Microbiology News : Oct 2020

wastewater testing for SARS CoV 2 covid 19 coronavirus
LuminUltra has proudly announced an innovative rapid on-site testing solution for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater, which was developed in collaboration with Dalhousie University and Halifax Water.  more...
borosilicate pharmaceutical glass vials for vaccine packaging
DWK will begin manufacturing vials that will be used by the UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) and its partners to ensure finished vaccines can be quickly transported to front line health services when they are available. more...
Norbert Schorpp of MBV and Fermon
MBV grows and expands its Executive Board by Norbert Schorpp. As a proven expert, Norbert will take over full responsibility for the internal value chain as Chief Operating Officer (COO). more...
ccd camera and low noise cameras for qpcr in covid 19 testing
Atik Cameras, a provider of advanced scientific imaging solutions, has developed the new VS255 and VS825 cameras for use specifically with qPCR Instruments — the most commonly used systems for detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. more...
environmental monitoring mobile lab service
Food manufacturers can now call on a rapid response on-site mobile lab to help pinpoint harborage sites and contamination issues within the facility. The lab can be on-site within hours, with the capability to process of more than 100 swabs an hour with results in 4 hours.   more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
In this week's updates: A new RT-PCR test that requires no RNA extraction step; new camera with high sensitivity and imaging recording of R-PCR fluorescent signals and a patent is filed for a new wastewater test kit for rapid on-site detection of SARS-CoV-2. more...
multiplex qpcr kit for food pathogens
Applied Food Diagnostics' multiplex SIMUL-qPCR assays for food pathogens are now AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM approved. These kits include one for Salmonella, one Listeria spp. and L. monocytogenes and "Top 7" Shiga-toxin producing E. coli.  more...
rna extraction free rt pcr test from biogx
BioGX has developed the Xfree® COVID-19 Direct RT-PCR test; an assay for COVID-19 diagnosis that has no RNA extraction step — requiring the user to Just Add Water™. BioGx has filed for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US FDA. more...
multi organism cocktail certified reference material
NSI Lab Solutions’ blended microorganism pellet, an ISO Guide 34 certified reference material (CRM), provides reliability and excellent lot homogeneity, as well as significant cost savings over the use of single microorganism pellets. more...
current news in water microbiology testing
IDEXX Currents; the new online resource for water laboratory professionals is now live. Learn about best practices in management, lab efficiency, communicating with customers and employees, as well as stay up-to-date on the latest news and research in the water industry. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
One-minute antibody test; US Gov kick-start rapid antigen test production; FDA authorize rapid test for influenza and COVID-19; Have your RNA extraction step automated!, a new collection of immunoassay RUO kits and info on China's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. more...
sars cov 2 vaccine covid 19 vaccine from sinopharm cnbg
Now taking pre-orders for COVID-19 vaccine, Pacific Providence are worldwide representatives and distributors for the CNBG/Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, released under emergency use with delivery planned for the end of 2020.  more...
half fraser broth in a ready to use bag for Listeria analysis
Improve Listeria testing workflow with instaBAG Fraser ½ - a filter bag that comes pre-loaded with ready-to-use dehydrated, supplemented half Fraser broth. For selective enrichment of Listeria monocytogenes just add the sample and sterile, purified water, the media dissolves during blending. more...
Solus One Salmonella offers next day detection
Solus One Salmonella is for detection of Salmonella in select foods with results in under one day. The full process from enrichment to result can take as little as 22 hours and can be run manually or by automation. Certified to ISO16140 and AOAC OMA. more...
sars cov 2 immunoassay kits for research
Creative Diagnostics introduces SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay kits for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies. This kit is for Research Use Only (RUO). more...
point of care covid 19 test
Cue Health will begin manufacturing and deploying six million of its Cue COVID-19 point of care test after been awarded $481 Million from the US Department of Defense (DOD). The test is an isothermal nucleic acid amplification, providing results within 20 minutes to a smartphone.  more...
Latest Products for Food Safety
This special focus on the IAFP 2020 virtual exhibition brings you insights from companies exhibiting plus other newly introduced innovative products for improving the food microbiology lab workflow and costs. more...
The PYROSTAR® range, which provides 3 highly sensitive assays; Gel Clot Assay (GCA), Kinetic Turbidimetric Assay (KTA) and Kinetic Colorimetric Assay (KCA), for use with the ET-7000 toxinometer is now available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories Ltd.
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one minute covid 19 test
bioLytical Laboratories has obtained CE-Marking for its one-minute COVID-19 total antibody test. The test detects IgA, IgG and IgM SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a patient's whole blood, serum or plasma sample.  more...
anitgen test for influenza and covid 19 for Quidel sofia instrument
US FDA has authorized a three-way rapid antigen test that can simultaneously detect SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A & B in 15 minutes. Quidel's Sofia® 2 Flu + SARS Antigen FIA claims high diagnostic accuracy in patients within the first 5 days of the onset of symptoms. more...
making microbiology green
How replace and reuse practices in one lab resulted in 1670 tubes and 1300 loops being saved during a four-week period, a 43-kilogram reduction in waste. With £400 cost savings in plastic tubes, inoculation loops and cuvettes. more...
