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2013-12-02 08:31:40

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has introduced a "clearly better" test system for microbial counts. Neogen's new NeoFilm(TM) microbial tests require only the inoculation of a fabric sample pad and an incubation period. Following incubation, the sample pad is evaluated for bacterial colony growth. NeoFilm tests are available for coliforms, E. coli, yeast and mold, Staphylococcus aureus, and aerobic bacteria. "Our...

2012-10-11 04:02:31

Fast Phage, 8-Hour Warning, 16-24 hour Coliphage Fecal Indicator Test for Water Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 A study published in the August 2012 Journal AWWA* showed that Charm Sciences Fast Phage test for detecting somatic and male-specific coliphage in water is equivalent to USEPA method 1601. The Fast Phage test provides results in less than 18 hours with an early 8 hour positive fluorescent warning. Inexpensive ready-to-use reagents make coliphage testing easy and convenient...

Hotel Rooms Swarming With Nasty Bacteria
2012-06-18 10:33:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Perhaps the next time you´re on vacation and plan to stay at a local hotel, you may want to stock up on hand sanitizer and a CDC-issue bio-hazard suit and mask, as you are likely stepping into a biological war zone of human filth. A new study by researchers from the University of Houston has found that surfaces, including the light switch and TV remote, are among the most contaminated parts of any hotel room you may consider staying at. Lead...

2012-04-30 14:41:44

Urban beach closures due to coliform outbreaks have become disturbing signs of summer, yet water-testing technology has never been fast enough to keep up with changing conditions, nor accessible enough to check all waters. Now, researchers at McMaster University have developed a rapid testing method using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in recreational water within minutes. The new tool can close the gap between outbreak and detection, improving public safety. Scientists...

2011-11-22 10:42:26

Abnormal levels of caffeine in water indicate human contamination Researchers led by Prof. Sébastien Sauvé of the University of Montreal's Department of Chemistry have discovered that traces of caffeine are a useful indicator of the contamination of our water by sewers. "E coli bacteria is commonly used to evaluate and regulate the levels of fecal pollution of our water from storm water discharge, but because storm sewers systems collect surface runoff, non-human...

2011-10-10 11:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association for Food Protection's Food Protection Trends published a study in its latest issue revealing that most consumers surveyed never wash their reusable bags between uses, permitting bacteria to grow. The peer-reviewed study, completed by University of Arizona Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba, found that large numbers of bacteria were found in almost all bags and that coliform bacteria were found in half of those tested....

2011-09-22 14:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection reminds homeowners with private water wells affected by flood waters to properly disinfect their wells prior to taking a water sample to test for contamination. It is important for homeowners to test their private wells to ensure that the water is safe to drink and does not have any bacteriological contamination. Homeowners can pick up water sampling kits for free at DEP's North-central,...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

NEW YORK, TORONTO and MONTREAL, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioSpec Global Solutions Inc., and partner -ICBS Ltd. (OTCPK: ICBT), announced today that it has entered into talks with Chinese representatives. The meetings will take place in Boston on the 15th. of October. "China is one of the world's largest markets for our analyzer's and has one of the worst water situations on the planet" said Don Saunders President and CEO of BioSpec Global Solutions. " The unnamed group represents...

2010-06-07 07:30:00

NEW YORK, TORONTO and MONTREAL, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioSpec Global Solutions Inc., and partner -ICBS Ltd. (OTCPK: ICBT), announced today that it has begun development of three new bio filter for the testing of E.coli, salmonella, listeria and pseudomonas in food samples. Development of the Antibody/antigen multiple discrete filters and optical system (AMUDOS) for the simultaneous analysis of E.coli, salmonella, listeria and pseudomonas in food samples. BGS has developed test...

2010-05-19 14:12:20

UT professor finds concentrations of viruses and bacteria linked to human feces in community water sources in East Tennessee Do you know what is in your drinking water? A study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor may have you thinking twice the next time you fill up that glass of tap water. Larry McKay, an earth and planetary sciences professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, sampled eight community water supply sources in East Tennessee and found concentrations of viruses...