Author Archive: Microbiologics

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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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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2019 Novel Coronavirus: What Microbiologists Need to Know

By Marylou Gibson, Ph.D. Background on 2019 Novel Coronavirus The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread within China (as of this posting date). Cases are spreading beyond Hubei province, and thousands of infected people have been reported in more…
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Webinar February 13th: Burkholderia cepacia Contamination of Pharmaceutical Products and Compliance with USP <60>

We are excited to present and sponsor an upcoming free webinar opportunity with American Pharmaceutical Review to explore Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) contamination in pharmaceutical products, the new USP <60> on Bcc, and recent FDA recall data for objectionable microorganisms….
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Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Microbiologists

Looking for a holiday gift for your favorite microbiologist? We’ve hand-picked these 10 unique gift ideas that celebrate your loved one’s profession. 1. “I Play With Bacteria” Cell Phone Holder A cell phone holder for microbiologists! This fun design reads,…
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Science

Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids is here, and it includes fun gift ideas to help spur curiosity and a love of science in your child. From LEGO’s to experimental kits, we’ve got your holiday list covered. 1. MEL…
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2019 #CreepyCultures Winners

The 2019 #CreepyCultures results are in! It wasn’t easy choosing only a few winners and honorable mentions out of all the truly creepy agar art you submitted this year. Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions, and thank you to…
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