Microbiology News : Nov 2020

Biologics testing
PathoQuest is expanding and upgrading its Paris' site with a €500K support from Paris Île-de-France Region. Next year will see them offering cutting-edge and high-capacity NGS QC testing services for rapid development and release of biologics at a GMP grade. more...
Rapid Antigen SARS-CoV-2 Test for Latin America
The government of Columbia has recently performed a clinical evaluation of the Edinburgh Genetics ActivXpress+ COVID-19 Antigen Complete Testing Kit with a sample size of over 140 samples. Results show a sensitivity of 90.60% and specificity of 100%. more...
Nanopore sequencing diagnostic for SARS-CoV-2
Angstrom Bio has launched a nanopore sequencing saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic that can provide low-cost, high-frequency and highly accurate testing to "nearly any organization". A SARS-CoV-2 and influenza test is also to be rolled out soon.   more...
Informatics solution for sars-cov-2 data
BD announces streamlined reporting capabilities for COVID-19 data through BD Synapsys™ 3.84 Informatics Solution that simplifies mandatory public health reporting for customers using BD Veritor™ and BD MAX™ systems. more...
Spoilage in soft drinks
Quality Control solutions by Sartorius help you to focus on consumer safety and to maintain product integrity. Discover in this process flow chart the different steps in the soft drinks workflow and get to know the variety of applications and solutions Sartorius offers for testing your process. more...
specific and sensitive multiplex detection of aspergillus
Biotecon has launched a fast and accurate method for simultaneous detection of four species of pathogenic Aspergillus: A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, A. terreus, in cannabis and cannabis-infused products. more...
automated microbial testing
We are proud to introduce to you the next generation of Soleris; our rapid, automated microbial testing platform for product safety and quality, offering fast and reliable detection of microorganisms. more...
Recombinant Spike Protein of Mink Strain
Sino Biological has launched a recombinant Y453F RBD protein, the mutation in SARS-CoV-2 that infected mink and workers at a farm in Denmark recently. This protein adds to Sino's large collection of proteins for antibody and vaccine research.  more...

ACT Gives Priorclave Green Credentials

24 Nov 2020 | F&BWCPCCM

Autoclaves
Accountability, consistency and transparency; the ACT program has given one of it's first eco-labels to Priorclave's cylindrcal chambers research-grade autoclaves for its efficiency in water use and energy.  more...
Promicol microbial ATP detection system
Read this case study to find out how the implementation and validation of the Promicol Bioluminescence method for the routine microbiological testing of liquid milk, and a range of other dairy products, has saved a large dairy company time and money. more...
New products for sars cov 2 the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
This week: New T-Cell detection test for previous SARS-CoV-2 infection is developed through Microsoft and biotech firm; ECDC say buffers not reliable for rapid antigen tests and FDA OK molecular-based SARS-CoV-2 test for at-home-testing. more...
EU ecdc recommends rapid antigen tests for covid 19
The ECDC has revised its recommendations for rapid antigen testing in a new document that provides independent evaluations of several rapid antigen tests on the market along with requirements labs must adhere to.  more...
Home testing for SARS-CoV-2
The US FDA has authorized the first prescription COVID-19 molecular test that can be performed entirely at-home. The test fits into the palm of your hand and uses real-time LAMP technology to give a result in just 11 minutes.  more...
CRISPR FELUDA SARS COV 2 Test for COVID 19 Diagnosis
Tata Group has begun distributing its Feluda COVID-19 test to labs across India. The CRISPR-based test utilizes a specially adapted Cas9 protein transcription, and a result is read on a dipstick placed into the CRISPR mixture after amplification of the viral material.  more...
Hygiena now offers a total of 12 allergen tests in their Alertox sticks portfolio
Hygiena is excited to launch Alertox® peanut and Alertox® walnut rapid tests which are designed for the detection of peanut and walnut antigens by the food processing industry in their food, kitchen, and production facilities. more...
The Steritest system has made the sterility test reliable
In 1975, the Steritest™ system made the sterility test reliable. Read the fabulous story of its invention to discover why and when it was invented, and what were the challenges at this time. Happy Birthday, Steritest™ system  more...
Point of care immunoassay development
Cytiva (Formerly GE Healthcare) has started a new diagnostic test development and support service for point-of-care diagnostic developers to increase speed to market of new tests through infrastructure, expertise and consultation for immunoassay development. more...
