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  • Merck Earns Accreditation for Quality Control of Culture Media

    QC lab adheres to the most stringent international standards for quality in preparation and performance Accreditation certifies full compliance of GranuCult culture media Merck, a leading science and technology company, has received accreditation for the quality control of dehydrated culture media tested at its Microbiology Quality Control Laboratory in Darmstadt. The ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • 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.

  • 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

  • New techniques create butanol, a superior biofuel

    The fuel is butanol; it can be derived from lignocellulosic materials, which are plant biomass parts that range from woody stems and straw to agricultural residues, corn fiber and husks, all containing in large part cellulose and some lignin. Butanol is considered to be a better biofuel than ethanol because it's less corrosive and has a higher caloric value, giving it a higher energy value. Like ...

  • Benefits of interdisciplinary approach

    By linking variables from different disciplines, novel insights into water system management can be obtained. This is established by the project Microbiology in Urban Water Systems (MUWS), which aims to characterise the microorganisms found in both potable water distribution systems and sewer networks and described in the latest issue of Drinking Water Engineering and Science. Urban water ...

  • Small RNAs yield great amounts of data from ocean microbe samples

    An ingenious new method of obtaining marine microbe samples while preserving the microbes' natural gene expression has yielded an unexpected boon: the presence of many varieties of small RNAs -- snippets of RNA that act as switches to regulate gene expression in these single-celled creatures. Before now, small RNA could only be studied in lab-cultured microorganisms; the discovery of its presence ...

  • New Product Announcement From CL Solutions

    CL Solutions now provides a dry microbial blend of Pseudomonas and Bacillus cultures for the bioremediation of petroleum spills.  The dry formulation, called MPB, has been developed for use in emergency response situations where immediate availability and a long shelf life are beneficial. MPB is provided as a dry powder that does not require hydration prior to use, but may ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • New standard for biologically-based cleaners released

    The EcoLogo Program, one of North America's most recognizable eco-labels, has released its newly revised standard for biologically-based cleaning and degreasing compounds. Household cleaners are among the new additions to this standard, making biologically-based cleaning products more accessible to the public. "EcoLogo is proud to expand its Biologically-based Cleaning and Degreasing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Evaluate your Microbiological Dipslides on your Smart Phone

    Using dipslides as a means for measuring and monitoring the microbial activity of liquids is a common practice. Consisting of a plastic carrier bearing a sterile culture medium dipslides are submerged into the sample liquid, incubated to encourage microbial growth and the number of resulting colonies estimated by reference to a colour chart.  This method has now been made ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Expands Real-Time PCR Tests for Pathogen Detection

    EMLab P&K launches additional analytical services using real-time PCR technology to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples. The new PCR testing services are affordable and will help clients with time-sensitive projects. EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • E. coli Fecal Contamination Identified through PCR Testing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).� DNA is found in every cell and EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including E. coli. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K offers real-time PCR tests for pathogen detection

    EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging PCR testing techniques, EMLab P&K can now perform rapid analysis of pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Enterococci. The highly sensitive and specific PCR tests can rapidly detect pathogenic contamination and results can be ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EPA awards $80,000 to the Pacific American Foundation to educate Hawaiian students on local watersheds

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $80,000 to the Pacific American Foundation located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. The goal of the program, Wisdom of the Watershed, is to improve environmental science education by increasing the interest of Hawaii’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines through culturally-relevant ...

  • EMSL microbiologist discovers new species of penicillium

    A new species of Penicillium was discovered by Dr. Zeljko Jurjevic, a Senior Mycologist from the corporate headquarters of EMSL Analytical, Inc. After analyzing thousands of fungal cultures, a new species of Penicillium was recently revealed to the scientific community. The fungus was morphologically recognized as a new species and in order to confirm this finding, Dr. Jurjevic traveled to the ...


  • ISCR-Enhanced bioremediation accelerates groundwater cleanup at active manufacturing facility

    In the winter of 2008, full-scale in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) was implemented as a removal action at the Siltronic Corporation site in Portland, OR, to treat a source area contaminated by releases of TCE. The source area was considered to be the portion of the site with concentrations of TCE in groundwater greater than 11,000 µg/L, suggesting the presence of TCE as DNAPL. ...


  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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