Microbiology News : Sep 2017

Complete Solutions for Food Microbiology from Hygiena
Hygiena now covers the entire spectrum of reliable contamination detection, from sample collection to screening of indicator organisms to specific microbial characterisation. more...
Synbiosis' software module is validated for automatic identification of coliforms in drinking water and disinfected pool water when cultured on Liofilchem and Merck ISO 9308-1 compliant chromogenic media, giving objective reading of plates with retained images for checking at a later stage. more...
The CP Select is the new generation of the popular Concentrating Pipette and is an automated, rapid bio-concentration device for modern microbiology. The system replaces centrifugation and enrichment methods as a front-end to microbial detection. more...
green fluorescent protein (GFP) marked Listeria QC strain
Using fluorescence, UV-BioTAG is a quick, reliable way to check whether a positive test result has derived from cross-contamination with QC organisms. Three different L. monocytogenes strains (Serotypes 4b, 1/2a and 1/2b) have now been added to the UV-BioTAG line. more...
The T-COR 8 can perform molecular tests in an "open" mode, allowing researchers and developers to create new tests on the next generation instrument using the built-in custom protocol creator. more...
Using IDbyDNA’s Taxonomer software, a DNA search engine that can rapidly identify any organism by its genetic material, the Explify Respiratory detects more than 200 common and rare bacterial, fungal, and viral respiratory pathogens with a single test. more...
Fully integrated within BD Phoenix panels, the new BD Phoenix CPO detect test enables laboratories to offer a more comprehensive antimicrobial susceptibility test profile while improving laboratory process efficiency. more...
MERLIN will become Bruker´s Center of Excellence for specialty biochemical and selected, high-value MALDI Biotyper-based antibiotic resistance and susceptibility testing more...
Best way to recap 48-well and 24-well format sample storage tubes securely and uniformly, ensuring an optimal sealing performance - the Univo Screw Cap Recapper is a hand held, cost effective solution. more...
ATP testing for personal care products
Using simple test procedures with no change in sample preparation, Promicol’s cosmetics software provides unique security and simple automated control of the complete assay - capable of running approximately 100 samples in 10 mins. more...
Finding the best Mycoplasma NAT kit for cell culture contamination
Study shows Microsart® AMP Mycoplasma Kit has the least variability and highest reproducibility of results compared to two other NAT Mycoplasma kits on the market, with the advantage of chilled rather than frozen reagents. more...
PENTAX Medical’s DEC™ Duodenoscope obtains CE mark, offering clinicians a unique solution for enhancing infection prevention and improving reprocessing efficiency. more...
Combining Vermicon's gene probe technology VIT® with Sysmex flow cytometry has led to the Flow VIT® detection system, which delivers highly sensitive detection for industrial microbiology applications. more...
The new 5,300-square foot center gives customers access to a complete food safety workflow, from raw materials testing to finished-product safety testing, to help find, correct and prevent hazards within the food supply chain. more...
Based on SERS nanoparticle technology, the CERTUS System is a fast, easy and cost-effective way to detect environmental Listeria in food processing plants, as growth and detection is performed in sealed tubes, it can safely be done on-site. more...
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has launched  its new website . This newly redesigned website was crafted to provide their members and potential members with an interactive, fluid means to access all that ISPE has to offer—incorporating streamlined navigation, more...
60th WASP installed
COPAN have installed the 60th WASPLab™, a fully automated specimen processor and work-up system for microbiology, which comprises robotic culture and incubation of specimens, digital imaging and artificial intelligence to assist interpretation and reporting of patient results. more...
The Legiolert test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of L. pneumophila through utilisation of a substrate present in the Legiolert reagent. more...
Four novel species of methylotrophs have been added to the NCIMB repository, despite their crucial role in marine carbon cycling, to date only a handful of marine methanol oxidizers and even fewer methane oxidizers, have been isolated and physiologically characterized. more...
Sensitive lateral flow test for Aflatoxin M1 in dairy
Symmetric M1 is an innovative lateral flow test, utilizing state-of-the-art symmetric technology for the quantitative detection of Aflatoxin M1 in cow, sheep and goat milk. more...
FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Delafloxacin (DLX)
Delafloxacin is the eighth in a long series of MIC Test Strips to be approved by the FDA, following recent approval of the Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam, Meropenem, Ceftazidime, Telavancin and Tedizolid strips. more...
The ABL is well-suited for use in product testing and quality assurance labs that need to meet stringent standards with GLP-compliant printouts. For consistent results and exceptional precision, ABL offers selectable digital filtering to minimise the effects of vibrations or other disturbances. more...
Northland Laboratories has completed the construction and relocations to its Mount Prospect, Illinois location. The new facility also includes several training rooms and a unique observation deck to view the laboratory testing process without having to set foot in the laboratory. more...
Functional analysis of the newly-found genes, termed Stress Survival Islet-2, revealed that the unit is formed by a transcriptional regulator and a protease. more...
Best serial dilutions
Customer video report shows why contract service lab, Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) now use the eco-friendly, more accurate Inlabtec Serial Diluter to replace all their traditional 9 ml test tubes for ISO 6887-1 serial dilutions for food hygiene testing. more...
3M has acquired Elution Technologies a manufacturer of more than 30 allergen-specific lateral flow and ELISA test kits, adding to 3M Food SAfety's existing range of total protein tests. more...
Standard centrifuge tubes do not provide a reliable barrier against CO2 and even during short term dry ice storage can result in acidification of samples. The new ProtectR® tubes prevent costly damage to molecular and cellular solutions. more...
Reduce laboratory plastic waste
The INTEGRA Clear Advantage™ family now includes disposable, sterile, clear polystyrene reagent reservoir inserts. With clearly visible volume graduations, the inserts sit securely within a sturdy, SBS-format, reusable base. more...
Medical device manufacturers! Use the online NAMSA navigator tool to find if can provide the testing service you are looking for. more...
Surface sampling sponge comes with neutralizing buffer
TSC sampling sponges for monitoring surface hygiene come pre-moistened with a unique neutraliser to prevent inhibition from residual disinfectants and sanitisers. Presented in an all-in-one, ready to use kit complete with plastic gloves and sponge. more...
Ready to Use Culture Media
SGL is a UK based manufacturer dedicated to serving microbiology laboratories across all sectors with prepared culture media and associated products for microbiology. To mark its 25 year anniversary SGL launches its new look branding and new website. more...
New monoclonal antibodies to Yellow Fever Virus infection do not cross react with related Flaviviruses. more...
Hygiena continues it's expansion with the purchase of Pruebas Microbiologicas Rapidas (PMR), creating Hygiena Mexico establishing a permanent base in Mexico City. more...
Cherwell range of media for Environmental Monitoring
This year's annual PHSS conference will focus on 'Challenges in Biological and Advanced Medicinal Therapeutic Product Manufacturing following GMP', Cherwell will be available to offer practical advice and solutions on environmental monitoring and process validation. more...