T-cell detection for covid 19 past infection
A new clinical diagnostic test that measures the T-cell response in SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals that can provide a complete picture of the duration of immunity to the virus following an infection or administration of a vaccine will be released this fall.  more...
PCR for Enteros in dairy - AOAC
Bio-Rad recently received AOAC International approval for its iQ-Check Enterobacteriaceae Real-Time PCR Detection Kit, this kit can detect Enterobacteriaceae including Cronobacter and Salmonella in dairy products and environmental samples at the processing plant. more...
New products for sars cov 2 the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
A new buyer's guide for rapid antigen/POC tests; German Airports automate testing workflow; Precision Genetics prefer Isohelix saliva collection device; ELISA test to measure antibody response for vaccine research and portable device analyzes swabs give positive results in 2 minutes.  more...
Rapid Antigen and Near Patient Testing for SARS CoV 2
This buyers guide summarizes the range of COVID-19 rapid tests available on the world market for near-patient, screening and serial testing at workplaces, airports and schools. It also gives details of each supplier and provides a means to contact them. ​ more...
ELISA Test for SARS Cov 2 IgG antibody to spike protein
EUROIMMUN has launched the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 QuantiVac™ ELISA (IgG) to quantify IgG antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 S1 antigen. The assay is CE-marked, and the company plans to file for US FDA-EUA. more...
Portable SARS CoV 2 Antigen test Takes Two Minutes for Positive
QIAGEN has begun distributing its QIAreach™ SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test for use on digital eHub and eStick system developed by Ellume. The portable device can give a positive result in as little as 2 minutes and a negative in 15 minutes. more...
Rapid Total Viable Count Measurement Device
Bactobox is SBT Instruments' new rapid, and affordable quantifier for total viable counts in water and culture media. In this interview, Michael Maimann (SBT) talks to rapidmicrobiology on how this innovation gives counts of only intact cells in just 3 minutes.  more...
Saliva collection device for SARS CoV 2 testing
The new GeneFiX™ Saliva RNA Collection Device from Isohelix has been validated by Precision Genomics and is now its preferred method for saliva collection as part of its FDA-EUA SARS-CoV-2 testing portfolio.  more...
Viral safety testing for biologics ATMPs and vaccines
Charles River and Pathoquest are to establish a new rapid viral safety testing lab for biologics, notably advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs) and vaccines. The new NGS-based lab will be constructed on Charles River's site in Wayne, PA. more...
high-throughput antigen testing at german airports
Through a partnership with Centogene and Fujirebio, Lufthansa airports in Germany are expandng its antigen testing program for its passengers. Fujirebio will provide Centogene labs with a steady supply of its Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag to run on the fully-automated LUMIPULSE G1200 system. more...
Hot topics in food microbiology
In Campden BRI's recent online conference on current and future trends in food microbiology, experts talk on how to test effectiveness of your SARS-CoV-2 disinfection program; Norovirus testing regulations and risks associated with insects as food.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: A subgenomic RNA test that detects only viable SARS-CoV-2 material; new lateral-flow antibody test development service; several case-studies on the benefits of SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in wastewater and the first rapid antigen surface test.  more...
Antimicrobial Resistance Detection
In this special focus on HAIs and AMR, we bring you the latest screening, identification, diagnostic and surveillance kits to give your clinical lab the power to control and treat antimicrobial-resistant infections.   more...
Find the latest food microbiology news in Microbiology Insider
Catch our new Insider Magazine for the latest on microbiology testing including an interview with MicroVal®, take a look at our new One Broth One Plate workflow for Salmonella and learn about ISO 16140-3 verification, plus much more.  more...
Asp galactomannan lateral flow kit
IMMY sõna Aspergillus Galactomannan Lateral Flow Assay is recommended by the European Confederation of Medical Microbiology (ECMM) as a screening device in COVID ventilated patients. more...
Designed to improve efficiency, the AFYS3G Recapper for Screw Cap Tubes can be used as a stand-alone instrument or be simply integrated into a fully automated laboratory environment. more...
