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Virulent bacteriophage for efficient biocontrol of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.

Stomacher used to prepare hot dogs, sliced turkey meat, smoked salmon, seafood, sliced cabbage, and lettuce leaves for bacteriophage assay against food-borne Listeria monocytogenes. Food-borne Listeria monocytogenes is a serious threat to human health, and new strategies to combat this opportunistic pathogen in foods are needed. Continue reading

Induction of Broad Cytotoxic T Cells by Protective DNA Vaccination Against Marburg and Ebola

Marburg and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers have been described as the most virulent viral diseases known to man due to associative lethality rates of up to 90%. Death can occur within days to weeks of exposure and there is currently no licensed vaccine or therapeutic. Recent evidence suggests an important role for antiviral T cells in conferring protection, but little detailed analysis of this response as driven by a protective vaccine has been reported.

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New Real-Time Quantitative PCR Procedure for Quantification of Bifidobacteria in Human Fecal Samples.

Stomacher® 400 used to prepare faeces samples for comparative study of fluorescent in situ hybridization and the current gold standard for intestinal microbiota quantification. In general, a good correlation between the two methods was observed. Continue reading

Efficacy, Safety, and Plasma Pharmacokinetics of Escalating Dosages of Intravenously Administered Ravuconazole Lysine Phosphoester for Treatment of Experimental Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Persistently Neutropenic Rabbits.

Stomacher® 80 used to process lung tissue in antifungal drug trial for Aspergillus fumigatus.The Stomacher® 80 blending action selected for extraction of fungal spores post drug exposure. Continue reading

A novel approach for calculating shelf life of minimally processed vegetables

For microbiological analysis, 10 g of each sample were diluted with 90 ml of 0.1% peptone solution in a Stomacher® bag and blended for 1 min in a Stomacher® Lab Blender 400.

The new equation was able to describe the data well and to estimate the shelf life. The results obtained emphasize the importance of using the standard errors for the shelf life value to show significant differences among the samples.

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Predictive model for growth of Clostridium perfringens in cooked cured pork

The inoculated meat was blended with a Stomacher 400 for 5 min to ensure even distribution of sodium nitrite and the organisms in the meat samples.

The study shows that the kinetic and growth parameters obtained from this study can be used in evaluating growth of C. perfringens from spore populations during dynamically changing temperature conditions such as those encountered in meat processing. Further, this model can be successfully used to design microbiologically “safe” cooling regimes for cured pork hams and similar products.

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Comparison of homogenization by blending or Stomaching on the recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from beef tissue

A Stomacher® 400 was used to blend beef tissue as part of the comparison in Listeria monocytogenes recovery.

The study shows that there was no difference between blending and stomaching on the recovery of Listeria monocytogenes in beef tissue.

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