Microbiology News : Nov 2019

Using Whitley workstation to grow clostridia
How could a Whitley Workstation become an asset in the field of gut microbiome research? In this video, Dr David Kirk talks about how workstations are used in the creation of Clostridium-assisted drug delivery platforms.
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Bobcat Air Sampler
Easily achieve same-shift microbial air sampling results with InnovaPrep’s small, portable Bobcat an air sampler that can combine high-efficiency collection with rapid molecular methods such as PCR. more...
Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, have secured further investment to aid the development of their ImpactAir® range of environmental monitoring solutions. more...
Microbial Cell Counter
How does the QUANTOM Tx Microbial Cell Counter compare with common bacterial detection and quantification methods?  Logos Biosystems have prepared an Application Note to help you find out.
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The new building houses GMP production areas for viral and protein products and client-specific technologies, as well as associated laboratory and administration areas. more...
Mobidiag has made exclusive agreements with importers in Poland, Ukraine, Israel and Romania to facilitate the distribution of their rapid parasite ID and gastro-intestinal pathogen platforms Novodiag® and Amplidiag®. more...
Alcami Corporation, a CMDO based in South Carolina, will now be providing rapid sterility testing from their North Carolina advanced analytical testing technology centre. Using the Miiliflex® rapid sterility test, results are available in 5 days.  more...
FDA has issued a warning letter to Torrent Pharma Inc after an inspection at its rectal suppositories and nasal and oral solutions manufacturing plant. The investigator's report found an inadequate water system with adverse levels of Burkholderia cepacia.  more...
Patent uses single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the ribosomal DNA of sepsis organisms to identify Gram postive and Gram negatives in whole blood in one hour. more...
T2 Biosystems receives CE-IVD mark for its T2Resistance Panel™, a diagnostics test which detects 13 of the most serious antibiotic-resistance genes in whole blood specimens in under 5 hours.  more...
Vela Diagnostics have received FDA De Novo authorization for its Sentosa® SQ HIV-1 Genotyping Assay. The NGS platform detects drug-resistance mutations in the virus' Pol gene and provides results in 2 days. more...
Roast Turkey

This thanksgiving Solus from PerkinElmer pathogen detection system can be used to test the components of a roast dinner to ensure they are safe.