BioRad food safety solutions will be showcased at IAFP 2020
Learn more about Bio-Rad's food safety solutions at IAFP – Click and come to say hello, we will introduce you to our new products. more...
viable air samplers in high-grade cleanrooms
In this webinar, expert Dr Anne-Grit Klees covers the essential points of air sampling units for use in your high-grade cleanrooms, along with requirements for prevention of cross-contamination. more...
media fill tests or aseptic process simulations tutorial
This short tutorial guides you through the requirements for aseptic manufacturers when selecting media for media fill tests or aseptic process simulations. Also included are examples of products for aseptic process simulations. more...
Detect Campylobacter and Salmonella with the Pall GeneDisc system
Explore the NEW GeneDisc System offering the combo detection of Campylobacter & Salmonella in poultry plants. more...
DNA RNA Extraction kit
Improve workflow and remove the danger of unbalanced centrifuges and the hassle of overbooked machines with QuickGene semi- and fully-automated DNA & RNA extraction instruments. Perfect for PCR Testing or other downstream applications.  more...
automated reading of clinical microbiology tests
BIOMIC V3 is an open system utilizing digital imaging to automate the reading and CLSI/EUCAST interpretation of clinical microbiology tests and QC from various manufacturers. BIOMIC V3 provides a digital record of test results and high-resolution images. more...
chromogenic media for candida auris from chromagar
CHROMagar™ Candida Plus is a unique medium to differentiate C. auris from other Candida spp. - with 100 % specificity and sensitivity for C. auris strains, it is the perfect tool for investigation of outbreaks. Plus, win an iPad! more...
EN 17141 and ISO 14698 standard for biocontamination control webinar
This short webinar highlights the implications of the new standard EN 17141 for active air sampling as well as the selection and validation of culture-based active air sampling devices. Furthermore, there is a focus on efficiency tests and the effects from the new standard.  more...
Microbiologics EZ Accu Shot is ideal for Growth Promotion Testing
EZ-Accu Shot™ is the simplest way to meet USP/Ph. Eur./JP requirements for Growth Promotion Testing. Ready to use without dilutions, EZ-Accu Shot™ delivers 10-100 CFU per 0.1 ml for unmatched reliability and convenience.
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New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New winter virus kits to detect SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and RSV; fully-automated instruments take the burden off high-capacity testing labs; FDA authorizes saliva test, and a pharma company offers every covid test imaginable.  more...
visit Charles River at this years PDA Microbiology
At this year's PDA Conference find out how Charles River can support your microbial QC with their detection platform for rapid sterility, tools for microbial identification and strain typing, and solutions for endotoxin testing. more...
Microbial QC Solutions from Charles River
Browse this rapidmicrobiology special focus bringing you the latest updates from the trade exhibition at the PDA Microbiology virtual conference. There's still time to register to attend this and the rapid microbiological methods workshop. more...
down whitepaper QC lab optimization
In this whitepaper, author David Jones, Ph.D. explains how pharmaceutical manufacturers can create future-ready labs that use technology to overcome myriad challenges and why embracing innovation is imperative for organizations that want to remain competitive in the 21st century. more...
Automation of the BET method improves precision and accuracy
Combining both recombinant Factor C and Robotics error-proofs and future-proofs BET assay execution in your laboratory, and helps comply with the “3 R” principles (replacement, reduction, refinement of animal use).  more...
mulitplex microarray for food testing
The US Department of Agriculture's research service will evaluate PathogenDx's rapid foodborne pathogen testing platform to identify sources of contamination in the supply chain. The test uses swabs for contact surfaces and can deliver results in 6 hours.  more...
covid-19 pool testing software
A currently available pool-testing software for COVID-19 testing labs can increase testing capacity x 30, using existing resources. The LOMT, from Jetware can be used with LIS/LIMS software and is available through Microsoft and Amazon web services. more...
Digital calibration MAS-100 air samplers
MBV AG has launched the MAS-100 Regulus® digital anemometer for compliant calibration and adjustment of the air flow of MAS-100 microbial air samplers. more...
AOAC PTM validation studies presented at IAFP 2020
This article provides a short overview of two validation studies and their main conclusions, which will be presented at the IAFP’s virtual 2020 meeting.  more...
