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29 July 2003

OXOID SHOWS NEW PRODUCTS AT IBMS 2003

 

The DuPont Qualicon RiboPrinter®Visitors to the IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Scientists) Congress at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK, 29 September - 1 October will find the Oxoid team on Stand 704 demonstrating the latest additions to the Oxoid range and discussing the use of these products in the clinical laboratory.

 

The DuPont Qualicon RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system will be on show. The RiboPrinter® provides an automated genetic fingerprint ( RiboPrint ™ pattern) of any bacterium in less than 8 hours and enables similarities and subtle differences between bacteria to be detected to aid in epidemiological studies. The system allows users to share data electronically, enabling them to take full advantage of the inherent reproducibility of RiboPrint™ pattern data. Oxoid is the exclusive distributor for the DuPont Qualicon Range in Europe and Australia.

 

aura image will also on show. aura image is a powerful tool for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), incorporating an innovative image analysis system for accurate, automatic zone size measurement, plate barcode reader, automatic disc recognition, interpretative database and epidemiology package. The system can be interfaced with a laboratory’s LIMS system and many users are now finding that, in addition to enhancing their AST testing, aura image provides an invaluable tool in infection control management, monitoring and trend reporting.

 

Oxoid are sponsors of the Campylobacter microbiology sessions at this year’s conference and their AGS range of products for the detection of Campylobacter will also be on show.

 

Visitors should ensure that they visit the Oxoid stand 704 at IBMS Congress 2003 or visit www.oxoid.com for details of these products.

 
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