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    BACT/ALERT® 3D 120 Automated Blood Culture Detection System

    The BACT/ALERT® 3D family of products brings you sophisticated automated microbial detection systems with advantages in every dimension of blood culture testing from safety and design to recovery and accuracy. They provide optimal environments for the recovery of a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria. All this in a single innovative platform that’s the most compact, modular and flexible system available.

    BACT/ALERT 3D 120, Automated Blood Culture Detection

    System designed to do Blood Culture.  For both aerobic and anaerobic cultures;

    • Capacity – 120 Blood Culture Bottles
    • Quick Identification of bacterial growth in the bottles
    • Improved gram stain reading for easy transition to downstream tests
    • Control and Incubation module in a single instrument
    • Detect Bacteria and yeast from both blood and sterile body fluids
    • Shorter Time to detection through earlier organism recovery
    • Modular capacity of up to four incubators of 1440 cells.
    • Visual Colorimetric change enables immediate action on delayed-entry positive bottles.
    • Quality Control
    • Data Management
    • 24 Hrs Continuous Scanning
    • Easy to use System


    The VIRTUO Microbial Detection System, is a fully automated blood culture solution with real-time notification of blood volume, quicker time to detection and virtually zero hands on time.

    Up to three additional 428 capacity incubators to one primary VIRTUO (1712 total cells)

    Motion Activated Loading

    Motion activated loading bay with optical sensors.

    Detects user intervention.

    Conveyor and carousel feed BacT/ALERT bottles into instrument.

    Blood Level Detection

    Detection Senses fill level on every BACT/ALERT bottle in real time

    Immediate Notification of Improper fill volume CAP standard MIC.22640 compliant.

    Smart Scanning Technology

    Automatically scans bottles for full traceability

    Carousel moves BacT/ALERT bottles into smart scanning station.

    Scanning station rotates and images entire BacT/ALERT bottle.

    Sample Level Sensing

    Directly senses fill level on every BacT/ALERT bottle in real time.

    Precision Loading

    Robotic arm grips BacT/ALERT bottles and places firmly into cells.

    Automatically performs periodic QC on each cell.

    System Performance

    New growth detection algorithms for overall faster time to detection. Colometric or Fluorometry.

    Automated Unloading

    Final negative BacT/ALERT bottles removed automatically or on demand.

    Shatter resistant BacT/ALERT bottles for worry free unloading.

    Automated unloading with removable waste container.

    Intuitive Touch Screen Design for enhanced ease of use

    Fitted with microbiology middle ware-

    Rapid access to remote diagnostic support through VILINK & MYLA able to integrate with LIS.

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    MYLA® IT performance management solution

    Myla is an innovative middle ware application that has been intelligently designed by microbiologists

    Connectivity Features

    • Open System
    • Multiple simultaneous LIS connections(up to 5 LIS connected)
    • Up to 15 simultaneous client connections
    • Myla is capable of interfacing multiple instruments into one single LIS connection: Vitek 2, Vitek 2 Compact, Vitek Ms, Bact/Alert 3D.
    • Up to 5 Vitek 2 pc s(v.5.xx) (up to Vitek Xl per PC).
    • Up to 6 Bact/3D controller modules (up to 6 incubators per controller).
    • Up to 5 VITEK MS prep station + up to 2 VITEK MS instruments.
    • High secure connection to BioMérieux server (VILINK) for software upgrade or other services.
    • External Data Management connection.
    • Monitors and maintains the system interfaces.
    • Easily tracks instruments capacity, delayed operations and reagent consumption.
    • Centralizes and displays consolidated patient microbiology results to improve the patient treatment.
    • Performs the instrument diagnostic online.Functions
      • ID/AST preparation for VITEK 2 and VITEK MS.
      • Blood culture results review.
      • Display of anonymous and orphan bottles.
      • List of unloaded/positive/negative bottle(daily or on demand)


      • Remote access to VITEK 2.
      • Visual/audible alert for positive blood cultures + remote notification through SMS, email and light/sound pole.

      Languages : English

    Vitek 2 ® Compact Automated ID/AST Instrument

    A unique concept for same day results
    the miniaturized VITEK® 2 card enhances:

    Laboratory efficiency

      • highest level of automation
      • no reagent addition
      • closed disposable for optimal user safety
      • pre-applied card barcodes for maximum traceability
      • Same day result
        • test card read kinetically every 15 min for optimum time to result
        • mean time to result between 6 to 8 hours

    Advanced Colorimetry™
    A unique identification technology to enhance

    • Over 98% of routine clinical isolates identified with a single system.
    • Advanced Expert System™A unique interpretation software to ensure confidence in results
      • Antibiotic Susceptibility Test results coupled with AES interpretation system: an optimal level of information for the best clinical decision
        • MIC values, a universal standard that enables low level resistance detection
        • Clinical interpretation to guide the most potentially successful treatment
        • Deduced antibiotic results to meet specific physician requirements

      Reference Back up

      • 100,000 reference database with more than 2,000 referenced phenotypes
      • 20,000 MIC distribution.

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    VITEK MS is an automated mass spectrometry microbial identification system that uses Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) technology.

    VITEK MS contains a comprehensive comprehensive CE-marked  database for bacteria and fungi, including mycobacteria, Nocardia and molds—now including BrucellaCandida auris and Elizabethkingia anophelise microbial samples.

    Efficiency and Time Savings:

    • Innovative clinical application with >1000 CE-IVD approved organism identification capability.
    • VITEK MS integration with VITEK 2 through Myla, allowing the connection of VITEK MS ID and VITEK 2 AST results.
    • Automated system for identification of aerobes, anaerobes, moulds, yeast and mycoplasma.
    • High sensitivity in the >10k Dalton range.
    • Ivd approved ready to use mycobacteria, nocardia, mould kits.
    • Microbial identification by obtaining spectra directly form intact bacteria thanks to the MALDI-TOF technology(matric assisted laser Desorption ionization time-of-flight)
    • Comprehensive database of clinically relevant species for the spectra analysis and the rapid identification of organisms.

    Safety and traceability:

    • VITEK MS prep station: to link the specimen information to each spot on the target slide and to the VITEK 2 cassette position.
    • Disposable target slides: unique barcode (manual data entry minimized), IVD compliant, calibrate spots, no cleaning, low cost.
    • Dedicated positions on the target slides for calibration.

    Easy To Use:

    • Clear structured presentation of the results in the Myla dashboard.
    • Disposable slides do not require cleaning or cleaning supplies.
    • Ready to use matrix (CHCA) and formic acid solutions


    Up to 192 tests in one run (disposable four target slides with 48 positions each).

    Seamless integration with Vitek & Bactalert/Virtuo Through Myla

    • Remote working capability
    • User friendly software facilitates the workflow from the sample preparation and loading to the specimen analysis.

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