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9040304 Multi-channel system and methods for sorting particles  
A multi-channel system and methods for sorting particles according to one or more characteristics of the particles. The system includes multiple flow cytometry units, each unit can have a nozzle...
9029118 Selective enrichment media and uses thereof  
Selective enrichment media and methods for selectively growing and detecting Salmonella spp. The media comprise a carbon and nitrogen source, an inorganic salt, a fermentable sugar, one or more...
9029101 Microplate reader with lid lifter for microplates  
Microplate reader with optical measuring/detection device has housing, a microplate support and a moving unit. The moving unit moves the microplate support out and into the housing and...
9029100 Microorganism concentration process and concentration agent for use therein  
A process is provided for capturing or concentrating microorganisms for detection or assay. The process includes providing an adsorption buffer-modified inorganic concentration agent, providing a...
9023613 Sperm selecting system and the method thereof  
The present invention discloses a sperm selecting system and the method thereof. The brief concept of the present invention is to generate a flow field by hydraulic pressure difference then...
9017963 Method for detecting microorganisms  
Described herein are methods of detecting a wound infection and for detecting the presence or absence of microorganisms, for example, wound pathogens in a sample, by contacting a sample with an...
9012209 CO2 optical sensor for detection and enumeration of microorganisms  
A new device and method for detecting the presence of living microorganisms in test samples are described. The device includes a container having at least one section transparent to light with an...
9012174 Methods and means for characterizing antibiotic resistance in microorganisms  
The present invention relates to a method for characterizing the antibiotic resistance of a microorganism, said method comprising the steps of (a) providing a reference mass spectrum of an...
8993260 Fluorescence-based viability staining method using a membrane permeable flourescent dye and membrane impermeable fluorescence quencher  
The invention relates to a method of detecting viable cells in a cell sample, using a membrane permeable fluorescent label that permeates both viable and non-viable cells and a membrane impermeant...
8993259 Method of viability staining with membrane permeable fluorescent dye and membrane impermeable fluorescence quencher  
The invention relates to a method of detecting viable cells in a cell sample, using a membrane permeable fluorescent label that permeates both viable and non-viable cells and a membrane impermeant...
8986946 Real-time method for the detection of viable micro-organisms  
The invention relates to a method for real-time detection of viable microorganisms comprising: a. addition of a cell-permeable, phototautomeric compound to a micro-organism or other living cell;...
8986537 Production of non-carcinogenic brightstock extracts  
Provided are multiple correlations for relationships between MI value for a brightstock extract and the distillation cut point temperature used for separation of the vacuum resid that is used to...
8980577 Mass spectrometric identification of hyphal fungi  
A method is provided for identifying a hyphal fungus in a sample by similarity comparisons between a mass spectrum of the fungus and reference spectra. The method includes growing fresh hyphae...
8969011 Microorganism concentration process and device  
A process for capturing or concentrating microorganisms for detection or assay comprises (a) providing a concentration device comprising a sintered porous polymer matrix comprising at least one...
8956826 Trend analysis and statistical process control using multitargeted screening assays  
Aspects of the present invention provide novel multi-targeted microbiological screening and monitoring methods having substantial utility for monitoring and control of microbial growth and...
8951748 Rapid detection of molds that produce glucose oxidase  
Methods and kits are disclosed for detecting microorganisms that produce glucose oxidase. The method includes providing a culture medium and a hydrogen peroxide indicating reagent comprising a...
8945486 Microwell device  
A microwell device is provided. The device includes a plate having a upper surface. The upper surface has first and second recesses formed therein. Each recess has an outer periphery. First and...
8932807 High throughput in vitro translation (cell-lysate based) assay for detecting quorum sensing signals  
A cell-lysate extract based assay reagent for detecting quorum sensing signals is generally provided, along with methods of making and using the same. The assay reagent generally includes a...
8932851 Method and culture medium for enhanced detection of Mycobacterium  
The present invention relates to an improved culture medium and method for the enhanced growth and detection of Mycobacterium growth. The invention further relates to an improved mycobacterial...
8927258 Device and method for diagnostic analyses  
An integrated device for diagnostic analyzes used to verify the presence of bacteria in at least a biological sample mixed with a eugonic culture medium in liquid form, to classify at least the...
8921067 Method and culture device for detecting yeasts and molds  
A thin film culture device for detecting yeast and mold microorganisms in a sample is provided. The culture device comprises a body comprising a self-supporting substrate having a first major...
8921068 Detection of microorganisms involved in metabolism of organic environmental pollutants  
A method and point of use kit to determine under field conditions the presence and/or amount of a selected Pseudomonas species capable of bioremediating organic environmental pollutants, such as...
8911961 Methods for detecting live pathogens  
Disclosed are methods and kits pertaining to detecting live bacterial pathogens using sortase enzymes and reflective spectroscopy such as reflective interferometry.
8912128 Carbohydrate chip for detection of pathogen Vibrio cholerae and method of preparing the same  
The present invention related to a saccharide-based cholera toxin detection sensor for detection of Vibrio cholerae and its use. More specifically, the present invention relates to a carbohydrate...
8911962 Method for neutralization of antibiotics in a culture medium  
The present invention is directed to a method and means for the neutralization, binding, and/or inactivation of antimicrobials in a test sample. The invention is also directed to a method of...
