Navigation Links
Microtest Labs Doubles Microbial Identification, Analytical Services
Date:6/3/2008

AGAWAM, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Microtest Laboratories (http://www.microtestlabs.com) has doubled their microbial identification and analytical services with the purchase of an additional MicroSeq(R) Microbial Identification System.

The MicroSeq is a state-of-the-art DNA sequence-based system that enables Microtest technicians to more quickly and accurately identify bacteria isolates that are not viable or easily identified.

"With the purchase of our second MicroSeq system, we are not only complimenting our existing unit but doubling our analytical capacity and ability to service our clients," stated Dr. Steven Richter, Microtest President and Chief Scientific Officer. "As one of the only testing labs in the area with this technology, we are providing our customers with a significant competitive advantage."

Using the MicroSeq system, Microtest technicians can provide precise and reliable bacteria, mycoplasma, and mold identification in a 24-hour time period. Traditional bacteria and mold identification lab tests are often less accurate, and require up to a one-week turn around time.

"In the highly competitive biotechnology industry, accuracy and speed cannot be compromised," stated Dr. Richter. "Our ability to provide rapid identification helps our customers minimize down-time, which directly affects their bottom-line. When manufacturing is halted or a cleanroom is shut-down and awaiting test results, there is no product going out the door and that translates to an interruption in sales."

The MicroSeq system is integrated for use across the spectrum of services that Microtest provides. Customers that will benefit most are those that utilize their analytical testing services in:

-- Contract Manufacturing

-- Pharmaceutical Testing & Validation

-- Medical Device Testing & Validation

-- Environmental Control and Testing

-- Water Validation

-- Mold Identification

-- Biologics/Virology

The MicroSeq systems are 99% reliable with repeatable results, and is especially beneficial for companies with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing applications. Made by the Applera Corporation, the MicroSeq Microbial Identification System is the most accurate and rapid bacterial identification system available today.

For more information about Microtest's analytical testing and related services, visit contact the Microtest on the Web at: http://www.microtestlabs.com/medical-device-testing or by phone 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest

Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company's expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Steve Richter, Ph.D. http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=42622


'/>"/>
SOURCE Microtest Laboratories
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Microtest Offers Free White Paper: Virus Testing for Biological Products: Partnering With a Contract Lab
2. Tandem Labs New England Facility Doubles Discovery Support Capacity - Increasing Foothold in New England
3. The Center for Molecular Medicine Doubles Lab Staff, Expands Lab Space by 100 Percent
4. SportCoatings; The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA); the Coatings Specialist Group New Booster Program Goes High Tech With Invisible Antimicrobial Defense
5. Innovative Fosshield(R) Antimicrobial Technology Shown to Continuously Kill MRSA Superbug
6. Baxter Receives 510(k) Clearance From FDA For V-Link With VitalShield, New Antimicrobial Intravascular Technology
7. Change in Medicare and Medicaid Legislation Creates Market for Antimicrobial Coatings In the U.S.
8. New Microbial Genome-to-Array Service
9. Advanced Analytical Unveils New Instrument for Rapid Microbial Identification at BIO 2008
10. PAREXEL International Expands Relationship with Synchron Research in India and Divests Bioanalytical Laboratory in France
11. Vela Laboratories Receives the GMP Certificate for Its Analytical and Quality Control Laboratories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)...  In Atlanta, it seems everyone has a chance to ... create an expressive and dynamic community unlike any other. The ... to it. With their newest salon in ... to carry on that tradition with a unique, fresh approach ... salon is the newest of 13 nationwide locations, each of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Minn. , Feb. 23, 2017  Imanis ... new product line of oncolytic vaccinia viruses for ... Corporation as part of Genelux,s proprietary, vaccinia virus-based ... are excited to enter into a partnership with ... selected oncolytic vaccinia viruses for use in research," ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , ... February 23, 2017 ... ... announced today that in a published evaluation of multiple immunoassay-based threat detection ... Department of Energy Laboratory, PathSensors’ CANARY® biosensor threat detection technology was found ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... ... Today, researchers can fast-track sample collection and analysis for ... or SNPs of interest) using one, easy-to-collect saliva sample. With the addition of ... and other relevant biomarkers can be extensively studied through a non-invasive sample type. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017  Genos, a community ... that it has received Laboratory Accreditation from the ... is presented to laboratories that meet stringent requirements ... scientifically rigorous processes. "Genos is committed ... laboratory practices. We,re honored to be receiving CAP ...
(Date:2/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Research and Markets ... "Personalized Medicine - Scientific and Commercial Aspects" to their ... ... is integrated with therapy for selection of treatment as well ... and prevention of disease in modern medicine. Biochip/microarray technologies and ...
(Date:2/8/2017)... Report Highlights ... The global synthetic-biology market reached nearly $3.9 billion in ... a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.0% through 2021. ... for synthetic biology. - Analyses of global market trends, with ... annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021. - Coverage of core ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):