Microbiology News : May 2018

Romaine Lettuce
Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona have resulted in five deaths, so far, and hundreds sickened. Here, rapidmicrobiology finds out from Dr. Rachel Noble how a molecular test for generic E. coli might be part of the solution. more...
Solus One for next day detection of Listeria in environmental samples
A highly efficient assay for the next day detection of Listeria spp. in environmental samples. Solus One Listeria provides a negative or a presumptive positive result from a single enrichment step in under 25 hours. more...
QUANTOM Tx™ Microbial Cell Counter
QUANTOM Tx Microbial Cell Counter is an effective, accurate, and rapid way to quantify bacteria of various morphologies and arrangements without culturing, innovative solution ensures highly accurate results, better than flow cytometry or hemacytometer. more...
DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler
With the DMD® Screen & Ident Kits, Döhler provides breweries with a simple, cost-effective and fast method of detecting beer spoiling bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Pectinatus and Megasphaera in all samples collected in breweries. more...
AquaSpark™ molecules are 3,000 times brighter than standard commercially available products and form the basis of NEMIS Technologies diagnostic kits. more...
Microgen Bioproducts Launch PathFlow™ Mononucleosis
Microgen Bioproducts is proud to announce the arrival of its newest product line, with the launch of the first product in its repertoire; PathFlow™ Mononucleosis! more...
Redipor® prepared microbiological media
Cherwell Laboratories expanded sales of prepared media for environmental monitoring, sterility testing and operator and process validation, across Europe, via carefully selected partners chosen for their knowledge of microbiology in the pharmaceutical and related industries. more...
RQ Micro Releases New Kits for Rapid Pathogen Detection
The rqmicro product line has been complemented with new Legionella pneumophila kits and R&D kits for other pathogens. more...
Automated DNA RNA Extraction and PCR setup
BIOTECON Diagnostics` foodproof RoboPrep Fusion® reduces manual errors by full automation of sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction for real-time PCR applications in food diagnostics (such as pathogens, GMO, Allergens, Speciation). more...
DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler
Döhler’s DMD® Screen and Ident Kits are transforming microbiological quality control in breweries. more...
Test for E.coli and Coliforms on one plate
Get fast E.coli and coliforms results after only 18 to 24 hours incubation using one single plate, a simple workflow and one incubation temperature. Proven accuracy for a broad range of foods compared to Violet Red Bile Lactose agar with MUG and TBX agar. more...
In addition to its forthcoming routine pathogen food-safety product, Clear Labs has tests in the market for authenticity, GMO, and microbiome testing. It also offers an NGS Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test that is designed for strain-typing of pathogens, probiotics, and spoilage agents. more...
3M™ Microbial Luminescence System Kit Fast-Tracks UHT and ESL Beverage Testing
Demand for commercially sterile beverages is growing more than 9% annually, fueled by desire for convenient drinks retaining flavor and nutrients. The 3M MLS kit provides a quicker, more reliable way to detect various microorganisms in beverages. more...
TransFast® system quantitative analysis of microbes in beverages
While in classic detection, agar has to be liquefied and poured into Petri dishes, the TransFast® System is ready-to-use media for faster detection of yeasts, mould and bacteria with simple visual evaluation. First results can be seen after just 24 hours. more...
RiboFlow® Ali-Twin detects Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris or Alicyclobacillus spp. with high accuracy and reliability directly from enrichment cultures or agar plates. more...
genesig qPCR Beer Spoilage Detection Kits enable quick and early detection of bacteria, to avoid beer spoilage, and reduce lost revenue. more...
Now you can perform spoilage concentration in minutes with a simple button press using InnovaPrep’s Concentrating Pipette Select. more...
LUNA-II YF™ Automated Yeast Cell Counter
Yeast strains used in food and drink production can be notoriously clumpy and difficult to count. The LUNA-II YF™ has an autofocusing cell counting and declustering algorithm that counts individual yeast cells in just 15 seconds! Reduce counting costs, increase convenience. more...
FDA-Cleared Liofilchem MIC Test Strip (MTS™) Linezolid (LNZ)
Linezolid is the most recent FDA approved item in the MIC Test Strip product range, following approvals of Meropenem-vaborbactam, Clindamycin, Delafloxacin, Vancomycin, Dalbavancin, Ceftolozane-tazobactam, Meropenem, Ceftazidime, Telavancin and Tedizolid strips. more...
