rapid microbial detection News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Invisible Sentinel Announces Product Launch of Its Foodborne Pathogen Specific Monoclonal Antibodies

    Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today the availability of a suite of monoclonal antibodies specific for the four most prevalent bacterial foodborne pathogens. The antibodies detect E.coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter jejuni, and are available for purchase on ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • EMSL Analytical Introduces New Easy To Use Bed Bug Test Kit

    EMSL Analytical has created a bed bug testing kit to simplify the process of bed bug identification for pest control professionals. Our new testing kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for taking samples of the suspected pests, making it easy to detect and identify bed bugs. Bed bugs feed exclusively on warm-blooded animals, including human, typically when they sleep. They have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Legionella in VA Hospital May have Survived Years of Eradication Efforts

    Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. According to their report, 29 of the 44 environmental samples they collected at the facility showed growth of Legionella. The CDC reported, “There was persistence of a highly pathogenic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The MIT-1000 Will Showcase at Malaysian Microbiology Symposium

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: MMTC) announced a collaboration with Biotek Sdn. Bhd., to exhibit the MIT-1000 rapid microbial identification system, at the 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology. The symposium will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from December 13 through the 15th this year and will address contemporary topics on microbiology from both national ...


    By Marketwire

  • Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech

    Original story at MIT News ou can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it takes to process it. In the U.S., we spend 3 percent of our energy on processing ...

  • Micro Imaging Technology Introduces the MIT 1000 to Food Safety Industry Professionals

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announced that an important segment of the food safety community got its first look at its Rapid Microbial Identification System when it introduced the MIT 1000 at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) in Providence, Rhode Island held July 22 through July 25, 2012. "We could not have been more ...


    By Marketwire

  • Genome BC: Better Water for Better Health

    NOTE TO EDITORS: B-roll video is available Just over a decade ago, a small Ontario town was the epicenter of Canada's most significant drinking water related disaster. Close to half of Walkerton's 5,000 residents fell ill and seven people lost their lives due to the highly dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria found in their drinking water. A research team in the British Columbia Public Health ...


    By Marketwire

  • EMSL’s Jason Dobranic Contributes Article to IE Connections

    EMSL Analytical’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, Dr. Jason Dobranic, has written a technical feature article that has been published by IE Connections. His article, “Preventing Legionellosis: ASTM and Proposed ASHRAE 188 Standards” discusses the importance of Legionella prevention and identification. Legionella is a Gram ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EOS selected as bioremediation product for massive Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    Past use of tricholoroethene (TCE) at a manufacturing facility in Indiana created a contaminated plume of groundwater approximately 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 feet long, and up to 75 feet deep.  The plume has impacted a regionally significant unconfined aquifer.  EOS 598B42 emulsified oil product was the selected electron donor for the bioaugmentation pilot test that was completed at the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Chicago Area Building Experts Solve Complex Vapor Intrusion Problems

    The building consulting experts at EC2 supply decades of environmental and building structure knowledge to identify vapor intrusion problems and protect occupants from toxic vapors. Vapor intrusion is often defined as a gaseous substance emanating from petroleum products or chemicals.  These gases seep through cracks in foundations or sewer lines and enter buildings.  According to the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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