Microbiology Test Method Guides

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Listeria Detection and Identification Methods in Foods

How do I Detect Listeria in Foods and Environmental Samples?

MALDI-TOF MS Rapid Identification for Food Microbiology

Discusses the advantages of MALDI-TOF use in Food Microbiology and provides a list of instrument suppliers and contract laboratories.

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

How to identify and strain type microbial isolates with list of instrument providers and contract service test labs including cGMP

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

How many subcultures or passes are normally acceptable from a type culture? Everything you need to know about QC organisms and molecular standards.