplasma DNA Certified Reference Materials

24 Feb 2014 | OtherPharmaceutical

ATCC Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma molecular reference material for inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, validating or comparing test methods of mycoplasma in cell culture. more...

Microbiologists Value Flexibility and Quality in Redipor® Prepared Media

18 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Cherwell Laboratories
Market research has confirmed Cherwell as the top ‘go-to’ company for bespoke prepared media solutions, providing small batches for specialist, low volume users plus bespoke solutions to meet specific requirements. more...

New Software Tool for Serial Dilutions

18 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Free software available to download - automatically generate your pipetting protocol documentation and compute concentrations, volumes etc to get error free liquid handling protocols. more...
QIAGEN already have CE-marking in Europe for the artus C. difficile QS-RGQ MDx Kit which is now submitted to the FDA, plans are to market the broadest test portfolio for HAIs. more...

Lab M’s Comprehensive Product Guide Available for 2014

17 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterOtherPharmaceutical

Lab M Product Guide
Lab M’s comprehensive Product Guide is now available as a digital flip book or a pdf download, as well as offering printed versions for those who prefer to access a hard copy in the laboratory. more...
Veriflow
Veriflow™ LS uses PCR followed by a vertical-flow based assay, needing only 24 hours of non-specialized incubation for maximum sensitivity and 3 minutes post PCR amplification. Ultra sensitive and user-friendly. more...
Voden Medical Instruments S.p.A have been awarded Platinum Distributor status for outstanding sales of DiaSorin Arrow instrument and molecular extraction kits throughout Italy. More distributors required. more...
Sepsis-Diagnostics.co.uk introduces QuickFISH™ rapid diagnostic technology. Using this simple slide based test, the lab can specifically identify the causative pathogen species of infection, directly from positive blood culture - in just 20 minutes more...

Post-analytical Capping Solution for Sample Collection Tubes

11 Feb 2014 | ClinicalOtherPharmaceutical

The Micronic Novitain Capcluster-50, caps racked sample collection tubes in only 2 seconds with guaranteed even capping throughout. more...
Molecular assays for MRSA are used in active surveillance programs to identify colonized patients rapidly. more...

Where Did All the Food Microbiologists Go?

11 Feb 2014 | Food & Beverage

Campden BRI have reported on a food microbiology skills shortage with experienced food microbiologists leaving, retiring or moving to other areas of responsibility, key areas of microbiological training have now been identified. more...
Lateral flow assay gets FDA clearance for detection of the novel avian Influenza H7N9 strain, A/Anhui/1/2013 more...
The PCR based meat speciation testing service offered by Campden BRI is now UKAS accredited. more...
Based on LC/MS/MS technology a new method developed by University of Münster and AB SCIEX meets European regulatory requirements. more...

Three New Things to Make Life in the Microbiology Lab Easier

07 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Take some of the stresses out of everyday laboratory work with the latest products for your microbiology laboratory - easier clean up from homogenizer spills, serological pipettes, sample posting systems. more...

New Range of Silent Lab Blenders from INTERSCIENCE

04 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageOtherPharmaceutical

BagMixer silent laboratory homogenizer
BagMixer® S and BagMixer® SW for super silent and quick homogenizing, with adjustable paddle pressure, automatic stop if bag leakage occurs and easy to clean removable paddles and chamber. more...
Alere launches the first rapid molecular diagnostic test to detect Influenza A and B virus in under 15 Minutes, now Available in Europe on the simple, user-friendly Alere i Platform more...

New Market Report On Global Microbiology Equipment and Consumables

04 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOther

According to a new technical market research report, Global Markets for Microbiology Technology, Equipment and Consumables, from BCC Research the fastest moving sectors are the public health and biofuel sectors. more...
The FluAB-RSV point of care test can detect all currently circulating influenza and RSV viruses from nasopharyngeal swab samples, all tested in a single tube. more...

The Complete Solution for Safe, Easy Specimen Transport

03 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Alpha Laboratories’ complete storage, packaging and mailing solution combines an extensive range of 95kPa compliant sample vials with SpeciSafe® secondary packaging and mailing envelopes, ready-labelled according to the UN3373 standard. more...

New Serological Pipettor Improves Liquid Handling Productivity

03 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Pipetboy
Designed for use with all commercially available glass and plastic serological pipettes in the volume range 1-100 ml. the new PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor from INTEGRA is protected from contamination by a hydrophobic filter. more...

Biological Standards in Life Sciences – Enhancing Reproducibility

03 Feb 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

The inherent variability of biological materials can significantly affect the quality and reproducibility of data. Through the use of standardized biological reference materials, assay consistency and accuracy can be improved. more...