Microbial testing of Beer
Discover in this process flow chart the different steps in the beer workflow and get to know the variety of applications and solutions Sartorius offers for testing your brewing process. more...
rapid covid 19 antigen tests for saliva and nasal
Vivera has launched 2 new COVID-19 antigen test kits to its diagnostic portfolio. The rapid COVx-RDA test kits, take saliva or nasal specimens with results in 10 minutes. This now allows Vivera to equip labs with a full range of COVID-19 tests, that already include RT-PCR and serology.  more...
ce marked covid 19 antigen test kit to detect sars cov 2
BD has obtained CE-marking for its 15-minute COVID-19 antigen test. The test is designed for use on its Veritor™ Plus System; a point-of-care platform, slightly larger than a mobile phone, that also facilitates testing for other respiratory viruses, i.e. Influenza & RSV.  more...
microbial QC beer wine soft drinks bottled water spirits
With several decades of experience in the food and beverage market, Sartorius has developed a range of specific products, addressing the clarification, filtration and microbiological control steps along the differing beverage industry process chains. more...
college testing for covid 19
An FDA authorized RT-LAMP test kit that detects SARS-CoV-2 in 30 minutes is currently in use at campuses across the US. The kit was developed by Detectachem, a supplier of threat detection technologies to security agencies in the US.  more...
COVID-19 saliva test is fda eua
Quadrant Biosciences' Clarifi COVID-19 diagnostic, which detects SARS-CoV-2 in patient's saliva has obtained FDA-EUA. The salvia collection device contains an RNA stabilizing solution to prevent mucus & saliva enzyme degradation before analysis.  more...
rapid test kit for sars cov 2 flu and rsv
The US FDA has authorized Cepheid's Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV kit. The kit can detect all of these respiratory viruses in approximately 36 minutes from one patient sample. CE-IVD availability is expected in November.  more...
automated flu rsv and covid workstation
The BioGx high-throughput RT-PCR test that detects SARS-CoV-2, Flu, and RSV is now CE-marked. The test runs on the BD Max™ System, a sample-to-answer workflow that is entirely automated; from RNA extraction, right through to detection.  more...
Test milk for antibiotics
Antibiotics used in cattle can pass through the milk, therefore it is important to ensure milk complies with regulatory levels. Watch our free webinar to learn more about our dairy antibiotic testing solutions and how NEOGEN can support you. Sign-up and watch now! more...
Snap Stick inoculating swab stick
Inoculate, label, and incubate pure bacterial cultures easily with a Snap-Stick from NSI Lab Solutions, Inc., an inoculating swab stick containing a water-soluble microorganism pellet for qualitative analysis of a variety of microbial strains. more...
Rapid antigen tests
One hundred & twenty million rapid antigen tests from Abbott and SD Biosensor are to be deployed to low-to-medium income countries as part of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator programme. The cost of each unit is just $5.  more...
ANSM authorize pharmaceutical establishment status to pathoquest
Pathoquest has obtained the administrative authorization of Pharmaceutical Establishment from the French Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament (ANSM) for its biological drug testing activities by NGS and is the first company in French to do so.  more...
Lonza animal free monocyte activation test MAT Pyrocell used for in vitro pyrogen testing
Lonza has released PyroCellMAT System, a new Monocyte Activation Test for in vitro pyrogen testing in US and European markets. The test does not use experimental animals and is comprised of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week's updates: Only one SARS-CoV-2 transport medium shows 100% efficacy in study; new test reader delivers quantitative and qualitative results for immunity monitoring; WHO approve two rapid tests for LMIC and our special on Flu & COVID-19 testing.  more...
Biomin and Romer Labs sold to DSM for €980 million. more...
confirm the presence or absence of microbial ATP with Promicol bioluminescence
Even challenging food products such as tomato puree can be tested, using Promicol's ATP bioluminescence, for the presence or absence of microbial ATP. more...
ce marked winter multiplex test kit for sars cov 2 and flu and rsv
The newly CE-marked VIASURE® Winter Multiplex kit is one of the first, true multiplex kits for the simultaneous detection of SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a single well. more...
Transport media primestore MTM inactivates SARS Cov 2
In a recent study carried out by Public Health England (PHE) to evaluate the efficacy of 23 transport medium reagents used to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 during sample collection and transport, the PrimeStore® MTM was the only one with total inactivation.  more...
rapid screening for pluralibacter gergoviae with riboflow P En lateral flow test
SY-Lab has developed a new RiboFLow® test for the detection of Pluralibacter gergovie in cosmetics and personal care products. The RiboFlow® -P/EN enables the combined detection of this newly specified microbe, P. aeruginosa and E. coli.  more...
Automated reading and CLSI and EUCAST interpretaion of clinical and qc tests
BIOMIC V3 is an open system utilizing digital imaging to automate the reading and CLSI/EUCAST interpretation of AST-ID-QC from various manufacturers. BIOMIC V3 is designed and manufactured by Giles Scientific in California. more...





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