Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Microbiology

It's alive! Zapping bacteria with an electrical field

18 June, 2019

Scientists have found that when zapped with an electrical field, live bacteria absorb dye molecules, causing the cells to light up and allowing them to be counted easily.

Medieval glass-making technique kills hospital bacteria

15 April, 2019

UK scientists have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours.

Do bacteria prefer to travel by air?

09 April, 2019

The world's bacteria may by travelling thousands of kilometres through the air instead of hitching rides with people and animals.

AdipoGen Life Sciences immunosuppressive antibiotics

06 December, 2018

AdipoGen Life Sciences is a provider of key standard antibiotics, rare metabolites/antibiotics and common immunosuppressive antibiotics for use in research.

The power of cross-disciplinary collaboration

26 June, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

Paul Young, Professor of Virology and Head of School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, reflects on his long and rewarding career in virology and the exciting opportunities in the field.

Advanced manufacturing partnership targets bacterial biofilms

14 June, 2018

The University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre are teaming up to tackle biofilm infections.

Fluxion Biosciences BioFlux microfluidic platform for bacterial and fungal biofilm assays

06 June, 2018

BioFlux is a microfluidic platform analysis system with the ability to simultaneously grow up to 96 biofilms under controlled shear conditions. The product features quick and easy set-up with no messy pumps or tubing.

Australian Society For Microbiology 2018 to be held next month

06 June, 2018 by Kate L. Seib Chair of the local organising committee for ASM2018, Brisbane

The Australian Society for Microbiology would like to invite you to Queensland for its Annual Scientific Meeting and Trade Exhibition. This year, the meeting will be held in Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, from 1–4 July.

AACB AIMS 2018 Combined Scientific Meeting

04 June, 2018

The combined scientific meeting of The Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists will be held at ICC Sydney from 3–5 September 2018.

BD Phoenix meropenem-vaborbactam panel

10 April, 2018

BD has introduced the ability to execute in vitro rapid identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for meropenem-vaborbactam in its latest panel for the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System.

Eurofins | ams microbial identification via genetic analysis

01 October, 2017

The genetic identification services Eurofins | ams provides allow for the identification and characterisation of bacterial, yeast and mould isolates to the species level.

Antibiotic resistance is endemic, not an epidemic — UNSW study

26 September, 2017

According to a new study from UNSW, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not itself an epidemic. Rather, it has the potential to worsen pandemics or seasonal influenza epidemics, and should be kept in perspective.

CHROMagar Y.enterocolitica for detection and differentiation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains

18 September, 2017

CHROMagar has launched an updated version of CHROMagar Y.enterocolitica, with improved selectivity and sensitivity. Pathogenic strains are immediately differentiated from non-pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica and other bacteria by a distinctive mauve colony colour.

Better managing antibiotic use in sepsis patients

30 June, 2017

UK researchers are taking part in a £1.5 million study aiming to antibiotic resistance in sepsis patients — the largest ever trial to look at biomarkers in the blood to see whether antibiotics should be continued or can be safely stopped.

LBT Innovations completes CE mark certification for APAS

26 June, 2017

LBT Innovations and joint venture company Clever Culture Systems AG have completed a comprehensive essential requirements review of the extensive documentation and data packs related to the APAS technology and certify requirements are met for CE Marking.

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