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Date: 22 September 2022
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EMMD Noordwijk (Stand # 33)
Date: 12-14 October, 2022
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Info: This is the 12th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD), devoted to all aspects of molecular diagnostics in human disease and pathology.

Medica Messe DĂĽsseldorf
Date: 14 – 17 November, 2022
Venue: Messe Dusseldorf
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NEW Canister pack for MTS

August 5th, 2022|

NEW Canister pack for MTS Downloads More information The advantages minimization of

Contact Slide

July 7th, 2022|

Contact Slide A ready-to-use device with two different media coated onto a plastic carrier used for the microbial monitoring of surfaces

Ready-to-use Agar Dilution panels

July 4th, 2022|

Ready-to-use Agar Dilution panels Downloads Download the product IFU Click here to check the references, CLSI and EUCAST

Chromatic CRE

July 4th, 2022|

Chromatic CRE for the detecting Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Downloads Download the product IFU See the complete range of

D-value verification

June 23rd, 2022|

D-value verification Liofilchem performs D-Value and Z-Value analysis by direct inoculation of product or equipment using Biological Indicator Organisms (BI's).

Eugon LT SUP

June 23rd, 2022|

Eugon LT SUP Nutritious medium for detecting and enumerating microorganisms in cosmetics Downloads Download the product IFU

ESC Swab

June 3rd, 2022|

ESC Swab ESC Swab system combines a swab with a rinse solution or broth in a convenient plastic tube. The environmental sampling line

MTS™ Synergy Application System

June 3rd, 2022|

MTS™ Synergy Application System for in-vitro combination of antibiotics Downloads Learn more about MTS™ SAS Learn more about our

ComASP® Benzylpenicillin

May 30th, 2022|

ComASP®  Benzylpenicillin 0.002-32 µg/mL and Mueller Hinton Fastidious Broth Downloads Download the ComASP® Benzylpenicillin IFU Learn more

Food System

May 30th, 2022|

Food System Downloads Download the product IFU Download the product leaflet Learn more about Food System

CultiControl

May 30th, 2022|

CultiControl Freeze-dried microorganisms Downloads Learn more about our CultiControl organisms CultiControl

Contam Swab Salmonella

May 30th, 2022|

Contam Swab Salmonella Liofilchem® Contam Swab Salmonella is a swab containing a culture medium used for the detection of Salmonella spp. directly from

Octofungi 1 HiMIC Plate Kit

May 12th, 2022|

Octofungi 1 HiMIC Plate Kit HiMICTM Plate Kit: MIC Made as Easy as A..B..C..D.. Downloads Flyer 1 Flyer

MUELLER HINTON CHOCOLATE AGAR

May 10th, 2022|

MUELLER HINTON CHOCOLATE AGAR MUELLER HINTON CHOCOLATE AGAR is a medium for susceptibility test with the agar-diffusion method and allows Neisseria

Steel coupons

May 6th, 2022|

Steel coupons for hydrogen peroxide sterilization Downloads Download the product IFU View the complete range of Biological

RPMI Agar (RPMI1640, MOPS, L-glutamine, 2% Glucose) is intended for the AFST (antifungal susceptibility testing) and is recommended for usage with Antifungal MTS™ (MIC Test Strip).

Learn more about MTS™ for yeasts

Learn more about MTS™ for moulds

Pick 4-5 colonies from 24-hours old cultures and suspend in saline solution or sterile water in order to obtain a 0.5 McFarland cell density. Introduce a sterile swab into the suspension and inoculate the RPMI Agar plate. Allow the plate to dry, position the antifungal strip onto the agar surface with the maximum concentration nearest the periphery of the plate.

Incubate at 35 °C for 24-48 hours.
Read the M.I.C. value where the edge of the inhibition ellipse intersects the strip (intersection between two scale segments should be round up to the higher value).

Available ready-to-use formats:

Ref. 11509
90 mm agar plate
20/pack

Ref. 10233
140 mm agar plate
10/pack

10-25°C storage temperature
180 days shelf life

Learn more about our solutions for AST

Microbial identification

EnteroPluri-Test

EnteroPluri-Test is a 12-sector system containing special culture media for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram-negative, oxidase negative bacteria. The system allows the simultaneous inoculation of all media present in the sectors and 15 biochemical reactions. The microorganism is identified by evaluating the color change of each culture medium after 18-24 hours of incubation at 36±1°C and by a code number obtained from the biochemical reaction interpretation.

