A Delft University of Technology researcher, Jean-Paul Meijnen, has ‘trained’ bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into high-quality environmentally friendly products such as bioplastics.
Tecan is working with Miltenyi Biotec to develop a range of automated solutions for cell biology, based on the MACS magnetic bead technology. This agreement will allow users to benefit from the advanced capabilities of Tecan’s Freedom EVO liquid handling platforms when performing a wide range of separation, cultivation and analysis processes for cells and biomolecules.
The Axima@Saramis microbial identification system can be used in analytical and diagnostic laboratories to quickly and reliably identify microorganisms that can cause disease and damage. Cultured microorganisms can be directly applied to the MALDI sample target and introduced to an Axima series MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer.
The Remel Xpect C. difficile Toxin A/B Test is a diagnostic tool for use in the rapid detection of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). It is easy to use and provides accurate and reliable results in just 20 minutes. This speed and convenience enables healthcare professionals to quickly and decisively initiate appropriate patient care and infection control procedures.
The Bioline BL8025 platform rocker provides a gentle rocking action, suitable for staining and de-staining procedures.
The MDS Analytical Technologies ArcturusXT Live Cell Application Module expands the ArcturusXT laser-capture microdissection (LCM) instrument’s application potential for users interested in performing experiments on living cells in culture.
The Fireboy from Integra Biosciences is an intrinsically safe Bunsen burner which can be used for flame sterilisation.
Applied Biosystems has announced the certification of its TaqMan Salmonella enterica Detection Kit for the identification of Salmonella in peanut butter through the Emergency Response Validation program of the AOAC Research Institute.
An effective Listeria monitoring program can be inhibited by the cost and complexity of the available tests, or by the need to send samples out to an external laboratory. One way to help manage the costs and provide faster feedback is to use an easy, low-cost test that can be used in house.
The Dynabeads MAX Legionella provides a process for targeting and concentrating Legionella from environmental samples.
The Remel RapID Staph Plus can be used for the biochemical identification of Staphylococcus species and related organisms isolated from human clinical specimens. This rapid and convenient manual identification system offers clinical laboratories of any size a valuable diagnostic tool for an important group of opportunistic pathogens, with results in only 4 hours.
Seegene and Lab901 have announced an automated multi-pathogen walk-away detection platform for European hospitals. Based on the Seeplex multiplexing PCR system and ScreenTape gel electrophoresis detection system, this Seeplex/ScreenTape detection platform is being introduced to clinical and research laboratories in 10 countries across Europe.
The Tempo YM automated quality indication system has been designed as a rapid solution for direct enumeration of yeast and mould in food samples.
The Copan Italia range of calibrated disposable inoculation loops comes in 1 and 10 µL sizes, in peel pouches of 20. The volume delivery consistency of each loop is quality controlled using the Evans Blue Dye Method, recommended by the American Society of Microbiology.
The Microgen Listeria ID system is a complete identification panel for the identification of all six Listeria species. This test uses a range of substrates that conform to international standards and can be used directly off chromogenic and selective culture media.