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Delvotest® On-Farm Antibiotic Residue Test System

Used throughout the world for detection of inhibitory substances in milk. The system is easy to use, guarantees safe and accurate results to minimise milk loss due to contamination. Delvotest® is a quick and cost-effective means of testing for both small and large-scale analysis. By purchasing the starter kit, your dairy farm can be instantly set-up with everything required for easy-to-use on-farm inhibitory substance testing.

Delvotest® is a broad-spectrum test that detects different types of antibiotics in one single test – taking only 3-5 minutes to produce results. Other rapid tests are available for related groups of antibiotics but require more than one test per milk sample to cover the range.

In New Zealand, the Delvotest® system is the equivalent of the DSM Micro-plate antibiotic testing system used by MilkTest NZ.

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Next day delivery is standard across New Zealand.
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CHROMagar™ for Drug Resistant Bacteria

New chomogenic culture media for the detection of drug and multi-drug resistant bacteria from the industry pioneers – CHROMagar™. Fast and accurate detection of bacteria exhibiting acquired drug resistance, improving laboratory response times and making large scale screening and surveillance more efficient.

This specialist range includes:

  • CHROMagar™ KPC – for the detection of gram negative bacteria with a reduced susceptibility to most carbapenem agents.
  • CHROMagar™ Acinetobacter – for the detection of Acinetobacter.
  • CHROMagar™ ESBL – for the detection of ESBL-producing gram negative bacteria.
  • CHROMagar™ MRSA – for the detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  • CHROMagar™ VRE – for the detection of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci.

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PUR-Blue™ Swab Sampler

Revolutionary surface sampling product from World Bioproducts. Patent-pending new product design comes pre-filled with various volumes of Letheen Broth, Neturalizing Buffer and Buffered Peptone Water – ready to use.

Several features make this product superior to other sampling products:

  • Robust polyurethane foam tip provides ability to sample large areas.
  • Strong – for vigorous scrubbing of a surface.
  • Comfortable to handle.
  • Product design supports aseptic sample collection and processing.
  • Can be extended to reach remote sampling loctions.
  • Bullet-shape foam bud facilitates cell release.
  • An affordable alternative to other large area sampling devices.

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Copan LBM™ Snot Buster™ and Sputum Dipper™

Two of Copan's new products provide several advantages in the collection and processing of sputum samples for the microbiology laboratory. A liquefying solution and sampler/transfer tool that will enhance work processes.

The LBM Snot Buster™ is a sputum liquefying solution that creates a homogenous suspension for easier, more consistent specimen planting and streaking. Shatterproof tubes contain a reagent (avoiding excess reagent waste), are room temperature stable and ready to use immediately.

Copan’s Sputum Dipper™ facilitates easy transfer of samples from specimen container to tube via a drill shaped design – delivering the correct volume into the DTT reagent. Handles the most purulent, tenacious samples with ease.

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LISTERIA RIGHT NOW™

Environmental Listeria detection in less than 60 minutes. This Neogen® ANSR® product is an environmental monitoring tool that is able to detect very low numbers of Listeria spp., including L. monocytogenes, from environmental samples – without enrichment. With results available in under an hour, corrective action can be taken swiftly and re-testing is quick, clean and easy.

Listeria Right Now™ is ‘culture independent’, avoiding the need for growing pathogens in your facility or risk of exposure to trace-backs tied to retained cultures.

Be more flexible and pro-active with your environmental testing – benefit from conducting investigations in near-real time and fix Listeria issues before they become a serious problem.

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