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  • 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.

  • Ecoli-Sense Wins 2017 BREW Accelerator Competition

    The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program recently announced the fifth-round winners of its competition. Among the winning startups in this Milwaukee competition was Ecoli-Sense from Mississauga, Ontario. The company specializes in biosensor monitoring technology for water quality and agriculture. Ecoli-Sense’s real-time bacteria detection sensors use innovative nanotechnology and ...


    By Ecoli Sense

  • Live webinar: Microchip-based real-time PCR

    The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a well-known technique that has been adopted for detection of many bacteria, fungi, viruses, and viroids due to high specificity and sensitivity. However, most of the currently used PCR analysis techniques for multiple pathogen detection are very time-consuming, require tedious reaction set up in strictly controlled laboratory conditions and prone to user ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • MicroLAN installs BACTcontrol to monitor groundwater recharge for French golf course

    MicroLAN, has installed an online BACTcontrol system at the effluent of the waste water treatment plant Agon-Coutainville, France. The wwtp-effluent is used for groundwater recharge for a nearby golf course on the Normandy coast. The BACTcontrol system has been installed as part of a EU-funded demonstration project for an advanced monitoring of the quantity and quality of the groundwater at the ...

  • TB & Mycobacterium tuberculosis Exposed in New Educational Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  The video is about tuberculosis, also known as TB.  It is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.   TB is spread through the air from one person to another. TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with active TB disease of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Molecular Lab - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    EBS continues driving innovation in wastewater treatment. In doing so, we have implemented new technology to identify sources of fecal bacteria in wastewater treatment systems. Many of our clients have permit limits for fecal indicator bacteria in their effluents. When concentrations are above these limits in systems that do not have domestic influences, the question becomes “where ...

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Plagues Luxor Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

    Health officials in Nevada have reported that Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, was found in water samples in the Luxor Hotel-Casino. One man recently died after staying there, and two other guests were sickened by the disease in the spring of last year.   The hotel is owned by MGM Resorts International, which immediately began the remediation process ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops new sensor to detect anthrax and smallpox

    Researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory have developed a powerful sensor that can detect airborne pathogens such as anthrax and smallpox in less than three minutes. The new device, called PANTHER (for PAthogen Notification for THreatening Environmental Releases), represents a 'significant advance' over any other sensor, said James Harper of Lincoln Lab's Biosensor and Molecular Technologies Group. ...

  • Bacterial genes involved in making toxic methylmercury are identified

    Research into mercury has identified two genes in bacteria that appear to be required for turning the metal into its most toxic form, methylmercury. The study adds to a growing body of research that helps us to understand the transformations that mercury undergoes in the environment and the microbes involved in these transformations. Mercury is harmful to animals and humans and its more toxic ...

  • New Platform for Nano Engineered Structures

    Sanford, FL – Argonide Corporation, a Florida based company, has announced its latest development in nano engineered technology (“NET”). Using NanoCeram® their patented electropositive nonwoven filter media as a platform, they are now able to load a wide range of nanopowders into the sheet. The first innovation of the new technology uses powdered activated carbon (PAC) as the attached ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Unique dietary strategy of a tropical marine sponge

    Research conducted at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) on a marine sponge in Kāneʻohe Bay, O?ahu revealed a unique feeding strategy, wherein the sponge animal acquires important components of its diet from symbiotic bacteria living within the sponge. Coral reefs are one of Hawaiʻi's most ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Government Warns Against Visiting Lake Superior due to E. coli Contamination

    The Minnesota Department of Health has detected high levels of E.coli bacteria in the water at numerous beaches along the shore of Lake Superior. The contamination was detected during a weekly routine inspection, and the Department of Health has recommended no contact with the water at 42nd Avenue East Beach and Brighton Beach in East Duluth. High levels of bacteria were also detected ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ELITechGroup Microbiology releases a new rapid test to detect resistance to polymyxins.

    Among the most clinically significant multidrug-resistant bacteria are carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Because these bacteria usually remain susceptible to polymyxins, interest in this old class of antibiotics has been recently renewed. However, the increasing use of colistin explains why Enterobacterial strains resistant to colistin are increasingly reported worldwide. Currently ...


    By ELITechGroup

  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

  • Legionella Bacteria Identified with PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Recently, Legionella has made the news as outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported from Maryland to the United Kingdom and Spain.  These Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria can be found in natural, freshwater environments across much of the globe, but they are typically present in insufficient numbers to cause disease.  Unfortunately, various manmade environments can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Detecting diseases in the palm of your hand

    Portable laboratories the size of your palm, capable of analysing food for diseases such as salmonella, no longer belong in the realms of science fiction. A team of European researchers are on the fast track to producing just such a lab. OptoLabCard, a project funded by the EU to the tune of over EUR 3 million, offers to not only protect the health and well-being of millions of Europeans but also ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Axiom Microbiome Array for Research

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, recently launched the Applied Biosystems Axiom Microbiome Array for simultaneous detection of archaea, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses in human and non-human samples. Developed in collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the array is designed to increase the understanding of microorganisms, while ...

  • Faster identification of bacterial infections using Raman spectroscopy could save lives

    Utilising a Renishaw Raman spectroscopy system, a team of researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences have been testing a novel way to identify Staphylococcal bacteria, paving the way for faster diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Staphylococci are a type of bacteria commonly found on the skin and hair of humans and mammals. They are usually harmless, however ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • ELITechGroup Microbiology releases a new rapid test to detect resistance to polymyxins

    Among the most clinically significant multidrug-resistantbacteria are carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Because these bacteria usuallyremain susceptible to polymyxins, interest in this old class of antibiotics has been recentlyrenewed. However, the increasing use of colistin explains why Enterobacterial strains resistantto colistin are increasingly reported worldwide. Currently ...


    By ELITechGroup

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

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