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Shellfish
Romer Labs expands it's solutions for food allergen testing with the launch of the AgraQuant® Mollusk ELISA test kit  more...
Porvair Sciences have developed a highly reproducible filtered pipette tip with an excellent edge finish that always provides an optimum fit into the pipette tip enabling labs to routinely achieve superior liquid handling and dispensing. more...
Torrey Pines Scientific has a new web site featuring its complete range of chilling/heating laboratory equipment. Offering precise temperature control products for the biotech, pharmaceutical, environmental and other types of laboratories. more...
Detect Aspergillus in Cannabis
Bio-Rad launches iQ-Check Aspergillus Real-Time PCR kit, a fast PCR alternative for detection of Aspergillus in cannabis and cannabis-infused products.
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As part of AMR week, the EU funded AMR Dx Global project is asking stakeholders for information (anonymous) on their own interaction with AMR rapid diagnostics with the aim of improving its current state across the continent.  more...
Compeition to design AMR Symbol
EU-JAMRAI launches, during the celebration of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) in Stockholm, a design contest to find the symbol that best represents the global threat of antibiotic resistance. Prize includes 2000 Euros! more...
hygiena innovate system
Hygiena’s Innovate system is designed to free up working capital and provide Dairy, Food, and Beverage companies with a go/no go result in under 30 minutes, following a preliminary incubation period. more...
Triple Aspirating Head Microbial Air Sampler
A recent study indicates that using an air sampler with 3 aspirating heads, such TRIO.BAS TRIO, can deliver more accurate results vs a single head for monitoring airborne microbial detection in cleanrooms and isolators. more...
NG-Test CARBA 5 is a time-saving and cost-efficient method for the detection and differentiation of the five most common carbapenemases (KPC, OXA-48-like, VIM, IMP, and NDM) from bacterial culture. more...
CDC release ‘Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States’ report classifying five superbugs, based on their clinical impact as “urgent threats” that require urgent and aggressive action to be taken to protect the public from these drug-resistant organisms. more...
Outstanding dedication to quality, science and customer service helped Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) secure Best Contract Research Organisation (CRO) at this year's Oxford Bioscience Network (OBN) Awards. more...
Condalab continues to make history as it launches its new corporate identity and website and welcomes plant refurbishment. more...
VIAFLO 384 channel electronic pipette
INTEGRA’s range of pipetting products offers a variety of solutions to improve productivity and reduce errors for workflows - including 384 well formats. more...
Make your microbiology lab more ecofriendly with the Priorclave QCS autoclave range with effective use of power and water plus superb operator safety standards, the QCS100 is one of the safest and most efficient autoclaves available worldwide. more...
Microbiome Identification Services
“If you don’t like bacteria, you’re on the wrong planet.  This is the planet of the bacteria.” so said Stewart Brand or was it Craig Venter? Either way, browse through our latest special focus on identifying the microbiome. more...
Fastest ever Listeria sample to result 60mins
Pathogen testing without enrichment is here and now, Claire Chilton, Neogen Europe discusses with rapidmicrobiology the technology behind Neogen's Listeria Right Now that enables production staff to achieve a sample to result in just one hour with only a few hours on-site training. more...
fluorescence detection
Spot Spoilage Sooner.  Speed up your beverage microbiological quality control process with fluorescence detection. Our EZ-Fluo rapid detection system can detect potential contamination up to 3 times faster than traditional methods. more...
OraSure Technologies have acquired microbiome sequencing pioneers Diversigen for $12 million. OraSure in recent times have been building up their portfolio for clients with CoreBiome and DNA Genotek already under their belt.  more...
Diversigen will be a central lab for the generation of high quality microbiome data for the IBD Plexus® platform, a first-of-its-kind research information exchange platform designed to centralize data and bio samples from diverse research initiatives for IBD patients. more...
MIC Test Strip Imipenem
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market, in the United States, the Imipenem 0.016-256 MTS (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Imipenem. more...
TTP Labtech Ltd. has released a newer version of the low-volume Mosquito Genomics pipetting instrument. New features include improved user experience with new protocol wizards and enhanced cooling, to name a few.  more...
ChromaCode, the next-generation diagnostics company, have launched a highly multiplexed real-time PCR assay, the HDPCR™ Multi-Drug Resistance Panel.  more...
Arranto bio have secured $82million in funding and formed a strategic partnership with ThernoFisher to become the best-in-class microbiome contract development and manufacturing organization. more...
Best Price Long-read 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing Service
Loop Genomics deploys a new highly-affordable long-read sequencing service for the microbiome that interrogates single continuous 16S molecules (v1-v9). This long-read sequencing technology has applications in plant, animal and microbial genomics. more...
Next Generation Sequencing Service from Eurofins
rapidmicrobiology asks Dr. Thomas Brefort, Business Unit Manager for NGS at Eurofins Genomics, and one of the Managing Directors of Eurofins' sequencing division, about the impact that the NovaSeq6000 has had on their NGS services and what the future of this technology looks like. more...
NxGen MDx have launched their Urogenital Pathogen tests that includes tests for vaginosis, urinary tract infections and Group B streptococcus. The tests utilize real-time PCR technology to give a turnaround time of 24 hours.  more...
Microbiome identification contract laboratory service
Dr. Fiona Crispie runs Ireland's largest Next-Generation Sequencing platform at APC Microbiome Ireland. She talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about microbiome sequencing methods and the interesting microbiome projects her team is involved in. more...
Clinical Microbiomics
Clinical Microbiomics A/S is the world´s leading provider of advanced microbiome analysis covering the entire workflow from extracting DNA, sequencing, profiling and biostatistics linking the microbiome to relevant clinical parameters. 
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NCIMB
NCIMB’s next generation sequencing and bioinformatics services for bacterial community analysis allow you to identify and understand the full population present within a microbiome sample. more...
Humous products sold in shops and supermarkets in Ireland and the UK are being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella. The supplier of the product is blaming a third-party ingredient on the source of the contamination.  more...
Cherwell Laboratories, specialist suppliers of environmental monitoring and process validation solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Roger as Engineering Manager and part of Cherwell’s management team.  more...
1test1
The French start-up Luxia Scientific provides 1test1™, a diagnostic kit for the loss of gut microbial diversity for people with gut disorders or wishing to check their health, through the identification of bacterial dysbiosis. more...
Best Microbiome Project 25K USD
The ‘Microbiome Challenge Program’ offers researchers the chance to have their microbiome project isolated, cultivated and sequenced using high-throughput GALT and COSMOS ID technologies. more...
Listeria Chromogenic media PCR
Bio-Rad’s Listeria AFNOR Update: learn more on new confirmation options for RAPID'Lmono and renewal/extension for Listeria PCR solutions. more...
2020 media pack available now
Find out why leading microbiology manufacturers advertise with rapidmicrobiology.com.  Download our 2020 media kit today. more...
Beckman Coulter and Dascaena come together in US Government backed partnership to develop a next-generation algorthim to predict the onset of sepsis using data collected from a widely used hematology analyzer. more...
Complete solution for Food Viruses
BioMérieux offers a full complete testing solution for Norovirus GI, Norovirus GII (NoV) and Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) in food samples, according to ISO 15216-2:2019, from extraction through to detection via the easy-to-use GENE-UP® platform, AOAC and AFNOR validated. more...
EnSURE Touch Monitoring System
EnSURE™ Touch is an advanced monitoring system that collects, analyses and reports from multiple quality tests such as ATP, microorganisms, and enzymes. Featuring a 5-inch touch screen, wireless sync technology, cloud-based software, and the ability to conduct a wide range of tests.  more...
Validation of RMM Bioburden results
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...
Bristish biotech start-up Sense Biodetection limit have raised £12.3million from venture capital and the UK Goverment's Innovation fund to develop it's portfolio of machine-free, point of care molecular tests  more...
The European Court of Justice has issued a court order allowing food business operators to apply ListexP100 in ready-to-eat meals in order to combat the foodborne pathogen Listeria. As yet there is still no legal framework in place.  more...
Becton, Dickonson and Company  with Check-Point Healthcare B.V have received US FDA 510(k) clearance for the BD Max™ Check-Points CPO assay. A molecular based assay that can detect the five most common carbapenemase genes in only two and a half hours from a patients sample. more...