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2014-03-12 23:02:29

Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). This citizen science project, known as Project MERCCURI, is led by UC Davis...

2013-08-21 23:29:00

Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD, has been invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Legionella in Melbourne, Australia. Stout, who is also an associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, will be speaking on the theme of prevention during the Legionella Control Measures in Hospitals session. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD,...

2013-08-21 23:01:09

New technology made possible by a Nobel Prize winning discovery holds the promise to improve clinical decision-making for infectious diseases. Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 bioMérieux today announced that it has been granted U.S. FDA 510(k) de novo clearance for VITEK® MS, the first clinical mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF-based system available in the U.S. for rapid identification of disease-causing bacteria and yeast. VITEK® MS is the latest addition to the...

2012-10-31 11:26:04

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced that Dr. Bradford Powell, a prominent microbiologist and recognized infectious diseases expert, is scheduled to present a keynote address during the opening ceremony of this year's annual Clinical Microbiology & Microbial Genomics Conference ("ClinMicro-2012"). ClinMicro-2012 is being held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport from November 12-14, 2012, in San...

2012-10-01 02:31:03

SPARKS, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today that Paul Bourbeau, Ph.D. has joined the Company as Director, North American Scientific Affairs, BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems. Dr. Bourbeau brings experience from an impressive career in academics and clinical laboratory practice, most recently serving as Director of Microbiology, Geisinger Medical Laboratories, Danville, PA. In his new role, Dr. Bourbeau will...

2011-11-28 21:11:00

In the news release, GenturaDx Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board, issued 22-Nov-2011 by GenturaDx over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the quote in the second paragraph should be attributed to "Geoff McKinley, Ph.D., Sr. VP of R&D" rather than "Dr. Tsongalis, Senior Vice President of Research and Development" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: GenturaDx Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board Leading...

2011-10-13 09:46:09

Replacing conventional laboratory tests with a new DNA sequence-based technology to identify pathogens causing bloodstream infections dramatically lowered mortality and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found. Unlike conventional laboratory tests, a new technology called PNA-FISH is designed to rapidly identify bloodstream pathogens by their genetic code. Results are available within hours instead of days providing pharmacists and...

2011-10-03 10:34:00

MURRIETA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Boston Massachusetts, USA, recently took delivery of their long-awaited WASP® (Walk Away Specimen Processor), which includes a Gram SlidePrep(TM) Module. The acquisition was concomitant with the inauguration of BMC's new clinical laboratory facilities, and BMC's ongoing efforts to optimize patient care by consolidating resources and improving workflow within the lab. Beverley Orr, MT(ASCP),...

2011-09-09 11:25:09

With the increasing availability of sophisticated technologies to rapidly diagnose and treat infectious diseases, the duties and the role of clinical laboratory microbiologists, who traditionally perform these tests, could see significant changes in the next few years. That is one of the conclusions of a series of reports published in a special supplement to the September 2011 Journal of Clinical Microbiology. "This is a very exciting and dynamic period for clinical microbiology: not only...

2011-08-15 00:00:00

ZUG, Switzerland and ZURICH, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartGene, a provider of innovative software services for the management and analysis of genetic data, and the Institute of Medical Microbiology ("IMM"), University of Zurich, Switzerland, today announced an expanded collaboration, under which the University of Zurich will make use of the SmartGene platform and its associated reference databases to validate and provide ongoing back-up for mass spectrometry analysis, for the...