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Microbiology News: May 2022

High Performance Testing for Low pH Beverages

31 May 2022 | Food & Beverage

Innovate System
Acidic, complex matrices can impact the reliability of microbiological testing, leading to potential inaccuracy, repeat testing, and product release delays. The Innovate System RapiScreen™ Beverage Kit overcomes these challenges with optimized buffering capacity for rapid, accurate results. more...
Automate Preparation MALDI Spotting Plate
For labs with MALDI platforms, the Accelerate Arc Module and BC kit is a novel application of inline centrifugation and automated sample prep techniques, which together with the blood culture (BC) kit, provides a suspension of cleaned microbial cells for direct transfer to a MALDI spotting plate. more...
CD Genomics recently announced the launch of Nanopore-Based Microbial Epigenomics Solutions to detect more types of DNA modifications. more...
Roche and its subsidiary TIB Molbiol  have developed three different  LightMix® Modular Virus kits for the detection of the monkeypox virus.For use with either LightCycler® 480 II Instrument or cobas z 480 Analyzer. more...
Real Time PCR Monkeypox Virus Kit
RealStar® Orthopoxvirus PCR kit consists of Master Reagent, Positive Control and an Internal Control. Manufactured according to GMP guidelines and can be used with a wide range of different real-time PCR instruments. more...

CompactDry™ "Nissui" TCR – an Easy to Use Medium for Rapid Aerobic Counts

26 May 2022 | Food & BeverageCosmetic/Personal Care

Dry Film Plates for Total Counts in 24 and 48 Hours
Nissui Pharmaceuticals has launched CompactDry™ "Nissui" TCR, an easy to use, dry film plate for the rapid assessment of Aerobic or Total Viable Counts in food and water samples. more...
Multiplex SARS Flu Molecular Instrumentation
The BD COR™ MX/PX System allows 1,700 specimens to be loaded, with onboard capacity for reagents and samples that provide more than six hours of unimpeded system processing and up to 1,000 sample results in 24 hours, eliminating multiple technologist interactions currently required per shift. more...
SmartControl EM
Do you use paper, spreadsheets, or other legacy systems for your environmental monitoring? If so, just the thought of creating your environmental monitoring schedule might give you a headache. Read here about how SmartControl can help. more...
BAX System
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...

Ensure the pH of Your Culture Media for Accurate and Reliable Results

24 May 2022 | Food & BeverageClinicalLaboratory EquipmentPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal Care

pH check microbiology culture media
These features offered by Thermo Scientific Orion Star pH Meters and ROSS Electrodes combine to provide you with the optimum solution for fast, accurate, reliable measurements to ensure your culture media is at the correct pH to support optimum performance. more...

Antigens for Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Tests

24 May 2022 | ClinicalPharmaceuticalMicrobiome

Creative Diagnostics recently launched recombinant antigens p18 and p23 (viral capsid antigens, VCA), p54 and p138 (early antigens, EA) and EBNA1 (nuclear antigen, EBNA). Suitable for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against EBV in blood samples. more...
Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
A selection of posters submitted by EUCAST development labs and presented at ECCMID 2022 evaluating AST products on the market.  more...
Growth Promotion Testing
When performing Growth Promotion Testing on new batches of media, one of three plating techniques can be used: Spread Plate, Pour Plate, or Membrane Filtration. Microbiologics shares their Top 5 Best Practices for each of these plating methods. more...

Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ Quality Control Organisms

19 May 2022 | Food & BeveragePharmaceutical

CultiLoops ready to use quality control organisms
Culti-Loops™ are ready-to-use, disposable bacteriological loops containing stabilized, viable microorganisms in a unique gel matrix. Ensure consistent microbiological testing for pharmaceutical and food products with strict quality control materials. more...
Visual Assessment of Food Line Cleanliness
The BactiScan™ is a handheld, quick and easy-to-use bacterial detection scanner that can highlight where bacteria or biofilm are on your processing line prior to ATP swab testing to ensure cleanliness and safety in your plant and compliance with legislative regulations and guidelines. more...
Medical Wire and Equipment Swabs are CLSI-M40-A2 compliant and CE marked
How does a microbiology lab know its results are accurate and precise? By constant vigilance via the use of QC standards, controls and taking part in proficiency testing programmes. Browse our special focus to discover what products are available to ensure your lab gets it right every time! more...
Charles River qc micro summit
Industry leaders in quality control microbiology join us every year at the QC Micro Summit in Charleston, SC. In this review of the 2022 conference, find out how the experts tackle the latest microbiology trends and challenges from regulatory changes to rapid microbial methods. more...
Fecal Transwab
Culture techniques can take days before results are derived, and sometimes can delay detection if the sample in the stool container wasn’t preserved correctly. The Fecal Transwab® can change that! It can help provide results faster, at a lower cost, and in a more efficient manner more...
QC Media for Environmental Monitoring in Cleanrooms
Peter Penn, Sales Director at NaughtonPenn Consultants discusses products that are designed to help laboratories ensure they achieve the correct CFU of reference organisms required to carry out the various testing procedures that they perform, whether it be the GPT or other tests. more...

