Microbiology News : Mar 2021

Getting Facts from Microbiome's Big Data - Interview with CosmosID

30 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalMicrobiome

Microbiome sequencing
CosmosID is a government award-winning big data genomics company and in this interview with its CEO Manoj Dadlani, he describes their recent work on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing, the depth of microbiome info they can provide clients across various sectors & their new direct-to-consumer gut health test.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New air sampler validated for SARS-CoV-2; ECDC for self-testing; cost-effective lateral-flow reader; RT-LAMP test is launched; FDA grant multiplex assay 'de novo' status & an updated RT-PCR kit for variants of concern. more...
Real-Time Environmental Monitoring in Cleanrooms and Isolators
The BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter, provides information on when contamination excursions occur, as they happen - respond to an event right away by segregating potentially contaminated products and immediately locating the source of potential contamination. more...

MedSchenker™ Smart Transport Medium

26 Mar 2021 | Clinical

FDA listed collection and transport system
FDA listed collection and transport system for maintenance and long term freeze storage of viruses including Flu, Covid19, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. CQ-Lock™ screw cap maintains organism viability for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.  more...
Thermal Block for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater sampling
New EC guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in wastewaters recommend a standardized approach for sampling, measurement & analysis. LVM Thermal Solutions offers thermal blocks that ensure thermal stability and homogenous temperature during sampling.  more...

IUL Launches iPeak®+, The New Lateral Flow Reader for Large Cassettes

26 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalVeterinary

Keep Track of Point of Care Lateral Flow Test Results
The iPeak+ is a cost-effective lateral flow test reader delivering quantitative and qualitative results, able to read up to 5 strips with 7 lines per strip at once, making analysis of point of care tests objective, sensitive and traceable. more...
Environmental Monitoring in dairy processing plant
Researchers at UCC and Teagasc have published their evaluation of rapid sequencing methods to replace culture-based methods in routine environmental monitoring at food processing facilities.  more...
RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 variants
The new GSD NovaType II kit from Eurofins Technologies can now detect the N501Y and E484K mutations common to most VOC (Variants Of Concern) and the K417N mutation (specific to B.1.351 first identified in South Africa), with high sensitivity in under 2 hrs.  more...
Salmonella enteritidis in coated chicken and the validation of cooking processes
Roy Betts (Campden BRI) highlights the risk of Salmonella enteritidis to consumers from not labeling RTE and non-RTE coated chicken products correctly, and why risk assessment and risk reduction strategies are necessary to protect the consumer. more...
Rapid molecular COVID-19 Testing using Isothermal Amplification
IsoFast Bst Polymerase reagents enable rapid, robust, and sensitive amplification of DNA and RNA targets without the need for thermocycling equipment. By delivering results within 30 minutes, the reagents are highly suited to use in the field. more...
Senior Research Associate Ahuva Odenheimer
Find out how INTEGRA Biosciences’ VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette is increasing both throughput and reproducibility at the push of a button. more...
Inactivation medium for viruses and bacteria
Medical Wire (MWE) has upscaled production of its inactivation medium Sigma MM™ that inactivates bacteria and viruses & preserves RNA/DNA for molecular testing. Public Health England (UK) has confirmed that Sigma MM™ provides effective inactivation of SARS CoV-2. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Patient-friendly rapid antigen test; Inactivation media kills coronavirus within the hour; Gold-standard test accepts self-collected saliva specimen by post; New CE-IVD T-cell detection test files for FDA-EUA & reasons on why antigen tests are in short supply.  more...

RollBag® - A New Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags

16 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal CareMicrobiome

Wire Free Range of Sterile Sampling Bags
RollBag® is made from robust PolySilk® with a sticker closure specially designed for sampling any liquid or solid sample, for the food, medical, animal health or environmental industries. Wire-free makes for easier disposal. more...
Rapid test for listeria is AOAC validated
Smiths Detection Listeria CANARY® assay has been granted an AOAC INTERNATIONAL Performance Test MethodSM (PTM) program certification number. The test uses CANARY technology that combines the sensitivity of PCR with the speed of lateral flow. more...
SureTrend - Quickly identify Allergens and Pathogens
Two significant sources of food hazards are allergens and pathogens. These potential threats to product quality can be addressed by implementing the right testing: raw material, finished product, and cleaning verification. Learn about the best solutions available from Hygiena more...
Swab marked with pediatric stop points
Mid-turbinate swab has notch markings on the nylon shaft to make getting the required depth easier for pediatric patients, whilst the face of a bear, helps distract and put younger patients at ease. more...
ImpactAir ISO-90 innovative Active Air Sampler
Available to download, this article covers current standards concerning the choice of the most appropriate AAS (Active Air Sampler) as part of an EM programme, different AAS designs plus initial validation results of the ImpactAir ISO-90. more...
Free samples CE-marked rapid COVID-19 Test Kits
WESAIL's COVID-19 diagnostic family includes Antigen Test Kits, Neutralizing Antibody Test Kits, Flu+Ag Test Kits and IgM/IgG Test Kits, which has completed registration and established strong sales in Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey and other countries. more...
Rapid Antigen CE-marked Lateral Flow Test for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19
Bioperfectus aims to supply the world with its clinically proven & UK government evaluated accurate rapid antigen test for COVID-19. In this feature, find why there's a shortage of antigen tests on the market and how Bioperfectus can help.  more...
patient friendly rapid antigen test for covid-19
Prognosis Biotech's patient-friendly nasal swab rapid antigen test is suitable for sensitive individual groups due to its non-invasive procedure. The test demonstrated superior diagnostic accuracy in an independent clinical trial carried out in Greece's COVID-19 reference lab. more...
iSWAB and Micronic tubes improve workflow
Overcome problems of low recovery, high bacterial content, sheared DNA, and excessive resampling costs, the iSWAB™ collection device allows the release of cells captured from any swab into a proprietary lysis and stabilizing buffer. more...
Detecting Legionella - one experts experience
In this episode on Legionella testing, we have Ray Petrisek, a principal investigator in the discovery of Legionella in the ‘70s, who gives advice on testing and sampling for Legionella and the limitations and advantages of test kits in today’s market. more...
Food pathogens in mushrooms
Salmonella, Listeria and Staphylococcus have all been linked to mushrooms, Roy Betts, Campden BRI discusses the potential for mushrooms to cause bacterial food poisoning. more...
Sterility testing
This rapidmicrobiology special focus brings you the latest products in sterility testing, aswell as podcasts covering upcoming changes to Annex I and environmental monitoring.  more...
Fast sterility testing with Celsis
Reduce time from installation to routine use of Celsis® rapid sterility platform with Charles River's support packages, easily demonstrate validation parameters described by USP <1223>, Ph. Eur. 5.1.6, and PDA TR 33. more...
Rapid screening test for parasites in pets
Zoetis has launched Vetscan Imagyst™, a diagnostic to screen companion animals for intestinal parasites. It uses a combination of image recognition technology, algorithms and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver accurate testing results to the clinic.  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...
Solus One E coli O157 ELISA Assay
The Solus™ One E. coli O157 Pathogen Detection ELISA Assay uses a single, 10-hour enrichment, one-step sample preparation, and automated workflow to process up to 192 tests per run for sensitive, cost effective assay for E.coli O157. more...

