Microbiology News : Feb 2019

Pyrogene
Lonza’s PyroGene™ recombinant Factor C Assay does not rely on lysate derived from horseshoe crabs and has proven equivalency to LAL-based methods. Therefore, companies can feel confident in implementing rFC methods in their QC testing labs.
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New and Emerging Methods in Microbiology Workshops
Focusing on the latest advances, news and trends within the industry, Neogen have put together varied programmes suited to both food manufacturers and commercial laboratories alike.  more...
endotoxin detection
Charles River’s portfolio of FDA-licensed products for bacterial endotoxin testing is designed to increase data integrity compliance, reduce retest rates, and streamline manufacturing processes, allowing prompt, confident decisions.
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Corning offers a line of consumables, including Petri dishes, inoculating loops, and spreaders for a beginning-to-end solution for quality testing labs across industry segments. more...
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Solus One assays for the detection of Salmonella and Listeria provide a next day negative or presumptive positive result thus enabling prompt corrective actions where contamination is found. more...
Hamilton’s Microlab® STARlet automated liquid handler can run the SenSATIVAx® DNA Purification Kit which purifies cannabis and microbial DNA from any matrix, and the qPCR-based PathoSEEK® Microbial Safety Testing Platform, the only microbial testing method validated on cannabis. more...
The Determine HBsAg 2 provides rapid and accurate results of one's HBV status with an analytical sensitivity of 0.1 IU/mL, it's a visually read, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of HBsAg in serum, plasma or whole blood. more...
QIAGEN has received an exclusive license to develop and commercialize general bioinformatics offerings and services for AMR research based on Ares Genetics’ database on the genetics of antimicrobial resistance, ARESdb, as well as on the ARES bioinformatics AMR toolbox and AREStools. more...
SafeTraces' saniDART™ uses a system of non-living, food-grade DNA-tagged particles that behave like pathogenic bacteria under the action of sanitizers. These particles become the basis for a 15-minute, on-site sanitation verification for food processing plants. more...
A new YouTube channel from the BIVDA will include new videos, interviews and much more. more...
NG-Test CARBA 5
NG-Test® CARBA 5, is used to detect and characterise the five main carbapenemases which are the molecules secreted by the bacteria inhibiting the action of the carbapenem class of antibiotics, considered as last resort drugs.  more...
Based in microplates, SeLux Diagnostics uses a bacterial amplification method that does not affect cell growth and can take into account shape-changes that can occur in the presence of antibiotics. more...
MRSA
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Tetracycline, a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Tetracycline against S. aureus, A. baumanii, E.coli, K. pneumoniae, K. aerogenes, K. oxytoca. more...
SpeeDx ResistancePlus® and PlexPCR® tests are now available via AB ANALITICA in Italy and Immuno Diagnostic Oy in Finland . more...
Yeasts and Moulds
Vikki Mitchell, Identification Services Manager, NCIMB considers the challenges of fungal identification and looks at two available techniques. more...
A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all regulatory and legislative changes associated with Brexit, Campden BRI's new hub includes comprehensive links to the latest government updates, the ability to submit questions and a frequently answered questions section. more...
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Bacterial Endotoxin Testing has many applications: Finished product and raw material QC release, the calculation of endotoxin limits for ingredients and resolution of out-of-specification results.  Here’s how Honeyman can help you assure compliance. more...
VITEK MS database Expanded
Keep pace with emerging pathogens. FDA-cleared IVD database includes highly pathogenic Brucella species, Candida auris and Elizabethkingia anophelis, as well as differentiation within the Acinetobacter complex, amongst other benefits more...
The Andrew Alliance Pipette+ system comprises several components that communicate with one another: electronic single and multichannel pipettes, an intelligent stand, and novel cloud-based software. more...
The PureFocus 850 is able to precisely and consistently focus on your samples when the other systems fall short. Applications include materials, life sciences and semi conductor sectors. more...
The addition of Invisible Sentinel to the bioMerieux offering strengthens its position in the area of food pathogen testing and spoilage organism by expanding into new areas such as breweries and wineries. more...
CE-IVD marking of Novodiag® CarbaR+, the 3rd molecular test on the automated system Novodiag®, for detection of the main Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and colistin resistance markers in one single test. more...
24-Well Pipetting for Cell Culture
New 24-channel pipetting heads for handheld electronic pipettes allow plate filling, reagent addition or sample transfers to be performed in a single step, enabling quicker and more accurate pipetting for cell cultures. more...
Application Note
The PyroMAT™ system offers a robust and sensitive solution for pyrogen detection supported by international regulations and guidelines to reduce animal consumption for pyrogen tests. more...
Identifying root cause track and trace microbial strains
A special focus on products and services to help track and trace the source of microbial contamination in food, pharma and biotech production.  more...
100 years

Puritan Medical Products, a Guilford, Maine-based global manufacturer of single-use products will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019

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Burkholderia cepacia complex BCC species
The Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species are a group of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria which have been shown in recent years to be of concern for patients, and as such, for manufacturers of drugs and health care products that contribute to patient health. more...
Delivering Confidence for your Cleanroom
Cherwell's new website features easier navigation for environmental monitoring and sterilisation process validation product information with expert advice. more...
TRACKMAN Connected is an all-in-one kit that connects the bench via a Samsung Galaxy tablet preloaded with the app PipettePilot, which tracks and registers all actions done in an experiment in real time, and PipetteScope, which displays pipette activity and helps keep pipettes calibrated. more...
Acoustic liquid handling company, Labcyte has been acquired by Beckman Coulter. more...
How to set up a Food Environmental Monitoring Program
By shifting the emphasis from finished product testing to proactive prevention, identification and elimination of sources of food contamination can occur before they create a serious and costly problem. more...
Hygiena BAX System - Food Pathogens PCR
Use the power of PCR to detect harmful bacteria and other microbes in product and environmental samples. Learn how customers around the world have made the BAX System an integral part of their quality control systems.
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Amazon Filters developed the SupaPore VPW filter range which contains an advanced single layer PES membrane that offers the highest flow rates whilst effectively removing all spoilage microorganisms. Download a case study describing removal of Brettanomyces bruxellensis microorganism from wine. more...
Biomillenia's microbiome culture collection service, based on its proprietary microbiome-on-a-chip technology platform can identify previously uncultured bacteria, Biomillenia is able to build a highly diverse culture collection from single cells from any natural sample. more...