Microbiology

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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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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Dear Stanley: My products were exposed to temperatures outside the stated storage range, are they still usable?

Dear Stanley, The items from my recent order were shipped to me without an ice pack. The temperature here was almost 80°F when the product arrived. Can I still use the items or do I have to re-order? Franklin, Fort…
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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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