Aug 4, 2014
Simultaneous Identification of Select Microbial Pathogens
NanoLogix received notification at the end of July of results for two time and temperature related tests that have been performed by a renowned independent third-party lab. In the first test, NanoLogix Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) petri plates packed in the company’s proprietary FlatPacks reached the 2-year point for room-temperature (RT) storage. The final test results for culturing of bacillus anthracis Ames (Anthrax) on the two-year-old plates were superior to the results obtained with competitor’s one-week-old TSA plates, with NanoLogix’s TSA plates performing as the equivalent to freshly poured plates. NanoLogix has elected to end the study, as the supply of FlatPacks that were furnished to the third-party lab two years ago predicated upon an initial four- month test for the DOD has been exhausted. The company recently completed its own testing of FlatPack packaged TSA petri plates stored for 3 years in cold storage with E-coli 0157 H7 as the test bacteria and observed results similar to those of the third-party lab 2 year RT test for Anthrax. In a second test that was begun in June for determination of the stability of three different types of FlatPack-packaged agars under conditions conforming to MilSpec requirements for “Desert Hot” (to 60+ degrees Centigrade), the Flatpacks provided excellent agar protection and stability in simulated total power loss for periods of 24 hours, 7 days, and 30+ days, with culture results at all periods comparable to refrigerated and room temperature stored FlatPacks. The tests of NanoLogix FlatPacked plates were compared to plates furnished by competitors, with the competitors’ plates performing adequately after 24 hours, but being completely desiccated and unusable by the 7-day point. A peer reviewed paper was published detailing the actual studies with results and control data. The staff at NanoLogix are elated over the three sets of test results, as they demonstrate the unique product durability that NanoLogix is able to furnish to their clients.
August 18, 2013
Dr Jonathan Faro of the UTHSC at Houston presented two posters at the IDSOG meeting in Albuquerque showing the results of tests with NanoLogix BNF and new Multiwell N-Assay diagnostics. The N-Assay delivered 30 minute results for detection and identification of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) while the BNF provided detection, identification, and determination of sensitivity to clindamycin antibiotic in 6 – 6.5 hours. Both tests are significantly faster than the standard tests in use, which take 48-72 hours for the same results. The significance of the results and impact upon screening for GBS in pregnancies, and potentially in the elderly and immuno-compromised patients of all ages, is tremendous.