Microbiology News : Oct 2019

AFNOR Validated Salmonella in Infant Foods
As new extension now includes 375g samples of infant formula and infant cereals with or without probiotics, as well as dairy powders, the 3MMolecular Detection Assay 2 range can be used for both Cronobacter and Salmonella. more...
MVP ATP Hygiene Testing Kit
The MVP ICON® can test for other HACCP driven parameters including conductivity and concentration, temperature and pH, and the unique swab design gives other advantages including no need to shake after the swab is inserted back into the kit tube. more...
Round Vented Integral Wash Bottle
With it's improved design the Azlon® round vented integral wash bottle from SciLabware means you can dispense liquids safely and efficiently significantly reducing any potential for contamination. more...
GE Healthcare have designed new KUBio bioprocessing modular units for the high demand in viral vectors to be used in the growing cell and gene based therapy market. more...
For continuity of supply as BREXIT looms choose TSC for high-quality microbiological consumables that you can be confident in whatever your compliance needs. more...
Hardy Diagnostics have partnered up with NG Biotech (France) to distribute their NG-Test® CARBA 5 rapid multiplex immunoassay in the United States. The test detects and differentiates between the big five carbapenemases. more...
Air Monitor EU GMP Annex 1 revision
Designed to integrate into isolators or RABS, the new ImpactAir® ISO-90 Monitoring Platform addresses continuous air monitoring as per EU GMP Annex 1 revision. more...
Automated Detection of GAS on Chromogenic Media
Recent study published in the JCM, describes use of COLOREX Strep A CHROMagar™ and WASPLab™ Artificial Intelligence Chromogenic Detection Module Software to automate the detection of Group A Strep from pharyngeal swab samples. more...
Nissiu Pharmaceuticals partner with Hitachi and Amazon to bring you an image recognition service that performs a colony count off an uploaded plate photo. Results available instantaneoulsy with a maximum error rate of only 8%. more...
NF validation
Solus E. coli O157 ELISA alternative method has been granted NF VALIDATION certification renewal by the Technical Board of the NF VALIDATION mark, certificate reference SOL 37/03-10/15 until 14th October 2023. more...
Microbiology International, the supplier of MediaBox™ and a large range of ready-to-go media, have proudly announced their recent ISO 9001:2015 International quality standard accrediation more...
water sample collection bottle
The Corning® Gosselin water sample collection bottle is designed to meet water sample collection requirements of the United States EPA and Health Canada and will neutralize up to 15 mg/L of free chlorine in water samples. more...
Dual Reservoir
INTEGRA’s Clear Advantage reagent reservoir portfolio saves money and space by using disposable inserts that fit into reusable bases, and the 10, 25 and 100 ml multichannel reagent reservoirs are now available with their innovative SureFlo system to minimize dead volumes. more...
Honeyman High Purity Water Systems

Pharmaceutical water specialists, Honeyman Group, expand manufacturing facilities in the North East committing to a £1 million investment over 3 years.

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Baker Ruskinn Bugbox
Looking at ways to increase productivity?  The Bugbox calculator works out the true costs in materials and labor for Anaerobic or Microaerophilic Jars/Packs and compares it to the costs of buying and running a Baker Ruskinn incubated anaerobic or microaerophilic workstation. Compare today! 
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Real-time Colony Counter
The INTERSCIENCE ScanStation is a smart real-time colony counter, providing rapid results from traditional agar plates including chromogenic media allowing recording of visual growth data for full traceability and data integrity. more...
The Tecta-PDS portable lab wins over the International Triathlon Union (ITU) after its accurate rapid water testing for E.coli and Enterococci at the Olympic Triathlon qualifiers in Tokyo.

