Microbiology News : Sep 2019

Bio-Rad iQ-Check

The iQ-Check S. Enteritidis and iQ-Check S. Typhimurium assays are now AOAC INTERNATIONAL approved for 25g test portions of raw chicken, boot swabs and drag swabs.

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Copan's UTM™ collection device
This flu season, COPAN's UTM™ Universal Transport Media paired with COPAN’s FLOQSwabs™ are the optimal kit to provide specimen collections with high sensitivity in diagnostic lab testing for influenza and respiratory viruses, using culture, rapid antigen or molecular assays. more...
Sartorius rapid detection system for cellular therapeutics
Cellular therapies have delivered great clinical promise but demand rapid sterility testing technologies suitable for biotherapeutics.  A study evaluated the bacterial detection capability of a novel, rapid qPCR based detection system.  Results have been summarized as a poster, free to download. more...
MWE Transport Swabs
Medical Wire & Equipment explain how to select the right transport swab this flu season.  more...
Liofilchem MTS™ (MIC Test Strip) Doxycyline (DXT)
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Doxycyline 0.016-256 MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Doxycyline.
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rapid detection of flu A+B in moderately complex setting
The BD Veritor Plus Analyzer is a small footprint, point of care analyser for the rapid detection of Flu A and B in acute, non-acute and retail care settings. more...
Simplify you Listeria Workflow
Neogen’s range of validated rapid and conventional testing solutions can simplify the Listeria workflow of your microbiological testing laboratory. Find out more about our complete range of traditional and rapid methods. more...

Using NGS together with an algorithm to assess relevance, the DISQVER platform can detect blood borne pathogens including bacteria, fungi, DNA viruses and parasites; particulary pathogens that are difficult to cultivate.

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The Microbiomics Standards & Controls Initiative provides free microbiomic standards and spike-in controls free of charge to researchers worldwide. more...
The EUROIMMUN Aspergillus Antigen ELISA assay detects galactomannoprotein in immunocompromised patients for diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. more...
Near-patient Mycoplasma genitalium and macrolide resistance testing is now available for sale in European Countries - ResistancePlus® MG FleXible more...
Using Techcyte's AI-augmented detection tool ARUP labs can quickly screen out negative fecal sample slides for presence of ova and parasites, so reducing operator fatigue. more...
Curetis and OpGen join forces to create a commercial-stage, transatlantic diagnostics company focusing on data-driven solutions for molecular microbiology. more...
is LAMP or PCR better for food pathogens
In this video John David, 3M discusses the benefits of using LAMP technology for the most commonly tested food pathogens and how the 3M™ Molecular Detection System fits into the lab workflow, whether you're a small or a high throughput food testing facility. more...
The Virtuosi® educational platform uses the power of virtual reality to engage employee learning by creating interactive educational experiences on the proper principles of aseptic technique.  more...
How to do Environmental Monitoring in Production
What's the fastest way to get a swab result? What's the best way to get a contact plate result? When is it time to change your media supplier? Find the answers to these and other issues by browsing our rapidmicrobiology special focus on EM. more...
With high sensitivity and specificity, plus insights for quantifying infections and identifying co-infections, QIAstat-Dx Gastrointestinal Panel provides differential detection of more than 20 bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens implicated in gut infections. more...
Sponge Stick
Your surface monitoring results are only as good as your sample – and your sample is only as good as your sampling tools. Learn more about Romer Labs® Sponge-Sticks. more...
Thermo Fisher partners with Cedars-Sinai’s physicians and clinical research scientists to provide clinical research laboratories with specific, selective, and sensitive liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based workflows. more...
Environmental Monitoring Handbook for Food Safety
The tools and strategies in this resource can help you reduce contamination risk and improve food safety and quality. more...
How to Change Media Supplier in cGMP lab
No one wants contaminated plates in their cleanrooms. Derek Lancashire, BD’s Global Platform Director of Industrial Microbiology discusses with rapidmicrobiology when is it time to consider changing supplier and how to go about it. more...
Products for Detction of Flu and Respiratory Viruses
Do you have products for the detection of Flu and other respiratory infections?  Get your product information in our special focus "Get Ready for Flu Season" more...