Microbiology News : Sep 2020

the cost of ownership calculator allows you to compare your existing BSC with Bakers new SterilGARD
Baker's new cost of ownership calculator allows you to compare the running costs of your existing biological safety cabinet with those of the SterilGARD® e3 and thus prepare a persuasive argument for your planned investment. more...
Vacusafe Aspiration System
Laboratories can achieve stringent biosafety level guidelines, for handling contaminated solutions, using INTEGRA’S VACUSAFE system. more...
Puritan COVID 19 and Inluenza flock swab foam spun polyester tip swab
When testing for COVID-19 or flu, whether with a flock, foam or spun polyester tip swab, Puritan delivers reliability. Today, tomorrow and beyond - Puritan produces fine quality specimen collection devices. US made and reliable. more...

Thaw Samples 60% Faster with SPL Guard Florida

25 Sep 2020 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal CareMicrobiome

fast rack thawing as stand alone or for robotic liquid handler workstation
SPL Guard claims to have developed the "fastest rack thawing solution on the market". The SPL Guard Florida is said to be 60% faster than other instruments on the market and can thaw up to 10 racks in as little as 9 minutes with consistent rate and temperature guaranteeing sample integrity.  more...
Pheno AST for pseudomonas aeruginosa and gram negative bacteremia
Accelerate Diagnostics have received clearance from the US FDA for improvements made to its Pheno® antimicrobial susceptibility testing system. These include improvements made for four antibiotics used to treat P. aeruginosa.  more...
Porvair pipette filter tips
Porvair Sciences have announced details of an independent study carried out on its proprietary filter tips, showing them to have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE). The pipette tips are fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and EU Pharmacopoeia regulations. more...
Lawrence Whittard
Cherwell Laboratories bids sad farewell to its founder who passed away on 10th September, aged 83. more...
Which neutralizers to use in EM plates
USP <797> advises that neutralisers should be contained within culture media for cleanroom environmental monitoring but why is that and with so many different kinds to choose from which one should you use? Cherwell Laboratories brings you this guide to neutralisers. more...

Precise Inoculation Without Tedious Preparation - Unit Dose™ CRM

21 Sep 2020 | Food & BeveragePharmaceutical

Unit Dose B subtilis CRM
Skip the tedium of lab culturing viable microorganism suspensions for routine assays with Unit Dose CRM, small water-soluble, flash-dissolving pellets with a certified concentration of traceable microorganisms in a ready-to-use format. more...
Hologic Aptima Quant Dried Blood Test for HIV 1 With Global Access Initiative
The World Health Organization has approved Hologic's Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay, a dried blood spot test, taken by either finger or heel prick and can be used to monitor viral load, disease progression and to aid in diagnosis of infected infants under 18 months.  more...
BIOMIC V3 Automated reader of 96 well microtitre plates from Giles Scientific
Receive MIC & SIR results automatically, instant plate reading for color and turbidity with high-res images and follow CLSI/EUCAST guidelines with the BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System from Giles Scientific.  more...
DiaSorin Simplexa RT PCR Test for Influenza RSV
FDA has authorized the use of DiaSorin's Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Gen II assay for the upcoming flu season. The test has been validated with over 100 Flu A and Flu B strains, aswell as 2020/21 vaccine strains. It is designed to run on the LIAISON® MDX instrument.  more...
short survey to identify areas to improve your microbiology lab efficiency
The first step for creating your optimal QC micro lab is to assess your current lab environment and the ways in which it may be underperforming.
Download and complete our Lab Performance Questionnaire to get started today more...
The logphase 600 microbial growth curve analysis reader from Biotek
Biotek's LogPhase 600 is engineered for the demands of long-term microbial growth assays. With exceptional shaking and superior temperature control, it delivers consistent microbial growth conditions for your microbial growth assay.  more...
Vibrio Real Time PCR Kit
Now with AOAC validation Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit detects the presence of the three main Vibrio species found in raw or undercooked seafood with an enrichment time that is faster than other existing testing methods. more...
rapid microbiology methods for water and beverages
What’s new for microbial monitoring of beverages?  Find out the latest updates, for the detection and identification of spoilage organisms, in this rapidmicrobiology special focus on rapid methods for drink and water processors. more...
Alicyclobacillus soleris rapid fruit vegetable juice
A comparison study according to ISO 16140-2 for the detection of Alicyclobacillus showed Soleris​® offers quicker time to results versus the IFU (International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association) No. 12 standard, with qualitative results in just 4 days. more...

Bio-Rad Methods for Beverage Analysis

08 Sep 2020 | Food & Beverage

Bio Rad manufactures innovative methods for the microbiological analysis of water
Certified by NF validation Bio-Rad's innovative methods for the microbiological testing of water are faster, easier and more reliable than classical methods. more...
Microbial ATP testing for beverages
Quality control labs of beverage and dairy producers now have a best option for final batch release with Sensilux®. It offers a complete solution: automated sampling, specific software and simple protocol for sensitive and fast results’ analysis. more...
Chromagar Chromgenic plates for water and beverage spoilage organisms
CHROMagar™ is offering a large product range for the beverages industry to detect and enumerate various bacteria such as E. coli, coliforms or Pseudomonas. CHROMagar™ ECC allows simultaneous detection and differentiation between E. coli and coliforms. more...
IDEXX rapid colour change tests for bottled water for 250ml
IDEXX Water offers rapid, reliable, accurate and simple tests for microbial contamination in bottled water, ensuring quality for customers. The tests require less than 1 minute of hands-on time, and definitive results are available after 24 hours. more...
Biotecon real-time PCR cycler Dualo 32 for beer and beverage microbial monitoring
BIOTECON's Dualo 32® in combination with their foodproof® Beer Screening Kits and foodproof® Spoilage Yeast Detection Kits can detect more than 30 of the most important beer spoilage bacteria and several spoilage yeasts more...
Trinity V3 Digital Imaging Reader of Antibiotic Potency Zone
TRINITY V3 Antibiotic Potency Zone Reader from Giles Scientific utilizes digital imaging to automate USP & EP cylinder-plate assays.  Complies with 21 CFR Part 11 electronic signature requirements.  An optional colony counting module is available more...
Alicyclobacillus IFU method no 12 2019
The International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association (IFU) has recently published a revised method for the detection and enumeration of Alicyclobacillus spp. in quality control labs. more...
roche kit hiv 1 hiv 2 on the cobas 6800 8800 gets FDA approval
The US FDA have approved the Roche cobas® HIV-1/HIV-2  qualitative test, a PCR test with high sensitivity that promises to pick up infections that serology tests would show negative due to lack of antibodies generated.  more...
Oasis bioburden
In this interview, Michel van Musschenbroek, Merck, discusses with rapidmicrobiology the Milliflex Oasis® system for bioburden testing and how building relationships with customers can encourage feedback to improve products and is the driving force behind the company's innovations.   more...