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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BACT/ALERT VIRTUO is the new standard in blood culture detection system from bioMérieux. The flexible platform fits into nearly any size lab, even outside the routine microbiology lab. With minimal training, the motion activated loading lets any skill level load the instrument. Just load bottles onto the motion activated loading bay and the bottles are automatically moved to a carousel and into the smart scanning station. The scanning station will rotate and image the bottle label and directly senses the blood fill level and records on every bottle in real time. The bottle is loaded and unloaded into newly designed racks by a robotic arm. High fidelity optics and new algorithms are incorporated to increase performance and time to detection. Advanced reporting is available with MYLA middleware providing a comprehensive view of microbiology workflow, instrumentation and quality indicators: Contamination rates, blood volume and time to detection. When used together, BACT/ALERT VIRTUO and FAN PLUS Media can help clinicians rapidly diagnose bloodstream infections to improve patient outcomes and to aid in Antimicrobial Stewardship.