Microbiology News : Apr 2021

PT scheme for Pharma Labs
BIPEA offers three PT programs - Purified water for pharma applications: Endotoxins and TOC in purified water, Residual solvents in excipient: Ethylene oxide and Dioxane in Polyethylene glycol, Microbiology of pharmaceutical process water: total viable aerobic count in water. more...
Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay
Available from Alpha Laboratories, the CrAg® LFA is a simple to use, 10-minute, immunochromatographic dipstick test to detect cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide antigens in serum, plasma, whole blood, and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), enabling pre-emptive treatment of CrAg positive patients.  more...
Fujifilm Wako LAL reagents and supplies
With over a century of combined research experience, FUJIFILM and Wako Chemicals U.S.A. continue the development of products that can improve human health and protect the environment. See the complete line of Wako LAL products at wakopyrostar.com more...
WESAIL looking for distributor for Self Testing COVID-19 Antigen Kit
Distributors and dealers are wanted for WESAIL COVID-19 Ag Test (Self-Testing). With performances up to 82.4% sensitivity and 99.7% specificity the kit is listed on France ANSM and Germany BfArM, and has EUA-clearance more...
PCR testing for detection of salmonella
Watch this BIOTECON Diagnostics short video to see how convenient and effortless it is to perform manual but high throughput salmonella detection using real-time PCR testing, even in difficult matrices like chocolate. more...
Monocyte Activation Testing for Parenterals
Successful Monocyte Activation Testing (MAT) of all parenteral pharmaceuticals, biologicals and medical devices; market leading assay sensitivity (LoD 0.004 EU/ml); 2,500 vials per PBMC batch; successful LER effect curbing; worldwide GMP certified MAT services. more...
Powdered infant formula and food processing facility
Discover the benefits of a truly harmonized method for the simultaneous detection of Salmonella, Cronobacter and Enterobacteriaceae in dairy large sample size by using the PIF Supplement method. more...
Rapid Microbiology Methods for Dairy Products
This special focus on Rapid Microbial Testing for Dairy Industry is a comprehensive look at the various tests available to laboratories and food processors working in the dairy sector.  more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Point-of-care PCR test based on specific hybridization wins US NIH contract; new rapid antigen test is CE-marked and available for clinicians & over-the-counter; Advanced Biological Laboratories' Ultragene SARS-CoV-2 variant test is now CE-IVD.  more...
Rapid Tests for Legionella in Water
Legionella growth in stagnated water in buildings closed due to COVID-19 may require labs to gear up for increased Legionella testing, this rapidmicrobiology special focus brings you the latest updates from suppliers of rapid Legionella tests and ISO 11731:2017 Legionella media. more...

INTEGRA Introduces its Portable 96 Channel Pipette at the Most Affordable Price

26 Apr 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Best price pipetter for 96 wells
Improve productivity for virtually any microplate-based liquid handling task with the MINI 96 portable electronic pipette, which is ultra-compact, and the most affordable electronic 96 channel pipette on the market - available in four-volume ranges. more...
3M Molecular Detection System for Campylobacter and Salmonella
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has chosen 3M's Molecular Detection System for its Campylobacter testing. 3M's system allows processors to perform up to 96 tests and takes only 60 minutes. more...

Rapid Yeast and Mold Test for Dairy Products

26 Apr 2021 | Food & Beverage

Rapid Yeast and Mould Testing for Dairy Products
CertaBlue’s Yeast and Mold test is for the rapid, selective detection of yeast and mold. The vial and sensor are especially developed for testing high volume fermented dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese, quark, skyr, buttermilk etc. more...
foodproof Yeast and Mold Quantification LyoKit
The foodproof® Yeast and Mold Quantification LyoKit detects and quantifies all kinds of yeast and mold in dairy and other food products within 24 hours. Using BIOTECON Diagnostics' Reagent D prevents dead cells from being detected. more...

Cherwell Announces Additions to ImpactAir Range of Microbial Air Monitors 

23 Apr 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

ImpactAir microbial air monitor ranges support new EU GMP Annex 1 requirements for continuous EM
Cherwell Laboratories has introduced new models to the ImpactAir range of microbial air monitors that it distributes from Pinpoint Scientific. They are designed to be used in high-grade areas within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and specialist food industries. more...
Tricycle - AMR Surveillance Program
The World Health Organization has adopted a protocol on AMR surveillance tha was designed by the College of Veterinary Science at NCSU. The 'Tricycle' protocol uses ESBL-producing E. coli  as the sole indicator organism.  more...

