Microbiology News : Dec 2020

Detect most significant winter viruses on one panel
Differentiate multiple respiratory viruses (SARS-CoV-2, Flu A and B, RSV) in one test without additional workload or costs. Saliva sampling option convenient for patients, do not require extraction and enable a faster, resource-effective workflow, while also achieving high PCR sensitivity. more...
Address the scalability constraints of POC tests with Beckman Coulter’s Access SARS-CoV-2 Antigen assay, offered to healthcare providers at $4, making reliable and frequent mass testing affordable. more...
Co-Diagnostics PCR Test for SARS-CoV-2 variant
Principal design work is now completed for a PCR test that would allow researchers to identify certain mutations in a newly detected variant of SARS-CoV-2 known as VUI 202012/01. more...

Three Surface Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Receive AOAC Validation

22 Dec 2020 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Surface Tests for SARS-CoV-2 AOAC validated
bioMérieux's VERIPRO SARS-CoV-2 assay, the PathogenDx EnviroX-Rv assay and the COVID-19 Indoor Test™ by Phylagen are the first three surface tests to receive AOAC Certificate of Validation under its Emergency Response Validation process.  more...
Multiplex RT-qPCR assay for SARS-CoV-2 and Winter viruses
Multiplex assays, ideal for SARS-CoV-2 and winter virus testing, have the potential to save considerable time, effort and reagent use (but are more complex to optimise). Therefore, in a new app note, PCR Biosystems has done the hard work for you. more...
Room Temperature-Stable VTM
Teknova's new Active Viral Transport (ATM) maintains viral (SARS-CoV-2) stability at room temperature for up to 72 hours and can also be stored at room temperature before use and has been tested for USP quality control standards.  more...
RT-PCR KIt for COVID-19 and Flu
EUROIMMUN has announced its new EURORealTime PCR test, which can differentiate between COVID-19 and Flu is now available in countries accepting the CE-mark. This single multiparametric assay can save time & resources in the lab.  more...
Antigen ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2
EUROIMMUN's new ELISA Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2 has received CE-marking. It has been validated for swab sample material from the upper respiratory tract and demonstrated superior diagnostic accuracy.  more...
IMG Buy BIOLAB
The Innova Medical Group (IMG) has purchased BIOLAB; a California-based CLIA-certified Biosafety Level 2 laboratory. This will allow IMG to streamline testing workflows with accurate and affordable processing. more...
Ellume Over-the-Counter Antigen test for COVID-19
Ellume has received FDA-authorization for its rapid lateral-flow home-test that detects SARS-CoV-2 antigens. The test demonstrated 96% accuracy in a multi-site US clinical study of both adults and children 2 years and above. more...
Food Processors sampling for Listeria monocytogenes in a factory environment will welcome the first reliable on-site method that conveniently enables rapid lab-free testing of surfaces. N-Light™ Listeria monocytogenes diagnostic kit is now AOAC® Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) Certified. more...

Quick and Easy Tests for Meat Speciation

16 Dec 2020 | Food & Beverage

Neogen Reveal Meat Speciation Tests
NEOGEN’s new Reveal® tests for horse, beef, sheep, and poultry can detect as little as 0.5% of the target species in raw meat or raw processed samples, and have also been validated for use with environmental swabs and rinse water samples. more...
food safety webinars
Scientists with responsibility for the microbial testing of food, water and cannabis will want to view these Bio-Rad free on-demand webinars. more...

Red One™ Platform for Instantaneous Detection of Microorganisms in Waters and Pharmaceuticals

15 Dec 2020 | Food & BeverageWaterPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Rapid method for Bioburden in waters and pharmaceuticals
The newly launched Red One™ is an innovative, fully automated solution for waters and pharmaceuticals, able to detect the presence of low numbers of micro-organisms in raw materials or finished products in 10 minutes. more...
Emma Millburn Director of Sales at Cherwell Laboratories
Emma Millburn brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning to a newly created leadership role at Cherwell Laboratories.
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Rapid Lateral Flow Antigen Test With Enhanced Colours
AccessBio's rapid lateral-flow antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 is now available in the US after receiving FDA authorization. Results are shown clearly on the test due to the NanoAct™ colored cellulose nanobeads embedded in the test strip.  more...

