ALIFAX® Alfred 60

The First Automated System for Bacterial Culture and Susceptibility Testing

Alfred 60 is a fully automated system designed to perform bacterial culture, residual antimicrobial activity and susceptibility testing by automating the process from sample inoculation, to reading to result reporting. Using patented light scattering technology the Alfred 60 is able to detect the presence of bacteria and their drug resistance in few hours with high sensitivity and specificity.

Alfred 60AST monitors the growth phases of bacteria from the inoculum step into specific culture broths providing real time growth curves and quantitative bacterial count results in CFU/ml. Broth turbidity level is detected by the McFarland Monitor and as the sample reaches the 0.5 McFarland it is buffered into the refrigerated area and then tested with a customized antibiotic panel.

Features:

  • Light scattering technology
  • Quantitative results in CFU/ml
  • Automated susceptibility testing with customized antibiotic panels
  • Real-time detection of bacteria growth curves
  • Integrated turbidimeter with McFarland Monitor
  • Single sample management with customized analysis profiles
  • Automatic reagents and sample dispensing
  • Primary closed tube sampling with continuous loading capability
  • Automatic results reading and reporting
  • Barcode reading and LIS Host Query
  • 4C and 37C incubators
  • Universal rack accommodates a variety of tube sizes
  • Customized reports

Learn more about the ALIFAX Alfred 60 here

ALIFAX® Sidecar

Automated Screening and Streaking of Urine Samples

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Automated Streaking System with 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 holds 240 petri dishes and up to 12 different media.

The streaked dishes are incubated on board at 37°C for the requested analysis time.

Positive samples are streaked automatically.

Features:

  • Light Scattering Technology
  • Quantitative results expressed in CFU/ml
  • Automated susceptibility testing with customized antibiotic panels
  • Real time detection of bacterial growth curves
  • Automatic reagent and sample dispensing
  • Automatic results reading and reporting
  • Refrigerated area at + 4°C for the storage of primary samples, antibiotics and 0.5 McFarland positive samples
  • Storage area for 240 petri dishes and up to 12 different culture media
  • On board Incubator at 37°C for 240 petri dishes
  • Automated labelling system for single plate
  • Calibrated Loop automated sterilization with heat before and after each streaking procedure
  • Different streaking procedures
  • Single sample management with customized analysis profile: incubation time, analytical protocol, cut-off and solid media selection
  • HEPA filter
  • LIS bidirectional interface and Query Host application

Learn more about the ALIFAX Sidecar here

ALIFAX® HB&L Uroquattro

Bacterial Culture and Susceptibility Testing in Human Biological Fluids and Urine

 

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First analyser for Bacterial Culture and the Susceptibility Testing in Human Biological Fluids and Urine

 

HB&L is the first analyser able to perform bacterial cultureRAA test and susceptibility testing on samples such as urine, sterile or non sterile fluids and other biological samples.

Using the patented technology based on light scattering it is able to detect the presence of bacteria and their drug resistance in a few hours with high sensitivity and specificity.

HB&L monitors the growth phases of bacteria from the inoculum step into specific culture broths providing real time growth curves and quantitative bacterial count results in CFU/ml. Broth turbidity level is detected by McFarland Monitor and, as the sample reaches the 0.5 McFarland, a visual and audible alert advises that the bacterial culture is ready to be tested for a customized antibiotic panel without awaiting the end of the analysis and avoiding further dilution steps.

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. Two HB&L models are available, one version with 120 sample positions and a 60 position“light” version for reduced workload.

Features:

  • Quantitative results in CFU/ml
  • Susceptibility testing with customized antibiotic panels
  • Light scattering technology
  • Real-time detection of bacteria growth curves
  • Integrated turbidimeter with McFarland Monitor
  • Single sample management with customized analysis
  • Continuous loading
  • Automatic results and reporting
  • LIS bidirectional interface
  • 37C incubation
  • Dedicated area for lyophilized bacteria reconstitution
  • Customized reports

Learn more about the HB&L Uroquattro here

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