Autoclave Deodorant for a Great Lab Atmosphere

05 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

Autoclave deodorant
INTERSCIENCE has launched its new Anabac® Natural autoclave deodorants with 100 % natural origin fragrances. These new fragrances, with ECOCERT certified perfume (according to the Cosmos-Standard) are compatible with all autoclaves and provide a nice perfume in the lab. more...
Hand Wash Gel Dispenser
Detect microorganisms in gel-based hand wash up to 3x faster. Read an application note on how the EZ-Fluo™ System can reduce the time for reliable bioburden testing of gel-based hand washes to a third of the time needed for traditional plating methods. more...
Custom control strains for objectionable organisms
In this feature, Microbiologics list & characterize the top 10 non-compendial objectionable organisms that are requested through their Custom Solutions program for environmental isolates and objectionable organisms. more...
Sterile IPM validated for sterility testing
As the only supplier worldwide, we offer ready-to-use, sterile IPM validated for sterility testing of viscous products, such as creams and ointments, without time-consuming preparation. more...
How to Validate Rapid Microbiology Method
Dr. Michael J. Miller, one of the leading global experts on rapid microbiology method validation and implementation, talks to rapidmicrobiology.com about the current status of rapid methods within the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and how ATMPs is accelerating adoption. more...
Heterotrophic plate counts
IDEXX has launched EasyDisc™, a new method to obtain heterotrophic plate counts (HPCs) in water. No agar preparation needed, and requiring less than one minute of hands-on time to process a sample. more...

Quality Control Starter Guide for Breweries

01 Mar 2021 | Food & Beverage

Beer quality control testing
Do you want to start a lab, but have no idea where to start? There are many directions you can go. Luckily, getting started doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. more...
SARS-CoV-2 sequencing
The ECDC has announced it will use Eurofins Genomics' next-generation sequencing service to expand its SARS-CoV-2 surveillance for member states. The protocol is based on the widely-used ARTIC approach that Eurofins Genomics are skilled in.  more...
Viral transport media for SARS-CoV-2
Teknova has expanded its production capacity to meet the demand for viral transport media. This scale-up of its manufacturing facilities will secure supply and enable best pricing of high-demand viral transport media. more...

Standardise Pour Plate Preparation by Automating Media Dispensing and Plate Stirring

01 Mar 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Automate and standardise preparation of pour plates
Video from Alliance Bio Expertise shows how using an automatic system - the DISTRIWEL combined with the MEDIAWEL, allows laboratories doing pour plates to standardise: the temperature of the dispensed media, the volume in each Petri dish and the '8' shape stirring! more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Viral transport media manufacturer offers competitive pricing; ECDC adopt ARTIC sequencing approach; New CE-marked antigen test from PerkinElmer; and a new method to evaluate effectiveness of air-cleaning systems in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.  more...
Method for evaluating effectiveness for SARS-CoV-2 air cleaning systems
Campden BRI has developed a new test procedure to determine whether air cleaning systems can effectively inactivate and remove the virus that causes COVID-19 from the air and surfaces. more...
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test for home use
Quidel has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US FDA for its QuickVue® At-Home COVID-19 Test. The lateral-flow test can be obtained with a doctor's prescription, is easy-to-use and provides results in ten minutes. more...

Introducing Soleris® Next Generation - Rapid, Automated Microbial Testing System

01 Mar 2021 | Food & BeverageCosmetic/Personal Care

Soleris NG - automated microbial testing
Find out more about our new, rapid, automated microbial testing platform for product safety and quality, offering fast and reliable detection of a wide range of microorganisms including TVC, Yeasts and Moulds, Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli, Coliforms, and many others.  more...