Download IFU

Ref. 78618 – 10/pack
Ref. 78619 – 25/pack
Storage temperature: 2-8°C
Shelf life: 240 days

Learn more about EnteroPluri-Test

Biopharma applications

Culture media for cosmetic microbiology

Liofilchem confirms its continuous dedication to meet the pharmaceutical and cosmetics microbiology needs with the introduction of TAT Broth, a ready-to-use liquid medium for the microbiological examination of cosmetics and topical drugs, particularly from highly viscous or gelatinous materials. This medium, also known as Fluid Casein Digest – Soy Lecithin – Polysorbate 20 Medium (SCDLP 20 Broth), complies with ISO 21149 for detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria.

Liofilchem also produces Eugon LT SUP, a highly nutritious medium used for the detection and enumeration of microorganisms in cosmetic products and TSB + Capitol 4, particularly suitable for testing viscous samples.

Learn more about our solutions for biopharma applications

Press release

Kingston, Ontario – June 29, 2021

KINGSTON, CANADA – With the start to the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan less than a month away, the focus on safety protocols for athletes and staff is perhaps at an all-time high. But beyond just the obvious COVID-19 protocols, a Canadian company’s proven, proprietary technology has been selected to help ensure open water athletes and staff are kept safe from other potential infections during the Games.

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (TOCOG), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and various individual event Unions (e.g.: International Triathlon Union [ITU]) selected TECTA-PDS as the exclusive testing solution for all Olympic open-water event venues, ensuring water safety by testing for the presence of E. coli and Total Coliforms.

“We are thrilled that our company and products have been selected to help ensure participant and staff safety by providing rapid, on-site, accurate testing for all open-water venues during the duration of the Games,” said Douglas Wilton, President – TECTA-PDS. “The Olympics bring us all together by uniting us in the spirit of competition. We are thrilled to do our part to ensure these athletes can give their all and represent their nations in a safe environment.”

TECTA-PDS is no stranger to protecting athletes, having been the official open water testing solution for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and for all World Triathlon events since 2018. In August 2019, at the same Tokyo Bay Olympic venue, TECTA-PDS’s rapid results shut down the swim portion of the Paralympic triathlon Olympic test event warning of E. coli levels more than two-times over ITU limits. Lab-based methods did not return results quickly enough and without the TECTA-PDS technology, the swim event would have continued exposing all competitors to dangerous levels of fecal contamination.

TECTA-PDS is the only approved (US EPA), automated water testing method in the world, providing objective, lab-grade results in the fastest time, which can be used by virtually anyone, anytime, anywhere. Because the potential for human error has been eliminated, results are the most consistently accurate of any method on the market. Regardless of the application, TECTA-PDS ensures complete confidence in water safety.

As Canadians, when we hear “E. coli”, many of us will always remember the Walkerton tragedy that took place 21 years ago (May, 2000). The TECTA-PDS solution was created in response to this very event, to help ensure a disaster like this never occurs again in any part of the world.

“Perhaps the most unique advantage of our product is its simplicity, offering the ability to be used by virtually anyone, anywhere in the world,” said Tim Adams, CMO & Executive Vice President – TECTA-PDS. “The opportunity to help test water to ensure people in virtually any community across the planet are kept safe from life threatening E. coli is something we’re passionate about and delighted to be able to offer.”

Today, TECTA-PDS products are being used in both developed and developing countries worldwide, in markets ranging from the world’s largest cities all the way to the smallest and most remote communities. In over 50 countries and 200 cities & communities, TECTA-PDS solutions help keep millions of people safe across the planet. Here in Canada, TECTA-PDS is elated to work with more than 90 First Nation communities across the country to help enable rapid safe water testing.

TECTA-PDS continues work with international governments, communities, businesses and organizations to help ensure products are available where they are needed most to ensure citizen wellbeing.

For more information and to schedule interviews with members of our executive team please contact:

Rom Halverson
mediarelations@tecta-pds.com
647.624.7551

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WATER IS LIFE

To learn more about TECTA-PDS

please click here

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Click below to watch our NEW corporate video which explains our unique story and how we have developed the world’s first fully automated, on site, E.coli and Total Coliform rapid detection system.

TECTA-PDS is global leader in water safety testing, delivering the world’s only onsite, automated and US EPA-approved E.coli and Total Coliform rapid detection system.

The simple and fully automated B16 and B4 instruments and TECTAlert cartridges enable water testing that can be done by virtually anyone, anytime, anywhere.

This has revolutionized the way in which water is being tested in more than 50 countries around the world, for both government and private sector applications.

Antimicrobial resistance management

new Chromatic Super CAZ/AVI

Chromogenic medium for the detection of Ceftazidime-avibactam resistant Gram-negative bacteria

Chromatic Super CAZ/AVI is a selective and differential chromogenic medium used for screening ceftazidime-avibactam resistance in Enterobacterales and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Results can be interpreted after incubation for 18-24 hours. Subculture to a non-selective medium is required for confirming identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and epidemiological typing.

