The Laser Light Scattering based technology allows to follow the growing bacteria from the inoculum step in specific culture broths and to display the kinetic growth curves showing the bacterial count expressed in CFU/ml.
The scattering signals are analyzed, elaborated and converted into growing curves plotted in real time, the mathematical elaboration gives not only a qualitative evaluation of the micro-organism presence/absence but also a quantitative evaluation of initial bacteria amount expressed in CFU/ml
Real-time bacterial growth curve
Samples are incubated at 37°C and constantly mixed avoiding sedimentation, flotation and growth anomalies typical of several micro-organisms.
Only alive bacteria are detected while the interference of non-bacterial materials like salts, erythrocytes, leucocytes, epithelial cells or dead bacteria signals are eliminated by the initial blank value reading.
The system is flexible and can be customized, it is possible to set the cut off according to laboratory needs
The compact instrument, with dedicated reagents, performs rapid bacterial culture, Residual Antimicrobial Activity (RAA) test, clinical antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and rapid phenotypic screening of Multi-Drug Resistant organisms (MDRO), in a few hours with high sensitivity and specificity
The software flexibility of the HB&L allows different tests to be performed simultaneously; each reading unit position is independent from the others and can be set according to sample type, incubation time, test profile, analytical protocol and cut-off
The fully-automated instrument able to perform, with dedicated reagents, rapid bacterial culture, Residual Antimicrobial Activity (RAA) test, clinical antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and rapid phenotypic screening of Multi-Drug Resistant organisms (MDRO), in a few hours with high sensitivity and specificity
Automated process from the sample inoculum step, reading step to the result transmission
Automated Streaking System Integrated with the Rapid Bacteria Culture
Real walk-away system for rapid bacterial culture and plate streaking of liquid samples.
The system is composed of two units: Alfred 60AST and Sidecar.
Sidecar streaking unit stocks 240 Petri dishes and up to 12 different media.
The streaked dishes are incubated on board at 37°C for the requested analysis time.
Patented Technology CE – IVD for professional use only. Products are available for sale in any relevant Country provided that they have been registered according to the applicable domestic law. The products listed herein may have incurred changes with respect to the last page review.
For HB&L uroquattro and ALFRED 60/AST: the intended use in the USA market is limited and restricted only for the urinary screening (Class I – FDA registered – Device listing number D150847). No other kinds of analysis are allowed.