Microbiology News : Apr 2017

Mold testing specialists in Illinois benefit from MoldRANGE Local Climate reports. more...
AgraStrip® lateral flow strips for allergens
Check out this short explainer video to see how AgraStrip® lateral flow strips can substantially improve your allergen management workflow. more...
Lonza Endotoxin Summit
A growing list of experts from the global bacterial endotoxin testing community has signed up to join the speaker panel at Lonza’s 3rd Global Endotoxin Testing Summit (5-7 June 2017, Annapolis, MD, and Pickering Beach, DE, USA). more...
Study found the IDEXX Legiolert/Quanti-Tray MPN method, gave on average higher counts of L. pneumophilia from 100 ml potable water and related samples when compared with the ISO 11731-2 membrane filtration method. more...
Using a lateral flow test format, the Ochra-V AQUA eliminates the use of organic solvents while also significantly reducing testing time. more...
How to Choose a media preparation system
Dr. Lukas Keller, Global Product Manager at INTEGRA, discusses what questions you should ask when looking to purchase an automated media preparation system and the features / benefits that differentiate the INTEGRA range from others on the market. more...
Recent Study Evaluates FecalSwab™ for Use in Molecular Tests
Study on effectiveness of COPAN’s FecalSwab™ for the “qualitative detection and identification of 22 GI pathogens” using Biofire’s FilmArray® GI Panel results found as well as needing less stool sample for accurate results. more...
Get your own isolates prepared for QC testing
Charles River customers can now use Microbiologics Custom Solutions to preserve and manufacture production environment isolates in a ready-to-use format for growth promotion of media, sterility testing, preservative effectiveness and validation studies. more...
Now Accepting Early-Bird Reservations Charles River is in the home stretch of finalizing the agenda of the upcoming 3rd Annual QC Micro Workshop taking place September 18–21, 2017 in Charleston, SC. Right now, they have 27 industrial microbiology technical sessions, 10 hands-on labs, and 12 more...
Three new monoclonal antibodies to Listeria species recognize all L. monocytogenes serotypes tested as well as other Listeria species. more...
Standard deviation of ATP test kits
ATP bioluminescence is one of the techniques that can be used to help meet the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, however not all ATP systems deliver the robustness and consistency of results required for use on a factory floor. more...
The PDx-Es technology for environmental screening will provide growers and cultivators information on detection of pathogen contamination for up to 30 organisms within less than a days turnaround of the test. more...
SpeeDx specialises in molecular diagnostic solutions, focusing on infectious disease and antibiotic resistance markers. Come to booth 97 to see the only CE-marked test for resistance testing for Mycoplasma genitalium (ResistancePlus™ MG). more...
Pseudalert detects Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 1 CFU in either 100-ml or 250-ml water samples, and gives a confirmed result within 24 hours now specified in ‘The Microbiology of Drinking Water (MoDW) – Part 8 – Methods for the isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and P. aeruginosa. more...
The next generation of automation in microbiology and the only instrument that eliminates the plate reading bottleneck by removing plates with no significant growth from the workflow. more...
At ECCMID 2017 in Vienna, MWE is launching Sigma SP™ (Patent Pending), a novel reagent in ready to use liquid format which will transform the processing of sputum! Come and find out more at Stand 118. more...
Validated lactic acid bacteria detection
Simple, all-in-one testing solution for lactic acid spoilage bacteria, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance-Tested Method. No need for media preparation, special diluents, sample pH adjustment or special incubation conditions. more...
Mobidiag develops industry-leading solutions for in vitro diagnostics of infectious diseases. We make molecular diagnostics fast, accurate and accessible. Discover Novodiag®, a turnkey solution for rapid and sensitive on-demand testing at booth #100. more...
Eight Different Testing Methods, Only ONE Swab!
What can 1mL of liquid amies and a COPAN flocked swab offer clinical investigations? Hint* the answer rhymes with great. Study demonstrates ESwab™ versatility for not only maintaining anaerobes, but also its ability to be used for multiple testing. more...
COPAN Microbiology Automation
The Colibri will select colonies from a culture plate (based on digital coordinates chosen using WASPLab) for further work up and investigations, it can seed the template and apply matrix to both the Vitek MS and Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF target plates. more...
The PURELAB® Chorus range of laboratory water purifiers provides a scaleable and versatile solution to all your laboratory water requirements, the only system on the market that is able to fully recirculate to maintain >15 MΩ.cm to ensure that there is no deterioration in purified water quality over time. more...