Ref. 11641
90 mm plates, 20/pack
2-8°C storage temperature
4 months shelf life

VTM

Transport medium for Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

VTM is suitable for collection and preservation of clinical specimens containing viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Chlamydia spp., Mycoplasma spp. and Ureaplasma spp. The transport medium can be used with swabs and aspirates and is available in a plastic, screw cap tube (or a bulk format, 200 mL glass bottle). The transported microorganism remains viable for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature. VTM does not contain guanidium thiocyanate.

Features:

• 10-25°C storage temperature.
• 1 year shelf life.
• Contains antimicrobial agents to minimize bacterial and fungal contamination, without affecting viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma.
• A pH indicator (red phenol) indicates the medium integrity during the shelf life of the product.
• The tube stands upright on the laboratory bench thanks to the skirted, flat-bottom, while the conical shape allows an appropriate centrifugation of the sample.
• 16x100mm skirted tube with plastic red cap. Sterile. 100/pack

Introducing Accu-Bac

TCS is excited to announce our innovative new quantitative micro-organism product, Accu-Bac.

Accu-Bac is a guaranteed second generation derivative of NCTC cultures, manufactured under licence from Public Health England. Each carefully prepared disc will contain a target range of ?100 c.f.u, with 95% confidence interval stated on the Certificate of Analysis.

This is ideal for most quantitative applications. Accu-Bac will be supplied in 1 disc vials and has a 12 month shelf-life from the date of manufacture.

  • Target c.f.u. counts of ?100 per disc, with 95% confidence interval range stated on the Certificate of Analysis
  • Shelf life of 12 months
  • Simple to use, no dilutions required
  • Guaranteed 2nd generation and fully traceable to the original NCTC source strain
  • Certificates of Analysis available from our website
  • Identification and Characterisation testing completed in accordance with our UKAS accredited scope
Ref Description Strain Designation
AB17 Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 / ATCC® 19433 / WDCM00009
AB75 Escherichia coli NCTC 9001 / ATCC® 11775 / WDCM00090
AB26 Enterobacter aerogenes NCTC 10006 / ATCC® 13048 / WDCM00175
AB40 Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCTC 12924 / ATCC® 9027 / WDCM00026
AB04 Klebsiella pneumoniae NCTC 9633 / ATCC® 13883 / WDCM00097

Liofilchem®

AF Genital System

A.F. Genital System (ref. 74156) is a 24-well panel containing biochemical substrata and antimicrobial drugs for detection, presumptive identification and susceptibility testing of microorganisms directly from urogenital specimens (vaginal swab, urethral swab, seminal fluid, urine).

The new improved configuration allows to separately identify and enumerate Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis.
Count of Ureaplasma spp.(Uu) 10e3 to ? 10e5 CFU/mL
Count of Mycoplasma hominis (Mh) 10e4 to ? 10e5 CFU/mL

Bacterial and fungal screening:
Escherichia coli
Proteus spp. / Providencia spp.
Pseudomonas spp.
Gardnerella vaginalis
Staphylococcus aureus
Enterococcus faecalis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)
Candida spp.

Just like all the Liofilchem direct microbial ID systems, the AF Genital System has the great benefits of:

  • performing simultaneous microbiological screening of several microorganisms in one compact panel.
  • reducing costs in man hours and laboratory consumables.
  • easy to use and no equipments required.

Liofilchem®

Antimicrobial resistance management

Isavuconazole MTS™

Isavuconazole MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), IVU 0.002-32 ?g/mL , is a quantitative method for the in-vitro susceptibility testing of Candida spp., Aspergillus spp. and Mucorales.

Isavuconazole is a novel broad-spectrum triazole agent with activity against a variety of opportunistic and pathogenic yeasts and moulds. Isavuconazole can be administered either orally or intravenously as a water soluble prodrug, isavuconazonium sulfate (Cresemba®), which then is rapidly cleaved by esterases into active component and an inactive prodrug cleavage product. Isavuconazole inhibits ergosterol synthesis in the fungal membrane. Previous in vitro studies have shown good activity against all Candida spp and species of Aspergillus and Mucorales. Potent activity against Cryptococcus spp and other emerging yeast infections has been demonstrated as well.

Isavuconazole MTS™ 0.002-32 ?g/mL
ref. 921841 – 10/pack (individually packed)
ref. 92184 – 30/pack (individually packed)
ref. 921840 – 100/pack

Learn more about MTS™ (MIC Test Strip)

HIMEDIA

Leading BioSciences Company

Mucormycosis detection

We want to draw your attention to a newly developed product (range).

As you have probably heard some of the COVID infected patients suffer in addition to a super-infection of moulds.

To be able to detect this HiMedia has developed the necessary detection material.

