Microbiology News : Aug 2021

QC Testing for Vaccine Manufacturing
In cell culture-based vaccine manufacturing processes, microbial contamination control and impurity testing are crucial quality control components. Smart and rapid solutions streamline the daily routine and accelerate time to result. more...
Merck Monocyte Activation Test
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission recently decided to put an end to the rabbit pyrogen test, in accordance with the 3Rs principle. The commission is now actively encouraging users to seek alternatives, the best option being the Monocyte Activation Test (MAT). more...
MAS 100 Iso microbial air samplers from MBV
Do you need a reliable and compliant solution for active viable air monitoring in your isolator or RABS? Find out why the largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies rely on the MAS-100 Iso line from MBV. more...
Genedisc qPCR system
Pall GeneDisc Technologies provide a laboratory monitoring diagnostic tool with complete solutions for real-time monitoring using a lab-scale system, making it an ideal tool for protecting public safety and for water system network managers. more...
Sexual Health test from Visby Medical
Visby Medical™ has received FDA clearance and a CLIA waiver for its PCR sexual health test. The Sexual Health Click Test is the first instrument-free PCR test for the detection of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas, with results available within 30 minutes, during the patient visit. more...
Allergen Cross Contamination
Allergens can contaminate food products at any stage - from raw ingredients to final product. Learn how to prevent and detect allergen cross-contamination and how Hygiena™ allergen detection kits can assist you with testing and tracking along the way. more...
bottles of plant based milk and the cereals they are prepared from
Innovations in the food industry have given rise to a wide range of plant-based beverages.  With results generally possible after just 3 days of pre-incubation, the Promicol microbial ATP detection system ensures excellence in the quality control of these exciting products. more...
Are you having trouble deciding on the right biological safety cabinet? Download the clean air and containment decision map and make your decision easy. more...
Bowtie graphic showing total risk management control at a glance
Bowtie is a simple visual tool that makes communicating risk easy, helping Food Manufacturers boost food safety culture and identify barriers for allergen management. more...
Concentrating SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
Listen to our latest podcast and learn how InnovaPrep's rapid method enabled GT Molecular to lead the field in wastewater epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2. Guests include Rose Nash (GT Molecular), Dave Goad and Dave Alburty (InnovaPrep). more...

New Autoclave Range from Priorclave at Lab Innovations

23 Aug 2021 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalPharmaceuticalVeterinary

Priorclave autoclaves
Later this year, on stand B72 at the Lab Innovations trade show in Birmingham, UK, British autoclave manufacturer Priorclave plans to reveal details of entirely new research and laboratory grade autoclave ranges. more...
Minimise false negative results with PathoSEEK® 5-Color Aspergillus Multiplex Assays, detecting A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and A. terreus in both cannabis flower and cannabis infused edibles. more...
PathogenDx's QuantX assay quantifies the total amount of yeast and mold in a sample while also determining if the sample exceeds industry testing and safety standards. The test provides results in less than 6 hours. more...
Sino Biological on Stock Exchange
Sino Biological has announced a successful listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange subsidiary ChiNext under the stock abbreviation Sino Biological and stock code 301047. A total of 17 million shares were issued for a total of 4.98 billion RMB raised during this initial public offering. more...
The Promega Maxwell® RSC Enviro Total Nucleic Acid Kit and Wizard® Enviro Total Nucleic Acid Kit join a growing portfolio of products that support wastewater surveillance to monitor the spread of SARS-CoV-2. more...
PYROSTAR ES-F PLATE
PYROSTAR™ ES-F/PLATE is a multi-test vial kit having the same endotoxin-specific formulation as our other ES-F series products, yet designed to be used with a microplate reader. The assay requires only 50µl/test and supports more samples in one run. more...
POCKIT Central in-house veterinary PCR analyzer
HORIBA UK Limited will be showcasing its new benchtop POCKIT™ Central* in-house veterinary PCR analyzer on Stand C3 at the BEVA Congress, Birmingham, 4-7 September. more...
SAS Super Duo 360 portable microbial air samplers
Cherwell Laboratories has recently delivered its biggest-ever single order for microbial air sampling equipment to support the large-scale manufacturing programme for COVID-19 vaccine supply. more...
Horiba POCKIT Central
Over 30 brand new PCR tests have been launched by HORIBA for its POCKIT Central veterinary PCR analyzer, which includes: Lyme disease, Dirofilaria immitis, Neospora caninum, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mec A gene for MRSA, IBR, and C. difficile.  more...
The Cannabis Pathogen Screen bundles the detection of six target pathogens into one, easy-to-use protocol using fully simultaneous multiplex real-time PCR technology. more...

What’s this Concoction? The Promise and Power of Metagenomics

10 Aug 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceutical

NCIMB Sample
NCIMB has been asked to identify microbial populations within complex samples from a diverse range of environments from bioreactor slimes to biofilms that form on subsea structures. For these applications we use metagenomics. more...
Rapid Legionella test
Rising cases of Legionnaires’ disease post-COVID-19 lockdowns mean the urgency of rapidly detecting this potentially deadly disease has never been greater. Download whitepaper. more...
Achieve fast recovery of conditions after opening incubator door
This new 'Rapid Recovery Incubator' has been designed to satisfy scientific applications requiring precise control of cell culture conditions, prevention from contamination, and maximum protection for cells. more...
Fapon Biotech Completed COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Solutions
With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading globally and even constantly evolving over the past years, Fapon Biotech has mobilized resources to launch Completed COVID-19 One-Stop Solutions that enables virus detection, immune system evaluation of vaccines, and variant tracking. more...
Neogen Soleris NF-OSB
Offering sensitive detection of aciduric microorganisms, our NF-OSB vial now has ISO 16140-2 validation for fruit juice and flavoured waters. With results in 48 hours and automatic reporting, Soleris can increase productivity and simplify microbial testing. more...

ScanStation® 2021 New Features

03 Aug 2021 | Food & BeveragePharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

Interscience ScanStation
Interscience offers improved counting accuracy with ScanStation. Real-time microbiological analysis allows for better production management, key for many industries. more...
Hygiena BAX Prep Xpress
How can a food testing lab streamline workflow? One way is by automating processes. Learn about the benefits of automating, what should be considered for automation, and how to automate PCR sample preparation with BAX® Prep Xpress. more...
Assurance GDS Cronobacter Tq II assay
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...
Yeast and Mould Growth Profile
Reduce risk of recalls with the Oculer Greenlight system, delivering fully automated, sensitive yeast and mould results in dairy products within 48 hours with minimal sample preparation. more...
Microbial Monitoring in Isolators
In this episode, Adele Gisselmann (Global Product Manager with Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany) describes the challenges of performing environmental monitoring in isolators, like manipulation with thick gloves and the effect of VHP, and explains how smart product design overcomes these challenges. more...
Hispanagar's expert knowledge of agar and peptones makes them the ideal choice for manufacturers of microbiological culture media. more...