Microbiology News : May 2017

Wort agar for Yeast and Moulds in Beverages
New, ready-to-use Wort-Agar is optimised by the wort Döhler manufactures itself, the medium is suitable for detecting and determining the total count of yeast and moulds e.g. Saccharomyces pastorianus, S. cerevisiae, A. brasiliensis, P. roquefortii. more...
A year long study at the University of Chicago Medicine has tracked the microbiome of a newly opened hospital, the study, “Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital,” began two months before the University of Chicago Medicine opened its new hospital, the Center for Care more...
The Solana C. difficile Assay is an easy-to-use, accurate, molecular diagnostic test that generates an accurate result in about 35 minutes from stool specimens. more...
Automated PCR food microbiology
Health Canada Compendium now includes a protocol for using the BAX® System assay, a single-stage, 20- to 24-hour enrichment followed by real-time PCR detects Listeria species on a range of environmental surfaces in food industry. more...
Martin Easter Chief Scientific Officer for Hygiena
Dr Martin Easter has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Hygiena. With 30 years’ experience as an industrial microbiologist, Martin first developed his interest in rapid microbiological methods when studying for his PhD in Aberdeen. more...
Lateral Flow Cryptococcal Antigen in serum and Cerebrospinal fluid Immuno mycologics
The IMMY CrAg® LFA (Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay) is the first and only immunochromatographic dipstick assay for the qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of the cryptococcal capsular antigen in serum, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). more...
High throughput ATP testing in 96 well plates
The Promicol system provides a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in Soya and Cereal based products, currently used by international companies to routinely release finished products. more...
Get complete, distinct genomes from microbiome samples easily and affordably—without culturing or high-molecular-weight DNA extraction. more...
Independent third-party testing consistently confirms that routine cleaning alone is not enough to maintain truly clean environments, especially in healthcare settings. Dr. Gina Sloan, Director of Innovations at Microban has written a white paper about the role of embedded antimicrobials. more...
Listeria 'sensu stricto'
Using a rapid enrichment broth, foodproof® Listeria StarBroth, combined with foodproof® Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit, all “sensu stricto” Listeria species can be detected within 24 hours including enrichment. more...
More consistent serial dilutions with Inlabtec
Proficiency tests in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and GMP compliant Swiss testing lab, showed the Inlabtec Automated Serial Dilutor gave much more accurate total viable counts with a previously never achieved consistency between technicians. more...
The BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System digitally reads, interprets, and records standard AMR tests including antibiotic disk diffusion, 96-well microtiter, and Etest/MIC Strips. more...
Small footprint anaerobic chamber
Baker will feature the Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation at ASM Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, LA, Booth # 2546. If you are using more than 20 anaerobic jars per week the affordably priced Baker Bugbox delivers a lower cost per plate and the ability to examine plates without oxygen exposure. more...
Innovative media for beverage microbiology
Döhler is a specialist for innovative culture media for the beverage industry, ISO 11133:2014 compliant and referenced in global regulatory standards, the media is ready to use without weighing, autoclaving or performing your own media quality testing. more...
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will be presenting awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2017, July 9–12 in Tampa, Florida. more...
Biologydictionary.net is an on-line dictionary focused on biology terms, nicely separated into different sections such as microbiology and molecular biology. Each definition has an associated quiz for some self assessment! more...
Alfatoxin M1 ELISA test kit
Testing for Aflatoxin M1 is now faster and more accurate with the new ELISA test kit from Romer Labs which uses just one unified pipetting volume of 100 µl and does not need an agitation step thereby removing two majors sources of errors. more...
Eswabs for metagenomics
The latest blog post from COPAN covers a recent study on microbes on circulating dollar bills in New York City. Using metagenomics, results from winter and summer samples were compared. more...
EKF brings niche Stanbio Chemistry Procalcitonin LiquiColor® assay to new markets in Eastern Europe, Middle East and APAC regions. more...
The Speedx ResistancePlus MG Test is designed to identify both M. genitalium and mutations in the 23S rRNA gene that have been shown to confer resistance to azithromycin, SpeeDx will submit the test to the FDA for use with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR System. more...
The Micronic 0.30ml tube with external thread has a working volume of 210µl, ideal for RNA/DNA libraries. more...
3M MDS EcoliO157
The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status for AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM program, the system uses a single protocol for Cronobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes. more...
Top loading autoclaves for small labs
When lab floor space is limited, the Priorclave QCS range of top loading autoclaves allows small and tall objects to be sterilised side-by-side in a single process - at bench-height and mounted on casters, the range is easy to install, and ideal for regularly reconfigured facilities. more...
NCIMB strains used for biofilm investigation
Working with probiotics manufacturer Protexin, NCIMB is examining the bacterial strains in its collection for those with potential to adjust the composition of oral biofilms and so reduce the incidence of dental caries. more...
High throughput labs can look forward to completely hands-free automated colony counting of up to 300 Petri dishes per hour. more...
For the next 5-years, Roka have a non-exclusive distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems Inc. to distribute their lines of both proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero™ UNIVERSAL Enrichment Media which speed up enrichment times for food pathogens. more...
At the recent 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Bruker introduced important new clinical microbiology assays and consumables kits to further enhance the MALDI Biotyper ® (MBT) platform.  Bruker introduced novel, real-time PCR assays and kits more...
SpeciSafe® secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for UN3373 compliant mailing of biological and clinical specimens, range includes solutions for screw cap microtubes, vacuum blood collection tubes, cryovials, Universal and Bijou containers, plus swabs/transport tubes. more...
Microbial monitoring for clinical pharmacy
Cherwell Laboratories supplies an integrated range of environmental monitoring and process validation products ideal for use within clinical pharmacies, visit stand A49 at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress, for practical advice and solutions tailored to individual customers’ aseptic process monitoring and validation needs. more...
COPAN FecalSwab™ used with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR
Study shows FecalSwab™ outperforms traditional enteric transport media for automated liquid handling platforms or molecular assays for enteric bacteria, viruses or parasites. more...
DMD Screen & Ident Kits
DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler allow bacteria in an enriched beer sample or directly from an individual colony on solid media to be detected and identified in just an hour. more...