Author Archive: Megan Murn

Megan Murn has been with Microbiologics for nine years. She has been the Technical Support Supervisor for two years and has seven years experience working in both the Industrial and Clinical Quality Control laboratories at Microbiologics. Megan also has a background in the medical field and has six years experience working one-on-one with patients and samples. Megan carries a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from St. Cloud State University.

Environmental Isolate Case File: Corynebacterium spp.

Everyone has heard of diphtheria, but this familiar infection caused by a Corynebacterium strain isn’t the only illness laboratories should be concerned about. Sterile manufacturing facilities should also be on the lookout for non-diphtherial Corynebacterium. These strains, commonly found in…
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How to Implement MALDI Technology in Your Lab

For over 100 years, bacteria have been identified by their biochemical properties through the use of various test methods. With the addition of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrophotometry (MS) technology, things are changing. In this post, we offer a brief overview of MALDI-TOF…
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Methods for Growth Success: Obligate Anaerobes

When growing microorganisms, several conditions must be considered to ensure successful results including correct temperatures and pH, adequate moisture and sufficient nutrients (such as carbon and nitrogen). Even experienced microbiologists can run into growth issues with finicky microorganisms. With this in mind, we have…
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Methods for Growth Success: Aerobic Microorganisms

When growing microorganisms, several conditions must be considered to ensure successful results including correct temperatures and pH, adequate moisture and sufficient nutrients (carbon and nitrogen). Even experienced microbiologists can run into growth issues with finicky microorganisms. With this in mind, we have created a…
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