Tag Archives: Microbiology

Protos 3 Automated Colony Counter and Chromogenic ID System

Protos 3 Automated Colony Counter and Chromogenic ID System | Medical Supply Company

Increased throughput, reproducibility and traceability for food, environmental & research labs Counting bacterial colonies is still a routine part of microbiology testing in many laboratories. However, counting colonies manually has several drawbacks, especially for regulated industries. Firstly, counting manually can be a time-consuming process and there is a risk of human error and the lack […]

The importance of monitoring environmental isolates

The importance of monitoring environmental isolates, objectionable organisms | Medical Supply Company

Tracking and trending environmental isolates is a growing concern for pharmaceutical companies, since objectionable organisms remain the leading cause of non-sterile product recalls. In this blog we look at the importance of monitoring your environmental isolates, storing them correctly and adding them to your testing schedule. Objectionable organisms account for around 72% of non-sterile product recalls. […]

Replacing a Class I Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) – what are my options?

MSC regularly receive requests from customers, particularly in the clinical field, who have old class I cabinets that need to be replaced. The most common model that we replace is the Microflow Class I Cabinet. We thought it would be useful to provide some guidance on what options are available and what factors should be […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day food microbiology | Medical Supply Company

The inaugural World Food Safety Day, which is June 7th 2019, is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The MSC product offering helps support microbiology laboratories in the food industry in Ireland to maintain the country’s reputation as one of the most secure food production chains […]

Accelerate Diagnostics & Medical Supply Company

Accelerate Diagnostics , Distributor | Medical Supply Company

Medical Supply Company were introduced to the Accelerate Diagnostic “Family” at their recent distributor meeting in Amsterdam. We are very excited to be part of this team, and are delighted to be bringing to the Irish market a product that will revolutionise the microbiology lab, to help clinicians combat the global challenge of antibiotic resistance, […]