Microbiology News : Nov 2014

Lab M
Lab M is seeing demand grow quickly for the company’s recently launched µPrep™ Half Fraser Broth ISO (+FAC), a complete primary enrichment broth provided in a ready-to-reconstitute bag for use in the isolation of Listeria spp. from foodstuffs. more...
A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has been linked to bean sprouts. more...
Great Basin Scientific, Inc., has submitted its Group B Strep assay to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 510(k) clearance. more...

Ebola Real-Time PCR Kit - CE Labelled

24 Nov 2014 | Clinical

Available now from Fast-track diagnostics is a CE labelled real-time PCR kit for the detection of the Zaire ebola virus - the strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa. Using true 'walk-away' protocols, the Fast-track diagnostics range is an open system which means that they are more...

Molecular Medical Microbiology Reference Book

24 Nov 2014 | ClinicalOther

Molecular Medical Microbiology is a A three-volume reference book, edited by Drs. Yi-Wei Tang, Max Sussman, Ian Poxton, Dongyou Liu and Joseph Schwartzman more...

RapidChek Listeria NextDayTM AOAC Cert Extended

24 Nov 2014 | Food & Beverage

RapidChek® Listeria NextDay reducing time for Listeria for certain environmental and food samples from 48 hours to 24-27 hours. more...

Radiation Resistant Isolate Added to NCIMB

21 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageOther

Georgina muralis and Deinobacterium chartae an extremely radiation resistant organism that may be useful in the cleaning up of toxic waste and testing hypotheses about life in extreme environments. more...
Don Whitley Scientific have launched the Whitley i2 Instrument Workstation. This product has been developed in response to a rising number of enquiries from scientists who desire to use Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyzers* in hypoxic conditions and were dissatisfied with the solutions more...
MBL and KPC-producing isolates will display total resistance to faropenem and no zone is generated around the CAT-ID™ disc. OXA-48-producing isolates form a ‘double zone’ around the CAT-ID™ disc, which features a clear zone with micro-colonies. more...
Without any grinding grain dust is directly extracted and analysed on-site using rapidust® test kits. The results are immediately and reliably calculated for the entire grain lot by the rapidust® app. more...
Cepheid currently expects the sample type for Xpert Ebola to be an oral swab or capillary whole blood specimen in order to avoid needle exposure and venipuncture. more...
Study shows organic matter or 'chicken juice' helps Campylobacter attachment and emphasises the importance of cleaning food preparation surfaces to reduce the incidence of Campylobacter. more...

New EFSA Grants for WGS of Foodbourne Pathogens

17 Nov 2014 | Food & Beverage

EFSA grants available for research proposals molecular approaches for identifying and characterising microbial foodborne pathogens, specifically using whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis. more...

New Software for Monitoring Automated Liquid Handling Performance

17 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

ArtelWare enhancements provide greater insight into the performance of each liquid handler as well as overviews of their entire liquid handler population. more...

Compact Dry: Food Microbiology Made Easier!

17 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOther

R-Biopharm AG
Compact Dry is a microbiological testing system which consists of a special dry nutrient pad in a petri dish. Plates can be used everywhere at any time as pads are not reconstituted before the sample implementation and are stable at common temperatures for long periods of time. more...

New Dry Fog II Cleanroom Decontamination System for UK

17 Nov 2014 | OtherPharmaceutical

Cherwell
Cherwell Laboratories will be launching the new Dry Fog II cleanroom decontamination system at the 22nd Pharmig Annual Conference. The stand will feature the Dry Fog II system with associated cleanroom cold sterilants, Minncare and Actril. more...
Listeria monocytogenes in mung bean sprouts is suspected of being the cause of two deaths. more...

cGMP Accreditation for SGS Italian Lab

11 Nov 2014 | Pharmaceutical

SGS offers GMP/GLP- compliant contract testing for microbiology and chemistry in 21 labs in North America, Europe and Asia. more...

Sartorius Opens New Application Center in Shanghai

11 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageOtherPharmaceutical

Sartorius showcases its entire range of lab instruments and consumables from balances, moisture analyzers, pipettes and water purification systems to filters and products for microbiological testing and quality control more...

Monitoring Air Cleanliness in Aseptic Processes in the 21st Century

11 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalOtherPharmaceutical

TSI Biotrak
TSI’s BioTrak Real-Time Viable Particle Counter detect airborne viable particles in real-time, and per the current EU and US FDA aseptic processing guidance, monitor total particle counts simultaneously, via a single particle monitoring probe. more...

Next Generation of Dilutors from INTERSCIENCE

11 Nov 2014 | Food & Beverage

Improve sample preparation times and accuracy with automated addition of the correct volume of diluent for each sample weight. more...

Researchers Grow Norovirus in Cell Culture

10 Nov 2014 | Food & Beverage

Turns out that norovirus need to have commensal bacteria present to help viral infection of cells, researchers have now been able to grow norovirus in cell culture. more...

Cleanroom Microbiology - New Book

10 Nov 2014 | ClinicalOtherPharmaceutical

New book on microbiological aspects of cleanrooms
Cleanroom Microbiology is a new book that covers microbiology, engineering and quality issues relating to cleanrooms in pharmaceuticals and healthcare. more...

Guide Helps Ensure Safety of Dairy Products

10 Nov 2014 | Food & Beverage

The Dairy Solution Guide from Mettler Toledo provides suggestions and solutions for 12 essential analyses for testing incoming raw materials, production monitoring and final product quality control. more...

Industrial Microbiology Testing Market Worth $6.5 Billion Globally

06 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageWaterOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Strategic Consulting market report industrial microbiology
Industrial microbiology market report compares past, current and future microbiology test volumes and market values for food, beverage, pharma, PCP, water and industrial processes. more...
Accelerate Diagnostics has entered into a research collaboration with the Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Laboratory at the CDC to develop tests for the rapid analysis of antibiotic-resistant biothreat agents. more...
Disc Tests for Confirmation of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
KPC&MBL&OXA-48 disc kit (acc. to EUCAST) confirms Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae by measuring synergistic effects of meropenem and inhibitors. more...
MWE
Sigma Virocult® has proven to be the number one choice by Virology departments worldwide, demonstrating the survival of numerous viruses at ambient temperatures. more...
Telstar Class III Biological Safety Cabinets are designed for working with highly infectious microbiological agents. more...
The Cleaver Scientific multiSUB™ is an easy to use, versatile and flexible system being used by Porton Down research centre for horizontal gel electrophoresis. more...

Automated Blockage Detection and Cleaning in Microplate Washers

03 Nov 2014 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Verify technology uses ultrasonic pulses to determine that the volume dispensed or aspirated per tube meets specified variation limits. Potential blockages are reported. more...
The BBC reports that the UK government has allocated £20m to set up and run three new laboratories in Sierra Leone to help test for the Ebola virus. The labs will be used to test blood samples and swabs for the virus and will be able to give the all-clear to Ebola patients who survive the more...
ProtoCOL 3 system can accurately identify any bacteria or yeast cultured on a CHROMagar plate in less than a minute, saving microbiologists hours of visually inspecting colonies, and manually recording results. more...

New VI-PAK Barrier Outer Foil Pack for COPAN ESwab™

03 Nov 2014 | ClinicalOtherVeterinary

Copan
VI-PAK barrier outer foil packs prevents oxidation, dehydration and protects against direct sunlight, maintaining optimum performance of the medium over its long shelf life. more...