8906610 Using phylogenetic probes for quantification of stable isotope labeling and microbial community analysis  
Herein is described methods for a high-sensitivity means to measure the incorporation of stable isotope labeled substrates into RNA following stable isotope probing experiments (SIP). RNA is...
8906645 Microbial detection article having a water-absorbent filter assembly  
A microbial detection article and methods of using the same, the article comprising: a base member comprising a self-supporting water impervious substrate with first and second generally opposed...
8895261 Use of fluorescent saccharide-based derivative  
The disclosure provides a use of a fluorescent saccharide-based derivative in cell detection. The fluorescent saccharide-based derivative is obtained from a reactive material through an imine...
8889349 Method for testing microorganism or the like and testing apparatus therefor  
A method for accurately counting desired cells or microorganisms (viable bacteria) in a sample fluid in which contaminants are included is provided. One or plural types of membrane-permeable...
8889363 Method for the detection and identification of a variant C. difficile strain in a sample  
The method for detecting and identifying a variant C. difficile strain in a sample is characterized by the following steps: (a) obtaining a sample of excreta or tissue from a human or animal...
8889351 Methods and articles for detecting deoxyribonuclease activity  
The disclosure provides articles and methods useful for detecting a discrete source of DNase activity. DNase-producing microorganisms can be detected. The device can further include selective...
8883415 Aza-benzazolium containing cyanine dyes  
Unsymmetrical cyanine dyes that incorporate an aza-benzazolium ring moiety are described, including cyanine dyes substituted by a cationic side chain, monomeric and dimeric cyanine dyes,...
8883441 Method for detecting and counting micro-organisms in a sample  
A method for detecting and counting the microorganisms in a sample is described. The method comprises: a) selectively enriching the microorganism sought in the sample,b) inducing or activating at...
8883442 Culture medium, method for culturing Listeria, and method for detecting Listeria  
There are disclosed a culture media and culture supplements for cultivating microorganisms, including Listeria spp and methods for culturing microorganisms including Listeria spp. There are also...
8877458 Method of detecting bacterial contamination using dynamic light scattering  
Methods of detecting bacterial contamination in a platelet concentrate are performed using a dynamic light scattering (DLS) instrument and a sample holder. A sample of platelet concentrate can be...
8871464 Apparatus and method for detecting bacterial growth beneath a wound dressing  
An apparatus and method are provided for visually monitoring, detecting, and/or determining the presence, absence, and/or growth of harmful or potentially harmful bacterial microorganisms beneath...
8871465 Method for identifying bacteria from the Bacillus cereus group  
The present invention relates to a method for identifying bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group, comprising the following steps: (a) providing a sample that may contain bacteria of the Bacillus...
8871499 Multi-well culture plate comprising gels with different shear modulus  
A multi-well plate can be loaded with a range of compliant substrates. Commerically-available assays can be used to test cellular responses across a plate with shear modulus from 50 to 51200...
8871976 Chalcone structure fluorescence dye for embryonic stem cell probe  
The invention includes a compound represented by the following structural formula: wherein is described herein. The compounds of the invention are useful in staining embryonic stem cells.
8853621 Systems and methods extending the laserspray ionization mass spectrometry concept from atmospheric pressure to vacuum  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods that allow analysis of macromolecular structures using laserspray ionization at intermediate pressure or high vacuum using commercially available mass...
8852883 Rapid FRET-based diagnosis of bacterial pathogens  
Substrates for detecting microorganisms are provided, wherein the substrate comprises a set of molecular markers linked, optionally with linker molecules or moieties, to a di-, or tripeptide...
8852884 Device for spraying a reagent for fast microbiological analysis  
The device for spraying a reagent onto a support (81) adapted to retain microorganisms on a predetermined surface (82), comprises a spraying bell (3) as well as a nozzle (71) for emitting a jet of...
8846334 Detection of acid-producing bacteria  
The disclosure provides culture devices and methods useful for detecting acid-producing bacteria in a sample. The devices include a nutrient medium and a pH indicator to detect and differentiate...
8846336 Test mixtures for detecting the presence or absence of target microbes  
A method of and test mixture for detecting the presence or absence of a target microbe in a sample is provided. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a test mixture that includes micro...
8846335 Device for rapidly detecting microorganisms  
The disclosure includes: a coating composition, comprising a powdered cold-water-soluble gelling agent and surface-modified nanoparticles disposed in the powdered cold-water-soluble gelling agent;...
8846337 Device for spraying a reagent for fast microbiological analysis  
The device for spraying a reagent onto a support (81) adapted to retain microorganisms on a predetermined surface (82), comprises a spraying bell (3) as well as a nozzle (71) for emitting a jet of...
8846372 Identification of bacterial species and subspecies using lipids  
The use of free, extractable lipids found in bacteria for identification of bacterial species and subspecies is described. Bacteria have been found to differ sufficiently in their extracted lipid...
8840840 Illumination apparatus and methods for a biological growth plate scanner  
Illumination apparatus for illuminating growth plates in a biological growth plate (122) scanner are described herein, the apparatus including one or more illumination modules (140) for...
8841085 Nanoparticle sensor for measuring protease activity and method for manufacturing the same  
Disclosed are a nanoparticle sensor for measuring protease activity, for protease imaging, and a method for preparing the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to a nanoparticle...
8835129 Dynamic light scattering for in vitro testing of bodily fluids  
A method of diagnosing a pathological condition by detecting microparticles in a sample of bodily fluid using dynamic light scattering (DLS) is disclosed. The detection of microparticles in the...