Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > Microbiology

New species of fungus found

19 June, 2013

A University of Sydney researcher has discovered a new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats.

Grow your own electricity

20 May, 2013

Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon.

Biosensor that detects antibiotic resistance brings us closer to fighting superbugs

10 May, 2013

JoVE has published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs.

Study reveals ancient microbial feasting

02 May, 2013

The first-ever snapshot of primitive organisms eating each other has been found in ancient fossils examined by a team of scientists at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Rosco Diagnostica kits for the detection of resistance mechanisms

28 April, 2013

Rosco Diagnostica acknowledges the increasing need for detection of resistance mechanisms; therefore, a series of kits has been developed. The objective is to supply users with a conveniently assembled kit complete with easy-to-handle cartridges of disc diffusion tablets and a guide for usage.

Orion Diagnostica Easicult dipslides

26 April, 2013

Abacus ALS is now supplying Australian laboratories with the Easicult range of dipslides for the detection and monitoring of microbes in industrial fluids.

Colitag iMPNplate-1600 water test system

19 April, 2013

The Colitag iMPNplate-1600 is claimed to be the first definitive system for measuring microbial contaminants in water with the widest testing time window: 16 to 48 h.

Automated colony counter speeds up vaccine testing

12 April, 2013

Synbiosis, a manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, has announced that its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being successfully used at UK vaccine company ImmunoBiology (ImmBio) in Cambridge to speed up testing throughput of its bacterial meningitis vaccines.

Strange alien slime discovered living beneath the Nullarbor Plain

14 March, 2013

Deep in water-filled underground caves beneath Australia’s Nullarbor Plain, cave divers have discovered unusual ‘curtains’ of biological material known as Nullarbor cave slimes.

Study finds impact craters could have fostered early life

11 March, 2013

A Curtin University-funded study has revealed that even comparatively small meteorite impact craters might have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life.

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

14 February, 2013

The CHROMagar Y.enterocolitica is used for the detection and direct differentiation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains.

Merck Millipore EZ-product family for microbiological workflow

08 February, 2013

Merck Millipore has added three products to its EZ-product family, which is designed to facilitate microbiology workflow in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) laboratories.

The deadly E. coli outbreak

04 November, 2011 by

The mention of E. coli O157:H7 sends a chill through the spine of every food processor. This deadly pathogen has been implicated in disease outbreaks all over the world and only a small load can cause illness. But in the latest outbreak in Germany and France, a new serotype is proving even more deadly.

AES Chemunex Fluroassure flow cytometry technology

11 June, 2011 by

AES Chemunex Fluroassure flow cytometry technology can be used to detect bacteria, yeast and mould, enabling users to release products earlier. The system is suitable for early detection of viable microorganisms in juices, beverages, dairy products, process water, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

The great cell race

01 June, 2011 by

Have you got the world’s fastest cell? Now, for the first time in history, you can race your cells in an international competition. If they win it will be by less than a hair’s breadth as the entire track length is only a hair’s breadth - 100 µm.

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