VIDAS/miniVIDAS: Product Safety

Proven & Evolving

VIDAS® and miniVIDAS®  instruments are multiparametric immunoassay systems designed to help provide the most accurate laboratory results.  

With more than 3,000 food laboratories who have chosen VIDAS solutions for their routine analyses, bioMérieux is the worldwide leader in automated solutions for pathogen screening.

VIDAS / MINIVIDAS: PATHOGEN DETECTION OVERVIEW

VIDAS® and miniVIDAS®  instruments are multiparametric immunoassay systems designed to help provide the most accurate laboratory results.  

With more than 3,000 food laboratories who have chosen VIDAS solutions for their routine analyses, bioMérieux is the worldwide leader in automated solutions for pathogen screening.

USES

  • For Food Quality Control
  • For Personal Care Testing

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

VIDAS® is an automated, multiparametric immunoassay system. This uniquely designed testing device stores the calibration in the analyzer's memory, thus optimizing the cost-per-sample result. Plus, with its ready-to-use reagents, minimum maintenance, ease of use and uni/bi-directional interface, labor cost is also optimized. Automation and kinetic assay reactions yield rapid turnaround time.

miniVIDAS® is a compact version of the VIDAS® system with a built-in computer, keyboard and printer. Two independent sections each accept six tests and can process up to 12 samples simultaneously.

This automated immunoassay system is reliable and economical. It uses ELFA (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay) Phage and immuno concentration technology, has no carryover risks, requires a one-point recalibration once every 14 or 28 days depending on the assay and optimizes the cost per sample for batch or single sample testing. In addition, the menu of available assays is constantly evolving.

The VIDAS system allows for a flexible work routine with:

  • a sectioned architecture (5 sections of 6 tests each)
  • an add-on modular system
  • more efficient workflow
  • batch testing (up to 100 tests/2 hr.)
  • single sample testing
  • random test capability
  • multiparametric testing
  • All VIDAS assays are single-dose format assays
  • Everything included in one kit
  • No reagent preparation – just load and go

Ease of Use

  • Always ready with no startup and minimal maintenance
  • Ready-to-use reagents – just load and go

Cost Effective

  • Single test reaction strip
  • Batch or multiple assay testing

Reliable

  • Reliable system with MTBF* > 1,000 days

*Mean Time Between Failure

VIDAS / MINIVIDAS: PATHOGEN DETECTION FEATURES & SPECS

The VIDAS® test system uses a single-dose, ready-to-use reagent strip system

  • The SPR® (Solid Phase Receptacle) is coated with antibodies, antigens and/or phage proteins. 
  • The Strip contains all the reagents required for the reaction.

The SPR acts as a pipetting and reagent transfer device. At each stage of the reaction, it aspirates the reagents in and out. This original concept prevents any inter-reagent or inter-sample contamination. In addition, the absence of tubing, syringes and needles reduces system maintenance to a minimum.

The VIDAS system uses the ELFA assay principle, combining the ELISA test method with a final fluorescent reading. This technology ensures excellent result sensitivity and specificity.

Physical Features

 

VIDAS Blue

miniVIDAS Blue

 

Instrument packed

Instrument Alone

Instrument packed

Instrument Alone

Height

59 cm (23 1/4")

45 cm (17 5/9")

59 cm (23")

45 cm (max.) (17 1/2)"

Width

110 cm (43 1/2")

88 cm (34 1/2")

80 cm (31.4")

57.5 cm (22 5/8")

Depth

66 cm (26")

55 cm (21 5/8")

66 cm (26")

55 cm (21 1/2")

Space Requirements:

 

VIDAS Blue

miniVIDAS Blue

Height

65 cm (25 5/8")

65 cm (25 5/8")

Width

150 cm (59")

120 cm (47")

Depth

90 cm (35 1/2")

90 cm (35 1/2")

The instrument must be placed on a flat surface with a maximum horizontality defect of 5".

