Monthly Archives: April 2020

Introducing the new smaller and compact Mediawel 10 L

Introducing the new smaller and compact Mediawel 10 L | Medical Supply Company

Does your lab prepare smaller volumes of  dehydrated media? Do you need quick turnaround preparation times of media whilst ensuring the health and safety of you staff? The Mediawel 10L will ensure maximum sterility is achieved while minimising the damage to the nutrient components of the media. Media volumes from 1-10L can be prepared in 45-75 minutes. […]

Manual vs Automated Colony Counting

Manual vs Automated Colony Counting | Medical Supply Company

Accurately counting the number of colony-forming units (CFU) on an agar plate forms the basis of quality control microbiology testing for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and environmental industries. Traditionally, colony counts were performed manually but this method is time-consuming, and can lead to issues with results, such as technician to technician variability and human error, not […]

NEW – The Polywel Automated Tube/Bottle Filler

Polywel Robotic Module | Medical Supply Company

Is your lab dispensing large volumes of liquid media into tubes? Do you need to automate the workload, increase speed and accuracy? Do you want your staff to use their time more efficiently? The Polywel allows versatility, accuracy and speed with these everyday tasks. The Polywel Robotic Module is designed to automate the filling of […]

2019 Updates to Microbiology Testing Standards

Staying up to date with the most current microbiology testing standards is a constant requirement for accredited labs. The ever-changing nature of international standards make this a time-consuming task, but it is necessary if labs want to ensure they are compliant and not following outdated methods. Our partners at Biokar have put together a handy […]

ProtoCOL 3 Automated Colony Counter – Fast, Accurate, Reproducible

ProtoCOL 3 Automated Colony Counter | Medical Supply Company

As all microbiologists know, counting bacterial colonies manually can be a monotonous and eye-straining task. To overcome this, many labs are looking towards automation to cut down on the time spent manually counting and free up the technician’s time for other tasks. ProtoCOL 3 is a next-generation automatic colony counter for regulated labs that require […]

The importance of using external controls in molecular microbiology

The importance of using external controls in molecular microbiology quality controls qc panels external controls | Medical Supply Company

Has your lab invested in a biochemical or molecular-based microbial detection / identification system? If so, how often do you use external or ‘third party’ controls to assess its performance? Quality control is your laboratories first line of defence against potentially disastrous errors. Most identification instruments come with internal controls, but since they are supplied […]

Ready-to-use ‘Starved Cells’ for GPT of R2A agar

Starved Cells, GPT agar, GPT of R2A agar, oligotrophic organisms | Medical Supply Company

If your lab is following the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), you will be familiar with the requirement to use ‘starved cells’ for Growth Promotion Testing (GPT) of R2A agar. This agar is widely used to detect oligotrophic organisms, such as stressed or chlorine-resistant bacteria in purified or pharmaceutical water. The Japanese Pharmacopoeia states: “Prior to the […]

Immunology Reagents for COVID-19 Research

Reagents for COVID-19, virus induced inflammation, immunology reagents, flow cytometry antibodies | Medical Supply Company

Like any new infection, characterisation of the immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is critical to understand the clinical course of the infection and to monitor the response of patients to new therapeutics for this new illness. A better understanding of the immunology of COVID-19 could also help with development and validation of new diagnostics, […]

Alliance BioExpertise (ABE) Distributor Training

mediawel, mediawel 10l, Alliance BioExpertise Training, media preparator | Medical Supply Company

On a recent visit to the Alliance BioExpertise (ABE)headquarters in Rennes, France, the Pharma team received hands on training on their automated food and media preparation range of instruments. Over the 2 days the distributors got a chance to be part of the innovative, enthusiatic and professional team at ABE. They showcased the new mediapreparator, […]

New Supplier – Synbiosis Colony Counters and Zone Measurement Systems

New Supplier Announcement SYNBIOSIS, Colony Counting, Automated Colony, microbial identification, zone measurement | Medical Supply Company

MSC are delighted to announce their new partnership with Synbiosis, a long-established, world-leading supplier of systems for automated colony counting, zone measurement and microbial identification. With over 30 years’ experience, Synbiosis products are used globally by thousands of microbiologists in clinical, veterinary, pharmaceutical, water, food and beverage laboratories, as well as major government and academic research […]