Category: microbiology

Underwater microscope reveals coral secrets (video)

BUM underwater camera in action

A NOVEL type of underwater microscope promises to overcome the difficulties of studying small organisms in the laboratory, by making it possible to view them in their natural habitat. Many biological processes in the oceanic world take place at millimetre…

Hunting down legionella with Infinite M200 plate reader

RESEARCHERS at the Ensminger Lab, part of the department of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto, Canada, are using Tecan’s Infinite M200 Pro plate reader and gas control module to study host-pathogen interactions for Legionella bacteria. Alex Ensminger discussed…

Latest Acolyte colony counter is faster and cheaper

THE THIRD iteration of Synbiosis’s Acolyte colony counter offers ,more speed and better economy, says the company. Acolyte 3 is described as ideal for microbiologists that need to increase throughput and improve count accuracy. This new low-cost automated colony counter…

Increasing vaccine test throughput at UCL

A SECOND automated colony counter from Synbiosis is being used at University College London’s Institute of Child Health (ICH), to assess the effectiveness of novel vaccine candidates. Scientists in the immunobiology unit at UCL are now using a Protocol 3…

More efficient yeast protoplast production

AMSBIO has published details of an independent test which shows that its own lytic enzyme mix, called Zymolyase, demonstrated superior performance to Lyticase and Glusulase in the generation of yeast protoplasts. Zymolyase is an enzyme mix which digests the cells…

Colony counter speeds food pathogen research

MICROBIOLOGISTS at the Robert Mondavi Research Institute (RMI), an important food and wine research centre at the University of California, USA, are using a ProtoCol colony counter from Synbiosis in their research on the growth of bacterial pathogens including E Coli…

40th birthday for Cherwell Labs

FOUNDED in 1971 by Lawrence Whittard as a veterinary diagnostic lab, Cherwell Laboratories celebrates its 40th anniversary in November 2011. The company’s products for microbiological and quality assurance applications includes Redipor prepared media, SAS microbial air samplers, DataTrace wireless datalogging…