ANTIBIOTIC DISK DIFFUSION TESTING
The BIOMIC V3 Microbiology System provides automated reading, interpreting, and Expert review of CLSI, EUCAST and BSAC antibiotic disk diffusion (Kirby-Bauer) tests on 90-150mm plates. This greatly improves accuracy, speed, and standardization of testing.
BIOMIC V3's Enhance Growth feature processes test plate images to help visualize poor or weak growth. This increases the contrast and highlights fastidious organism growth in a bright blue color. The Enhance Growth feature is most useful with organisms such as Enterococci, Streptococci, Haemophilus species and Neisseria species.
Resistance Monitoring & Antibiogram Reports
BIOMIC V3 provides antibiotic resistance monitoring following current CLSI, EUCAST, or BSAC guidelines. This includes a variety of antibiogram reports including Cumulative Susceptibility, Trend Chart/Graph by Susceptibility Category, Trend Graph by Zone Diameter, Distribution Graph by Zone Diameter, Location Specimen & Organism Count, Single-Drug Organism Tracking, Multi-Drug Organism Tracking, and more. Select the report below to enlarge image.
Automated Disk Code Recognition
BIOMIC V3 automatically recognizes disk codes from several manufacturers including BD, Oxoid and Bio-Rad. Digital imaging technology locates disk positions and recognizes disk codes.
Customer Testimonials - Antibiotic Disk Diffusion Testing
"Standardized KB reading and QC results/image storage with BIOMIC V3"
"We use the BIOMIC V3 to read and interpret all of our Kirby Bauers (KB). We have a big population of Cystic Fibrosis patients in our hospital. We set up most of the isolates from this patient group by KB. BIOMIC V3 makes it much easier and faster to read and interpret these isolates. We sometimes setup up to 40 KB a day and BIOMIC V3 has really made it faster and easier to read. It has been very useful even for the mucoid or difficult to grow organisms. We may have to make a manual adjustment sometimes, but it is still faster and easier to read than manual reading. It also helps us standardize our readings. We also use BIOMIC V3 to read our KB QC. I also like the fact that it stores all the QC, patient readings and images. I can go back and check the image and the reading when needed. I also like and appreciate the great customer service and the yearly CLSI updates."
Tsigereda Tekle MT (ASCP)
Lead Clinical Lab Scientist
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
BIOMIC V3 customer since 2010
“The BIOMIC auto-enhance feature has really improved the functionality”
"The BIOMIC auto-enhance feature has really improved the functionality...I have experienced your prompt response to customer suggestions before and I have been very impressed with the user-friendly interface of your software...Keep up the good work."
Senior Medical Scientist, Dept. of Medical Microbiology
Cork University Hospital
BIOMIC V3 customer since 2002
"Kirby-Bauer and Crystal ID panel automation for our vet lab"
"BIOMIC V3 has automated the reading of our Kirby-Bauer plates and Crystal ID Panels saving valuable tech time and helping to eliminate possible clerical errors. The BIOMIC software has incorporated CLSI guidelines which are necessary when interpreting and reporting results. The epidemiology reports are a valuable tool in monitoring drug resistance. The Giles support team and reliability of the system have exceeded our expectations."
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, KY, USA
BIOMIC V3 customer since 2006
"Accurate disc zone diameter reading & QC following EUCAST and CLSI guidelines"
"What I like about the BIOMIC V3 is its user friendliness. Simple to install and operate, with accurate reading of disc zone diameters. Result interpretations for both patients and QC can be based on either EUCAST or CLSI. Regular software upgrades are easy to download and install, while rapid technical support is always available."
Alfred Pathology Service, Victoria, Australia
BIOMIC V3 customer since 2010