Soleris® Next Generation - Rapid, Automated Microbial Testing System

23 Apr 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...
Proficiency testing scheme for dairy microbiology
This quality control program offers a REAL LIQUID MILK sample with various spoilage and pathogenic organism parameters all in one sample. more...
Solus Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Turnover of Dairy and Environmental Samples
With the constant production of dairy products, are you receiving the correct amount of negative results for pathogens? Do you wish you had a simpler workflow that gives your lab technicians more available time? more...
Rapid Cronobacter Testing
MilliporeSigma’s Assurance GDS® Cronobacter Tq II assay features a faster 20-hour enrichment that has been harmonized with the GDS® Salmonella enrichment. MicroVal approval includes validation for infant formula, infant cereals, and environmental samples. more...
Solus One Salmonella detection system
When detecting for Salmonella and dealing with fluctuating sample volume. Solus One Salmonella is a highly sensitive assay and offers automated solutions that can test up to 192 samples in a single automated cycle.  more...
Rapid microbiology for liquid dairy products
Find out about the different heat processes used in the manufacture of UHT and ESL dairy products and, with results in less than 30 minutes, learn why Hygiena's Innovate system offers the ideal microbiological testing solution. more...

CHROMagar™ Solution for Mastitis Diagnosis

20 Apr 2021 | Food & Beverage

CHROMagar chromogenic media for mastitis diagnosis
CHROMagar™ has developed three chromogenic formulations with a very high level of differentiation allowing the detection of most important groups of bacteria found in the Mastitis infections: Gram-negative bacteria, Staphylococci and Streptococci. more...

