AOAC® OMA Approval for VITEK® 2 Gram Positive Card

Vitek 2 CompactbioMérieux have announced that Vitek 2 Compact now has AOAC® OMA (Official Methods of AnalysisSM) approval for the GP card (used to identify Gram-Positive bacteria), continuing a legacy of OMA approval for the VITEK automated methods, as for the GN card (used to identify Gram-Negative bacteria) AOAC OMA was approved last December. The VITEK® 2 Compact is the only automated system to receive OMA approval for the identification of Listeria and Staphylococcus species.

"The international approval for the VITEK 2 Compact Gram Positive Card further illustrates bioMérieux's commitment to providing high quality testing solutions to our customers," said Jean-Marc Durano, Corporate Vice President, Industrial Microbiology. "It's another international recognition for the VITEK 2 Compact system that will help food industries manage their product safety."

The VITEK 2 Compactwas launched with the introduction of Advanced Colorimetric™ Technology, capable of barcoding for quality and full traceability from sample to result and an enhanced database. The VITEK 2 Compact system answers QC laboratory testing needs for fast and accurate microbial identification. The technology includes an expanded identification database, the most automated platform available, rapid results, improved confidence and minimal training time. The full range of identification test cards includes the following:

  • GN card for Gram-negative bacilli
  • GP for Gram-positive cocci
  • BCL for Gram-positive spore forming bacilli
  • YST for yeast-like organisms
  • ANC for anaerobic bacteria
  • CBC for corynebacterium spp

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Tags: Listeria, Identification, QC Organisms, Yeasts & Moulds, Automation, AOAC PTM, Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus

Date Published: April 30, 2012 » company contact details

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