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Avoiding environmental monitoring ‘false negatives’: overcoming disinfectant residues with culture media neutralisers

6 September 2018 | By

Even with the rise of rapid microbiological methods, most environmental monitoring applications are undertaken using culture media, with many alternative methods also being growth-based. This makes the selection, control and release of culture media an area of great importance, given that the quality of the culture media underpins the environmental…

Tecan’s Spark® reader aiding research into rare skin disease

5 July 2018 | By

Researchers at the University Hospital of Salzburg's EB House Austria are using a Tecan Spark® multimode reader to investigate epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a rare inherited disease that causes the skin to become ‘as fragile as a butterfly’s wings’, blistering in response to friction or trauma...