Time, cost-saving advice for commercial microbiology labs

Since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food manufacturers have drastically increased the amount of testing they do to comply with the more stringent rules and regulations. It’s no surprise that manufacturers have increased testing, since it’s one way to keep consumers safe from unintended allergen and foodborne pathogen contamination.

What often goes […]

Microbiology emojis to hit phones this year

The global nonprofit organization that coordinates emojis (yes, such a thing exists) is releasing over 150 new emojis this year, including common laboratory and microbiology-related icons.

The Unicode Consortium, which maintains the software and data standards that allow emojis to be consistent across devices, has included in its latest batch six symbols that will be […]

Donofrio joins Neogen as director of microbiology

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that Dr. Robert Donofrio has joined the company as the director of microbiology, research and development in Neogen’s Lansing, Mich.-based food safety research and development group.

Dr. Donofrio comes to Neogen after a 16-year tenure at NSF International, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based safety testing and product certification company. Most […]

Micro 101: What is film plating?

Without microbes, there is no microbiology.

It seems pretty obvious. But like all things in life, it’s never just that easy. Microbes don’t separate according to genus and species on their own nor do the dangerous ones hold up little red flags warning of their pathogenicity. Rather, it falls to lab personnel, microbiologists and other […]