Microbiology Test Method Guides

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MALDI-TOF MS Rapid Identification for Food Microbiology

Over the last 30 years the analysis of biomolecules with MALDI time of flight mass spectrometry or MALDI-TOF MS has been well established in academic, pharmaceutical and other industrial laboratories around the world. This success is due to the development of robust benchtop instruments along with dedicated standard protocols and comprehensive

Media Fill Trials for Aseptic Production

Microbiological media specifically designed for Media Fill Trials are available, ingredients are from non-animal origin, irradiated making them suitable for introduction into compounding areas.

Microbial Identification and Strain Typing Using Molecular Techniques

A review of the key molecular based techniques for identification and strain typing of microbial isolates with information on instrument suppliers and outsourced contract service laboratories.

Molecular Testing of Food Pathogens

A review of molecular based kits such as PCR, for routine detection of food pathogens

Monitoring Surface Hygiene

Microbiological Environmental Monitoring Techniques for the Assessment of the Hygienic Status of Surfaces Key Points What is hygiene testing/surface sampling? How does it work? What are the benefits? Where do I get more information? What is hygiene testing/surface sampling The hygienic status of a given surface can contribute

MRSA Detection

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Detection and Identification Methods Key Points Gram +ve coccus Grape like clusters of cells Resitant to methicillin and other penicillins May also be referred to as ORSA [oxacillin resistant]  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were first reported in the early 1960's and are now regarded as

Mycoplasma Detection in Cell Cultures

Mycoplasmas are common contaminants of cell cultures in the biopharmaceutical industry this review looks at detection techniques for rapid results in mycoplasma detection.

PCR for the Food Microbiology Laboratory

Review of PCR test kits available for food borne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, E.coli STEC VTEC, Cronobacter sakazakii....

QC Organisms and Nucleic Acids – Compliance, Applications, and Uses

QC procedure uses culture organisms to represent 'real samples' but in a controlled manner.  These should be traceable back to a known type culture with normally less than five subcultures or passes. What do you need to know?

Rapid Culture Based Techniques

Rapid Culture Techniques for Manual Microbiology - the Next Generation Key Points Techniques that rely on organism growth and metabolism to produce a characteristic reaction Novel media contains specific growth promoters, inhibitors and/or chromogens Easy to validate, low cost per test Microbiology is on a cusp; on one side,