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Lab M’s Sakazakii Solutions Take Centre Stage at MEDICA

Lab M’s Sakazakii Solutions, a range of microbiological media that provides a choice of products to meet all the recognised requirements for the culture and isolation of Cronobacter sakazakii, will be a major focus on the Lab M stand at MEDICA 2009 (18-21 November, Düsseldorf, Germany). The company’s expanding Harlequin™ brand chromogenic media, which includes two of the three C. sakazakii products, will also be on display. In addition there will be the first news of selected products launching in 2010.

A foodborne pathogen, C. sakazakii is associated with sporadic cases and outbreaks of meningitis, necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis, especially in newborns. The three key media for its isolation and identification are all available from Lab M and meet the need for simplified methods of testing:

• Harlequin™ CSIM – Cronobacter sakazakii Isolation Medium (ISO);
• CSEB - Cronobacter sakazakii Enrichment Broth (ISO);
• Harlequin™ CSA-DFI - Cronobacter sakazakii Agar – DFI Formulation.

Harlequin™ CSA-DFI - Cronobacter sakazakii Agar – DFI Formulation is one of the most recent additions to Lab M’s highly respected Harlequin™ range of chromogenic media. Developed to improve the isolation and identification of a variety of micro-organisms, Harlequin™ media can help reduce the need for subculture and confirmatory biochemical tests. The range also includes media for Listeria monocytogenes isolation, the enumeration of coliforms, and E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella species isolation.

For more details of these and Lab M’s extensive media range, visit Hall 1, Stand F22 at MEDICA, where the company’s specialists will be pleased to discuss your individual requirements. If you would like to make a specific appointment please visit www.labm.com or call Veronica Ponnuthurai, Lab M Export Sales Manager on +44 (0)161 797 5729.