The new BIOMIC V3 automatically reads commercial bacteria and yeast identification (ID) panels including RapIDTM (REMEL), API® (bioMérieux), Crystal (BD), and CHROMagar (BD) with color digital-imaging technology. This improves consistency, accuracy, and speed of reading ID panels compared to manual reading, and eliminates personal interpretation of colors and transcription errors. The BIOMIC V3 contains IDTree software to identify many common species in minutes by the CLSI M35 methods outlined in easy-to-use flow charts, with detailed explanations and training. The BIOMIC V3 also instantly measures zones and interprets standard CLSI/Kirby Bauer disk-diffusion tests. An extensive CLSI-based Expert System detects the most complex bacterial and fungal resistance. Accurate MICs are provided on all antibiotics at no added cost from the continuous agar gradient around each disk calibrated against reference CLSI broth dilution method MICs, much like Etests. Rapid-batch entry mode enables disk test plates and ID panels to be read at up to six per minute with a two-way LIS interface and worklist download. Additional productivity-enhancement features include a touch-screen monitor and bar coding, which reduce labor time in the laboratory. The BIOMIC V3 includes several epidemiology and QC reporting options, and media and disk logs. Users have the flexibility to change test drugs to match changing formulary and physician needs with its user-friendly software. The BIOMIC V3 serves as a primary or complementary AST-ID system in the clinical microbiology laboratory with a broad range of testing applications. The BIOMIC V3 connects to a standard Windows®-based PC and requires no routine maintenance or service. Since 1984, Giles Scientific has placed its microbiology analyzer systems in more than 50 countries.
Giles Scientific Inc
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