The Liquillizer from Miacom Diagnostics, Düsseldorf, Germany, was recently granted a patent in the United States. Enabling immediate liquefaction of tracheal secretions, bronchial secretions, bronchial washes, and viscous sputum samples, the stable, highly active liquefaction reagent enables pathogen detection and characterization directly from specimens. Dithiothreitol-free and odorless, the reagent is supplied as a ready-to-use 250 ml solution. It can be used for up to 4 weeks after opening, and will liquefy up to 100 samples without a loss of activity. For more information, visit Miacom Diagnostics.
July 27, 2004