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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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Top 5 Success Strategies for Picking the Right CRO Partner

CRO Partnerships

When it comes to pre-clinical and clinical research in drug and therapy development, there are several areas of responsibility where sponsors may outsource key functions to a Contract Research Organization (CRO). The reasons vary, but the top two are cost…
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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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The Public Health Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

What if the latest tech device had all the bells and whistles everyone wanted and was far better than anything currently being sold, but the marketer was told he could not sell it until all the previous versions of his…
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The Sustained Increase in STIs

Women's Health and STI Awareness

Less than 20 years ago, STIs were at historic lows. Syphilis was close to elimination. In 2021, however, sexually transmitted infections are at an all-time high, yet the importance of prevention and screening seems to have fallen by the wayside….
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