Microbiology News : May 2020

With the CXT 353, researchers can work more safely and efficiently with samples containing infectious viruses like COVID-19. more...
AFYS3G has a unique way to guarantee the absolute traceability of your laboratory consumables: laser-based marking systems. more...
The robust Push Cap Decapper CP620 from Micronic enables labs tasked with opening multiple sample storage tubes to achieve significant productivity gains. more...
ATP-bioluminescence Sensilux Food Safety
Rapid microbial detection methods have never been easier to perform and analyze. BC launches its Sensilux® Assay Manager v3.0 software to facilitate the task of lab technicians. more...
MAT PBMCs Pyrogen Lonza
Lonza and Sanquin partner for commercialization of specialized MAT reagents for accurate and reliable in vitro pyrogen testing. This will facilitate global access to the sustainable, highly sensitive methodology for in vitro pyrogen testing essential for the safety of parenteral pharmaceuticals. more...
Abbott has released an interim analysis from independent studies being carried out on its ID NOW™ COVID-19 test, as per FDA instructions. Results, so far show the test has a high sensitivity and specificity in the early days of symptoms onset.  more...
The U.S. FDA is supporting the agency’s evaluation of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 by providing a SARS-CoV-2 reference panel. The panel is available to commercial and laboratory developers who are interacting with the FDA through the pre-emergency use authorization (EUA) process. more...
Neogen Food Safety
For over 30 years we have been a trusted partner to the food industry, developing and supplying diagnostic kits and expert services to determine the quality and safety of food. more...
Food Microbiology for safe food
FSAI CEO Dr Pamela Byrne, discusses with rapidmicrobiology the FSAI's involvement in international food safety affairs, preparing for a COVID-19-like crisis in the food industry, and how vetting data they capture and process is fundamental in risk management and the country's preparedness. ​ more...
Salmonella quiz
How well do you Really know Salmonella?  Take our quiz and find out! more...
ProGnosis Symmetric Technology
Symmetric technology: An innovative lateral flow method that quantifies mycotoxins in grains, cereals, and milk. The tests demonstrate high accuracy & increased sensitivity. Excellent results in FAPAS & AIA proficiency tests. Validated by ILVO. more...
microbiology media ISO and BAM
How do labs to keep up with latest re-formulations of ISO and FDA BAM microbiology media? In this interview with Holger Schoenenbruecher, Strategic Marketing Director Food and Beverage at Merck Life Science, we discuss how Merck supports users to stay compliant to latest regulations. more...
Rambach Agar CHROMagar Salmonella
In 1989, Dr Alain Rambach successfully developed and commercialized the first chromogenic media for detection and identification of Salmonella spp.: Rambach Agar. more...
Merck PyroMAT Pyrogen Parenteral
How suitable is the cell line-based Monocyte Activation Test for pyrogen detection?
New Application Note: Detection of various non-endotoxin pyrogens or TLR ligands with the PyroMAT® system. Free Download. more...
MicroVal
Validation of rapid microbiological methods is vital when choosing the right kit for your food or beverage testing. In this special interview with members of the MicroVal committee, we learn what MicroVal validation means and how it compares to AOAC, AFNOR and NordVal. more...
Baker Containment Enclosures
Baker continues to develop specialised walk in and reach in clean air enclosures ideal for vaccine developers, making innovative use of robotic technology for drug discovery, high-throughput screening, and high-volume sample management. more...
Charles River rapid sterility
The world needs pharma and biotech organizations to respond to public health crises faster than ever. As production timelines shorten and approvals are fast-tracked, the industry must be able to release products as quickly and safely as possible.  more...
Merck Microbial Testing Solutions
In this rapidmicrobiology special focus, you can browse through a range of rapid microbial methods that can help streamline production processes in vaccine development and production. more...
Food Sampling Dippers
Make food sampling and transportation safe and easy with the Wheaton® polystyrene dipper range. Sterile, individually wrapped leak-free polystyrene screw cap containers with a snappable handle.   more...
Avacta has partnered with Cytiva (formerly GE Healthcare Life Sciences) to develop a rapid lateral flow assay to detect antigens of SARS-CoV-2, for the consumer market. Sales, marketing and distribution firm Medusa19, say they see the kit being used at airports and businesses looking to reopen.  more...