Coronaphobia and Coinfections

14 Dec 2020 | Clinical

ImmuView P and L urinary antigen test
Bacteria-based diseases present similar symptoms to COVID-19. ImmuView® P&L is the only urinary Antigen Test capable of identifying both Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila at the same time – with just one test. more...
COVID-19 Saliva Collection Kit
For the collection, transportation, and storage of saliva samples, with stabilized nucleic acid. more...
Rapid Antigen test for COVID-19
Roche's monthly output for its new CE-marked Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test will be a double-digit million number by 2021. The test returns a result in 18 minutes and runs on the automated cobas e analyzer that can run 300 tests per hour.  more...
Rapid Antigen Self-Test for SARS-CoV-2
A SARS-CoV-2 self-test that uses either stool or sputum specimens is now CE-marked and is currently under evaluation in EC countries. The patent-pending test is a rapid lateral-flow antigen test that utilizes ACE-2 receptors to capture the S-protein of the virus.  more...
Testing for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine immunity - antibodies
Moderna will use the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for its mRNA-1273 vaccine research trials. The test measures quantitative levels of anti-RBD SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and has been authorized by the US FDA. more...
New products for SARS-CoV-2 the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
This week: High-throughput antigen test; Moderna use antibody test to check its vaccine's efficacy; a US FDA-EUA & CE-IVD neutralizing antibody test that detects & quantifies and a novel ACE-2 receptor-based test for home use. more...

SGL Introduces a Pre-Poured Burkholderia cepacia Agar 90mm Plate Compliant with USP <60>

08 Dec 2020 | ClinicalPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Burkholderia cepacia selective agar
Burkholderia cepacia (BCC) is one of the contaminants most frequently encountered in sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.  SGL’s BCC selective media meets the requirements of USP chapter <60> and offers improved isolation of BCC. more...
SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing antibody test
EKF Diagnostics has announced FDA-EUA and CE-IVD marking for its Kantaro COVID-SeroKlir SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody test kit that determines both the presence and specific quantities of human IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  more...

Rapid Microbial Results for Food and Personal Care Industries

07 Dec 2020 | Food & BeverageCosmetic/Personal Care

Certablue offers real time microbiological detection
Ideal for rapid microbiology testing of foods, personal care and home care products Certablue™ provides real-time detection of Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactobacilli, Staphylococci, Total Viable Counts and Yeasts and Moulds. more...
New products for SARS-CoV-2 the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
This week: Blockchain solution to increase COVID-19 testing in India; ATCC launch external control for testing and Codex DNA have launched a set of SARS-CoV-2 full-length genomes, derivates, and replicons for vaccine and diagnostic development.  more...
COPAN WASP Fully Automated Laboratory
A multicenter study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology that evaluated the benefits of COPAN's WASP® and WASPLab® automated solutions has revealed how small to large size laboratories can benefit from changing to a fully automated laboratory.  more...
SARS CoV 2 external controls
ATCC has launched a quality control solution that addresses the critical need for verification and assessment in COVID-19 molecular diagnostic testing for clinical laboratories and test manufacturers. more...
Paperless Microbiological QC
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre will be using Lonza’s MODA-EM™ for paperless management of a wealth of microbiological data - reinforcing data integrity compliance, real-time access to data, and providing fast input necessary to make informed decisions. more...

Trust NSI, a Leader in ISO-Certified Secondary Reference Standards

03 Dec 2020 | Food & BeveragePharmaceutical

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...
Blockchain for COVID-19 testing supplies
The Tata Group has deployed a blockchain solution for the COVID-19 test reagent shortage problem in India.  The Indian Government will use it as part of their new project to scale up testing to one million tests per day.  more...
One-stop guide to food safety testing
Bio-Rad's updated reference guide includes best practices for food safety testing. more...
Fast Testing Campylobacter and Salmonella in Poultry
Explore the NEW GeneDisc System offering the combo detection of Campylobacter & Salmonella in poultry plants. more...
SARS-CoV-2 Genomes
Codex DNA now offers 10 SARS-CoV-2 synthetic genomes. The full-length genomes, genome derivatives, and replicons with reporters can be used to generate recombinant viruses and pseudotyped virus particles for vaccine, drug and diagnostic development.  more...