Author Archive: microbiologics

A Closer Look at C. difficile from the MN Department of Health

What is Clostridium difficile? Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive spore-forming anaerobe that can be found in the stomach and intestines of healthy people. The bacterium was first described in 1935 by Hall and O’Toole who named “difficile” because they were…
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Introducing Microbe March Madness

The NCAA March Madness tournament has captivated basketball fans in the United States since the 1930s. Each year millions of fans have the opportunity to take part in this historical sporting event by filling out a bracket and choosing who…
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Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing: Keeping Consumers Safe

Everyone uses personal care products, and we expect the products we buy to be safe. Whether a manufacturer is producing shampoo or makeup, preservatives are used to maintain the quality and extend the shelf-life of the product. This post outlines why…
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10 New Year Resolutions for Microbiologists

With the New Year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to set goals and ditch bad habits. Make 2017 a great year in your lab by taking on at least one of these resolutions for microbiologists. 1….
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What’s the Easiest Method for Preparing Quantitative Suspensions?

If  you’ve ever manually prepared microorganism suspensions requiring a specific concentration level, you know how tedious, time consuming and problematic it can be. Microbiologics offers several ready-to-use microorganism products that make preparing quantified suspensions simple. Watch the video below to…
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Meet Our Writers: Kali Sorum

For nearly a year we have shared blog posts written by the Microbiologics team. We want our readers to get to know a little more about the microbiologists behind the posts. If you have called our Technical Support number about a…
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The Bugs of the XXXI Olympiad

After months of anticipation and media coverage about Zika virus and water quality issues in Brazil, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro are underway. Watching rugby players collide and rowers racing across Guanabara Bay made us…
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Preservative Testing – Choice of Challenge Isolates

“What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life’s history is a constant domination by bacteria.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould. An effective preservative capability is a central element of drug, cosmetic and household and institutional product microbiological risk assessment…
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Spring Time Trivia!

Spring is in full swing. We’re celebrating the warm weather by sharing another fun trivia game with our readers. Take the quiz to test your microbiology knowledge, and challenge your co-workers and friends. Good luck!