Lab+Life Scientist Jan 2016

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Single-use bioprocessing fluid path products Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has announced its complete range of single-use bioprocessing fluid path products, which eliminate cross-contamination risks and provide a fast time to market. Watson-Marlow products provide security, accuracy and purity for all upstream and downstream

Chromogenic media Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are usually resistant to all β-lactam agents, as well as most other classes of antimicrobial agents. The treatment options for patients infected with CRE are very limited, and healthcare-associated outbreaks of CRE have been reported. Identifying patients who are colonised with CRE, and placing these patients in isolation, may be an important step in preventing transmission. CHROMagar has developed a highly sensitive chromogenic medium, CHROMagar mSuperCARBA, which is suitable for the detection of gram-negative bacteria with a reduced susceptibility to most of the carbapenem agents. The product can detect of a large variety of carbapenemases — including KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP and OXA — with an impressive limit of detection (10 CFU/mL) even for weakly expressed carbapenemases like OXA-48, while maintaining a high level of selectivity. Dutec Diagnostics Pty Ltd www.dutecdiagnostics.net.au

fluid handling needs — from pilot scale to full production — all with the same materials and the same software. With the company’s single-use bioprocessing fluid path solutions, the process remains controlled and repeatable without changing contact materials or losing performance, all while minimising validation requirements. Whether performing pH control or gentle transfer of live cells, the company covers every step in the process — including media preparation, buffer preparation, fermentation, harvest, purification and fill/finish. All the products feature high-purity, USP Class VI fully validated contact materials and are available with short delivery times. In continuous daily use throughout the bioprocessing industry, Watson-Marlow peristaltic pumps provide flow accuracy, ensuring process stability, current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) compliance and final product quality. The unimpeded flow path and good junction strength provided by the pumps and tubing, coupled with BioPure fluid path connectors and Flexicon liquid filling, reduces process variation, enhance operating techniques and increase product quality. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group www.wmftg.com.au

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