Microbiology News : Sep 2019

Campylobacter spp
With millions of cases, worldwide, each year of foodborne Campylobacteriosis; learn more about these important diarrheal disease-causing pathogens, including the detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in food and environmental samples according to international standards.  more...
InnovaPrep CP Select
The InnovaPrep CP Select is a rapid and automated concentration tool for contamination monitoring. It exponentially improves sensitivity for nearly any analytical method so you can get same-shift results while improving your LOD.  more...
QC Controls for MTB-RIF
Microbiologics' positive and negative controls are designed to help laboratories deliver reliable MTB-RIF testing results, the positive control represents five common mutations to the rpoB gene associated with rifampicin-resistance. more...
DrySyn range offers a clean, safe alternative to oil baths and heating mantles which both reduces costs in purchasing and disposal of oil, and offers a reduction in energy consumption.  more...
How to Identify Strains of Listeria
The MALDI Biotyper can be used to confirm presumptive and identify organisms from various agar plates; it can be used as a fast and easy pre-screening method before using the IR Biotyper for complete strain characterization to find out if it's a resident or a transient strain. more...
Swabs and POC Kits for Flu Testing
From sample collection to diagnostic kits plus establishing a QC plan for your molecular multiplex assays - browse through our rapidmicrobiology flu testing special focus. more...
GeneXpert
The GeneXpert System provides an efficient and reliable means to accurately diagnose flu and RSV. This can benefit both turnaround times and patient management, while also helping to reduce the costs associated with winter outbreaks. more...
Pathogen Testing Food Powders
With specifically designed immunoassay kits, dedicated selective enrichment media and automated liquid handling, the Solus Pathogen Detection System can offer solutions for testing a number of “challenging” matrices. more...

Data integrity is now ensured with Labguru's new realtime inline editing app - removing the need to leave the system to work on another software platform and then transfer the work back which creates the potential for human error plus taking up additional time.

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The APAS Independence reduces manual reading of non-significant plates for urine and MRSA testing which can account for up to 50 - 70% of lab specimens. more...
Specimen Collection Swabs from Puritan
You’ve been there before – you reach for a swab and find you are getting very low. Now is the time to stock up, before flu season is on your doorstep. Choose Puritan's US made specimen collection devices for reliable collection. Here's why.   more...
In addition to the 17-target BioCode® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, which gained FDA clearance in 2018, the BioCode® Respiratory Pathogen Panel will be the second of many syndromic multiplex panels to be commercialized on the BioCode® MDx-3000. more...
Vyon® offers excellent inherent properties for medical and healthcare products. It’s venting capability allows closed environments to breathe whilst maintaining optimal bacterial resistance is a highly desireable and key property in a wide range of medical and pharmaceutical applications. more...
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...
Expand cGMP production area with this modular, expandable solution. 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...
Better Serial Dilutions for total counts
In this video Alexandra Ali, Kinematica USA discusses the benefits of using the iNLABTEC Serial Diluter UA with an integrated Stomacher-type bag mixer to make dilutions for food microbiology more efficient and less prone to errors without the need to change validated lab protocols. 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...