Microbiology Test Method Guides

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Cryptosporidium/Giardia Detection and Identification Methods in Water Treatment, Clinical, and Food Applications

Review of how to detect Cryptosporidium and Giardia in water. Very large sample volumes and effective concentration procedures are needed to detect the very low numbers of protozoan cysts likely to be present.

Detection of Bacterial Toxins in Food

Kits for detection of bacterial toxins in foods - C. botulinum, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcal toxin can be detected by ELISA, RPLA and lateral flow assays.

Dry Sample-ready Plates Are Ideal Alternative to RMMs

Easiest way to do microbiology is with these simple to use, ready to rehydrate dry film plates - remove the need for media preparation from food and water microbiology labs.

E. coli VTEC/STEC Detection and Isolation in Foods

Review of rapid microbiology methods for detecting VTEC or STEC E.coli serogroup also enterohaemorrhagic E.coli EHEC, the big six O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 groups Shigatoxigenic E.coli.

Endotoxin Detection Methods for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Suppliers of endotoxin LAL, Recombinant Factor C (rFC) Assays and rabbit free pyrogen test kits

Enteric Viruses Rapid Detection and Identification

Review of rapid methods to detect Enteric viruses including Rotavirus and Norovirus in food and clinical samples, newer molecular methods offer easy time saving techniques that do not require a lot training.

Environmental Monitoring - Identify, Track and Trend Microbial Isolates

How to identify root cause microbial contamination

Food Pathogen Concentration Techniques

This guide on the separation, isolation and concentration of pathogens from food has been updated with recent developments along with their corresponding amendments in the International standards.  It gives a technical overview of the technologies available with best practices highlighted.

GMO Food Testing Techniques

GMO in the World Genetically modified organisms (GMO) were introduced into the food chain over 20 years ago. Today, genetically engineered food production is mainly applied to plants and microorganisms involved in respective processes. Since the use of genetically modified microorganisms is somewhat controversial, the following text refers to genetically modified (

Helicobacter pylori Detection in Clinical Specimens

Non-invasive methods offer significant cost savings over invasive endoscopy with new rapid methods that include stool and breath tests which give high sensitivity and specificity