Xpert Xpress Strep A utilizes automated real-time polymerase chain reaction -PCR- to detect Streptococcus pyogenes DNA. The on board reagents deliver high-performance specifications with no requirements for culture confirmation of negative results unless clinical symptoms persist. more...
Conventional PCR platforms rely on bulky thermocyclers that limit the speed of the reaction. The Pharos V8 is the world’s first Laser PCR instrument powered by PCA, a novel patented technology developed by GNA Biosolutions. more...
Biotage's new unique UV Monitor Kit gives absolute control and confidence in large scale purification processes. more...
Promicol's ATP Method
Easily optimize quality control of your products using Promicol’s microbial ATP test. more...
rapidmicrobiology.com talks to Etienne Casal, Mérieux NutriSciences about the new 2018 edition of their Blue Paper on 'European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues and Perspectives'. more...
Forceps-free, Effortless Membrane Transfer
Reduce risk of secondary contamination with the Microsart® @media 'magic lid' - an advanced system for touch-free membrane transfer onto agar plates without using forceps, specially designed for MLT, bioburden, purified water/WFI analysis. more...
Promicol microbial testing with ATP
The Promicol ATP bioluminescence method can be used for sterility testing of a huge variety of finished products (including foods, beverages and personal care products), unique reagent setup guarantees that all non-microbial sources of ATP are removed. more...
A discreet and handy pop-up urine collection cup that is perfect for use in diagnostic and home testing kits. The design eliminates the risk of crushing or cracking during the delivery and collection process, thus increasing the potential for return of a usable sample. more...
Facility upgrades include a world-class BI sterility suite to support EO sterilization validations. Test offerings have been expanded to now include more than double the capacity for bioburden, radiation sterilization validations, bacterial endotoxin testing (BET), and product sterility testing for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. more...
PathoQuest’s NGS solution is a powerful test for identifying adventitious agents in a single, comprehensive analysis that minimizes false negatives while also providing a tool for the genetic characterization of cell lines. more...
New Screw Cap Recappers Earn Design Award
Micronic Screw Cap Recappers increase the efficiency of the sample storage process by accelerating the capping and decapping of screw cap tubes. more...
Virapur is a subsidiary of Microbiologics that provides custom virus production, purification, and viral assay services. Virologists prepare high titer, purified virus for diagnostics, research and development purposes. more...
AFNOR and AOAC Approval for 3M Cronobacter Assay
The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter provides accurate results in as little as 18 hours of enrichment with fewer steps compared to traditional agar methods. more...
Cherwell to Attend Events Focusing on Revision of EU GMP Annex 1
Cherwell Laboratories to offer expert knowledge and demonstrate their comprehensive range of specialist environmental monitoring and process validation products at two events focused on the revision of EU GMP Annex 1 in May 2018. more...
Synbiosis have introduced the ProtoCOL 3 HD, automated colony counting and zone measurement system. Ideal for vaccine and antibiotic development laboratories. more...
The Modular Dosing System (MoDoS®) provides highly accurate and continuous delivery of fluids in laboratory, pilot-plant or continuous production processes. more...
Tips and tricks that help you optimize the performance of your balance and weighing-related processes such as mois­ture analysis, calibration, and routine balance testing. more...
Preemptive steps taken by FDA seen as disrupting kratom supplies and forcing reliance on “substandard” product; Salmonella issue shows need for properly regulated marketplace, Not DEA scheduling that would ban product; no persuasive case on addiction or death made on scientific grounds against herb. more...
Ulltrasensitive Singulex Clarity C. diff toxins A/B assay, for use on the Singulex Clarity system, offers rapid results and a high level of sensitivity and specificity for the detection of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B in stool compared with currently available testing options. more...
SaniTracers™ are novel, FDA approved, food-grade microparticles that contain minute amounts of DNA and behave like pathogen surrogates, such as E. coli, during regular produce wash processes. more...
Leatherhead is now UKAS accredited for the evaluation of challenge testing including inoculation of specified organisms, specified storage and recovery of specific organisms. more...