Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Microbiology

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.


Shining a light on microbial dark matter

25 May, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Professor Philip Hugenholtz is a microbiologist with a particular interest in 'microbial dark matter' — the vast majority of microorganisms that have not be grown on an agar plate.


Merlin MICRONAUT-S β-Lactamase VII plate

07 September, 2016

MERLIN's β-Lactamase plate is now available with Temocillin for the detection of OXA-48 type-D carbapenemases of Enterobacteria.


Invisible Sentinel Veriflow Campy Q same-day test for Campylobacter

06 September, 2016

Veriflow Campy Q from Invisible Sentinel requires only 10 min sample preparation time and provides quantitative Campylobacter species results in around 3 h.


Norovirus cultured in the lab

30 August, 2016

Forty-eight years after noroviruses were first identified, US scientists have found a way to grow them in the lab.


Antimicrobial resistance and the good, the bad and the useful — ASM 2016 has something for everyone

20 May, 2016 by Associate Professor Charlene Kahler, chair of the local organising committee for ASM Perth 2016

The Australian Society for Microbiology's 44th Annual Scientific Meeting and Trade Exhibition is being held in Perth from 3–6 July.


Exploding bacteria

15 April, 2016

Microbiologists have discovered that the superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes infection in a most unusual way — by blowing itself up.


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