Author Archive: Microbiologics

7 Tips for a Healthy and Safe Holiday Season

After the 2020 holiday season, everyone is eager to return to our holiday traditions of the past, including celebrating and gathering with family and friends. Although our world has opened back up in many ways following the COVID-19 precautionary measures…
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Share Your Microbiologics Story

Tell us your Story

You may have heard that 2021 marks 50 years of Microbiologics helping our customers and partners create confidence in science. We are endlessly grateful for the unsung laboratory heroes quietly and diligently working to create a safer, healthier world. We…
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How Clinical Laboratories Are Adapting to COVID-19 Challenges

Clinical Laboratories Adapting to COVID-19

An Interview with a Diagnostic Laboratory Director For every major challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, many lesser-known difficulties have multiplied the complexities of laboratory diagnostics. Logistical issues, for example, continue to impact the speed and efficiency of COVID-19 testing. Although…
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2021 #Creepy Cultures Winners

Creepy Cultures

Every year, our customers delight us with their creativity and plating skills by culturing masterpieces for our #CreepyCultures agar art contest. This year’s submissions included an homage to the popular TV show Squid Game, a microorganism “lab rat,” and much…
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Who Cares About Growth Promotion Testing?

GPT

Growth Promotion Testing (GPT) is so foundational to Microbiological product safety that it can be easy to overlook. Most industrial microbiologists understand the importance of GPT, but this critical test is sometimes performed incompletely and inconsistently. A sampling of FDA…
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Creepy Cultures 2021

Creepy Cultures 2021

With more than 50 years in the industry, the thing we have grown to love most about microbiology is the people. Microbiologists combine impeccable precision and insatiable curiosity. Though their work often calls for strict methodologies, microbiologists draw inspiration from…
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50th Anniversary Coloring Page Contest

Coloring Contest

In honor of the new school year, we are continuing our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a coloring contest. All microbiology enthusiasts, innovators and explorers are invited to participate, including the young and the young-at-heart! Simply download the coloring page for…
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Best Practices for Growth Promoting of Media Used in Tests for Burkholderia cepacia complex

Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) organisms are consistently a leading cause for microbiological recalls in the United States when contamination is identified. Requirements for Bcc testing were officially added to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <60> in 2019. Laboratories are…
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Microbiology Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

During our 50 years of serving microbiologists, we’ve seen our share of science that seems like fiction, sometimes even to seasoned scientists. Can you distinguish fact from fiction? Take our quick microbiology quiz and share it with your colleagues to…
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2021 Micro Meme Contest Winners

Meme Contest Winners

When we hosted a contest for microbiology-themed memes, our customers once again pleasantly surprised us with their creativity and love of lab life. Thank you to everyone who submitted a meme. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! We…
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