Sartorius solutions for QC of wines and spirits
Discover in this process flow chart the different steps in the spirits workflow and get to know the variety of applications and solutions Sartorius offers for testing your process. more...
rapid surface testing for SARS Cov 2 the coronavirus that causes Covid 19
Developed by ProGnosis Biotech, the Rapid Surface Ag 2019-nCov detects, in just a few steps, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces. Using a simple & innovative method, the test does not require special equipment and produces real-time results in just 10 mins! more...
Antibody pairs for SARS CoV 2 antigen lateral flow development
Creative Diagnostics' portfolio now includes a range of products for SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow assay development and production. These include nucleoprotein antibody pairs and slim-design buffer tubes that reduce amount of buffer needed, thus increasing antigen concentration.  more...
sgRNA profiling in SARS CoV 2 virus that causes covid 19
The new DeepMARK™ NGS assay for profiling SARS-CoV-2 genomic and subgenomic RNA in clinical specimens has compelling use cases for rapid public health response, research, and vaccine development. more...
Food qualtiy and safety teams can move from detecting and responding to predicting and preventing with bioMérieux’s suite of core lab and at-line microbiology tools that support the Predictive Diagnostics mission. 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...
Fast Carbapenamase Resistant Enterobacterales CRE detection with rapid lateral flow
The CDC classifies HAIs as “Winnable Battles” and commits surveillance to reduce the incidence of HAIs and improve patient outcome. The emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) is an urgent threat, requiring immediate action. more...
Automated MRSA Plate assessment
LBT Innovations has licensed its AI-powered MRSA plate screening and interpretation software to the largest clinical laboratory group in Germany. The APAS independence system with the MRSA Analysis Module can do thousands of plates per day.  more...
wastewater testing for SARS CoV 2 covid 19 coronavirus
In these US college campus case studies, it is shown that routine surveillance of wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 has shown to be an extremely effective testing program, that is not only less expensive than individual testing but can show positive cases before symptoms arise.  more...
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Are you an expert in microbiology or just starting out?  Test your knowledge and get Bio-Rad's new chromogenic media poster.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
New rapid CE-marked antigen tests for schools and airports (FREE SAMPLES!); CRISPR; suite of antibodies and antigens for kit development; Post your COVID-19 test sample with peace of mind and concentrate SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater samples with novel pipette. more...
Plair, the Swiss manufacturer of instruments for real-time bioaerosol monitoring, and MBV, the Swiss global leader in viable air sampling, jointly announce the start of a strategic partnership. more...
chromogenic media for antimicrobial resistance detection
Each year, about 3 million people are infected in the US with antibiotic-resistant strains. In Europe, 33,000 people die because of them every year. How important is early diagnosis? Find out what solutions we can offer you here in Condalab. more...
Liofilchem Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing AST
Liofilchem produces MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), antibiotic discs, ready-to-use agar dilution panels, ComASP® compact broth microdilution panels, rapid NP® tests and chromogenic media for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and resistance mechanisms detection. more...
NSI ISO certified secondary reference standards for routine quality control purposes
NSI Lab Solutions, an ISO Guide 34 accredited manufacturer of USP secondary reference materials, provides pure, high-quality secondary standards when the use of primary reference-standard material to validate analytical results is not an option.  more...
same day Ecoli O157 results
Delivering same-day results that are reliable and reproducible, the new BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for E. coli O157:H7 Exact specifically identifies Escherichia coli O157:H7 and not similar serotypes. more...
Automated concentrating pipette
The InnovaPrep® Concentrating Pipette delivers high concentration of SARS-CoV-2  from wastewater samples and is ideal for epidemiology studies.  This improved sample prep method recovers microorganisms using an automated novel Wet Foam Elution process. more...
FDA CDC Viral Transport Medium for SARS CoV 2
Teknova manufactures VTM and saline for sample transport under GMP conditions in compliance with ISO 13485 standards and the Quality System Regulations under 21 CFR Part 820. Teknova's current capacity for VTM production is 50,000 tubes per day. more...
CRISPR SARS COV 2 Test for COVID 19 Diagnosis
Leveraging Hamilton's automated liquid handling systems and Millipore Sigma's capacity for large-scale reagent production, the DETECTR BOOST™ CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 test from Mammoth Biosciences, is positioned to increase US testing substantially.  more...
Automatically extract and detect winter and COVID 19 virus
The new PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel from Perkin Elmer is now CE-marked. Along with coronavirus, the assay detects Influenza and RSV and can be used with Perkin Elmer's automated nucleic acid extraction system.  more...