Kit that detects raw pork in meat and environmental samples
Neogen’s new Reveal® for Pork is a lateral flow test that can detect as little as 0.5% raw pork in meat and is also validated for use with environmental swabs and rinse water samples. more...
EMLab P&K’s Fairfax, Virginia mold laboratory marks 13 years serving Virginia communities, providing high quality mold analysis throughout Virginia and the surrounding states . more...
Liofilchem AST and Resistance Test kits
Liofilchem will show at ECCMID its latest developments in the range of MIC Test Strip, antibiotic discs and the new SensiTest Colistin, a compact broth microdilution panel and chromogenic culture media for AST. Visit us at booth #47. more...
BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ is the first continuously-monitoring blood culture microbial detection system to offer “Load & Go” technology, helping labs to streamline their workflow. more...
ChromaZona’s unique three colour lighting and powerful Chromogenic ID software can at the touch of a button, use colour and morphology to identify microorganisms plated on a range of chromogenic media including: Brilliance™; CHROMagar™; Colorex™ and HardyCHROM™. Booth #65. more...
Automatic identification of bacteria and yeasts on ThermoFisher Scientific’s Oxoid Chromogenic media with specially validated Synbiosis Chromogenic ID software for use with Synbiosis colony counters. more...
Detect gluten in rinse waters
AllerFlow Gluten can detect gluten down to 5ppm in liquid samples as well as on surfaces making it ideal for rinse water testing in the food and brewing industry. A Hygiena white paper on allergen control and cleaning verification is available on request. more...
Automated serology for infectious diseases
Visit us to learn more about the great flexibility that VirClia® can bring to your laboratory. Don’t miss the opportunity and come by for a demo of the VirClia® systems and talk with us about our expanding portfolio for infectious diseases. Booth #82. more...
ECCMID 2017 22 - 25 April
If you're going to ECCMID this year, here's a chance to plan which stands to visit and if you can't make it to Vienna this time, you can still be up to date with what's going to be on show. more...
QC organisms for instrumentation validation/verification
Microbiologics offers over 900 strains in a variety of formats for assay and instrumentation validation/verification, routine QC, proficiency testing and more. Visit booth 133 to learn how we can help your laboratory save time and money. more...
Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as its US agent for Fapas proficiency testing. more...
bioMerieux at ECCMID 2017
bioMérieux will be showcasing their innovations in: Sepsis Diagnostic Management, Antimicrobial Resistance, Immunocompromised Testing and Microbiology Lab Efficiency. PLUS an Integrated Symposium on 'Diagnostic Solutions to Address One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Challenges'. more...
AB ANALITICA will be distributing in Italy, Amplidiag® H. pylori+ClariR, Amplidiag® Stool Parasites, Amplidiag® CarbaR+VRE, Amplidiag® C. difficile+027, Amplidiag® Bacterial GE and the two upcoming tests: Amplidiag® Viral GE and Amplidiag® CarbaR+MCR as well as the Amplidiag® Easy system. more...
MAST carbapenemase detection
See the new MAST® ICT (D74C); a paper test device, based on the principals of the Indirect Carbapenemase Test, together with mastdiscs® combi Carba plus (D73C) a five-disc system for the detection of MBL, KPC and OXA-48-like carbapenemases. Booth #127 more...
automated serial dilutions for food microbiology
The new Inlabtec Serial Dilutor automates your serial dilutions delivering more reliable, consistent results and now it's at an even lower cost per test, by using pipette straws instead of standard pipette tips. more...
Antibiotic sensitivity discs Ceftazadime/avibactam 10-4 (EUCAST compatible CZA14C) and Ceftazadime/avibactam 30-20 (CLSI compatible CZA50C), are available now from Mast in cartridge format. more...
BIolog's GEN III identification database can now identify plant pathogens to the pathovar level. This level of resolution of pathovars, especially within the Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas genera, cannot be easily achieved by current molecular testing technologies. more...
Trained hospital staff load the drone with a safety box (in which the lab samples are packaged) and launch the drone with a smartphone application. The drone will then flies autonomously along the predefined route to its destination, where the box will be received by another member of staff. more...
Win One of 400 Exclusive INTEGRA T-Shirts
Win one of 400 exclusive INTEGRA PIPETBOY / PIPETGIRL T-Shirts by following the scavenger hunt on the new INTEGRA website now designed for perfect viewing whether you are using a desktop, tablet or mobile. more...