Weight

 

VIDAS Blue

miniVIDAS Blue

 

Instrument Packed

Instrument Alone

Instrument Packed

Instrument Alone

Mass

75 kg (165 1/3 lbs)

65 kg (143 1/2 lbs)

47 kg (103 5/8 lbs)

40 kg (88 lbs)

Sound Level: 59 dBA

 

VIDAS® Specifications

Height: 23 inches (58 cm)
Width: 41.5 inches (105 cm)
Depth: 21.75 inches (68 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)

Stand-alone PC with printer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse (not included in listed dimensions)

Electrical requirements:

  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC
  • Electrical consumption: 3 - 1.2 A
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Power: 280 VA maximum
  • Heat emission: approximately 921 BTU/hr

Productivity:

  • Optimized cost per sample result
    • Uniquely designed testing device
    • Calibration stored in the analyzer's memory
  • Optimization of labor
    • Ready-to-use reagents
    • Minimum maintenance
    • Ease of use
    • Uni- or bidirectional interface to LIMS
  • Rapid Results
    • Kinetic reactions
    • Automated
    • Efficient workflow

Flexibility:

  • Flexible work routine
  • "Sectioned" architecture – 5 sections, 6 tests each (30 total available)
  • "Add-on" modular system
  • Batch or single testing
  • Multiparametric testing
  • Load and Go
  • True walk away capabilities

Quality:

  • Automation
  • No carryover contamination
  • Fluorescence reading
  • Ready-to-use, bar-code-labeled reagents
  • On-board QC program

QCV Strips:

  • Product Number: 30706
  • Assay Code: QCV
  • Description: For testing the pipette mechanisms and optical scanner of VIDAS and miniVIDAS™ instruments for accuracy.
  • Tests per kit: 60
  • Are you quality controlling your system?

miniVIDAS® Specifications

Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)

Integrated computer screen, keyboard and printer

Electrical requirements:

  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC
  • Electrical consumption: 1.5 – 0.8 A
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Power: 150 Watts
  • Heat emission: approximately 512 Btu/hr

Productivity:

  • Optimized cost per sample result
    • Uniquely designed testing device
    • Calibration stored in the analyzer's memory
  • Optimization of labor
    • Ready-to-use, single-dose reagents (reagent strip and SPR®)
    • Minimum maintenance
    • Ease of use
    • Unidirectional interface to LIMS
  • Rapid Results
    • Kinetic reactions
    • Automated
    • Efficient workflow

Flexibility:

  • Flexible work routine
  • "Sectioned" architecture – 2 sections, 6 tests each (12 total available)
  • Batch or single testing
  • Multiparametric testing
  • Load and Go
  • True walk away capabilities

Quality:

  • Automation
  • No carryover contamination
  • Fluorescence reading
  • Ready-to-use, bar-code-labeled reagents
  • On-board QC program

QCV Strips:

  • Product Number: 30706
  • Assay Code: QCV
  • Description: For testing the pipette mechanisms and optical scanner of VIDAS and miniVIDAS™ instruments for accuracy.
  • Tests per kit: 60
  • Are you quality controlling your system?

 

VIDAS® / MINIVIDAS®: PATHOGEN DETECTION USES

For Personal Care Testing

  • Pathogen detection
  • Quality assurance testing

For Food Quality Control

  • Food Pathogen detection
  • E. coli O157 (including H7)
  • Listeria sp. (48 hours and next day)
  • Salmonella (48 hours and next day)
  • Staph Entertoxin
  • Listeria monocytogenes (48 hours and next day)
  • Campylobacter
  • Quality assurance testing

Veterinary Diagnostics

The VIDAS® system is a multiparametric immunoassay instrument that helps veterinary laboratories to provide better care and analyze animal samples with the highest level of accuracy.

Providing the most reliable results in a short amount of time, the VIDAS® system helps your veterinary laboratory save time and resources by eliminating unnecessary diagnostic tests. This allows your lab to identify and treat animal diseases with precision and efficiency.

Our range of tests for veterinary applications also include tests that can be used for canine species: VIDAS® Progesterone and VIDAS® T4.

Downloads

VIDAS / MINIVIDAS: PATHOGEN DETECTION REAGENTS

Download the Automated Solution for Rapid Pathogen Monitoring Brochure.

Menu of tests includes:

  • VIDAS UP E. coli O157 (including H7)
  • VIDAS SLM
  • VIDAS LIS
  • VIDAS LMO2
  • VIDAS SET2
  • VIDAS CAM
  • VIDAS LMX
  • VIDAS UP Salmonella (SPT)
  • VIDAS UP Listeria (LPT)

Staph Entertoxin

Campylobacter

E. coli

Listeria

Salmonella

VIDAS SPT

Next Day Solution for the detection of Salmonella

VIDAS UP Salmonella is a high performance automated solution designed for the detection of Salmonella in food products.

