Microbiology News : Dec 2015

Compact, portable and robust diagnostic instrument suited for near patient or laboratory based testing for Meningococcus and Group B Strep. more...
Next generation endotoxin testing
Foster Jordan, Corporate Sr. Vice-President at Charles River Microbial Solutions discusses how the new Endosafe® nexgen-PTS™ can reduce endotoxin test compliance errors. more...
BAX® System X5 food pathogen PCR based assays now AOAC PTM status are Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes with Listeria sp. and E.coli O157 in progress. more...
MicroSnap Total swab sampling devices and EnSURE hand held luminometer
The Hygiena EnSURE system with both MicroSnap and UltraSnap measures two key components of hygiene on-site with same shift results. more...
2D barcoded sample storage system starter pack contains everything for secure, RNase/DNase-free, sample storage. more...
bioMérieux and Illumina have launched bioMérieux EpiSeq™, an innovative next-generation sequencing (NGS) service dedicated to the epidemiological monitoring and control of healthcare-associated infections. The bioMérieux EpiSeq™ service is the first result of the collaboration agreement more...
Delivering reference laboratory test performance with a point of care test. more...
The NHS tender results showed six QIAGEN customers who offer the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus test were chosen for various regions across the country which amounted to over 80% of the testing volume. more...
Idylla™ Respiratory IFV-RSV Panel has been developed by Janssen Diagnostics and is intended for the detection of various strains of Influenza Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. more...
Total Count film plates AOAC OMA
The sample ready Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate detects and accurately counts aerobic bacteria in just 24 hours for most food matrices and environmental samples. more...
With the validation of ANSR for E. coli O157:H7, Neogen also announced a new program for its ANSR rapid pathogen detection system. The program is a limited-time, risk-free 30-day trial for an on-site evaluation. more...
Salmonella PCR AOAC PTM
Providing next day Salmonella results on most sample types, the BAX® System X5 has a smaller lightweight construction to provide greater testing flexibility. more...
Andrew Ramage has been appointed as Microbiology Product Specialist to enhance Cherwell's customer support team. more...
Composite sample large volume masticator
A new large volume homogeniser, the MASTICATOR 3500 is now available from IUL, ideally suited for preparation of composite 375g Salmonella and 125g Listeria samples. more...

Advances in Bioburden Testing

15 Dec 2015 | F&BOP

Merck
The Merck EZ-Fluo™ rapid detection system provides the latest in the detection of viable and culturable microorganisms using fluorescence-based technology. more...

There's an Agar Shortage!

08 Dec 2015 | F&BWCOPVCC

Supplies of pure agar are difficult to come by with Thermo Fisher and Millipore Sigma having stoped selling pure bacteriological agar as a stand alone item. more...
New contract testing lab will be dedicated to basic USP 61, USP 62 and USP 51 testing specific to raw materials and will enable clients the chance to have complete chemistry and micro testing performed by one supplier. more...
Cleanroom decontamination system
Video demonstrates main advantages of Dry Fog 2 cleanroom decontamination system, a stainless steel, portable system for rapid decontamination within small rooms and whole suites. more...
To automate pipetting into 96 and 384 well microplates, the VIAFLO II electronic pipette together with a VIAFLO ASSIST can help reduce liquid handling errors and increase assay throughput. more...
MALDI-TOF based identification service for microbial isolates in food and pharmaceutical/biotech industries is now available from Mérieux NutriSciences. more...
Beckman Coulter's new diagnostics website is designed around the DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System a true single-sample random access instrument for HIV, HCV, HBV and CMV with more assays in development. more...
3M Molecular Detection of Salmonella and Listeria AOAC PTM
The 3M™ Molecular Detection System platform now has three second generation assays for food pathogens with AOAC PTM certification Listeria, L.mono and Salmonella. more...
Cherwell
Cherwell publishes case study discussing Portsmouth Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Units' key considerations for choosing which active air sampler to use for their Environmental Monitoring programme. more...
Charm Sciences has opened a new 60,000 square foot building to house expanded research and development, high tech manufacturing capabilities, and a food safety training and conference center. Located on Riverside Drive, Andover Mass., ½ mile from Charm headquarters in Lawrence, the new facility more...
Results of the FSA survey on campylobacter show a decrease in incidence on fresh, retail chickens compared to same period last year. more...