Microbiology Test Method Guides
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Key Points - Active air sampling delivers a quantitative result - Modern samplers are convenient and easy to use - Operation can be semi-automated - Potential for integration with environmental monitoring software Introduction to Microbiological Air Sampling Ask a microbiologist to list the most important sources of contamination
Species of Alicyclobacillus are unusual and potentially important spoilage bacteria for the beverage industry difficult to detect slow growing organisms that do not produce gas - review of detection methods available.
Kits for creating anaerobic and microaerophilic atmospheres for the growth of fastidious microorganisms - includes anaerobic cabinets and small test kit jars.
Explanation of what the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration MIC is and what antibiotic kits are available for easy establishment of antibiotic sensitivity levels AST.
How to choose a laboratory autoclave or sterilizer, this review details what factors to consider when buying a new lab autoclave.
What are the Pros and Cons of Automated Laboratory Media Preparation?
Microbiology has always been very traditional and very labour intensive with the view that automation was for other disciplines but not suited for microbiology. Over the last few years however new and improved automated technologies have provided solutions to the challenges facing today's microbiology lab. The first stand-alone automation
Automation can provide significant time and cost savings, especially for larger microbiology laboratories it reduces the potential for human error and can provide more consistently reliable and accurate results.
An Introduction to RMM for Bioburden Testing by Marcel Goverde, MGP Consulting GmbH, Switzerland According to the FDA Guidance for Industry (2004), bioburden is defined as follows: “The total number of microorganisms associated with a specific item prior to sterilization.” Another definition of bioburden is given
Review of detection and identification methods for Campylobacter in foods - chromogenic media, rapid methods, PCR kits.