Upcoming Trade show
Personal Care - Teamworks 2018

Chicken of the Sea – Of Microbes and Shellfish

Research into the microorganisms related to food born illness has taken a turn in the last fewOyster are common sources of food born vibrio bacteria years.  Vibrio vulnificus  a formerly  little known  organism related to the bacteria causing cholera disease (Vibrio cholera) is now causing increasing concern associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked shellfish. 

Renowned Toxin Biochemist at Northwestern University

Dr. Karla  Satchell


The renowned toxin biochemist Dr. Karla J. F. Satchell and her lab at Northwestern University study the organism and the mechanisms they use to cause the disease associated with this bacterial infection.

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The challenges with the organism are related to the consumption of the bacteria from uncooked food.  Like other common food items such as milk, microorganisms reside within shell fish and exist within the normal ecology where the animals live.  Cooking the oysters will remove the organism, much like pasteurization will eliminate the potentially harmful bacteria found in raw milk or dairy products (such as Brucella spp).

Although the current rate of disease associated with Vibrio vulnificus from shell fish is low, the severity of the disease is extremely high;  potentially resulting in necrosis (dyeing of the cells of internal organs such as the gut) or death.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com