Microbiology News : Oct 2018

CloudLIMS and Confident Cannabis come together to offer a robust integrated LIMS for cannabis testing labs to drive compliance, efficiency and performance. more...
Watch recordings of sessions held recently at the 2nd World Sepsis Congress. more...
Simens Healthineers existing manufacturing operations in Shanghai, China will be expanded to include a new in vitro diagnostics facility.  more...
GenePOC announces the Health Canada approval and launch of its molecular diagnostic test for the detection of Clostridium difficile in Canada  more...

The ISPE GAMP® RDI Good Practice Guide: Data Integrity – Key Concepts provides detailed practical guidance to support data integrity within a regulated organization - Data Governance, Data Lifecycle, Risk Management Approaches, Critical Thinking

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6-channel head automates capping and decapping to reduce hands-on time and hassles more...
Rapid Detection of Microbial ATP in Wine
Wine manufacturers utilise the Promicol system, a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in different types of red, white and rose wine.  more...
Study found the IDEXX Legiolert method to be significantly more sensitive for the recovery of L. pneumophila for 100mL samples compared to the ISO 11731-2 method. more...
CERTUS' same-shift 'Swab-to-Result' system is completely containedand can therefore be used for in-house environmental Listeria monitoring in food processing plants. more...
PCR DNA Detection for Food Safety
PCR is quickly being adopted as a “go-to” technique for food safety.  Hygiena provides an overview of how this technology has come to be applied to food pathogen testing. more...
Co-Diagnostics’ patented CoPrimer™ design platform, on which this test is built, has been shown to drastically reduce the occurrence of ‘primer-dimers,’ the often-occurring phenomenon that leads to false positives in PCR diagnostics. more...
Turn Environmental Monitoring Data into Information
Download TSI’s new whitepaper "The Case for a Facility Monitoring System" and learn how monitoring particle counts and other parameters can help your business to be more efficient. more...
With shaking speeds up to 1800 rpm and heating up to 100°C, the MiMixer unit provides efficient sample processing for a wide range of applications. more...
Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring - Detection
ARM-D kits detect the most clinically-important β-lactamases that confer resistance to penicillins, cephamycins and carbapenems.   more...
PathSensors' CANARY technology uses a cell-based biosensor technology that delivers extremely rapid detection of pathogens with levels of sensitivity and specificity, assays include a wide range of biosecurity, plant pathology, and food safety threats.  more...
Lateral Flow Reader
 iPeak® is a PoC (Point of Care) Quantitative and Qualitative Lateral Flow Reader that eases not only your daily job but also your development routine. more...
Corning® Gosselin™ Dippers

Corning Gosselin products provide a range of containers dedicated to sample collection and sample storage across different market application.

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PDx-QUANT™ is a one-stop DNA based test that delivers a CFU result plus monitoring individual microbial species in the sample to help determine whether the microbes present are pathogenic or benign. more...
Gastrointestinal panel, QIAstat-Dx analyzes 21 viral and bacterial pathogens including sub-types of influenza, coronaviruses, pneumonia and other targets, to differentiate the causes of acute respiratory tract infections.  more...
Molecular detection of varicella-zoster virus DNA from cerebral spinal fluid in one hour without upfront extraction more...

Equinox and Solis analytical and precision balances bring remarkable precision and valuable features to labs that perform highly detailed testing.

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Pyrogen detection without animal testing
Pyrogen Detection: Want to stop using animal based methods and get higher sensitivity? more...
Real Heroes don't need superpowers
Contaminated ATMPs pose life-threatening risks for immunocompromised patients. Microbial release test results prior to treatment are critical to patient safety. We now release our next qPCR Kit, detecting bacteria within 3 hours. Stay tuned. more...
FreeLIMS is available at no charge to every research organization wanting to manage data seamlessly, automate workflows, and streamline laboratory operations. more...
Ready to Use Media Pads
Can the alternative methods for indicator organism testing live up to expectations? Many labs are looking to streamline their routine microbial testing workflow and there are a number of convenient solutions available. But can you trust the results? more...
INTEGRA receive a prestigious product innovation award
Using any INTEGRA electronic multichannel pipette, ASSIST PLUS offers laboratory automation at an affordable price, providing reproducible and error-free processing while eliminating repetitive manual pipetting tasks.
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ELISA antigen detection assay provides presumptive diagnosis of dengue virus from serum samples taken from patients within the first seven days of clinical symptoms consistent with either dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever, before IgM antibodies are present. more...
endotoxin testing now faster, easier and ecologically friendly
BioMérieux are making endotoxin testing faster, easier and ecologically friendly.  Visit the BioMérieux Booth #200 and find out how!  more...
Submissions now complete for all three ePlex molecular multiplex panels designed for the diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis more...
Quest Diagnostics has agreed to sell its Indiamedical diagnostics business to Strand Life Sciences, a Bangalore-based specialized diagnostics company. more...
LexaGene’s LX2™ is a new low cost device for on-site, cost-effective, veterinary pathogen testing in a smaller footprint. more...

