BACT/ALERT® 3D: Product Safety

Optimizing Collection to Care

The BACT/ALERT 3D instrument is a state-of-the-art, automated microbial detection system. 

The BACT/ALERT system offers advantages in every dimension of testing.  From its space-saving modular design to its easy touch-screen operation and flexible data management options, every size laboratory can perform microbial detection with the BACT/ALERT 3D.

 

Plastic Bottles Mean Safety
Safety is an important consideration for any microbial testing. bioMérieux is committed to providing the safest products possible to the microbiology laboratory. BACT/ALERT bottles are made of unbreakable plastic to protect them from breakage. They are also lightweight to reduce the cost of disposal and shipping.

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The BACT/ALERT 3D instrument is a state-of-the-art, automated microbial detection system. 

The BACT/ALERT system offers advantages in every dimension of testing.  From its space-saving modular design to its easy touch-screen operation and flexible data management options, every size laboratory can perform microbial detection with the BACT/ALERT 3D.

USES

BACT/ALERT 3D is used for quality control testing, for monitoring for the presence or absence of microorganisms in:

  • Blood
  • Bacterial platelet quality control
  • Aseptic foods and beverages
  • Cellular therapies
  • Pharmaceuticals

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Because it's so easy to use, BACT/ALERT 3D saves time, facilitates cross-training and helps prevent errors. This system offers immediate bottle recognition, putting you in control of bottle loading and unloading and virtually eliminating bottle handling errors. The system's automatic, built-in quality control, along with a low false positive rate and a rapid response time of this system, means you do more in less time with greater accuracy.

The latest generation of BACT/ALERT Culture Media brings the most advanced, innovative microbial growth and detection technology to your laboratory. BACT/ALERT media provide unsurpassed performance, in the detection of a wide variety of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and yeasts.

With flexible data management options of an automated microbial detection system, and available with many different system options, BACT/ALERT 3D allows you to choose the best configuration for your Blood Bank or QC laboratory.

 

BACT/ALERT 3D: PRODUCT SAFETY FEATURES & SPECS

Results are the most important aspect of any microbial detection system. Built on bioMérieux's patented colorimetric technology, the BACT/ALERT 3D demonstrates unsurpassed recovery of a wide range of organisms.

BACT/ALERT 3D System Options
We've designed a microbial detection system to meet your individual needs. The modular design of the BACT/ALERT 3D enables the most flexible, ergonomic configuration to meet space limitations. The control module manages all bottle inventory and data, while the incubator module performs the testing.

BACT/ALERT 3D Combination Module – The BACT/ALERT 3D Combination Module is an integrated system that uses only 20 inches of bench space. Now, even the smallest laboratories can get the highest-quality microbiology test results on-site.

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BACT/ALERT 3D: PRODUCT SAFETY USES

For Blood Bank:

  • Bacterial quality control of platelets
  • Data management/integration

For Cosmetics/Personal Care:

  • Data management/integration
  • Instrumentation interfacing
  • Microorganism detection
  • Quality assurance testing

For Agri/Food:

  • Data management/integration
  • Instrumentation interfacing
  • Microbial detection (Low & High Acid, ESL)
  • Pathogen detection
  • Quality assurance testing

For Biopharma:

  • Data management/integration
  • Instrumentation interfacing
  • Microbial detection

BACT/ALERT 3D: PRODUCT SAFETY CULTURE MEDIA

BACT/ALERT Culture Media brings an advanced automated microbial growth and detection technology to your laboratory. BACT/ALERT media provide unsurpassed performance, workflow efficiencies and safety. bioMérieux is the only manufacturer to offer blood culture media in plastic bottles.

BACT/ALERT Product Safety Culture Media Selection Guide

Bottle Type

Catalog No.

Media Formulation

Sample Type

Specimen Volume

BACT/ALERT® i AST Culture Bottles

259786

40mL Supplemented Tryptic Soy Broth (TSB) Atmosphere of CO2 in oxygen

Processed or aseptically prepared products

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® i NST Culture Bottles

259785

40mL Supplemented TSB Atmosphere of CO2 in nitrogen

Processed or aseptically prepared products

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® i LYM Culture Bottles

259788

20mL Supplemented Carbohydrate Medium Atmosphere of Nitrogen

High acid foods and beverages

Up to 20 mL

BACT/ALERT® i PF Culture Bottles

251061

20mL Supplemented TSB with Charcoal Atmosphere of CO2 in oxygen and nitrogen

Product requiring a growth medium with neutralization properties

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® i FA Culture Bottles

251062

30mL Supplemented TSB with Charcoal Atmosphere of CO2 in oxygen

Product requiring a growth medium with neutralization properties

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® i FN Culture Bottles

251063

40mL Supplemented TSB with Charcoal Atmosphere of Nitrogen

Product requiring a growth medium with neutralization properties

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® BPA

279018

40mL Supplemented TSB Atmosphere of CO2 in oxygen

LRAP or LRWBPC

Small sample size

BACT/ALERT® BPN

279019

40mL Supplemented TSB Atmosphere of CO2 in nitrogen

LRAP or LRWBPC

Small sample size

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