Microbiology News : Feb 2018

TECHLAB assays combine a GDH immunoassay plus toxin immunoassay testing show almost identical performance to CCNA (cell cytotoxicity neutralization assay), considered the gold standard in C. difficile testing. more...
The DxM 6100 Autoplak Advanced System fully automates front-end inoculation plate streaking processes, broth inoculation and slide preparation to increase productivity and ensure reliability in clinical laboratories. more...
Improving Artel's present services to meet clients' growing needs, ACS is an ISO 17025:2005 licensed agency that offers licensed liquid managing calibrations and in depth certifications that satisfy all regulatory criteria and assist pass audits. more...
Improve Microbial Detection in Filterable Samples
Sartorius Microsart® range addresses the most common problems of membrane filtration, improving workflow and increasing reliability of results. more...
Quidel’s QuickVue® Influenza A+B test identifies and differentiates influenza type A and B in approximately 10 minutes aiding in better patient management decisions. more...
Respiratory Bacterial ELITe MGB® Panel for the detection of M. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila. more...
www.knowyourpoo.com, new website for infection control professionals with creative educational tools and updates on the latest C. diff news and science. more...
The MALDI Biotyper has been approved as Official Method of Analysis for confirmation and identification of the most common food pathogens and other Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. more...
Puritan Forensic Products Certified to Meet Strict Global Environmental Standard
Conforming to the ISO 18385:2016 standard, Puritan’s forensics products are manufactured in an environment where stringent controls are in place to "minimize the risk of human DNA contamination in products used to collect, store and analyze biological material for forensic purposes." more...
RapidCheck Listeria monocytogenes for environmental samples
Romer Labs® is expanding its RapidChek® testing solutions portfolio to include a system that detects Listeria monocytogenes. RapidChek® Listeria monocytogenes is AOAC-certified for use on environmental surfaces and for various ready-to-eat foods. more...
With no hinged door, Astell Scientific range of circular chamber autoclaves have improved access whilst needing a reduced amount of floor space. more...
Priorclave Draws in Visitors at Medlab exhibition
The Priorclave QCS EH100 was the subject of a lot of interest at the recent Medlab exhibition. This 100 litre laboratory autoclave offers increased versatility for labs wanting to sterilise both small and taller than usual items.  more...
Blender bag with lateral filter
INTERSCIENCE's best selling blender bags, BagFilter P, just got better with more ergonomic and user-friendly features including easier insertion of micropipettes and pipette straws, visual check for diluent volume and marking zone for traceability data. more...
Produced by pharmaceutical manufacturing industry professionals, ISPE Guidance Documents provide the practical, “real-world” information you need to help your company build on current best practices to meet and exceed regulatory standards. more...
Meropenem-vaborbactamMIC
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Meropenem-vaborbactam (M/V) MIC Test Strip (MTS™), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of meropenem-vaborbactam. more...
Tablet with microplate app and electronic pipette are first Internet of Things devices in the Gilson Connect Family. more...
Sterile Medicine Manufacture
Cherwell will be taking part in this joint PHSS & PQG event which provides a forum for discussion on the revised sterile drug GMP guidelines, covering new issues like quality risk management, new technologies and procedures in the cleanroom environment. more...
A reagent powder is added to a standard 100ml water sample and then incubated for 18 hours in the case of presence/absence determination. Presence of E. coli and total coliforms is indicated by the sample turning yellow, and fluorescence indicating the presence of E. coli. more...
Multiplex real-time-RT-PCR test for virus detection in food and bottled water
A new multiplex real-time-RT-PCR test for virus detection in food and bottled water gives simultaneous, qualitative detection and differentiation of Hepatitis A virus, norovirus (from genogroups I & II) with a process control, bacteriophage MS2. more...
The FDA, CDC, and WHO all acknowledge that existing POC immunodiagnostic tests for flu perform poorly. Molecular testing is recommended. more...
BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay Suite for non-O157:H7 STEC
Hygiena’s BAX® System STEC validation in 25g ground beef samples was shown to provide reliable and accurate results within a workday. Also, accurately, and relatively rapidly, detect STEC in flour samples. more...
Transwabs - ISO 15189 compliant certificate for each batch
Douglas Shedden, Technical Director at Medical Wire & Equipment discusses why not all transport swabs are the same. Be sure the swabs you use are not the weak link preventing you providing your patients with the service they expect and deserve. more...
Test for E.coli and Coliforms on one plate
3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate is a two-in-one indicator test that gives both an E. coli and total coliform count in 18-24 hours for a wide variety of food samples. more...
EnSURE monitoring system
The EnSURE multi-functional food safety monitoring tool will collect, analyze and report - UltraSnap™ ATP Surface Monitoring, AquaSnap™ ATP Water Monitoring, SuperSnap™ ATP Allergen, MicroSnap™ Total, Enteros, Coliforms and E. coli, Acid Phosphatase. more...
ENVIROSCREEN range of environmental sampling products
Technical Service Consultants ENVIROSCREEN range includes various swab and sponge options for environmental monitoring in food industry. Range includes kits for hygiene swab and sponge sampling and meat carcass sampling kits. more...
Campden BRI expands microbiology facilities
Newly opened laboratory facilities at Campden BRI will be used to study heat resistance microbiology, challenge testing, heat process optimisation and validation investigations for the development of new products, processes and technologies. more...