Microbiology News : Dec 2018

Oculyze BB 2.0, a quality German made hardware/software combination, enables breweries to determine viability and concentration of their yeast in less than a minute. It is compact, weighing under 200 g and can easily fit within the palm of a brewer's hand. more...
First of an expanding menu of tests these new molecular kits have been developed to provide quantitative detection of viral DNA extracted from blood plasma and urine (BKV kit), or blood plasma and whole blood (EBV kit) from immunocompromised patients. more...
Listeria test rubber, ceramic tile and plastic surfaces
Original AOAC approval for Listeria Right Now was achieved in August 2018 for use with samples obtained from stainless steel and sealed concrete surfaces. The test kit has now also been certified by the AOAC for use with samples obtained from rubber, ceramic tile and plastic surfaces. more...
Now with FDA clearance, the BD MAX  enteric viral panel is designed for targeted detection of the viral cause of infectious diarrhea symptoms in all care settings and can detect norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, human astrovirus, and sapovirus with results in less than 3.5 hours. more...
QC panels for Group A Streps and Respiratory Assays
The Group A Streptococcus (GAS) Control Panel and Respiratory (21 Targets) Control Panel include convenient features such as multiplexed pellets, swabs that mimic patient sample processing and room temperature storage. more...
MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Eravacycline
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Eravacycline, a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Eravacycline against certain Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria. more...
96/384 Multichannel electroic pipette
Process samples 5 times faster!  Alex Figueiredo, PhD student at University of Zurich, is conducting experimental evolution on bacteria.  Here he explains how INTEGRA's VIAFLO 96/384 multichannel pipette speeds up the laborious process. more...
Viaflo pipetting system
A great intermediate between a handheld pipette and a robot - HCS Pharma explain the benefits of working with INTEGRA's VIAFLO 96 electronic multi-channel pipetting system with their cell culture system. more...
Compare Ribotyping vs WGS
This white paper published by Hygiena International explores ribotyping as a powerful, cost-effective and labor saving addition to any microbial analysis and could provide a valuable alternative to a WGS laboratory as an important component of an overall food safety plan. more...
Rapid Camplyobacter Test AOAC PTM
The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - Campylobacter is for the rapid and specific detection of Campylobacter in enriched food and environmental samples. Ready-to-use, pre-dispensed reagents provide convenience and minimize the chance of human error. more...

The Clear Safety is the only automated and intelligent NGS platform purpose-built for food safety testing, currently Clear Safety supports high-volume testing for the detection of Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori in select foods and environmental surfaces.

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Designed for use on the LIAISON MDX instrument, the new test enables the direct detection of Group B Streptococcus DNA. more...
The Native Antigen Company has launched a series of ground-breaking immunoassays for Zika virus, offering researchers in academia, public health and drug discovery the capability to work with unprecedented levels of specificity and sensitivity. more...
ATP testing
The Promicol range of rapid microbial ATP tests reduces costs and enables release of product to the market faster.  more...
Scharlab ready to use culture media
The Cosmetic, Pharma, Food and Beverage industries run microbiology analyses at several manufacturing stages. To ensure product quality and safety, Scharlab S.L. offers a wide range of ready to use media according to Pharmacopoeia or ISO as well as customised requirements. more...
neogen's culture media range
Neogen Culture Media supports a full range of testing formats to ensure you have the product you need, when you need it, in a format that suits you.  more...
SeraCare’s global customer base includes in-vitro diagnostics assay developers and manufacturers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and proficiency providers. more...
Agilent Ireland team
The newly expanded Agilent facility at Little Island, Cork incorporating the recently acquired Luxcel Biosciences will focus on developing advanced technologies for the analysis of live-cells in real-time.
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