Test-Ready Control Strains

08 Oct 2018 | PCC

Microbiologist using Test-Ready Control Strains
Microbiologics EZ-Accu Shot™ quantitative microorganism pellets, designed specifically for growth promotion testing, provide 10-100 CFU per 0.1 ml of hydrated suspension as required by the USP. Visit the Microbiologics team at booth 207 to learn more.  more...
Preview the latest products and services for pharmaceutical microbiology on show at the exhibition stands at PDA Microbiology 2018. more...
Infective endocarditis can be difficult to diagnose as infective organisms can be hard to grow especially if the patient has been pre-treated with antibiotics. The Karius test accurately detects and quantifies microbial cell-free DNA in plasma. more...
Microbiologist using Charles River Microbial Solutions
Find out why you should visit Charles River Booth #209 at this years PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology more...
Lasair III equipment
Particle Measuring Systems offer an innovative, dependable approach to environmental monitoring for pharmaceutical microbiology.  Learn the benefits of their specialized equipment for assessing aerosol and microbial contaminants across multiple applications. more...
Autoclave
One of Britain’s leadings autoclave manufacturers, Priorclave, is taking the opportunity to unveil new technological advances to its range of laboratory and research grade autoclave designs and performance on stand D06-7 (Hall 3A) at this year’s Medica exhibition more...
Solus One Salmonella Testing Kit
A highly efficient assay for the next day detection Salmonella in selected food and environmental samples. Solus One Salmonella provides a next day negative or a presumptive positive result from a single enrichment step.  more...

Learn all About ScanStation

04 Oct 2018 | F&BCPV

ScanStation
Interscience CEO Emmanuel Jalenques will present the ScanStation at this year’s PDA Conference. This innovative product is a revolution for microbiological analyses: it detects and counts colonies as soon as they appear, is able to incubate and read up to 100 Petri dishes.  more...
New CLSI guideline covers topics related to laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial infections includes, safety aspects, collection, transport, and storage conditions for various specimen types together with optimal methods for specimen processing, direct detection, and mycobacterial culture. more...

Molsid Launches New "In Vivo GPS"

02 Oct 2018 | F&BCP

After 15 years of research Molsid S.A.S. have introduced an innovative family of pro-fluorescent, enzyme-responsive probes which act as an in vivo GPS! allowing for the rapid detection and accurate localisation of selected enzyme activities in live cells. more...
Hospitals and professional sports teams can now reduce risk from Staphylococcus and other textile-borne pathogens more...
The BioCode® MDx-3000 system offers the high-volume laboratories with an alternative to high cost, single use, cartridge based molecular test systems. The automated walk away system can process up to 94 samples in about 3.5 hours or up to 3,196 results in an 8-hour shift. more...
Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV test is designed for use in near-patient settings, providing rapid and accurate molecular detection of influenza A and B viruses, and RSV RNA from patient specimens in as little as 20 minutes. more...
LuminUltra has acquired aqua-tools’ Rapid Microbial Solutions division, including its B-QUA™ product line for ballast water compliance monitoring and the European customer base for its 2nd Generation ATP® measurement products. more...
Food Pathogens, One Enrichment
AOAC Approved PolySkope One Multiplex Kits and Media the Ultimate Tool for Cost-Effective, Flexible Regulatory and Retailer Compliance.  more...
SAS Microbial Air Sampler
The draft EU GMP Annex 1 places greater emphasis on continuous environmental monitoring (EM) within pharmaceutical facilities. EM is a critical component within a licensed manufacturing facility and selection of the right sampler is key in delivering reliable data for compliance. more...
IMD-W Bioburden Analyser
Introducing the NEW IMD-W Bioburden analyser designed to meet the needs for water monitoring in pharma, medical device, consumer products, beverage, and cosmetic industries. more...
IUL Spin Air
Unrivalled IUL’s Spin technology uses 100% of the Petri plate agar surface to plate microorganisms. Compact and portable, Spin Air samplers allows compliance with USP 797 & 1116 regulations and enables full sampling traceability. more...
Seegene's “MuCT™” is a real-time PCR based data acquiring and analyzing technology that increases the multiplexing capability per channel up to 5 Ct values, enabling it to run syndromic panel tests using the same hardware. more...
After testing three different automated colony counters, Protocol 3 was chosen because it can reconise different coloured colonies from different media and calculate a CFU/ml. Images can also be stored for future reference. more...