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.