Author Archive: Microbiologics

Back To Basics: Best Practices for Plating Techniques used with Growth Promotion Testing

GPT

When performing Growth Promotion on new batches of media, one of three plating techniques can be used: Spread Plate, Pour Plate, or Membrane Filtration. Each method aids in enumeration of the cells in the inoculum, but each is different in…
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Top Ten Best Practices for Streak Plating

Streak Plating Best Practices

Streak plating is an indispensable tool in microbiology. It is so fundamental, that it is often overlooked. We have compiled a list of best practices to help you master your technique, save time, and avoid errors in your laboratory. The…
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Microbe March Madness: Competition Updates

Microbe March Madness

The most anticipated microbial competition is finally here! After months of training, the elite eight microbes are ready to face-off! Follow along for the complete 2022 Microbe March Madness tournament updates and results below. Championship Winners: Who can withstand the…
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Preparing for an Audit with Environmental Monitoring Processes

Environmental Monitoring

It’s the laboratory event no one looks forward to: an audit. Undergoing an audit doesn’t have to be scary, however. After all, you’ve got the basics down, like media storage and proper documentation for your samples. You also know what…
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Microbe March Madness Is Back!

Microbe March Madness

Sad about the end of football season approaching? Microbe March Madness is here to feed your need for head-to-head competition! Some of you may have participated in our inaugural Microbe March Madness tournament back in 2017. With much anticipation, we…
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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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