Microbiology Testing News

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Bioprocessing by Design at BPI Boston

    BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition– Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the products and solutions it will feature at the BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition (BPI) exhibit in the John B. Hynes Convention Center, September 4-7, booth 1509. The featured solutions demonstrate how the company collaborates with ...

  • New Compounds Now Available for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Delafloxacin and Meropenem/Vaborbactam

    The antimicrobial delafloxacin, and the combination of meropenem and vaborbactam are now available on FDA-cleared microbroth dilution susceptibility plates, expanding antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) options for microbiology laboratories, and providing the results clinicians need to make treatment decisions. Delafloxacin is available for testing select fastidious and non-fastidious Gram ...

  • Launching Aquapad aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

    Did you know that the potable water on board the International Space Station (ISS) is up to 80% recycled from astronauts’ sweat, urine and other reclaimed wastewater sources? This means bacteria testing to monitor the quality of the recycled water is frequently required to ensure astronauts’ health and safety of consumption. Traditional test methods for bacteria testing can be timely, ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • METTLER TOLEDO Thornton Announces Real-time Microbial Monitoring System for Pharmaceutical Waters

    METTLER TOLEDO Thornton, a leading supplier of on-line analytical instruments for monitoring purified waters announced the introduction of its 7000RMS analyzer for real-time, continuous measurement of bioburden in the pharmaceutical industry. On-line monitoring of conductivity and total organic carbon (TOC) for pharmaceutical waters have been possible since 1996. However, determining microbial ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Colifast presentation in Manchester

    Goran Khalaf from Colifast will be a speaker on the Sensor for Water Interest Group (SWIG) www.swig.org.uk workshop on disinfection and microbiological monitoring to be held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK on the 28th Januarys 2015. The title of his presentation will be: “Benefits of On-Line Detection of E.coli/ Coliforms – Case ...


    By Colifast AS

  • Neptune Benson ETS-Ultraviolet Systems Disinfect Heat Resistant Mold (HRM)

    UV works so effectively by disrupting the DNA of the HRM or Ascospores, and preventing typical cell function such as germination, replication or assimilation of food. Unlike the Pasteurization process, UV is a flow thru process, and the product is treated in line and with significantly less energy than is required by the slower pasteurization process. Neptune Benson has supplied several specially ...

  • New EPA guidance addresses Revised Total Coliform Rule

    An interim final version of guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency aims to help public water systems and primacy agencies comply with and implement the assessment and corrective action requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Under the RTCR, public water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination in the distribution system (as indicated by their monitoring ...

  • Bruker Daltonics Announces Another US Regulatory Milestone

    Since its European launch in 2007, the MALDI Biotyper has revolutionized microbiology testing by providing identification results in minutes versus hours or days for phenotypic methods.  The high-throughput MALDI Biotyper CA System can identify 192 isolates in about an ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • Testing UK Floodwater with the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26169373 The water running thigh deep through Ham Sandhu's house in Wraysbury in Berkshire is freezing cold and murky. Floating around in his kitchen is a toy car and a pair of slippers. Clunking gently together near the sink are two rubbish bins. "I brought them in here," he says, "so they didn't drift away." An unpleasant smell thickens the ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • LuminUltra's Products Featured on Hach Company's Website!

    We are excited to announce that LuminUltra's rapid and quantitative microbiological monitoring solution products are now featured on Hach Company's website!  LuminUltra and Hach entered into a distribution partnership in April and since have been working together to offer customers robust, versatile and complete microbiological monitoring products that instantly provide ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Ash inhalation increases risk of lung infection

    Inhaling volcanic ash could weaken the body’s natural defences against infection, a recent study concludes. A team of researchers collected samples of ash from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in Iceland and, in laboratory tests, found that they reduced the ability of immune cells in lungs to fight off bacterial infections. Volcanic air pollution has often been linked ...

  • E. coli Concerns Results in Over 10 Million Pounds of Food Recalled

    Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of more than 10.5 million pounds of various heat-treated, but not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items. The recall is associated with concerns over potential contamination with E. coli 0121. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bacteria Detected in Hand Soap Causes Recall in Canada

    According to CBC News, Avmor Ltd. of Laval, Quebec has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of their Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap after testing conducted by Health Canada detected the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Drug Identification Number for the infected product is 02319144, and the lot number is F121392032. Approximately 1,020 one-liter containers are included in this ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Microbial Pathogen that Causes Lyme Disease Identified through qPCR Testing

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2010, approximately 22,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported and another 8,000 more probable cases occurred nationwide. Early symptoms of Lyme disease are often similar to the flu. Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram-negative bacteria and is also the cause of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a zoonotic, vector-borne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Daimer Launches First Steam Cleaner Vacuums to Eradicate MRSA

    U.S.A – October 1, 2012 – Daimer Industries, Inc.®, an industry-leading steam cleaner provider, has achieved outstanding recognition for its proprietary line of commercial steam cleaner systems with its exclusive Advanced Thermal Ionic Sanitization® ( ATIS®) technology . ATIS® is now incorporated within the boilers of a number of Daimer® commercial and industrial ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Mold Count Triples the Threshold Alert in Midwest

    According to NBC Chicago, an air quality alert has been issued in the Midwest after dangerous levels of mold were detected. Allergists in the area suggest that the high mold level could cause headaches, congestions, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and fatigue in individuals exposed to the air. Reports state that the mold count on Monday August 6th reached 125,000, nearly triple the threshold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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