Fisher Biotec has available a range of Bovine Serum, which has been sourced and processed in the south-west of Western Australia.
In collaboration with the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) and its partners, Sigma-Aldrich now offers access to approximately 700 authenticated cell lines from ECACC’s general collection. The most commonly used lines are now stored in Australia and available within days, rather than weeks, of ordering.
The anaerobic microorganism Clostridium perfringens is well known as a cause of food poisoning, with cooked meats and gravy presenting some of the greatest risks. Heat-resistant spores can survive cooking processes, germinating when food is subsequently held at ambient temperature. Improper cooling and reheating may then result in multiplication of the bacteria to levels high enough to cause illness when ingested, with clinical symptoms resulting from the action of an endotoxin produced in the gut.
Oxoid has introduced two culture media for the fast and reliable identification of Cronobacter species (formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii) from food and environmental samples.
The Millipore EndoGro products for vascular research include HUVEC cells and advanced media formulations for endothelial cell culture.
bioMérieux is enhancing its line of food safety solutions with the launch of two chromogenic culture media, chromID Sakazakii and chromID Vibrio.
CHROMagar Microbiology has released three selective supplements for use with CHROMagar Orientation media.
The Iwaki range of tissue culture products from Sterilin consists of standard non treated and tissue culture treated ware and come with a distinctive purple cap. The range includes substrate-coated products for combating problems associated with in vitro cell culture.
V. parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus and V. cholerae genic bacteria, which can cause serious seafood poisoning. For the detection of those bacteria, conventional methods (TCBS) are long, require a heavy workload and are not very sensitive.
Invitrogen has launched a serum-free media (SFM) designed specifically to culture mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), or stem cells derived from bone marrow. Stempro MSC SFM is claimed to overcome many challenges in MSC culture. In concert, Invitrogen also launched two kits designed to allow the differentiation of MSCs to either adipocytes (fat cells) or osteocytes (bone cells).
Cellstart is a fully defined, completely animal-origin-free substrate for the attachment and expansion of embryonic, mesenchymal and neural stem cells.
Hanging Millicell cell culture inserts are available pre-loaded into 24-well receiver trays. The pre-loaded assembly saves time and labour across a range of experimental protocols.
Petrifilm culture plates come in an easy, ready-to-use format, with each batch coupled with a Quality Assurance Certificate from the 3M ISO 9002-certified manufacturing facility.
ChroMagar Vibrio can differentiate between V.parahaemolyticus, V.vulnificus and V.cholerae pathogenic bacteria, which can cause serious seafood poisoning.
AMCELGROW Medium from ID Labs is optimised for the primary in vitro culture of human amniotic fluid cells and chorionic villi (CV) samples in open (5% CO2) systems. These primary cultures can then be used for such cytogenetic procedures as karyotyping and FISH.