First Automated System for Bacterial Culture and Susceptibility Testing


Alfred 60AST is the first fully automated system able to perform bacterial culture, RAA and susceptibility testing by automating the whole process of sample inoculation, reading and result transmission.
Using the patented technology based on light scattering it is able to detect the presence of bacteria and their drug resistance in a few hours with high sensitivity and specificity.
Alfred 60AST monitors the growth phases of bacteria from the inoculum step into specific culture broths providing real time growth curves and quantitative bacterial count results in CFU/ml.
Broth turbidity level is detected by the McFarland Monitor and as the sample reaches the 0.5 McFarland it is buffered into the refrigerated area and then tested with a customized antibiotic panel.