Microbiology News : Mar 2020

SAS Super Pinocchio CR Compressed Air Sampling Device
Cherwell’s new SAS Super Pinocchio CR compressed air sampling device offers a more convenient way to monitor compressed air for viable particles. more...
AirBio Duo
With dual heads, and bluetooth connectivity, the TRIO.BASmicrobial air sampler from Orum International is ideally suited for applications where a large number of tests are performed in different environments whilst meeting quality standards and QM/GMP. more...
Promicol ATP Bioluminescence Rapid Testing
Food manufacturers switching to Promicol ATP bioluminescence rapid testing can improve the relability and efficiency of their quality control, speed up product release, reduce stock holding and increase cash flow. more...

COVID-19 – Accelerate Your PCR Setup

26 Mar 2020 | ClinicalPharmaceutical

Assist Plus
INTEGRA’s Australian distributor, BioTools, has partnered with Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology to support COVID-19 testing using the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot, helping the team to increase sample processing capacity and fast track COVID-19 assay development while reducing manual processing. more...
SAS Tri-Clover Isolator Head
The new SAS Tri-Clover Isolator Head for Microbial Air Sampler available from Cherwell Laboratories allows easier installation within restricted-access barrier systems (RABs) and filling lines for environmental monitoring in grade A environments. more...
ISO 9308-1 Ecoli and Coliforms in water
Coliforms and E. coli are tested as indicators of drinking water quality. This testing procedure is outlined in the ISO 9308-1 regulation method, updated in 2014 and recently amended in 2016.  more...
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...
With applications for food pathogens, water and biopharmaceutical indicator organisms. The Pall Genedisc system uses an all in one cartridge that comes complete with ready to use reagents, automated barcode reading determines the protocol - press the button and go! more...
ROI Calculator
Labs can now calculate their return on investment when purchasing a VOYAGER, adjustable tip spacing pipette, using INTEGRA’s ROI calculator. more...
NCIMB has launched a package of services to help probiotics and feed additive manufacturers assess the suitability of candidate strains and comply with European Food Safety Authority guidelines. more...
Gail Betts CampdenBRI
Campden BRI has begun an industry survey to gain an insight into how much control the food industry has over Listeria. It forms part of a new research project that will deliver new guidelines and controls to help the industry manage this pathogen. more...
Endotoxin Testing
Charles River’s portfolio of FDA-licensed products for bacterial endotoxin testing is designed to increase data integrity compliance, reduce retest rates, and streamline manufacturing processes, allowing prompt, confident decisions. more...

Special Focus on Endotoxin / Pyrogen Testing

10 Mar 2020 | Pharmaceutical

Endotoxin testing from biomerieux
A rapidmicrobiology special on pyrogen/endotoxin testing - includes pharmacopeial acceptance of rFC tests, how to improve endotoxin testing efficiencies, reduce time-consuming and expensive re-testing and the advantages of Monocyte Activation Testing. PLUS we have a special quiz! more...

Increasing Efficiency in Endotoxin Testing

10 Mar 2020 | Pharmaceutical

Gram Negative Bacteria
Endotoxin Testing can be difficult, time-consuming and associated with multiple re-testing. With new technologies in the market, increasing efficiency in your testing solutions can be easily and “rapidly” implemented. Kevin L. Williams, bioMérieux, explains... more...

Securely Seal Tube Racks with impressiOn

04 Mar 2020 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Best way to seal caps on SBS tubes
The Ziath impressiOn sets a new industry leading benchmark for high integrity, cost effective sealing of single use SBS format tube racks. more...

Pipettes with True One-Handed Operation Fit into Narrow Containers

04 Mar 2020 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Pipettes that only need one-hand
The BRAND® Transferpette® S line of air displacement pipettes are designed to be truely operational with one hand, plus the slimmer shaft fits even narrow vessels and tip cones are designed to fit most brands of quality pipette tips - volume ranges from 0.1 µL to 10 mL more...
PyroMAT animal free pyrogen testing
The PyroMAT™ system is a Monocyte Activation Test solution that uses a monocytic cell line for the detection of pyrogens. It has been demonstrated that this cell line can detect a wide range of pyrogens by using several TLR ligands.  more...
blood collection tube
Now available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories Ltd, RNA Complete BCT offers a much more convenient workflow process than alternative blood collection tubes. more...

Thermo Fisher Acquire Qiagen

03 Mar 2020 | Clinical

QIAGEN has a strong presence in molecular diagnostics with a product portfolio focused on infectious disease and other growth opportunities. The combined company will accelerate the development of higher-specificity, faster and more comprehensive tests. more...

The Compendia Are Ready to Adopt rFC, Are You?

02 Mar 2020 | Pharmaceutical

Recombinant Factor C Assay
In this article, Allen L. Burgenson, Global Subject Matter Expert, Lonza Pharma&Biotech – Testing Solutions, reviews how leading pharmacopeias are moving towards acceptance of the use of recombinant Factor C (rFC) for compendial Bacterial Endotoxin Testing (BET). more...

Campden BRI to run Campylobacter Seminar

02 Mar 2020 | Food & Beverage

roast chicken
Campden BRI will hold a seminar on 21 April to help the food industry understand how to control Campylobacter more...
Microbiologics new brand identity reflects the commitment to growth through relentless R & D, as well as the acquisitions of Michigan-based Micromyx in 2019, California-based Virapur in 2017, and Kentucky-based Gibson Bioscience in 2008.  more...
Enrichment Media Bag
BIOTECON Diagnostics now supply FoodChek Actero Listeria Elite Enrichment Media which, when used with BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof® Listeria, significantly reduces time-to-results whilst improving sensitivity, sample handling, and throughput. more...