Hamilton Titan Manage Storage
Hamilton Storage and Titan's Management software are now connected, giving users a single interface to control multiple automated storage systems. Making searching for samples easier,  enhanced real-time monitoring and allowing complete history printout for auditing. more...
bioMerieux ENDONEXT COVID Vaccine Endotoxin
Vaccines can be complex matrixes and can cause difficulties when establishing and testing for Endotoxins. The Recombinant Factor C protein in ENDONEXT assays can be measured perfectly to contain only the needed Factor C protein for ENDOTOXIN detection. more...
automated environmental monitoring
Removing the human element in the microbiology laboratory - remote monitoring system means on-site access is minimised more...
The US FDA has instructed a large cohort of COVID-19 serology test manufacturers not to distribute kits until they have complied with mandatory guidelines, which include submitting an FDA-EUA application, within a certain time-frame and/or not addressing issues on tests validaity. more...
Thermo Fisher produces Viral Transport Media (VTM)  that complies with US requirements for COVID-19 sample collection and have signed a contract with the government, allowing Thermo Fisher to expand and scale-up production capacity to 8 million per week.  more...
Detect Endotoxin and Pyrogen in Vaccines
The study shows that the PyroMAT® System, a monocyte activation test (MAT) that uses cryo-preserved Mono-Mac-6 (MM6) human monocytic cells as monocyte source, can detect both endotoxin and non-endotoxin pyrogen in a meningococcal vaccine preparation. more...
PrimeStore VTM COVID19
The PrimeStore® MTM COVID-19 sample collection device that inactivates viral RNA is in high demand and its manufacturer EKF Diagnostics has secured contracts and have doubled manufacturing capacity in the US and repurposed EU plants to meet demand.  more...
Cherwell EM Media Annex 1
Cherwell Laboratories has increased the breadth of its range of stainless-steel prepared media accessories for use within cleanroom environmental monitoring (EM) programmes, in response to customer demand and an EU GMP Annex 1 revision to protect agar plates and prevent spoiled samples. more...
when and how to test for endotoxin in vaccines
This article describes how the endotoxin testing requirements for all drug products must be applied during development of vaccines. These tests help ensure the release of safe and effective therapeutics, including those targeting COVID-19 disease. more...
microproof legionella Biotecon
BIOTECON Diagnostics’ microproof® Legionella Quantification LyoKit – implementing the right safety measures post lockdown. more...
Microgenetics SmartControl EM COVID Vaccine
For facilities scaling-up to develop COVID-19 vaccines, environmental monitoring could be a challenge. Find out how software solutions such as SmartControl can help, and how you can get the software free of charge for 12-months if involved in the fight against the virus. more...
LAL reagents from FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals
With over a century of combined research experience, FUJIFILM and Wako Chemicals U.S.A. continue the development of products that can improve human health and protect the environment. See the complete line of Wako LAL products at wakopyrostar.com more...
Promicol ATP Food Safety
Rapid microbial detection methods, can avoid product release delays, provide financial benefits to food producers, and ensure safe food for the consumer. Promicol's ATP bioluminescence method is used on a variety of food types & returns results in under 40 mins using pre-enriched samples. more...
Baker SterilGARD
Baker have donated a SterilGARD® e3 biological safety cabinet to Seeding Labs to support the public health efforts of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Malawi's COVID-19 response. more...
Suppliers of SARsCoV2 antibodies PCR kits poc
Browse through products for SARS-CoV-2 detection - for clinical, for RUO, for environmental monitoring - surfaces, wastewater, air, robotic liquid handling for RT-qPCR, quality control reagents and standards, one-step RT-qPCR kti, antigens and monoclonal antibodies etc.... more...
Automated Microbial Detection Platform Growth Direct
Learn how Rapid Micro Biosystems is expanding to meet the growing demand for their automated microbial detection platform Growth Direct™. See the system and discover how to eliminate 60% of the steps of manual testing methods, accelerate time to results and prevent human error in the QC lab. more...
Puritan COVID Flock Swabs
Puritan’s 'FDA Preferred' HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs are highly sophisticated diagnostic tools. Their tips, handles and materials are ideally suited for COVID-19 testing. Puritan's foam and polyester swabs are also FDA listed as substitutes for flock. more...
Sino GeoVax COVID Vaccine
To address this global public health crisis, unprecedented efforts are being made to study the culprit virus, SARS-CoV-2. Sino Biological is working to develop rapid diagnostic reagents, vaccines, and therapies against this virus. more...
WHO FIND COVID19 Test
The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND), have carried out independent studies on several PCR-based COVID-19 tests and have released clinical specificity and sensitivity results to the science community.   more...