Bugbox Calculator: Compare Bugbox to Anaerobic Jars

20 Apr 2021 | WaterClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Which is cheaper anaerobic jars or a workstation
Can your laboratory afford to keep using jars? Try our comparison tool.  more...
SY-LAB AMP 6000
A new highly selective and sensitive chromogenic media for the enumeration of butyric acid-forming clostridia has now been made available for rapid microbiological testing of milk and cheese. more...
Rapid Microbial ATP Detection in Dairy
The Promicol System is a comprehensive overall solution enabling a rapid detection of microbial contamination in finished UHT & ESL dairy products allowing early identification of process failure and faster product release.  more...
BC Sensilux system
Analysis of microbial contamination in finished dairy products is made fast, sensitive, and reliable with the bioluminescence Sensilux® system. A complete solution including automated sampling, and full technical support. more...
GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System
Food quality control is paramount when it comes to consumer safety. In a competitive market, we recognize the need for early detection of foodborne pathogens. Helping to maintain rigorous quality control procedures, the GeneDisc® Rapid Microbiology System offers peace of mind to food industries. more...
Membrane filtration using a manifold
Calculate your potential time and labor cost savings if you switch from the manifold filtration method to the new Milliflex Oasis® system - simply download the productivity check tool and enter your current values. more...
Unyvero LRT Panels
Syndromic testing with Unyvero HPN and LRT BAL panels can improve patient care and time to appropriate targeted antibiotic therapy in COVID-19 pneumonia patients, as well as in a non-COVID-19 population with suspicion of pneumonia, including Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia (PJP). more...
Rapid PCR Test for MRSA MSSA
The ultrafast PCR|ONE System, developed by Curiosity Diagnostics, a wholly own SPV of Scope Fluidics S.A., has received CE-IVD certification for the diagnosis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Results in 15 mins.  more...
PCR kit for cannabis testing Aspergillus Salmonella STEC
The iQ-Check Aspergillus Real-Time PCR Kit detects Aspergillus flavus, fumigatus, niger, and terreus in cannabis flower and cannabis concentrates. more...
Microbiologics Virology Services for Drug and Vaccine Research and Development
Investment in an additional BSL-3 facility allows for increased capabilities and capacity for Microbiologics to provide anti-infective testing, assay development and biomaterial production services for highly infectious pathogens, including COVID-19 and other emerging diseases more...
Molecular Testing for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Variants
This special focus on 'Molecular Testing of SARS-CoV-2 Variants' includes featured products from suppliers around the world, who can provide you with reagents, equipment, and test kits allowing you to optimize your COVID-19 testing workflow. more...
Detect Listeria and Salmonella one broth one plate
With ISO 16140-2 certification and increased sensitivity versus the ISO reference methods, our OBOP workflows offer accurate detection of Listeria and Salmonella in as little as 48hrs whilst maintaining classical microbiology. Find out more today! more...
SARS CoV 2 Inactivated Variants for assay development
Microbiologics offers high titer inactivated whole virus RUO materials for B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. more...
MicrobeMeter for growth dynamic experiments
Suitable for various commercial and research applications, the MicrobeMeter takes continuous measurements over a long period of time, allowing analysis of growth dynamics and estimates of kinetic parameters. Temperature ranges include mesophiles and thermophiles. more...
Wastewater Testing for Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Zymo Research is now offering community-wide SARS-CoV-2 detection and variant tracking with the Environ COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Service. The new service allows tracking of viral variants & vaccine resistance with a single sample. more...
CE-Mark Test to Detect Multiple COVID-19 Variants
Novacyt has launched its SNPsig® VariPLEX™, a CE-Marked PCR assay panel that is able to detect the four COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) that are currently recognized and the two most biologically significant mutations in a single kit. more...
Best way to automate endotoxin testing
The PyroTec® PRO Solution is now compatible with Lonza’s PYROGENT®-5000 Turbidimetric LAL Assay, Kinetic-QCL® Chromogenic LAL Assay, and the PyroGene® Recombinant Factor C Assay, expanding the options available for streamlined, automated endotoxin testing. more...
Skip Extraction of SARS-CoV-2
MicroLYSIS RNA is a powerful reagent for COVID-19 testing by releasing RT-qPCR-ready RNA from a range of samples that include: swabs, viral transport medium, and saliva. The resulting lysate is ready for RT-qPCR testing.  more...
SARS-CoV-2 virus
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH has developed a comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 solution as well as the highly specific VIRType RT-PCRs for the detection of the main variants of concern. more...
PCR reagents for SARS-CoV-2 variant testing
PCR Biosystems is committed to providing researchers, developers, and diagnostics manufacturers with the PCR products they need in the global response to COVID-19. Discover how to boost the accuracy and sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2 detection. more...
Reagent Resource for Studying SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Sino Biological has developed 80+ recombinant RBD/Spike, and N protein mutants carrying the mutations of high interest, such as N501Y and E484K identified in three fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 variants, U.K. B.1.1.7, Brazil P.1, and South Africa B.1.351. more...
Specific PCR Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Including New Variants
The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 from EUROIMMUN provides fast and highly specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 including the new lineages B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1. The assay is available as a single parameter test or in combination with Influenza A/B. more...
Scientists working in a controlled environment
In this 10 minute short talk, Dr. Anne-Grit Klees, Global Product Manager, Environmental Monitoring at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, discusses the new standard (EN 17141) for active air sampling. more...
Autof MS 1000
The Autof MS 1000 provides high-speed identification and taxonomical classification of bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi based on proteomic fingerprinting, with a database of approximately 5,000 species of microorganisms. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: New software upscales COVID-19 testing; Collection device for SARS-CoV-2 is cleared by FDA and a new Next-generation sequencing panel is authorized by US FDA.  more...
USP 922 Water Activity Method
Novasina water activity meters are specially designed for the unique requirements of pharmaceutical testing labs, with an emphasis on accuracy and 21 CFR part 11 compliance plus meeting the new USP <922> requirements.  more...
test for lyme disease
Gold Standard Diagnostics (GSD) has launched a new Lyme Disease serologic assay, the B. burgdorferi IgG/IgM VlsE-OspC ELISA. This assay has been FDA cleared for use as an integral part of the Modified Two-Tiered Testing algorithm (MTTT) available from GSD. more...
Microbiological risks of onions
Onions have caused a range of food safety issues in past years, in this article Roy Betts (Campden BRI) explains why we should be wary of assuming that onions are always a “low-risk” product. more...

Identifying the Microbiome - a rapidmicrobiology Special Focus

01 Apr 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Microbiome Identification Services
“If you don’t like bacteria, you’re on the wrong planet.  This is the planet of the bacteria.” so said Stewart Brand or was it Craig Venter? Either way, browse through our latest special focus on identifying the microbiome. more...