Microbiology News : Mar 2017

ImpactAir® high performance air sampler
ImpactAir range of microbial air samplers are designed for continuous environmental monitoring of aseptic processing areas, sampling time can be programmed from minutes up to several hours of continuously sampling to a single large size petri dish. more...
Make your laboratory paperless without changing your existing LIS. The TDBactiLink is middleware that works between existing LIS and automated lab systems such as the BD Kiestra™ or COPAN WASPLabs™ or mass spectrometry instruments. more...
How to set microbial shelf life of foods
Linda Everis, microbiologist at Campden BRI discusses what factors to consider when establishing the microbiological shelf life of food and beverages. more...
New contract testing facilities includes microbial identification via both MicroSEQ®ID (rapid 16S rDNA sequencing) and Vitek®MS (MALDI-TOF). more...
The RFID in every pipette in the lab is automatically read when placed on the new Rainin SmartStand - the color coded LCD screen automatically highlights whether that pipette is good to go or is near or beyond its service or calibration date. more...
Non-Salmonella preparations that can be used in-plant to validate processes designed to destroy any Salmonella that may be present in a product. Food matrices now include: nuts & seeds, pet & animal feed, herbs & spices and biscuits & snacks. more...
For high volume screening of pure culture samples, the Amplidiag® CarbaR+VRE (CE-IVD) is a multiplex PCR test that detects five major and clinically most relevant carbapenemase groups as well as two vancomycin resistance markers directly from pure cultures, with results in a few hours. more...
ELISA for STEC/VTEC in Foods
For the analysis of shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in food, the presence of verotoxin is a reliable indicator. Now, R-Biopharm have launched a new more sensitive format of the RIDASCREEN® Verotoxin ELISA test for SLT-1 and SLT-2. more...

Priorclave's 'Go To' Autoclave Expert

24 Mar 2017 | F&BCOPVCC

Priorclave's Autoclave Expert
With 25 years experience of travelling the world installing and servicing autoclaves Ranjit Rai, Priorclave's service manager is an expert on autoclaves having been involved in both small and large scale projects around the world. more...
Count E.coli and Coliforms on one chromogenic plate
With AOAC, AFNOR and now Health Canada validation, the RAPID'E.coli 2 method is a single step protocol that counts and differentiates E.coli and coliforms on a single chromogenic agar plate in less than 24 hr with no need for confirmation. more...
MIC strips for Ceftazidime
Ceftazidime is the fifth of a long series of Liofilchem's MIC Test Strips to be approved by the FDA, adding to recent approval of the Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam and Meropenem strips. more...
Chromogenic media for mastitis organisms
For isolation and differentiation of pathogens involved in Mastitis, CHROMagar mastitis is a bi-plate with two different agars, one for Gram negatives and one Gram positives. more...
The EZ-ATP® On-line Microbiology Analyzer by AppliTek uses Promega ATP Water Glo™ reagent to determine microbial pathogen load in water through measuring ATP. more...
New Thermo Scientific Chromogenic Coliform Agar (CCA) (ISO) formulation complies with ISO9308-1:2014 and makes plates easier to read because of the large colony size produced and vibrant coloration of the target organisms. more...
The new My Pipette Creator application allows multiple users to connect and sync several electronic pipettes at once using their PC, so that everyone, no matter which lab they are in or where they are in the world will be using the same protocols. more...
LER White Paper on Low Endotoxin Recovery
LER continues to be a complex challenge in the endotoxin testing community. Lonza’s White Paper aims to keep QC professionals up to date on the latest developments and provides recommendations on how to better manage LER in their daily work. more...
Brucella reagents for veterinary diagnostic labs
APHA Scientific offers a wide range of high quality antigens, antisera and diagnostic kits for Brucella, such as the COMPELISA kit for the detection of circulating antibodies to Brucella infection in the serum of all animal species. more...
Protect culture storage beads
Protect is the original low temperature bead storage system ideal for your long term maintenance of stock and quality control microorganisms choose the best system for your lab - Multipurpose, Anaerobe, Dairy, Yeast and Mould and Meat Free. more...

Astell Helps the Fight Against Cancer

14 Mar 2017 | F&BWCOPVCC

Astell Scientific is helping to ensure the reliability of laboratory work at Barts Cancer Institute. more...
LuminUltra Academy includes learning paths related to microbiological control in drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, oil and gas, fuels, cooling towers, metalworking fluids, product preservation and pulp and paper. more...
Submitted for AOAC PTM approval the PolySkope 1.0 simultaneously detects Shiga Toxin E. coli, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in a single multiplex, modular RT-PCR reaction, using a single, overnight enrichment. more...
Purified Laboratory Water
On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first lab water system, the new Milli-Q® IQ 7000 is the first to use environmentally friendly, mercury-free UV lamps plus the smaller, ergonomic design reduces waste, increases productivity, accelerates research. more...
Microbac will employ CONTROL to help food industry customers plan environmental sample testing schedules, as well as track remediation and corrective actions of positive testing areas should they arise. more...
AFNOR certifies 3M total counts
Sample ready 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plate uses indicator technology to makes doing aerobic plate counts easier to set and read, whilst also being a greener alternative to conventional plates with less energy and consumable requirements. more...
Creative diagnostics have a wide range of ELISA-based rapid test strips with visible color change signal by using lateral flow devices, which are designed for on-site, robust and fast detection of plant pathogens by unskilled personnel. more...
Due to formation of biofilms L.monocytogenes can be resistant to some sanitizers such as hypochlorite. This white paper covers this issue and how incoporating Microban technology into refrigerating units can help. more...
Microbiologics tournament
Will your favorite organism demonstrate their fitness to survive in Microbiologics' fun competition - see which one can withstand mixed culture, anaerobic atmosphere and UV light exposure. more...
Anthrax Control Positive Slide
VETQAS proficiency testing scheme for veterinary laboratories now has available stained and mounted blood smears showing Bacillus anthracis, ideal to use as training aids for your laboratory’s microscopic analysis. more...
How to do a routine pipette check
What checks do you need to do in between your pipettes' annual servicing? This easy to follow poster from INTEGRA tells you how to quickly check on your pipettes performance - see at a glance what you need to prepare, how to perform the measurements and how to analyze the data. more...
Check pasteurization with Hygiena ZymoSnap
The Hygiena ZymoSnap ALP test measures alkaline phosphatase activity in milk products to verify pasteurization efficiency, delivering results in just 5 minutes. more...
Baker Rushkinn Concept Anaerobic and Microaerophilic Workstations
The new Baker Ruskinn Concept range of workstations for anaerobic and microaerophilic incubation are designed to deliver the best primary isolation rates with fast, easy to use set up and environmental monitoring. more...
Kinetic Endotoxin Assay tube reader
The complete solution for sensitive, flexible and fully compliant kinetic endotoxin testing. more...