Microbiology News : Jan 2020

Vials of NATtrol™ S. aureus (MRSA). controls are supplied in a purified protein matrix that mimics the composition of a true clinical specimen. more...
Microbiology Product News Updates - 28 Jan 2020
It's microbial identification special focus week on rapidmicrobiology, there's a lot about MALDI-TOF plus our expert knowledge quiz. Also, Primerdesign have developed a genesig RT-qPCR kit for the novel coronavirus strain 2019-CoV available now for pre-order - RUO licensing. more...
Enterobacteriaceae on plate
Special focus on microbial identification, explore contract identification providers, proficiency tests ID, how a water lab implemented MALDI-TOF, plus summaries of recent identification seminar, plus take our quiz - are you a MALDI expert? more...
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Jessica Rayser (Product Manager) and Morgan McCarraher (Associate) at Charles River Microbial Solutions talk to rapidmicrobiology.com on why Accugenix® Microbial Identification Service stands out from the rest and how they can help meet your regulatory requirements. more...
Meridian Biosciences has announced there has been a huge demand for their Lyo-Ready 1-Step RT-qPCR Mix in screening patients for the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  more...
Primerdesign have developed a genesig RT-qPCR kit for the novel coronavirus strain 2019-CoV. The kit will be made officially available as of next week with the facility to pre-order now.  more...
Homogenizers for Microbiome Analysis
Bertin Instruments illustrate how their one-minute Precellys Evolution Homogenizers outperforms standard lysing methods and opens up an unbiased look at the microbiome's population. more...
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In this article, Matthew Jones, Technical Development Manager at Welsh Water, explores all aspects of introducing MALDI-TOF into a UK water company; from procurement to validation and accreditation to standardisation and his on-going work with SCA to establish a MALDI-TOF Blue Book. 

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The MALDI Biotyper is validated by MicroVal according to the ISO 16140 part 6 standard and is an approved official method of analysis by AOAC international, the confirmation and identification results are provided directly with no need for additional data interpretation. more...
Noscendo's CE-certified DISQVER sequencing and bioinformatics platform has been adopted by a One Health Working Group in the University Hospital Bonn. This collaboration aims to speed up the identification of pathogens and resistances to improve antibiotic treatment and hygiene measures. more...
ultra-rapid identification with MALDI-ToF
For identifying microorganisms, the advanced MALDI-ToF system rivals the traditionally used culture-based methods which industry is still heavily dependent on.  With laser technology to ID species in a few minutes, find out how this system can help you. more...
MALDI TOF Quiz are you an expert
Take our quiz and find out if you're 'Mighty at MALDI!' more...
LGC CONFIDENT
The LGC CONF-IDENT proficiency testing scheme enables laboratories to confirm and/or identify strains isolated from a sample using various techniques, from traditional biochemical/serological tests to more advanced genomic or molecular techniques. more...
Latest products for your microbiology lab
New ATP test kit supplying globally, easier pipetting protocols using magnetic beads to clean up nucleic acid preparations, new BRCGS environmental monitoring standards for food packaging manufacturers, GENE-UP EHEC gains MicroVal validation. more...
BC equipment
Sensilux® offers a range of kits and products, for quality control in the food industry, based on ATP-bioluminescence. With tailored control software and sampling automation solutions Sensilux® brings you the highest quality at the most competitive price. more...
Charles River has completed its acquisition of HemaCare Corporation, a leader in the production of human-derived cellular products for the cell therapy market.  more...
EFSA is asking for public consultation on a new document which will give guidance to applicants wishing to introduce microorganisms into the food chain. The document will instruct applicants to carry out WGS on the microorganisms in order to provide EFSA with a risk assessment.  more...
Creative Diagnostics launches a large range of p30 antigens and antibodies for ASFV detection. more...
Alan Dawson, Laboratory Manager at the European Space Agency (ESA), says the training on aseptic techniques received from the Honeyman group have provided ESA staff the with necessary skills to explore other planets without leaving any microbial trace behind. more...
The BIOFIRE® Blood Culture Identification 2 (BCID2) panel includes several additional pathogens, an expanded list of antimicrobial resistance genes, and many revised targets compared to the existing BIOFIRE® BCID Panel. more...
NCIMB Isolate on Plate
NCIMB offers fast turnaround on microbial identification. Discounted rates are available for large numbers of samples. We identify both bacteria and fungi at our Aberdeen laboratories. more...
A novel coronavirus has the potential to spread in China with the upcoming New Year's celebrations. Chinese Authorities report that transmission is not sustained and mild symptoms are most likely. However immunocompromised people are on high-risk in this highly polluted region.  more...
