Selective chromogenic medium for the screening of OXA-48 type Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
OXA-48 CRE are multi-resistant bacteria potentially responsible of hospital infections. The detection of OXA-48 CRE carriers by Chromatic™ OXA-48 can prevent and help surveil those infections.
Chromatic™ OXA-48, with its own proprietary formulation, includes an antimicrobial agents and chromogenic substrata mixture that allows the selective growth of OXA-48 CRE and the identification of Escherichia coli (red color), Klebsiella spp. (Blue-violet), Enterobacter spp. (blue-green), Citrobacter spp. (blue with red halo).
MIC Test Strip™ is a quantitative assay for determining the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (M.I.C.) of antimicrobial agents against microorganisms and for detecting resistance mechanisms. MIC Test Strip™ are patented porous strips with special features that are impregnated with a predefined concentration gradient of antibiotic, across 15 two-fold dilutions of a conventional M.I.C. method.
The ISO 11133:2014 standard “Microbiology of food, animal feed and water − Preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media”, replaces previous standards and aims at enhancing the reliability of microbiological analyses by standardizing the quality and performance testing of culture media dedicated to microbiological analyses of food and water.