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Legionella Testing of Water Systems is Crucial as Schools Reopen

Water Testing in Schools

We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic and now back-to-school time is upon us. For some that means resuming in-person learning, whether it be full or part-time. Parents, students and school staff are all feeling a mixture of…
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COVID-19 and Proficiency Testing

Proficiency Testing

I think by now it is safe to say that we are truly living in unprecedented times with the current Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of us have never experienced anything even remotely similar to this in our lives before. If…
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SARS-C0V-2 Tests & Their Targets

SARS-CoV-2 Gene Targets

By Marylou Gibson, Ph.D Adapted from a post that originally appeared on LinkedIn. Of the more than 55 RT-PCR Test kits or assays currently available under Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) by the FDA, few target the same genes. Many more…
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Importance of Testing a Positive Control When Performing a Diagnostic Assay

Positive controls are critical for ensuring diagnostic accuracy. This post examines reasons why positive controls are necessary, even during emergency situations.

Thank You to Lab Technicians During the COVID-19 Global Emergency

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve seen things that only a short time ago would have seemed unimaginable. At Microbiologics, we wanted to highlight some of the important work that often goes unseen and unappreciated. In this video, we show…
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What Bacteria Killed the Presidents?

This Presidents’ Day, we are examining the bacteria that took down some of our fearless leaders. George Washington Cause of Death: Epiglottis (likely Streptococcus pneumoniae or Staphylococcus aureus) George Washington was one of the many patients of his time to…
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American Pharmaceutical Review Interviews Microbiologics’ Kali Sorum, RM (NRCM) on USP <60> Compliance

As recent research has shown, microbial contamination of non-sterile products continues to be a problem for the pharmaceutical industry. One of the most common contaminants is Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), a group of antibiotic- and antimicrobial agent-resistant bacteria that pose…
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