Infectious Disease Research: Reproducible Results Require Proper Pipetting - Podcast

11 May 2022 | Food & BeverageWaterClinicalLaboratory EquipmentPharmaceuticalVeterinaryCosmetic/Personal CareMicrobiome

Learn to Use Pipette Correctly at Sartorius Pipette Academy
In this podcast episode, our guests from Sartorius give advice on correct pipetting techniques that will avoid cell damage and reproducibility errors. more...
Compact Dry
CompactDry™ “Nissui” LM is a small and ready-to-use medium plate developed for detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes. It has gained MicroVal certification for a broad range of foods and environmental samples. more...
Portable PCR instrument for airports cruise ships etc
Credo’s VitaPCR™ is a small portable benchtop instrument that can return a SARS-CoV-2 PCR result in 20 minutes. Watch Carrie Chen, Sales Specialist for Credo Diagnostics as she demonstrates how easy it is to use, making it ideal for airports and cruise ships etc. more...
Ultra-fast SARS CoV 2 antigen test
Dr. Nicholas Durand, Abionic's CEO and Founder, was at ECCMID 2022 showcasing the abioSCOPE® platform; a POCT immunoassay reader heralded as the fastest in the world with resuts in 2 minutes. more...

BIOBALL®: Where Accuracy, Precision, Efficiency, and Consistency Matters the Most

10 May 2022 | WaterOtherPharmaceuticalCosmetic/Personal Care

bioMerieux BioBall
BIOBALL®: 20 years of delivering confidence for your microbiological quality control. This small freeze dried water-soluble certified reference material provides time and labour-intensive cost savings, improving overall lab efficiency and productivity. more...
Computer screen and user
There are some major drawbacks to the use of spreadsheets for your environmental monitoring, which could lead to a lack of trust in your data. more...

CultiControl Freeze-Dried Pellets

10 May 2022 | Pharmaceutical

CultiControl
Learn more about ATCC® and NCTC® derived CultiControl microorganisms. more...
cDNA Synthesis
A new Tips & Tricks series from PCR Biosystems. Learn everything you need to know for perfect cDNA synthesis. Part of a continuing series to help optimise and troubleshoot different PCR applications. more...
Gloved hands holding a NEMIS Listeria N Light swab
The COVID19 pandemic has taught us the importance of testing early and often.  With food product recalls in Europe up 13% in 2020, we learn how the use of NEMIS Technologies N-LightTM Listeria monocytogenes can enable testing early and often, offering tremendous opportunities for the food industry. more...
Alpha MDx-Chex BCID2 panel
Now available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories, MDx-Chex evaluates the entire analytical process of the assay, including cell lysis, DNA extraction, purification and removal of PCR inhibitors, as well as qPCR amplification, detection, and analysis. more...
BIPEA Proficiency Testing Schemes
Verify the accuracy and reliability of your laboratory's detection and enumeration competancy with BIPEA Proficiency Testing Schemes, which offer a wide range of analytes in real food matrices - including Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcal toxins and foodborne viruses. more...
Viral RNA Extraction System
Employing a novel dual frit extraction design the single use Chromatrap® Homogeniser Spin Column reduces lysate viscosity and captures insoluble debris by centrifugation. The homogenised lysate sample is then ready for RNA extraction. more...

Don’t Let Dead Cell/Free DNA Haunt You!

04 May 2022 | Food & Beverage

iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution
iQ-Check Free DNA Removal Solution (FDRS) from Bio-Rad Laboratories is an enzymatic solution to remove free DNA from food and environmental samples prior to PCR analysis.​ more...
Cleanroom Technology Conference 2022
Do you need help with your contamination control strategy? Experts from Cherwell Laboratories will attend the Cleanroom Technology Conference 2022 and can help you ensure continued compliance in view of the hotly anticipated Annex 1 revisions. more...