Microbiology News : Jul 2014

RAPID-B Platform Gets AOAC for STEC Tests

29 Jul 2014 | Food & Beverage

Get sample to result in 7 hours for E. coli O157 and Non O157 STEC using Vivione's RAPID-B platform. more...
Using a commercially available RT-PCR detection kit, the new laboratory provides testing for Norovirus GI / GII and Hepatitis A in a number of matrices. more...
More cost effective than plastic containers, Seward’s new closure bag is ideal for sample collection, short term sample storage, as well as sample incubation for pathogen testing and pre-enrichment of food samples. more...
Automated Bacillus cereus assay
Automated quality indicator test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products providing results in 22 to 27 hours. more...
Using Celsis AMPiScreen at Unilever manufacturing sites enables supply chain to have one global test method for rapid product release of home and personal care formulations. more...
BD Viper LT System provides low and mid-volume labs with highly reliable detection of Chlamydia and Neisseria gonorrhoeae from all genital sample types on an automated and easy to use platform. more...
GeneDisc STEC Top 7
At the IAFP, Pall will be showing the new GeneDisc STEC Top 7 method, GeneDisc for Alicyclobacillus and range of filtration products for complete process monitoring. more...
Romer Labs’ AgraStrip Aflatoxin and Fumonisin test strips and AgraVision reader will be used in remote growing areas to assess the extent of the mycotoxin contamination more...
Flocked Swabs from Medical Wire
With improved absorption and release, Medical Wire and Equipment are exclusive (UK and Ireland) and non-exclusive distributors for Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs. more...
Endotoxin Experts
Lonza’s QC Testing Solutions LinkedIn page offers curated content for pharmaceutical QC Testing professionals to help them overcome challenges they face in a regulated environment. more...

Small Vacuum Autoclave Perfect for Sterilising Difficult items

22 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

MVA C40 Autoclave
Priorclave introduce benchtop vacuum autoclave suitable for low-volume sterilisation of items such as bagged mixed plastic waste, tubing and narrow bore glass ware. more...

ATS Buys MicroTest Labs to Form Accuratus Labs

22 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWater

Leading microbiology contract testing laboratories ATS Labs and MicroTest Labs have joined together to form Accuratus Lab Services. more...
Charles River
A US or European Charles River site will work on request with clients to shorten the standard assay turnaround time while retaining the highest quality standards in delivery of the report. more...

Uncover Hidden Contamination with TSC’s SpongeTub Kit

21 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

Enviroscreen
TSC Sampling Sponge Tub offers end-users a convenient all in one monitoring kit that’s a quick and simple method for confirming the presence of living microorganisms more...

Sigma-Virocult® Swabs Continue Battle with Influenza

21 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherVeterinary

The annual influenza season seems to be well underway in the northern hemisphere with the pandemic H1N1 strain (Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09) predominating in both Europe and North America. more...

Establishing Limit of Detection with Quantified ATCC Strains and Nucleic Acids

17 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Accurate determination of Limit of Detection relies on the use of authenticated microbial or molecular controls with known concentrations, ATCC now has an expanded portfolio for LOD testing. more...
Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swab products are flocked differently and do not have Copan’s claimed fiber arrangement according to District Court Düsseldorf. more...
Siemens microbiology business includes systems for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) of microorganisms. more...
Iam CMV is a duplex fluorescent Q-LAMP assay employing primers designed to recognise a region of the CMV genome common to all clinically-relevant subtypes. more...
The Longitude prize for 2014 is developing a solution to antibiotic resistance, register your interest in this £10 million prize money, submissions start in autumn 2014. more...

LGC Adds Goat to Meat Speciation Service

15 Jul 2014 | Food & Beverage

Meat speciation service at LGC uses patented PCR-based KASP™ genotyping technology , enabling extremely high levels of assay robustness and accuracy across a wide range of food samples. more...

Automated Food Pathogen System - iQ-Check®

14 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWater

QC Laboratories has selected Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution for detecting foodborne pathogens. more...
New diagnostic tests co-developed by IEH and Vivione can reduce oil and gas producers’ costs by accurately and rapidly diagnosing the bacteria issues that could potentially cost producers hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars more...
Charles River
Poster presented by Pfizer at the 2014 PDA Annual Meeting, provides a summary of the methodology, Endosafe® platform, collected data to support compatibility to traditional methods, examples of implementation and the operational benefits realized. more...
Swabs for Whooping Cough
ESwab™ maintains viability of Bordetella for culturing and preserves cell and DNA integrity for DFA and PCR detection after 96 hours of refrigerated storage. Universal transport medium is suitable for both viruses and bacteria. more...
Alpha Laboratories
By reporting species ID at same time as Gram stain results QuickFISH enables a targeted, species specific, antimicrobial therapeutic strategy to be employed much sooner. Especially helpful when dealing with microorganisms that share an identical Gram stain morphology. more...
The new Iam HSV from DiaSorin provides rapid molecular confirmation of HSV infection in immunocompromised individuals and in cases of herpes simplex encephalitis. more...

Microbiologics Partners with Biomatrica

08 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

Microbiologics has licensed Biomatrica’s DNAstable® and RNAstable® technology for use in their line of molecular controls for rapid diagnostic instruments and assays. more...
Bel-Art Products has been bought by SP Industries but will continue to operate under its own name. more...

Innovative Solution for Detection of Biofilms

07 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

BIOFINDER Biofilm detection
The BioFinder is a specialised product for the detection of biofilms and surface contamination in the food, pharmaceutical and catering industries as an aid to hygiene control. more...

Safe, Low Cost, Easy Transportation of Blood Samples

07 Jul 2014 | ClinicalPharmaceutical

A safe, convenient, economical and compliant mailing solution for Category B samples, new SpeciSafe® packs have super absorbent lining within a single piece shock resistant container, now available from Alpha Laboratories Ltd. more...
The TECTA is a compact automated system for detection of E.coli and coliforms in drinking water. The instrument’s optical sensor detects standard type of fluorescent indicators that are used in current methods. more...
Lab M Salmonella
Lab M’s new Pinnacle™ Salmonella ABC pre-poured plates are designed for the isolation of salmonellae from food samples and are based on Lab M’s established Harlequin™ Salmonella ABC medium. more...
Technical Service Consultants (TSC) Enviroscreen range offers customers choice of ready to use sampling kits for routine microbiological & general hygiene monitoring of equipment & surfaces, ideal for validation of cleaning & sanitising programs. more...

Improve Your Pipetting Productivity

07 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

INTEGRA PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor combines all essential characteristics for productive work with pipettes: precision, speed, ease-of-use, comfort, long operating battery life and reliability. more...
Corgenix research group have received a three-year, $2.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to advance the development of an Ebola rapid diagnostic test kit. more...
Biohit Oyj has appointed Bestbion dx GmbH to distribute its range of Quick Test products in Germany. more...

Microbiological Monitoring of Air and Compressed Gases

01 Jul 2014 | OtherPharmaceutical

RCS High Flow Touch
Merck Millipore's range of microbial air sampling units are designed to most air sampling requirement including testing of compressed gases in pharmaceutical and food production environments. more...

New Line of Water QC Kits – EZ-Hydro Shot

01 Jul 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Microbiologics
Microbiologics® EZ-Hydro Shot™ - QC organisms for water quality testing, validated for use with Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater, EPA test methods etc. Validated for membrane filtration, enzyme substrate methods and others. more...
ready to use listeria media
For liquid culture media on demand, MediaBox™ is a cost-effective, easy to use, solution - fresh, sterile media in an easy-to-handle, stackable storage box with an internal bladder. more...