Microbiology News : Dec 2019

An engineered Lysin (bacteriophage enzyme) by ContraFect has demonstrated in pre-clinical trials to be an excellent candidate for the treatment in infections caused by the multi-drug resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa. ContraFect begin IND-enabling studies with this new product candidate.  more...
Cost Cases for MALDI-ToF identification
A rapidmicrobiology.com report on the recent SCI event 'Rapid Confirmation Using MALDI-TOF III', presentations are summarised to convey how each presenter has advanced into this new era of real-time food and water microbiology after implementing MALDI-TOF technology in their laboratories. more...
PREraser BACGene
Eurofins GeneScan Technologies has developed PREraser BACGene for the effective elimination of free DNA from food sample enrichments of various matrices, reducing the rate of culturally unconfirmed positive PCR results during pathogen detection. more...
ViroStat have 3 new Monoclonal Antibodies to the nucleoprotein (NP) of Coronavirus. These new antibodies are reactive with the NP of both SARS and MERS viruses and are excellent tools for research and diagnostics. more...
Recombinant Factor C, the animal-free alternative in Bacterial Endotoxin to Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) has been given a new chapter by the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur) Commission at its recent 165th session in Strasbourg. more...
ICR Swab
Isolators and aseptic processing areas, including neoprene gloves, in the pharmaceutical industry need to be regularly monitored to ensure the absence of microorganisms. Discover how to detect low levels of bacterial contamination using ICR swabs.  more...
Neoprene Gloves
This study was designed to prove the suitability of ICR Swabs (Ref. No. 146529) and lockable TSA w. LTHThio contact - ICR+ (Ref. No. 146783) contact plates, to detect low numbers of different bacterial test strains from Neoprene® gloves. more...
A Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) kit that can detect seven of the most common carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) is now available from the Mast Group. The Mast Isoplex® CRE-ART  provides rapid results with 15 mins hands-on time and 30 mins run time...... more...
Improved Enrichment Media - Food Pathogens
Reducing enrichment times for target food pathogens is the responsibility of Sergiy Olishevskyy, VP of R&D, at FoodChek Systems, he and Sandra Rogoza, talk here to rapidmicrobiology.com about time savings that can be achieved with the latest formulations and future developments in enrichments. more...
New York based biotech start-up Biotia have received a $2.4m boost for its pathogen-profiling NGS-powered AI software, which can give clinicans detailed reports on identification and AMR markers from clinically-cultured samples.  more...
latest microbiology product updates
Detect low numbers of different bacterial test strains from Neoprene® gloves, improve data integrity for QC of ATMPs/Cell and Gene Therapies, test for total counts in jams, creams, and fruit preparations, replace CFUs by counting single bacterial cells, detect H. pylori antigen in stool samples. more...
Using the Ziath 'Track and Trace' starter kit is the easy way to set up and maintain an enhanced food sample integrity, tracking and audit trail.
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Thomas Parkhill has joined Cherwell Laboratories to help drive the companies ambitious growth plans. more...
How to Test High Sugar Foods
Promicol ATP Bioluminescence testing allows the rapid microbial control of jams, creams, and fruit preparations, it is simple to use and saves you time, giving you confidence in the microbial safety of your sweet goods. more...
How to detect Hpylori in stools
The Sentinel Diagnostics Easy-Card H. pylori test, available from Alpha Laboratories, is a cost-effective method with little or no compromise on sensitivity and specificity. It is designed for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples and gives an answer in just 10 minutes.    more...
Quantom TX
In less than 30 seconds, the QUANTOM Tx scans up to 10 fields of view to produce accurate single bacterial cell counts. The advanced software can account for the varying shapes, sizes, and arrangements of different bacteria. more...
Rapid Micro Biosystems ALCOA
rapidmicrobiology.com explores with Rapid Micro Biosystems how to improve QC laboratories approach to regulatory and industry expectations for quality control for ATMPs/Cell and Gene Therapies  more...
Biodata has announced a record-breaking third quarter and attribute this to Labguru; their web-based platform electronic notebook that allows laboratories to become more automated for storage and organisation and to design experiments and workflows. more...
Roche Molecular Systems Inc., have been granted de novo marketing authorisation for its Cobas vivoDx MRSA diagnostics test that can detect MRSA in nasal swab just 5 hours by new Smarticles technology; a bacteriophage and bioluminescence innovation specific for MRSA. more...
Rapid Microbiology Testing ATMPs
In this rapidmicrobiology special, we showcase options for rapid testing of biotherapeutics such as ATMPs, gene and cell therapies. Includes risks and international regulations for mycoplasmas, how to get Mycoplasma results in under 1 hour, and the fastest way to get production up and running. more...
Save money and reduce plastic laboratory waste by sterilizing reusable stainless steel inoculation loops, the SteriMax is an infrared loop sterilizer, giving high-speed annealing and sterilizing without flame. more...
Air Sampler
Can you be sure that no particles will be carried over inside an instrument if you transfer your instruments between different cleanroom classes? Ensure peace of mind by mounting a HEPA H13 exhaust air particle filter to your MAS-100 NT® sampler. more...
Environmental Sampling Plates
Environmental monitoring using culture media is generally carried out in cleanrooms and then transferred to an outside lab space for incubation and evaluation of the results. Discover whether pre-storage has effect on microorganism recovery rates. more...
ESwab
Two recent studies evaluated Copan's ESwab™ kits finding them useful to collect specimens for fungal and mycobacterial culture. ESwab™ has a broad capability for the collection and maintenance of microorganisms and is an obvious choice as a multipurpose swab transport system. more...
Test for EHEC USDA FSIS compliant
Have greater confidence in your testing with the Assurance® GDS EHEC ID assay for detection of E. coli O157:H7 Tq in raw beef and MicroTally swabs. more...
KUBio and FlexFactory
Michelle Stafford, Senior Global Product Marketing Leader, GE Healthcare LifeSciences, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about how their KUBio prefabricated facilities and FlexFactory platforms are suited for the rapid expansion and growth in the production of biopharmaceuticals. more...
Get QC results for ATMPs before treatment
Ensure that your ATMPs or R&D cell cultures are free of Bacteria and Fungi.  ATMPs and cultured cells can be tested using qPCR that detects a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial and fungal contaminants in just 3 hours. more...
Adeno-associated viruses can be used as vehicles for gene therapy, however viral aggregates may cause problems, a new applications study reports on how Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation coupled with multi-angle light scattering and Ultraviolet detectors can quantify AAV aggregation. more...
BioFire Mycoplasma bioMerieux
Interview with Dr Sylvanie Cassard of bioMérieux Healthcare, on the new BioFire® Mycoplasma test, an internalised rapid mycoplasma test panel that allows ATMP laboratories to perform mycoplasma tests in-house, requiring no molecular expertise and provides results in under 1hour. more...
Mycoplasma Testing on ATMPs
An in-depth Interview with Helena Windsor of Mycoplasma Experience, the only UK company specialising in Mycoplasmology. Now, in their 4th decade of mycoplasma testing, Helena talks about the fast-moving Cell and Gene therapy market and how mycoplasma testing is vital at this critical juncture. more...
Cherwell ATMP GMP Services
Cherwell Laboratories are focusing on where the risk of microbial contamination could occur in ATMPs/Gene and Cellular Therapies and how their products can provide solutions to specific sampling issues. more...
New UV LED disinfection acts as a barrier preventing contamination from entering the laboratory water purification system as a whole, offering a high-level microbial disinfection barrier for laboratory water, directly at the point of use. more...
Terumo BCT launches first-of-its-kind device to accelerate cell therapy manufacturing more...





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