Since microorganisms were first isolated and grown in pure culture, microbiology laboratories have needed to characterize isolates so that they can be differentiated from one another. Schemes that can be used to describe the characteristics of a microbial isolate are essential in every branch of microbiology and their development and refinement have been constant. The advent of molecular biology in the 1980s contributed a set of powerful new tools that have helped microbiologists to detect the smallest variations within microbial species and even within individual strains.
Identification and classification of the microorganisms are of utmost importance in the field of clinical and industrial microbiology, and microbial ecology. Traditional phenotype-based methods encounter many
challenges and shortcomings which limit their usability. Molecular methods offer better solutions in identifying and characterizing microorganisms.
Rapid identification can be accomplished with specific sets of biochemical tests based on the presence of various enzymes.
HiBio ID Test Kits - are ready prepared, simple and accurate biochemical identification tests and tests for mobility, which save laborious and time, since these tests involve single step of inoculation. HiBio ID test kits are standardized colorimetric identification system, which is accurate, convenient and rapid. Each kit is a strip divided into 12 oval compartments containing different substrates in agar.
WELL D-ONE® - Improvement of diagnostics for microbiological infections. Plaques for identification of pathogenic microorganisms and study of susceptibility to antibiotics, designed to help the identification, with cut-off of sensitivity / resistance as a function of antimicrobials used more frequently in infections caused by agents most commonly isolated. They are produced by CPM SAS. All the products are CE marked in accordance with European Directive 98/79/EC. The CPM also obtained the certification EN ISO 9001:2008 and EN ISO 13485:2004.
RIDASCREEN® ELISA for detection of pathogenic bacteria in food - for detection of pathogenic microorganisms, immunological based methods (ELISA) are available. RIDASCREEN® ELISAs for pathogenic bacteria are based on the so-called sandwich technology, in which the antigen (bacterial surface protein) will be captured in the well of a microplate and detected by adding a second antibody which is marked with a special detection enzyme. The performance of the immunological detection needs suitable pre-enrichment procedures depending on the kind of pathogen bacteria.
RIDASCREEN® SET Total and RIDASCREEN® SET A, B, C, D, E - is used for detection of bacterial toxins directly from food samples.
RIDASCREEN® Verotoxin - is used for indirect detection of toxin producing pathogenic bacteria. Toxins are detected by using ELISA technology, too.