DNA and RNA Diagnostics News

  • EBS to participate in microbiome study

    EBS to Participate in Microbiome Study Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment and Digester Study As announced in our newsletter, EBS is now partnered with Microbe Detectives (MD) of Milwaukee, WI to apply advanced metagenomics to wastewater treatment applications. The first joint project among Microbe Detectives, EBS, and several other MD Alliance Partners is to study ...

  • ELITechGroup receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Zika ELITe MGB Kit U.S. performed using the ELITe InGenius instrument.

    ELITechGroup announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Zika ELITe MGB Kit U.S. performed using the ELITe InGenius instrument, a fully automated sample-to-result system. This real-time PCR-based test utilizes ELITechGroup Molecular Diagnostics proprietary MGB Technology to target a highly conserved coding region for the ...


    By ELITech Group

  • Testing the waters for offshore treatment

    The market for spending on water treatment in the offshore oil and gas industry is set to grow by an annual average of 4.4% in the next six years, driven by increasing production from developing markets around the world, and the need for more advanced solutions to keep mature oilfields productive. Today, the offshore oil and gas industry accounts for approximately 27% of worldwide production. The ...

  • ELITechGroup Molecular Diagnostics announce the CE-IVD marking of the CRE ELITe MGB Kit, for the detection of the Carbapenem Resistance genes of Enterobacteriaceae

    ELITechGroup Molecular Diagnostics announce today the CE-IVD marking of the CRE ELITe MGB kit, a high-performance, qualitative, multiplex assay for the rapid detection of the Carbapenem Resistance genes of Enterobacteriaceae. In combination with the ELITe InGenius™, the ELITech Group’s fully automated sample-to-result system, the assay is intended to detect 150 variants belonging to ...


    By ELITech Group

  • Look Inside The Black Box – Presentations at WEFTEC 2016

    Monitoring and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment processes has been limited by our ability to see into the microbial world of these systems. The primary tool at our disposal is a simple microscope, not unlike microscopes that have been around for more than one hundred years. The microscope is able to give us some very quick information (i.e. filaments, pin floc, protozoans, etc) but ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

  • US Coast Guard’s decision to reject the MPN test method

    On July 12th the US Coast Guard denied DESMI Ocean Guard’s appeal regarding USCG’s initial decision to reject the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. Even though DESMI is considering all options, a test program for the RayClean system has already been launched in order to demonstrate compliance with the FDA test method accepted by ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • METTLER TOLEDO Presents Life Science Applications in UV/VIS Spectroscopy

    An upcoming webinar from METTLER TOLEDO will teach participants about common applications found within life science research and provide a sneak peek at their new UV/VIS technology. UV/VIS spectroscopy is a widely used and simple technique for a broad range of applications, specifically within life science research. With this technique, small volumes of samples can be used without ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater

    LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the only commercial offering that can measure and ...

  • Mercury-resistant bacteria useful for studying toxic metal cycling

    Mercury-resistant bacteria could help scientists to understand more about mercury cycling in the environment. In a new study, researchers identified one particular strain of soil bacterium that could serve as a model for the conversion of the toxic metal into less toxic forms. They also discovered a new gene involved in the conversion process. Bacteria play an important role in the cycling of ...

  • POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract with Greenbelt Resources

    POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an award winning provider of sustainable energy production systems.  Two months ago, Greenbelt ...

  • Maxxam opens location on Montreal’s South Shore

    Maxxam Montreal has opened a new location on the South Shore in Longueuil, Quebec to help our customers save time by avoiding the Champlain Bridge to access our Montreal Lab. With our mobile laboratory parked in Longueuil, we are providing quick and convenient sample drop-off and testing services. Our new location accepts samples for our main laboratory from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday and we ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces 4200 TapeStation System for Next-Generation Sequencing

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the 4200 TapeStation system, a fully automated instrument that enables scientists to rapidly analyze up to 96 DNA samples at a time. "We designed the new instrument —the successor to our popular 2200 TapeStation system—to address the need for both higher throughput and higher quality in next-generation sequencing labs," said Knut ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Using microbes to clean up oil spills

    Original story at MIT News Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology, likes to wax poetic about the complex chemistry of microbes. "I think they’re elegant and beautiful," she says. Of course, she also sees their practical applications. "I love the fact that these microbes can be used for bioremediation in ...

  • Rio 2016: No viral testing of sewage-filled Olympic waters

    Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizing committee ruled out conducting viral tests of the human sewage-laden waterways where the 2016 Games' aquatic events will be held, following recommendations from the World Health Organization, a Rio 2016 spokesman said Friday. Speaking at a news conference, Mario Andrada said he considered the WHO's recommendation to be the "final instructions for Rio 2016" - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Woman awarded $1.6 million over DuPont chemical in water

    An Ohio woman was awarded $1.6 million Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit that alleged a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her contracting kidney cancer. A jury awarded the damages to 59-year-old Carla Bartlett of Guysville in one of two cases that could influence thousands of similar lawsuits ...


    By Associated Press

  • Grant Instruments launch NEW PCR centrifuge..

    Grant Instruments have launched a brand new PCR Centrifuge with vortex mixing: The new CVP-2 is an all-in-one PCR Centrifuge/vortex mixer that allows for simultaneous sample prep of multiple samples all at one time. It’s versatility stems from being able to hold semi and fully skirted PCR plates with no additional accessories required. Key Features: Centrifuge ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Product you’re so glad exists: RackEase, microtube label rack!

    Remember all those times you’ve had to hold microcentrifuge tubes in your hands and label with a sharpie? We all know how non-ergonomical it is…not to mention questionably legible; imagine doing that for 50+ tubes on a daily basis. Or 100+. Introducing ...


  • Bruker Announces Five Ultra-High Field NMR Orders from Europe and Brazil

    Bruker today announced five orders for ultra-high field (UHF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy systems from Europe and Brazil in recent months. These UHF systems have been funded for cutting-edge NMR research in structural biology, intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), membrane proteins, macro-molecular complexes and interactions, cell biology, disease research, as well as in ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Standards Compliance and Value-Based Product Development

    In the world of construction materials, ASTM International standards are as much a part of doing business as chemical admixtures are a part of concrete. It takes a combination of sound scientific protocol and industry-leading chemical technologies to develop and implement chemical admixtures and cement additives for the construction industry. Whether concrete or hydraulic cement, ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

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