Pipetting Solutions for Antimicrobial Resistance Detection
Feb 24 2023
Integra Biosciences' pipetting platforms are playing a crucial role in streamlining liquid handling steps for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), which enables the early detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and helps to direct patients to the appropriate care pathway as quickly as possible.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as one of the most significant threats to public health, leading to a sharp increase in morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. Timely and effective treatment of AMR depends on the rapid identification of antibiotic resistance, and molecular techniques are gaining popularity for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) due to their fast turnaround times. However, the manual pipetting steps involved in this approach can be laborious and error-prone, leading to delays in lab workflows and potentially delaying treatment initiation.
Fortunately, Integra Biosciences offers user-friendly pipetting platforms that simplify complicated liquid handling steps, resulting in a streamlined molecular testing workflow. For instance, the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot and VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette provide automatic liquid transfer and mixing capabilities, while the MINI 96 portable electronic pipette enables rapid sample extraction and qPCR setup by allowing for the addition of 96 samples or reagents in parallel.
In addition to its liquid transfer and mixing capabilities, the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot is capable of automating the nucleic acid extraction process, delivering consistently high-quality DNA material from samples. The VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette is ideal for hands-free purification of PCR products for sequencing, while the ASSIST PLUS and D-ONE single channel pipetting module facilitate effortless DNA library normalisation, serial dilutions, and hit picking.
By minimising human errors and ensuring consistent and reliable results, Integra Biosciences' robust and ergonomic pipetting products enable faster lab workflows and higher productivity. This efficiency ultimately enables clinicians to prescribe the correct treatment sooner, potentially improving recovery times and overall patient outcomes.
Discover how Integra products can streamline your antimicrobial susceptibility testing workflows.
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