Roche has received CE marking for their Adenovirus test,  their fourth instalment in their critical transplant testing menu. The test will allow health professionals to establish if a transplant recipient is at risk of developing severe illness from an adenovirus infection. more...
Brandtech Scientific have launched an inductive charging stand to work with its BRAND® HandyStep® touch and HandyStep® touch S repeating pipettes.  more...
Fagron Inc. a pharmaceutical compounding company has voluntarily recalled over 30 lots of a topical anaesthetic after the FDA identified Bacillus fortis/Geobacillus toebii, Bacillus spp, and Bacillus circulans as contaminants in a non-sterile ingredient packaged with the anaesthetic. more...
Low Retention GripTips
INTEGRA Biosciences’ innovative pipetting solutions are the perfect partner for magnetic purification protocols more...
In partnership with Sartorius, Alpha Laboratories now brings you a choice of, internationally recognised, expert pipette calibration services that you can trust and rely on.  more...
Priorclave are exhibiting at this year’s Medlab exhibition in Dubai from 3rd to 6th February 2020.  Find out why you should visit their stand.  more...
new Short Needle Sterility Testing Device
Sterility testing for cartridges can pose a risk. Increase safety with our new short needle device.  Improve dexterity and security when piercing cartridges, or soft single-use plastic containers with our new short 20 mm length needle. Watch our video! more...
Hull University Teaching NHS Trust
Operating theatres demand enhanced microbiological monitoring and infection control.  Hull University Teaching NHS Trust have selected SAS Super air samplers, from Cherwell Laboratories.  more...
MicroVal has approved the issuing of its first certificate for a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) detection method, based on the validation of bioMérieux GENE-UP EHEC. more...
best products for microbiology testing
A better way to take sterility testing samples from single use containers, PathogenDx technology may soon be applied to food pathogen detection, SAS air sampler for operating theatres, MIC strip for Ampicillin-sulbactam, why flow cytometry is so good for probiotics. more...
MIC Test Strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Ampicillin*-Sulbactam (2/1) 0.016-256* MTS (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Ampicillin-sulbactam. more...
Ziath has announced that it will launch a revolutionary web-based 2D-barcoded tube identification product - Datapaq 5 at SLAS 2020 in San Diego, USA. more...
Campden BRI BRCGS
A new clause has been introduced by BRCGS requiring food packaging manufacturers to implement microbiological environmental monitoring. In this informative document, Campden BRI provides guidance in meeting the new criteria, best sampling procedures and the services they offer.  more...
rapidmicrobiology will be publishing a special focus on Microbial Identification, make sure your products or services are included. more...
PathogenDx Workflow
PathogenDx is an ultra-fast pathogen test that will only identify and quantify live cells and currently in routine use in the emerging cannabis testing industry. CEO Milan Patel talks to rapidmicrobiology on how this disruptive technology can revolutionize the food safety testing industry.  more...
QxP's Virtuosi® is an interactive GMP learning tool, beta-tested and adopted by the UK GMP Compliance Body for the pharmaceutical industry. Created at QxP by 25 experts in Microbiology and VR tech among others and independently reviewed by former FDA expert. more...
Applied BioCode has received FDA 510(k) clearance on the BioCode Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) for use on its high-throughput multiplex BioCode MDx-3000 molecular diagnostic system.  more...
Microbiology Product News Updates
Solve PCR positive, culture negative food samples, new formulations of enrichment media, MALDI-TOF identification is it for your lab? more...
Plate counts are not the best way to count probiotics
Flow cytometry beats the traditional plate count  when it comes to probiotics, reports Marco Pane, R&D manager of Probiotical, a manufacturer of probiotics. more...
Mavidon, the medical device manufacturer, has informed all of its customers, hospitals and clinics to stop using and quarantine all of its products immediately because of possible contamination with Burkholderia cepacia more...
Disposable plastics for microbiology samples
Scilabware is pleased to offer the Ramboldi range of single use plastic products for use in general microbiology and life science applications. Specifically aimed at customers within the healthcare sector we offer a range of sterile products suitable for the management of patient samples. more...
Microbial Identification Workshop - Highlights
This live report is on the 'Microbial Identification Discussion Session' workshop hosted by Dr Anna Lovatt at Pharmig's 27th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology in Nottingham, UK.  more...
Bio-Rad Rapid Listeria
During the 2017 Listeria outbreak in South Africa, Bio-Rad provided Microchem Lab Services (MLS) support with their wide-range of prepared Listeria media. Ilse Liedemann, Microbiology Lab manager at MLS, gives a first-hand account on the vital support from Bio-Rad in those challenging times.  more...
First Light Diagnostics has announced the authorization of additional funding from BARDA of $4.3 million to develop its MultiPath™ platform. This additional funding from the US Government's biomedical research grant authority given to First Light Diagnostics brings the total... more...