Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Microbiology

Tongue microbes can help diagnose heart failure

31 August, 2020

A recent study found that the composition, quantity and dominant bacteria of the tongue coating differ between heart failure patients and healthy people.

Microbiome used to diagnose liver disease

24 August, 2020

The non-invasive method relies on an algorithm to analyse patient stool samples, which contain traces of what lives in the gut.

Rapid detection of Salmonella in food

18 February, 2020

Researchers have developed a test that is capable of detecting Salmonella bacteria in animal products in less than eight hours, which should reduce cases of infection as well as recalls.

InSite L. mono Glo swab test for Listeria

15 November, 2019

InSite L. mono Glo is a self-contained swab system for the simultaneous detection of Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes.

Thermo Scientific Sensititre ARIS HiQ AST System

04 October, 2019

The Thermo Scientific Sensititre ARIS HiQ AST System is a benchtop automated reading and incubation system for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST).

A new way to test for drug‑resistant infections

26 September, 2019

The method could lead to clinicians being able to rapidly detect whether an infection is treatable with common antibiotics, reserving stronger alternatives for the patients that need them most.

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.

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