  • K144 => Mucormycosis Detection Kit
  • MP5477 => Candida Selective Agar Plate
  • MS5478 => HiFungalTM Transport Medium w/ swabs
  • MP5476 => Mucormycosis Selective Agar Plate
  • And the brochure about Mucormycosis

The prices will follow asap. The brochure and leaflets can be found  HERE.

Liofilchem®

D-value verification

Liofilchem performs D-Value and Z-Value analysis by direct inoculation of product or equipment using Biological Indicator Organisms (BI’s).

D-values are stated by the manufacturer on the Biological indicator but often require verification for a higher degree of accuracy and process specificity. The Pharmacopoeias and ISO11138 stress on the importance of D-value verification to ensure the accuracy of a stated manufacturer D-value.

Our Biological Indicator Evaluation Resistometer (BIER) Vessel autoclave verifies the D-value by accurately delivering a calibrated and pre-determined level of lethality.

The log reduction achieved for exposure time is assessed through the exposure of the BI for defined time points and interpretation via fractional analysis. This process allows the accurate verification of the manufacturer’s stated D-value.

Learn more about our D-Value and Z-Value determination protocols

View the Biological Indicators product range

Liofilchem®

Tryptic Soy Agar + Neutralizing


Settle plate for air monitoring

The 90 mm settle plates contain 30 mL of agar to compensate for desiccation after active sampling of 1000 liters of air and are suitable for prolonged incubation to favor the detection of microorganisms.

Gamma-irradiated, triple envelope

  • 30 mL agar plate
  • 20 plates/pack
  • Catalog ref. 10059S

Download the product IFU

  • 10-25°C storage temperature
  • 6 months shelf life
  • 2D data matrix code on each plate

Learn more about our settle plates for air monitoring.

Liofilchem®

Microbiology products

new Cefiderocol MTS™

Cefiderocol MTS™ (MIC Test Strip), FDC 0.016-256 ?g/mL , is a quantitative method for the in-vitro susceptibility testing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to Cefiderocol.

 MTS™ consists of special porous paper impregnated with a pre-defined concentration gradient of an antimicrobial agent, used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) in ?g/mL of antimicrobial agents against bacteria as tested on agar media using overnight incubation and manual reading procedures.

 Cefiderocol is a siderophore cephalosporin with activity against aerobic Gram-negative organisms. It binds to free iron and is actively transported into bacterial cells through the outer membrane. This Trojan horse strategy allows cefiderocol to enter the space in-between the bacterial cell walls and disrupt cell wall synthesis. In addition, cefiderocol is stable against nearly all beta-lactamases, including both the serine and metallo-carbapenemases.

 Cefiderocol MTS™ 0.016-256 ?g/mL
ref. 920671 – 10/pack (individually packed)
ref. 92067 – 30/pack (individually packed)
ref. 920670 – 100/pack

CultiControl

Freeze-dried microorganisms

CultiControl microorganisms are lyophilized, reference stock culture preparations containing a single strain of a microorganism. These microorganism preparations are intended to be used for quality control of culture media, educational/instructional programs and industrial applications. The microorganism preparations are derived from ATCC® (American Type Culture Collection) or NCTC® (National Collection of Type Cultures, operated by Public Health England). 

 

Learn more about our CultiControl organisms

 

The ATCC Licensed Derivative Emblem, the ATCC Licensed Derivative word mark and the ATCC catalog marks are trademarks of ATCC. Liofilchem is licensed to use these trademarks and to sell products derived from ATCC® cultures. NCTC® is a registered trademark of Public Health England. Liofilchem is licensed to use these trademarks and to sell products derived from NCTC® cultures.

Chromatic Bacillus cereus

Chromatic Bacillus cereus is a chromogenic medium used with supplements for the isolation, differentiation and enumeration of Bacillus cereus from a wide variety of foods including both raw and cooked food as well as sauces, soups and other food mixtures. This medium is also suitable for the examination of environmental samples in the area of food production and food handling. 

Catalog ref. 11628 

20 plates/pack  

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2-8 °C storage temperature

3 months shelf-life 

View the complete list of Chromatic agar plates

Hamilton, MolGen, and EWC Diagnostics join forces to scale up SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity in the Netherlands

Today, Hamilton, MolGen, and EWC Diagnostics announce their strategic partnership to scale up SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity in the Netherlands.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, demand for SARS-CoV-2 detection tests has significantly increased. In order to increase testing capacity, the Dutch government, through the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, invited commercial organizations to respond to a tender released this summer.

Press release

PathoFinder and EWC Diagnostics partnership to meet COVID-19 testing demands in the Netherlands.

PathoFinder and EWC Diagnostics announce their collaboration to rapidly advance the expansion of COVID-19 testing capacity in the Netherlands by providing the Dutch government with complete sets of sampling materials and SARS-CoV-2 PCR kits.

Press release