Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
13 April 2010
The Oxoid range of M.I.C. Evaluator™ (M.I.C.E.) Strips, for the accurate determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values, has been expanded to include teicoplanin, meropenem, ceftriaxone and clindamycin. This range of antimicrobial susceptibility testing products has been designed for convenience and ease-of-use and provides important information to help guide the treatment of critically ill patients.
Oxoid M.I.C.E. Strips provide a gradient of stabilized antimicrobial, covering 15 doubling dilutions, on a convenient polymer strip format. Upon application, the antimicrobial is released from the strip, forming a defined concentration gradient in the surrounding agar. After an appropriate incubation, the MIC value is easily read off where the interface between the zone and growth of the organism touches the strip. M.I.C.E. Strips have been designed to make interpretation easy, through the emphasis on the reading scale of whole step dilutions, as stated in the standard methods.
Each strip is individually foil-wrapped with desiccant to maintain its integrity until use. For convenience, and to meet the needs of every laboratory, M.I.C.E. Strips are available in stackable boxes of 10 or 50.
New antimicrobials are continually being added to the M.I.C.E. range. For an update on the latest new antibiotic releases, check with your local Oxoid representative.
M.I.C.E. form part of an extensive range of Oxoid products for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), which includes culture media (in dehydrated of prepared formats), antimicrobial discs, disc dispensers (for a variety of plate widths), the Oxoid Turbidometer and a broad selection of QC organisms. For more information please read our article Accurate determination of MIC values.