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The Finnish-French biotech company Mobidiag has announced CE-IVD marking for its Novodiag® Stool Parasites molecular syndromic test detecting over 95% of intestinal parasites. more...
MIC Test Strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Imipenem-relebactam 0.002/4-32/4 MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Imipenem-relebactam. more...
Charm Sciences Inc., have released their PEEL Plate® Colony Counter II which can accurately count on all PEEL Plate types and sizes. more...
Infographic
Rapid Micro Biosystems breaks down how to successfully use the TR80 framework and ALCOA/ALCOA+ that helps to support the FDA’s agency stated efforts to improve drug quality through vigilant oversight of data integrity and good manufacturing practice.  more...
Droplet Digital PCR for Food Testing
Powered by Droplet Digital PCR, the kit can test the genome of each individual E. coli bacterium for the virulence genes associated with pathogenic STEC and confirm positive results faster than traditional methods. more...
 A molecular diagnostics start-up company has secured a contract with the US Department of Defence to develop CRISPR-based technology that can identify biothreats ultra fast with ultra sensitivity. more...
Selux Diagnostic’s rapid AST technology has received an $11.4 million boost from BARDA upon reaching the contract’s first milestone three months early. more...
The Luminex Corporation gives increased confidence in MRSA calls with an FDA approved nasal swab MRSA detection assay. more...
A platform of novel oligonucleotide-based antimicrobials expected to be highly efficient against the most prevalent nosocomial pathogens receives further funding. more...
Roche cobas Babesia has been granted approval by the FDA for its fully automated molecular test for the most frequently reported transfusion-transmitted parasitic infection in the U.S more...
First Semi-Quantitative MicroVal certificate for Neogen’s Soleris system for detection of Enterobacteriaceae in dairy products. more...
Browse through the latest products on show at this years PDA Microbiology exhibition - includes updates on Mycoplasma testing, endotoxin and pyrogen testing, data integrity, GPT organisms. more...
BIOFIRE MYCOPLASMA
Do you think Fast, Easy and Accurate Mycoplasma testing is a fantasy? It's not. bioMérieux has simplified complexity with the BIOFIRE® Mycoplasma “Lab in a Pouch”. more...
Pyrogen Detection Kit
Come visit MilliporeSigma at PDA Micro Booth #313 and be the first to see the latest improvements in your daily testing workflows.  more...
MODA-EM
Replace paper with productivity - the MODA™ Platform bridges the gap that currently exists between manufacturing and QC to provide a single batch record with an intuitive review and approval interface.  The MODA™ Platform has GMP compliance and tracking at its core. more...
ScanStation
ScanStation, real-time bacterial monitoring unit, detects and counts colonies as soon as they appear at the beginning of the incubation.  It provides anticipated results for quality control labs with full data integrity 21 CFR part 11. more...
What are the options for Endotoxins Testing
Speak with Lonza Experts about your endotoxin testing challenges at Booth #310. Let’s solve them together. Additionally, see our poster presentation “Establishing the Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) in a New Lab - Assay qualification and product-specific validation.
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Source BioScience have invested €585,000 in a new microbiology and sterility testing lab at Tramore along with an increased storage capacity planned for the future giving customers faster turnaround times on results and cutting distribution costs.  more...
Complete Microbial Solutions from Charles River
Find out why you should visit Charles River Booth #209 at this years PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology more...

Controls You Can Rely On

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GPT Plate
Meet USP requirements with test-ready microbial controls for Growth Promotion Testing and Environmental Monitoring controls. more...
The biomaterials leader will leverage Micromyx’s unique R&D and regulatory expertise to better serve customers more...
DiaSorin have announced the introduction of their VZV molecular-based diagnostic kit into the European market with an FDA 510 (k) clearance pending. more...
How to Validate Rapid Microbiology Method
Dr. Michael J. Miller, one of the leading global experts on rapid microbiology method validation and implementation, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about the current status of rapid methods within the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and how ATMPs is accelerating adoption. more...
Training on RMM Validation - Pharmig
As part of Pharmig’s focus on continuous development of professionals working in the field of microbiology in the pharma and biopharma industry, members were given the opportunity to be trained in the validation of rapid microbiological method technology by world expert Dr Michael J Miller.  more...
Alcoholic Beverages
Promicol's ATP Bioluminescence testing for alcoholic beverages is easy and returns valuable QC results much faster than conventional plate testing. more...
Microbiologics reliable test ready control panels
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for determining when to QC molecular multiplex assays or for choosing which targets to test. Follow these best practices from experienced CAP auditor, Joslyn Pribble, to create a QC plan that’s right for your lab. more...
Detection of Mycotoxins

There is a growing concern worldwide around mycotoxins, rapidmicrobiology.com speaks to Dr Kurt Brunner, Head of R&D at Romer Labs, about the current state of mycotoxin contamination, the challenges of detecting them, and the role of reference and rapid test methods.

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3 Hours test for Bretanomyces and spoilage yeast
In this video, Ben Pascal from Invisible Sentinel discusses their range of test kits for the detection of hop-resistant Pediococcus and Lactobacillus, wild yeasts like Bretanomyces bruxellensis or Dekkera plus new targets like Saccaromyces diastaticus. more...
Block out aerosol and liquid contaminants with Porvair Sciences new range of Liquid Handling Pipette Tip Filters, fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and European Pharmacopoeia statutory regulations as well as being free from heavy metals.   more...