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Microbiology system

07 February, 2008

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.

Biosignal compounds much more effective

24 January, 2008

Results from UK testing show Biosignal Ltd compounds have substantially outperformed the industry standard product glutaraldehyde against harmful sulphur reducing bacteria (SRB).

More rapid detection of unwanted microbes in food

27 June, 2007

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.

Robotic microbiological instrumentation license agreement signed

20 April, 2007

LabTech Systems and bioMérieux have announced that they have signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement for LabTech Systems’ automated pre-poured media (PPM) streaker known as MicroStreak.

Microbe DIY test kit

12 January, 2007

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.

Microbial database launched

08 March, 2006

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.

Genetic fingerprint unmasks microbial vandals

17 January, 2006

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.

Applicator for automated diagnostic microbiology

10 August, 2005

Lab Tech Systems has released an applicator for installation into machines that will automate microbiology testing in global pathology and science laboratories.

Bacteria used to bolster ancient buildings

03 August, 2004

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.

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