Tag Archives: Microbiologics

The importance of using external controls in molecular microbiology

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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 […]

Microbiologics supporting through the COVID-19 Emergency

Microbiologics support through COVID-19 | Medical Supply Company

Supporting you through the COVID-19 Emergency Our partner Microbiologics remains committed to supplying products to enable Laboratories to keep performing their work. They remain fully functional and have plans in place that will allow continuous supply of all necessary controls, standards, and biomaterials. Supply chain is domestic and robust. Have taken maximum efforts to protect […]

Microbiologics EMEA Distributor Meeting 2019

Microbiologics EMEA Distributor Meeting 2019 | Medical Supply Company

Medical Supply Company recently attended the Microbiologics EMEA Distributor Meeting in Berlin. It was great to get updates on the product line, hear about exciting new projects and meet fellow distributors from all over the EMEA region. Thank you to Peter Penn and the rest of the Microbiologics team for a great few days of […]

Should you test for Burkholderia cepacia?

Should you test / care for Burkholderia cepacia, Gram- Negative Rod | Medical Supply Company

Why you should care about Burkholderia cepacia A recent article from Charles River “Why You Should Care About Burkholderia cepacia” caught our attention and reminded us of the importance of this ubiquitous Gram-negative rod. The question of whether or not to test for Burkholderia cepacia frequently arises for all non-sterile pharmaceuticals, personal care products and […]

Slowing down the threat of antibiotic resistance

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Since the discovery of antibiotics, they have served as the foundation of modern medicine.  Continuous misuse and overuse have been responsible for and the spread of antibiotic resistance.  When bacteria become resistance to the drugs used to treat them, we end up with dangerously high levels of antibiotic resistance.  Antibiotic resistance is one of the […]

The importance of environmental isolate testing

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Our friends over at Microbiologics have an excellent blog post on the importance of environmental isolate testing and identification in pharmaceutical laboratories. The post gives a summary of a presentation by Microbiologics Vice President of Research and Development Brian Beck Ph.D at Pharmaceutical Microbiology Fall Forum in Philadelphia, USA. Key topics covered include: • Importance […]

Microbiologics where Microbiologists go

Check out where Microbiologists go to Grow, latest news from Microbiologics the leading provider of ready-to-use QC microorganisms for quality control testing in the clinical, pharmaceutical, food, water and educational industries.     Medical Supply Company’s partner Microbiologics supports water and environmental testing laboratories by providing microbial reference materials for quality control testing. We offer […]