Author Archive: Microbiologics

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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The Speed and Confidence of GFP Controls

UV-BioTAG Controls

Operating within a narrow window of time for identifying pathogens, food safety microbiologists have the added uncertainty of cross-contamination from control strains, a common cause of false positives. The USDA Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) and the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual…
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Group B Strep Awareness Month Blog

Group B Strep Awareness

The CDC and other health organizations recognize July as International Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep, GBS) month. In many ways, Group B Strep seems somewhat harmless, remaining asymptomatic for most healthy adults who carry the bacteria. Yet the same…
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Celebrating Microbiology with Memes

Microbiologics Meme Contest

From the long-popular puns on fungi to double entendres about genes, microbiologists are no strangers to laboratory humor, including the fast-spreading visual jokes called memes. At Microbiologics, we’ve been known to drop a meme or two. Is your meme game…
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The Unique Challenges of Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

When penicillin went into widespread use during WWII, it became known as “the wonder drug” for its revolutionary impact on infections. In addition to its ability to treat war wounds, it also dramatically changed treatment of common infections, including STIs…
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50 Years of Microbiologics

50th Anniversary of Microbiologics

Fifty years ago, Cleon (Guy) LeMont, a central Minnesota entrepreneur, opened a testing laboratory with a focus on detecting microbiological contamination in water, the environment, and food. Named Environmental Protection Laboratories, the company began making its own microbiological supplies, including…
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Women’s Health & STI Quiz

Women's Health & STI Testing

According to the World Health Organization, over one million sexually transmitted infections are contracted every day. Infection rates have been steadily increasing, reaching new records each year since 2014, but public awareness of STIs is not keeping pace. How much…
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