microbial detection News

  • Speeding up E. coli detection

    A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique, described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. Bin Chen of Purdue University Calumet, and colleagues there and at the University ...

  • 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.

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Pall’s New Sentino™ Microbiology Pump Simplifies Microbial Analysis

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today introduced the new compact, easy-to-use Sentino Microbiology Pump for microbial analysis of aqueous samples using the Membrane Filter (MF) Technique. The Sentino Pump simplifies filtration while improving contamination control in pharmaceutical, beverage, and environmental water quality monitoring applications. ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • 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

  • Fast, easy detection of biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05%

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce that its InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with a new flow-through sample system, is now capable of accurately measuring biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05% in less than one minute. This is particularly important for nuclear power plants and pipeline operators as they need to ensure that little or no biodiesel is in their system. The ASTM Method D 975 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fast, Easy Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel Down to 100 ppm

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, with a flow-through sample system and automated syringe pump that accurately measures biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm in less than five minutes.  This is particularly important for pipeline operators and nuclear power plants as the InfraSpec Spectrometer provides an easy, on-site check to ensure ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel Down to 0.05% Featured in Application Note

    A new application note from Wilks Enterprise features the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with flow-through sample system, for the accurate measurement of biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05% in less than one minute.  This is particularly important for nuclear power plants and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • 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

  • Easy-to-Use Spectrometer Provides On-Site Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel for Emergency Backup Generators

    East Norwalk, CT, Dec. 16, 2011 -- Currently, ASTM Method D975 allows up to 5% biodiesel in diesel fuel without the requirement for biodiesel content labeling.  This presents a major problem for operators of Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) – whether at nuclear power plants or other industrial facilities - as the presence of biodiesel in the fuel can shutdown the EDG.   The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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.

  • ENDETEC presents its innovative solutions at AWWA ACE11

    ENDETEC, the global sensor platform of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), will present their innovative solutions at ACE11, the American Water Works Association’s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 12 - 16, 2011, in Washington, D.C. ...


    By ENDETEC

  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses

    Emerald Kalama Chemical has agreed to resolve inadequate leak detection and repair practices that violated federal clean air laws at its facility in Kalama, Washington, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company produces food preservatives and flavoring, anti-microbials, fragrances, and plastic products. “Leak detection and repair of industrial ...

  • A Better Decontamination Plan

    A proposed ASTM International standard will allow workers fueling vehicles and aircraft to test levels of microbial contamination before beginning the fueling process, thus avoiding the costs of decontaminating vehicle fuel tanks. The proposed new method — WK48076, Test Method for Screening Fuels and Fuel Associated Waters for ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • EPA Awards $5 Million in Safe Drinking Water Grants

    Washington, D.C. -  Today 10 universities received grants from EPA for research to develop better methods for detecting harmful organisms in drinking water, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The grants, awarded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, are aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world. 'These five ...

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