The Biomic V3 Microbiology System now performs semi-automated reading for all varieties of Etest (AB Biodisk) strips. An enlarged plate image with the Etest strip(s) and its drug-specific MIC scale is displayed on-screen. The user selects the appropriate MIC value, triggering an S-I-R interpretation. Etest results can be printed or transferred to an LIS. High resolution colour Etest images can also be saved for future review.
Results from UK testing show Biosignal Ltd compounds have substantially outperformed the industry standard product glutaraldehyde against harmful sulphur reducing bacteria (SRB).
The genomics revolution is helping food scientists to better predict microbial presence and possible toxin production as well as respond more rapidly should a food calamity occur, according to Professor Stanley Brul, University of Amsterdam.
LabTech Systems and bioMÃ©rieux have announced that they have signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement for LabTech Systemsâ€™ automated pre-poured media (PPM) streaker known as MicroStreak.
The Melaklean Cleaner Air Products microbial test DIY kit can be used to determine the microbial load in process water, drinking water, waste water or recycled water within 24 hours.
A publicly-available microbial database tyo host a range of microbial genome sequences has been launched by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.
For the first time DNA analysis can identify paper-degrading microorganisms. This is made possible by a molecular process developed for fungal infected documents at the University of Vienna with support from the Austrian Science Fund FWF.
Lab Tech Systems has released an applicator for installation into machines that will automate microbiology testing in global pathology and science laboratories.
Micro-organisms thriving in polluted urban areas are held largely responsible for the crumbling of cultural heritage sites worldwide. Now, scientists from the University of Portsmouth, England, are looking at ways to reverse the trend and put some of the bacteria to good use.