COVID-19 ELISA Tests
EUROIMMUN offers the EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 for sensitive direct virus detection, as well as ELISAs based on spike protein domain S1 (IgG, IgA) or modified nucleocapsid protein (IgG). The IgG ELISAs demonstrate specificities of 99.6% and 99.8%. more...
QC and RUO IVD Controls for SARS-CoV-2
Validate all stages of a molecular assay - extraction, reverse transcription, amplification, and detection with Microbiologics' new SARS-CoV-2 Process Control (RUO). An IVD control with the RdRp, S, E, and N gene targets is also now available. more...
easySpiral Pro Milk
INTERSCIENCE have launched the easySpiral Pro Milk automatic plater bringing fast, and reliable, qualitative analyses to the Dairy Industry. more...
What to do if you dont have any nasopharyngeal swabs
In this video, Norman Sharples, COPAN Diagnostics’ CEO runs through alternatives to collecting a nasopharyngeal specimen with a flocked swab for COVID-19 diagnosis. more...
SOLIScript 1-step RT-qPCR CoV Kit
SOLIScript® 1-step CoV Kit from Solis BioDyne is optimized for highly sensitive detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA by one-step real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR). Reagents are stable at room temperature enabling easy ice-free shipping and reaction set-up. more...
viral extraction COVID-19 detection kits
From food diagnostics to human diagnostics – we demonstrate the versatility of our PCR methods, our ability to adapt quickly to unexpected situations and our underlying philosophy: testing is of utmost importance, particularly in times of crises. more...

Microbiology Insider

19 May 2020 | F&B

Microbiology Insider
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Merck bioburden Vaccine COVID
Anne Connors, Senior Field Marketing Specialist, Merck talks about how the Milliflex® Family of rapid microbial testing products, can reduce risk of cross-contamination, ensure better accuracy, provide a user-friendly experience for the microbiologist and aid in traceability and data integrity. more...
Sino SARS 2 Antigens Antibody
To support COVID-19 Research, Sino Biological has developed a collection of antigens and monoclonal antibodies. These reagents have supported hundreds of research groups around the globe for their vaccine and antibody development works.  more...
VIRSeek COVID Environment
In answer to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH has developed two real-time RT-PCR kits enabling the screening and identification of SARS-CoV-2 in surface samples. more...
MIC test strip
Liofilchem has received clearance from the FDA to market in the United States the Lefamulin 0.016-256 MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of Lefamulin. more...
COVID 19 Coronavirus ProGnosis Biotech
ProGnosis Biotech has developed reliable antibody tests for COVID-19 with excellent specificity and sensitivity, as proven by clinical performance studies. An accurate diagnostic tool that can detect whether an individual has been infected with the virus. more...
Abbott ID NOW FDA investigation
Abbott's ID NOW™ COVID-19 test goes under FDA's microscope after the US regulatory body received 15 adverse event reports suggesting inaccuracies. Abbott will conduct the study, involving 150 COVID-19 positive samples from a variety of clinical settings and promise to improve the test. more...
real-time particle counting annex 1
Implementation of the BioTrak Real-Time Viable Particle Counter in fill-finish spaces eliminates the need for process interruptions for environmental microbial monitoring. In many cases, payback time can be less than one year even when considering maximal costs of implementation. more...
cPass COVID19
Duke-NUS Medical School, GenScript Biotech Corporation and the Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) have developed a rapid high-throughput assay that can detect neutralizing antibodies in one hour, without the need of live biological materials and biocontainment facility. more...
Chromogenic media Serratia marcescens
Serratia marcescens are implicated in nosocomial infections. Continuous surveillance demands effective recovery of clinical isolates and environmental samples.  CHROMagar™ has developed CHROMagar Serratia, the first chromogenic medium designed specifically to detect Serratia marcescens. more...
How to test for SARS-CoV-2 in wastwater
The Innovaprep white paper describes how the Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™ can be used to concentrate SARS-CoV-2 virus from wastewater, detecting at very low concentrations from about 10 copies per 100 mls. of influent to 120 copies per 100 liters of effluent. more...
Sensitive Mycotoxin ELISA
New and improved Hygiena Aflatoxin M1 Ultra ELISA has broadest and most sensitive detection range and least cross reactivity with short detection time that is verified by third party validation. more...
Ready to use BCYE GVPC media for Legionella
SGL is one of the largest providers of pre-poured microbiological culture media for all applications in water testing, from the estimation of total viable counts right through to the highly sensitive detection of waterborne contamination and specific isolation of L. pneumophila. more...
