Microbiology News : May 2021

Automated capping systems seals sample collection tubes
Designed in conjunction with healthcare professionals, the Novitain Capping Solution offers a rapid and economcial solution for automated capping of racked sample tubes and is compatible with automated pre-analytical systems. more...
a typical Gram negative staining F prausnitzii culture
Don Whitley Scientific’s in-house laboratory have performed culture, enumeration, and antibiotic susceptibility testing of various F. prausnitzii strains.   more...
Raw dough rolls
Campden BRI offers microbiological risk assessment and heat process validation services. Accredited testing for STEC is also available, more...

NCIMB Announce Collaboration with German Distributor Doenitz Prolab

26 May 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalVeterinary

NCIMB’s range of microbial identification services, which includes GMP compliant, genotypic identification of bacteria and fungi is now available from German Distributor Doenitz Prolab more...
Acrylic scrub dot technology distrupts surface biofilms
An innovative solution for environmental microbial sampling applications, the acrylic scrub dot technology quickly and effectively disrupts biofilms and enhances sample collection, the sampler comes with or without a stick to easily access hard-to-reach spaces. more...
Latest kits products services for SARS CoV 2
This week: detector of airborne SARS-CoV-2 found to work in real-world setting, Eurofins opens dedicated laboratory to test efficacy of virucides, AI powered literature search on SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV. more...
Sustainably produced using recombinant technology, PyroSmart NextGen™ reagent is a recombinant Cascade Reagent (rCR) and follows the same enzymatic cascade pathway as traditional naturally sourced reagents. more...
Molecular cell biology - automated incubator
The Thermo Scientific Cytomat 24 automated incubators and storage systems increase productivity and sample protection through the latest incubation technology, including an advanced shuttle system and automated decontamination routine. more...
Chromogenic media for Burkholderia cepacia complex
Formulated according to the USP guidelines Burkholderia Cepacia Selective Agar USP, from Liofilchem, is ideal to determine the absence of Burkholderia cepacia complex in pharmaceutical products. more...
Automated screening of MRSA and urine plates
The APAS® Independence will perform screening of high-volume urine and MRSA specimens at HSL as part of their routine clinical practice and will sit alongside the lab’s existing automation solution, the BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation (TLA) solution. more...
Graphic shows presence or absence of coliforms confirmed same day
Potential microbial contamination can come from anywhere. That’s why it’s essential to have a robust sampling and environmental monitoring program. Rather than using traditional culture methods taking days, get results in the same shift using MicroSnap™ indicator organism tests. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Zero-Contact Medical Station; CRISPR Licensing; Point-of-care Flu and SARS-CoV-2 combo rapid antigen test; Lateral-flow membrane manufacturer expands center of excellence to meet the demand of rapid COVID-19 test developers. more...
RSSL has been named both Business of the Year and Employer of the Year 2021 at the Thames Valley Awards.  In this article, we learn what made world-leading contract research providers to the food and pharmaceutical sector RSSL stand out to the judges. more...
BIOMIC V3 Digital Imaging System for Clinical Microbiology Test Interpretation
Giles Scientific has updated its BIOMIC V3 open system with the current 2021 CLSI and EUCAST guidelines. The BIOMIC V3 utilizes digital imaging to automate the reading and CLSI and EUCAST interpretation of clinical microbiology tests and QC from various manufacturers. more...
How to automate milk plate counts for payments
easySpiral Pro Milk is an automatic Petri dish plater. It allows plating of a sample of 100 to 1x107 CFU/mL on a single Petri dish, without prior serial dilutions, it's particularly suitable for the dairy industry, for analyzing raw materials and milk payment schemes.. more...
Pyrogen testing using the Monocyte Activation Test
In this episode, Laure Robert (Global Product Manager with Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany) emphasizes the importance of pyrogen testing with MAT as a final release test, gives reasons for geographical differences in MAT standardization, and describes how to implement MAT in the lab, step-by-step. more...
INTEGRA PIPETBOY
Why is PIPETBOY the ideal choice for faster cell culture workflows?  Whitney Ong, a chemistry graduate student at the University of Dallas explains.. more...
ShuttlePouch
Alpha Laboratories cost effective and user friendly specimen bio-pouch is a UN3373 complaint sample packing solution for individual 95kPa pressure differential certified blood or urine specimen tubes. more...

Rhinomed's New Rhinoswab - Confirms Superior Performance in Capture and Elution

14 May 2021 | ClinicalOtherPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

New data confirms that Rhinomed's patented Rhinoswab outperforms standard of care swabs in SARS-COV-2. more...
Scientist performs charles river bacterial endotoxin test
Charles River’s Endosafe® portfolio of FDA-licensed products for bacterial endotoxin testing is designed to increase data integrity compliance, reduce retest rates, and streamline manufacturing processes, allowing prompt, confident decisions. more...
Use of the monocyte activation test for pyrogen detection
Authored by Tim Sandle, BPL, and Laure Robert, Merck, this report considers risk contamination coming from non-endotoxin pyrogens (NEP). Risk assessment of NEP is discussed and advantages of the Monocyte Activation Test (MAT), as opposed to the Rabbit Pyrogen Test or the BET, are explored. more...
Lonzas Endotoxin and Pyrogen Testing Solutions
Modern QC testing includes traditional and sustainable methods that can be automated. Lonza’s expert support and complete testing portfolio provide your laboratory versatile solutions to meet your current and future pyrogen and endotoxin testing needs. more...
Testing for Endotoxins and Pyrogens
In this rapidmicrobiology special focus on 'Testing for Endotoxins and Pyrogens', suppliers of traditional testing products and new non-animal based ones showcase their portfolios and invite you to contact them today for that consultation. more...
New Products for COVID 19 Testing
This week: Interview-piece on new RT-LAMP Test; synthetic antibodies available for COVID-19 rapid antigen test development with extremely low limit of detection; BD and Certest Biotec now offer RT-PCR test for saliva specimen + new variant NAT for high-throughput labs is CE-marked. more...

ScanStation®, a Special Milestone: 50 Units Installed in Laboratories Worldwide!

07 May 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Automated colony counting with faster results
ScanStation® provides automatic colony counting with unequalled accuracy as colonies are detected before clustering or covering can occur. Now 50 major companies have been convinced that real-time bacterial monitoring is the next step for efficient microbiological analyses. more...
Contact slide for surface monitoring and water testing
With selective media allowing for the isolation and enumeration of several bacteria, yeasts and moulds, contact slides from Liofilchem are ideal for surface monitoring and water testing in food processing facilities. View this short video to learn more. more...
Full microbiology lab automation Beckman Coulter
The DxA 5000 Fit is designed to meet the automation requirement of medium sized labs, with a smaller footprint, the intelligent workflow automation delivers rapid and consistent turnaround times, plus as the system is scalable so it can grow with increased requirements. more...