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8 Jun 2021

Happy National Beer Day!

2022-08-28T08:41:44+01:00June 8th, 2021|

With society returning to a bit of normality, beer gardens and pubs have opened their doors for us again, just in time for National Beer Day. To mark the occasion, our BioLabTests scientists have looked at the microorganisms behind one of the nation’s favourite alcoholic drinks.

11 Mar 2021

How we test at BioLabTests

2022-08-28T08:42:58+01:00March 11th, 2021|

To mark British Science Week, we thought we would give you an insight into the key aspect of our day-to-day testing work. Here at BioLabTests, we work primarily with bacteria, yeasts and fungi. No matter which test we do, there will be a point at which we try and grow microorganisms.

17 Nov 2020

Microbial Top Facts: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

2022-08-28T08:44:03+01:00November 17th, 2020|

Continuing our blog series of microbial top facts, today we feature Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), a bacterium cultured frequently at our laboratory. It was discovered in 1882 by Carle Gessard through an experiment that identified this microbe by its water-soluble pigments that turned a blue-green when exposed to ultra-violet light.

12 Nov 2020

Microbial Top Facts: Shigella

2022-08-28T08:44:46+01:00November 12th, 2020|

With a type of the bacteria used in our laboratory for testing, we wanted to shine a light on Shigella in our microbial top facts blog series. The genus is divided in to four serogroups with multiple serotypes all of which vary significantly in genetic structure, the latter being one of the bacteria that can be tested for at our laboratory.

6 Nov 2020

The Power of Bacteria: Microbial Fuel Cell Technology

2022-08-28T08:47:17+01:00November 6th, 2020|

This year’s British Science Week focuses on theme “Innovating for the future”, celebrating the diverse world of science, technology, engineering and maths. Our scientists at BioLabtests took a closer look at existing research into bacteria that can harness the ability to produce electrical energy, the so called Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Technology.

15 Sep 2020

Antimicrobial Testing with Mueller Hinton Agar

2022-08-28T08:48:21+01:00September 15th, 2020|

BioLabTests offers a wide range of testing, some of our services for antimicrobial testing include the Kirby Bauer Test and the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) Testing. Here we share further information on the tests, their purpose for real-life applications and of course some trivia about the origins of the agar used for this type of testing.

1 Jun 2020

E. coli for Climate Change

2022-08-28T08:48:47+01:00June 1st, 2020|

Rising atmospheric CO2 levels, attributed to human activities such as agriculture, have been a consistent topic of debate and research in the past few decades. To mark World Environment Day, our BioLabTests scientist looked at new research that promises to tackle climate change.

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