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

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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

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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 […]

COVID-19 FLOQSwabs® Controls Now Available

COVID-19 FLOQSwabs®, Control, Microbix | Medical Supply Company

Medical Supply Company’s partner Microbix, are pleased to announce the creation, verification and imminent commercial availability of a quality assessment product (QAPTM) to help ensure the accuracy of COVID-19 disease testing.  Both, a room-temperature stable COVID-19 QAPs exclusively on COPAN® FLOQSwabs®, and a liquid format are available and can be shipped immediately to support the […]

A cleaning kit effective against SARS-C0V-2

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The Baker Ruskinn Cleaning Kit provided with their anaerobic workstations can be used on all laboratory equipment and surfaces. Tristel Fuse is a high- level disinfectant and sporicidal solution designed to prevent outbreaks and ward closures. It is delivered in an easy to use sachet which is mixed with water and ready to use right […]

Autoclaves vs Media Preparators

Media preparators, Autoclaves, dehydrated media, alliance bio expertise | Medical Supply Company

Are you preparing large volumes of dehydrated media in your lab? Do you experience batch-to-batch variability? Do you have difficulty getting your strains to grow? Do you worry about the traceability of your autoclave cycles? The good news is you are not alone. Traditionally, microbiology labs have used steam autoclaves to prepare and sterilise media […]

Want faster ICU bed turnover?

Faster ICU turnover, ICU turnover, better outcomes for patients, driving better outcomes for patients, patients with serious infections, outcomes for patients with serious | Medical Supply Company

The National ICU Audit Report for 2018 identifies that there is not enough intensive care beds in our major public hospitals in Ireland. With the current coronavirus crisis raised to pandemic level by the WHO, our already stretched ICU units are now in need of faster turnovers of ICU beds to deal with this pandemic. […]