Microbiology News : Aug 2019

One enrichment for Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157
The Solus One™ range provides rapid results for environmental and food pathogen testing, with negative and presumptive positive results in one day using only one enrichment step. more...
New Enrichment Media for Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli
The patented Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media represents optimized formulations that delivers single-step enrichment, faster “time-to-results” and targeted specificity from environmental and food samples. Actero™ Elite is "Always Easy. Always Right." more...
Incubation time and temperature for EM
A common question in microbial EM testing relates to incubation strategy and media choice. Single temperature or serial? If serial, low to high or vice versa? One media, TSA, or two, TSA and SDA? Learn more about your options and their implications. more...
Available now in the EU is the Accelerate Phenotest™ BC kit that can give identity of bloodstream infection pathogens and AST results all in one day. more...
Hamilton Robotics have designed a completely hands-free liquid handler for 96 and 384 microplates pipetting that a person of any skill level can use. more...
Pipetting in the microbiology laboratory
Preventing contamination in pipetting is paramount to achieving reliable results.  Understand the three main causes of contamination from pipetting and learn how you can avoid them. more...
Whitley WASP Touch
The Whitley WASP Touch is a fundamentally different spiral plater with an integral vacuum waste system. Consistently producing high quality plates which are easy to read and interpret, the WASP Touch eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming serial dilutions and saves valuable bench space. more...
Alifax have claimed prowess of their i-dOne Fourier Transform infrared microbial identifier which will be able to give you species information in one minute from an isolated colony or liquid culture pellet. more...
Petri Dishes for Automated systems
Thermo Fisher Scientific concentrated on Furry Animal’s allergens, re-inventing the petri dish and cloud support for your QC at this year’s AACC. more...
The western blot/immunoblot step used in the specificity stage of Lyme disease diagnosis has been replaced by ZEUS Scientific with a faster ELISA step. more...
Legiolert, the IDEXX culture test for enumeration of Legionella pneumophila in water, has won Water Europe’s coveted 2019 Water Innovation Award in the Water Technology & Infrastructure category. more...
Pipetting PCR Master Mix
Pipetting technique can influence qPCR assay results. PCR Master mix is routinely used during qPCR set-up but can be challenging to pipette accurately. Sartorius has determined the best techniques for pipetting Master mix in qPCR assays. more...
TSC Hygiene Monitoring Kits
Technical Service Consultants Ltd [TSC] manufacture a varied range of swabs and sponges in different formats and with different solutions to meet all of your environmental swabbing needs more...
Troubleshooting Microbiology Culture Media
At Neogen, we offer a full range of training and support tools to help you build knowledge and skills within your own lab. View our resource videos to see simple tips for troubleshooting culture media handling and preparation that could help you avoid or solve any potential issues in your lab. more...
MiDOG® offers new next-generation DNA sequencing-based microbial diagnostic urine tests to veterinarians for companion animal more...
A simple but smart pill built by 3-D printing that relies on the natural laws of physics aims to collect full GI microbiota profile of humans.  more...
A rapid molecular quantitative assay for Cytomegalovirus and the Epstein Barr Virus has been launched in Europe by NeuMoDx for use during organ transplantation. more...
Mesa Biotech showcase their new RSV nucleic acid amplification test at this year’s AACC meeting. The PCR testing platform is to be used at point of care testing. more...
hepatitis A, detect food viruses
Eurofins GeneScan Technologies’ new VIRSeek Solution is a comprehensive workflow covering all steps from RNA extraction to real-time RT-PCR for the detection of norovirus genogroups I & II and hepatitis A virus, which is crucial for food safety.  more...