SHERLOCK
The Sherlock™ CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 kit can provide results in one hour and has recently been granted EUA from the FDA. The kit works by programming a CRISPR molecule to detect SARS-CoV-2 and when found its enzyme is activated and releases a detectable signal. more...
GeminiMoxi
Gemini Bioproducts has announced its effort to help support COVID-19 research by prioritising products and services to assist its customers in four key areas: (1) cell culture, (2) viral harvesting and transport, (3) research tools, and (4) analytical instruments. more...
Legiolert AFNOR validated Legionella test
Legiolert offers easy, rapid and accurate detection of Legionella pneumophila with confirmed results within 7 days. more...
Rapid Tests for Legionella in Water
Legionella growth in stagnated water in buildings closed due to COVID-19 may require labs to gear up for increased Legionella testing, this rapidmicrobiology special focus brings you the latest updates from suppliers of rapid Legionella tests and ISO 11731:2017 Legionella media. more...
IQCheckWater
Free DNA from dead or lysed cells can produce unconfirmed positive results when quantifying Legionella by PCR but when Bio-Rad's iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution (FDRS) is applied to the Aquadien DNA Extraction protocol, a 2.5 log reduction in signal from Free DNA can be achieved. more...
BIORADIQCHECK
Bio-Rad provides a complete range of products for the detection and the quantification of Legionella: Learn more! more...
Lentivirus
AMSBIO has extended its COVID-19 research portfolio with the introduction of a service to provide custom lentivirus pseudotyped with spike glycoprotein from SARS-CoV-2 to help researchers identify potential targets for the development of therapeutic drugs and vaccines. more...
automated tube filling
With the ability to fill up to 1000 test tubes per hour, the XY Tube and Bottle Filler, is fast becoming a mainstay in COVID-19 testing laboratories, as they begin to scale up to meet demand. It is the only instrument on the market that has an open system with flexibility for most racks. more...
COVID19Lets
The LetsGetChecked twin-track COVID-19 testing kit, which complies with WHO diagnostics protocols, are scaling up production of its kits in the US and EU. It's at-home-health-test version, is awaiting FDA authorization. more...
LabElite
As part of Hamiltons aid in fighting the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; it is fast-tracking orders on products used to research the virus. They have now added the hands-free LabElite DeCapper and I.D. Capper products; which automate tube capping, protects users from infection and prevents contamination.  more...
MagEx StARlet
Hamilton's MagEx STARlet automated workstation has been pre-scripted with Zymo Research's Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead Kit. This now provides a fully automated SARS-CoV-2 sample handling workflow which includes sample extraction, purification and processing.  more...
Bobcat
Evidence exists that SARS-COV-2 travels in aerosols and without a proactive monitoring program in place, there is a risk to public health. Innovaprep provides suitable portable devices that can rapidly detect pathogens at low levels in air, liquid and surfaces in the community. more...
METAVAX
ARTES Biotechnology has entered into the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates using its virus-like particle (VLP) based platform technologies METAVAX® and SplitCore. These recombinant VLP's operate as antigen-presenting cells inducing neutralizing antibodies. more...
Elecsys
Roche’s Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay has a specificity higher than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation). It runs on cobas e analysers and can give a result in approx. 18 minutes for one single test, with a test throughput of up to 300 tests/hour. more...
AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have announced an agreement for the global development and distribution of the University’s potential recombinant adenovirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection from SARS-CoV-2. more...
HP1000
Intense Engineering has launched its HSP-1000, a fully-automated, purpose-built clinical/diagnostic platform for fast, safe and accurate COVID-19 sample tube testing. more...
COVID-19 for food processors - white paper
What is the risk of contamination by SARS-CoV-2 through food,  food contact surfaces or food packaging? Should we look for the presence of the virus in food or food contact surfaces? This bioMérieux white paper provides a useful resource for the food industry. more...
LegioEZ
C4 Hydro's Legio EZ product range can rapidly detect and quantify all serogroups of cultivable Legionella pneumophila in water samples using patented and award-winning technology. This easy to use test is a mobile laboratory and can provide fast and reliable data on treatment efficiency. more...
Bio-Rad's Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab assay has been granted FDA-EUA. Clinical evaluation of the SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab test has demonstrated diagnostic specificity of more than 99 per cent and diagnostic sensitivity of 98 percent. more...
Creative Diagnostics launches SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies for global researchers. more...
COVID-19 Serology Test
Strategic partnership with Autobio Diagnostics Co., Ltd enables Hardy Diagnostics to become exclusive U.S. supplier of a new rapid, one-step lateral flow assay that detects IgM and IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. more...




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