Microbiology News : Jan 2019

inoculating a petri dish
When investigating the source of contamination, it is useful to identify whether isolates of the same species are in fact the same strain.  NCIMB’s strain-typing service uses a highly reproducible sequence-based technique.   more...
Blood samples often need to be transported between clinic and laboratory. They are subject to Category B Biological Substances, UN3373 regulation. For transportation, they must be packaged according to the IATA DGR (air transport) or ADR (transport by road) Packing Instructions 650.  more...
Balancing fast turnaround time with need for processing consistency across worldwide sites, LabConnect’s global sample processing network (GSPN) for immuno-oncology and cell gene therapies delivers high-quality and expeditious sample processing. more...
Pharmaceutical Water
Honeyman Group have pleasure in inviting you to attend the extremely popular Pharmaceutical Water Systems training course at the state of the art Bristol-Myers Squibb facility in Dublin, Ireland.    more...
Test for E.coli and Coliforms in Food
With results after only 18 to 24 hrs, test for both E. coli and coliform organisms on one plate with one incubation time. No complicated workflow, just one ready-to-use plate, validated performance at both ISO and FDA/BAM temperatures, proven accuracy compared to VRBL with MUG and TBX agar. more...
polypropylene centrifuge tubes
Corning offers a full line of disposable, premium quality conical centrifuge tubes manufactured from high quality, ultra-clear resins. more...
Connect all microbiology results into single software package
Rajeev Sehgal, Director of Informatics at BD describes how using a single, centralized informatics system with all instruments connected through one common middleware solution is key to expediating the clinical decision-making process. more...
Researchers from the Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have added 20 strains, isolated from human faecal samples, to NCIMB’s reference collection. more...
Ares Genetics approach is based on high-resolution Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology in combination with a proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI) curated genetic pathogen and antibiotic resistance (AMR) reference database, ARESdb, for result interpretation. more...
Priorclave autoclaves and sterilisers
Priorclave invite you to visit their stand at Medlab Dubai and find out about their autoclaves and sterilisers including a QCS EH100 front loading autoclave and the compact C60 top loading steriliser.   more...
ChromaCode’s HDPCR™ TBP panel is the first multiplex PCR test capable of detecting the most common tick-borne pathogens from whole blood specimens in under four hours - currently Research Use Only. more...
Listeria PatternAlert™ Assay
The Rheonix Listeria PatternAlert™ assay is a breakthrough method to rapidly characterize Listeria directly from enriched samples. The method helps food producers identify Listeria harborage sites and trace back sources of contamination. more...
Same Day Mycoplasma for ATMPs
The RSSL mycoplasma testing service for manufacturers of biologic medicines such as ATMPs, spent cell culture media samples need to be received at RSSL labs by 9.30 am for result by 5pm same day. more...
A new book has been published – “Biocontamination Control for Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare” by written Tim Sandle. more...
AFNOR Approved Solus Salmonella Test
Using a single enrichment step, Solus One Salmonella is a highly efficient assay for the next day detection of Salmonella in selected food and environmental samples. Recently receiving NF validation from AFNOR, Solus One Salmonella is already an AOAC Performance TestedSM Method. more...
MIC test strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Omadacycline, a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Omadacycline against certain Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria. more...
The new Micronic Rack Reader DR500 complete with in-house designed Micronic Code Reader Software is optimized for rapid and accurate sample identification. more...
Woman shopping for personal care products
In this informative special focus manufacturers of cosmetic and personal care products can learn about solutions for microbial testing. more...
Astell's latest 36-page brochure is now available in print and download, includes explanation of important options for choosing an autoclave - cooling, vacuum and direct steam. more...

LabElite DeCapper SL is compatible with labware in 96-, 48-, and 24-format tube racks, with internal or external threads, such as microtubes, cryovials, and speciality tubes, from all major labware manufacturers.

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Increasingly in the USA, multinational food producers are adopting Enterobacteriaceae testing over coliform testing as the globally recognized regulation. MicroVal/AOAC certification of Peel Plate EB recognizes that the easier and faster Peel Plate method has the accuracy of ISO methods. more...
endotoxin testing
What are endotoxins and what methods are available for their detection? more...
How accurate is BIOBALL
In this review, Brendan Tindall, Global Solutions Manager shows how bioMerieux have “Redefined Quantitative Microbiological Quality Control” to deliver precise and accurate inocula with every aliquot of BIOBALL® MultiShot 550 Batches. more...
SY-LAB solutions for rapid microbiological testing of personal care products
Combined testing using the BacTrac 4300 technology for TMAC and Y+M  and the RiboFlow®  biomolecular lateral flow assay for E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus and C. albicans can facilitate and speed up cosmetic testing significantly. more...
Microbiological Testing of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
Since cosmetics and personal care products are FDA-regulated, manufacturers are held accountable for the safety and quality of their products. Charles River offers microbial solutions to help the consumer care industry comply with best practices for QC. more...
dispensing of body care product into jar
Liofilchem produces TAT Broth, EUGON Broth LT100, Tryptic Soy Broth + Capitol 4 and other culture media customizable in formulation, volume and packaging formats, for cosmetic / personal care microbiology. more...
Automated Bacterial Endotoxin Testing (BET)
Replace your manual, error-prone endotoxin testing with a fully automated solution - PyroTec™ PRO reduces re-test rates, offers cost savings compared to cartridge based systems, aligns with FDA's PAT initiative, Data Integrity requirements and US Pharmacopeia BET guidance. more...
At the end of each cycle the controller automatically instigates load drying – where filtered air is circulated through the chamber by an efficient air pump, rapidly evaporating moisture within the load to leave the contents condensate free. more...
The next step in sterility testing
With expertise in sterility testing going back over 40 years Merck continuously strives to make sterility testing safer and easier. Merck’s latest Steritest™ NEO filtration device —the 4th generation—offers improved ergonomics, reliability, convenience and increased safety. more...
Sample collection
Corning Life Sciences offers a complete range of sample collection products for microbiology and chemical analysis: cutlery, blender bags, containers and bottles. more...
Virostat's new rabbit monoclonal antibody to Aspergillus species recognizes numerous Aspergillus species and is reactive with all strains of Aspergillus fumigatus tested. It functions well in IFA, IHC and self-pairs in ELISA, applications include use in ELISA and lateral flow immunoassays. more...
This low-foaming product removes a wide range of process residues from fermentation by-products to silicone-based emulsions and lubricants and is ideal for use in CIP and COP applications. An extensive support package is available to meet your validation objectives. more...
BACGene Legionella Multiplex kit
The BACGene Legionella Multiplex kit is a real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous confirmation and identification of Legionella spp., Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila SG1 from presumptive positive colonies. more...