VIDAS SPT combines the cutting-edge phage recombinant protein technology and the ease-of-use of the VIDAS system.

Providing reliable results in less than 19 hours and validated for samples of up to 375g, this innovative solution is both time-saving and cost-effective, as its speed can accelerate corrective action plans in case of contamination.

Benefits of VIDAS SPT

Fast solution: time to result is less than 19 hours

  • Earlier product release
  • Improved storage management
  • Internal and external customers informed more rapidly
  • More efficient corrective action plans and CIP, in case of positive results

Easy solution

  • Less hands on time: only one enrichment in buffered peptone water is necessary
  • Gain flexibility: incubation time is from 18 to 24 hours

AOAC validated

VIDAS® SPT Ultra Performance Summary

VIDAS® SPT General Protocol

VIDAS LPT

Next Day Solution for the detection of Listeria spp

VIDAS UP Listeria is a high performance automated solution designed for the detection of Listeria spp in food products.

VIDAS UP Listeria combines the cutting-edge phage recombinant protein technology and the ease-of-use of the VIDAS system. It provides extremely reliable results.

Time-saving and cost-effective, VIDAS LPT accelerates corrective action plans in case of contamination.

Benefits of VIDAS UP Listeria (LPT)

Extremely FAST

  • Next day detection
  • 1 hour VIDAS run

Extremely EASY

  • Single enrichment: one broth, one strip, one day
  • Only one transfer step: hands-on time is reduced and risk of error is minimized
  • Ready-to-use media
  • Confirm your test on a chromogenic plate

Extremely FLEXIBLE

  • Up to 8 hours incubation range : process the samples as they come on Day 0, get the results on Day 1
  • Same protocol for all food and environmental samples
  • Room temperature storage

AOAC validated

VIDAS® LPT Ultra Performance Summary

VIDAS® LPT General Protocol

VIDAS® E. coli O157 (including H7)

Based on billions of years of co-evolution of phage and its host bacteria, the use of phage recombinant protein technology offers unrivaled sensitivity and specificity and creates a breakthrough in food pathogen screening.

This new technology is available on bioMérieux's evoluting automated platforms for pathogen screening: VIDAS® and miniVIDAS®.

VIDAS E. coli O157 (including H7) is an automated qualitative test for the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in food, feed, environmental samples and soil.

Ultra Performance:

  • VIDAS E. coli O157 (including H7), the convergence between the performance of the phage recombinant protein technology and the ease of use of the VIDAS system.

Ultra Sensitivity:

  • Improved sampling plan and better management of the E. coli O157:H7 risk
  • Reduce finished product contamination by managing the process upstream
  • Rapid product release

Ultra Specificity:

  • Reduced economical loss due to false-positive results
  • Early and reliable decisions can be made after a positive result
  • Increased productivity of the laboratory
  • Flexibility for the laboratory workflow

AOAC Validated

VIDAS® UP ECPT Ultra Performance Summary

VIDAS® E. coli O157 (including H7) Brochure

VIDAS / MINIVIDAS: PATHOGEN DETECTION SOFTWARE

VIDAS® Software

  • Pilots and controls analyses with complete security
  • Specific management of random tests
  • User-friendly graphical interface and single-click navigation
  • Management of quality control
  • Work-flow optimization through bi-directional interface
  • System alerts for errors and available results

miniVIDAS® Software

  • Integrated computer screen and printer
  • Load and go for stat testing capabilities
  • Management of quality control
  • Optimize workflow and minimize transcription errors through uni-directional interface
  • System alerts for errors and available results

VIDAS / MINIVIDAS: PATHOGEN DETECTION PUBLICATIONS

Salmonella SLM:

Evaluation of VIDAS® Salmonella (SLM) Immunoassay Method with Rappaport-Vassiliadis (RV) Medium for Detection of Salmonella in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Wendy A. McMahon, Ann M. Schultz and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 867

Listeria sp. (LIS):

Evaluation of the VIDAS® Listeria (LIS) Immunoassay for the Detection of Listeria in Foods Using Demi-Fraser and Fraser Enrichment Broths, as Modification of AOAC Official Method 999.06 (AOAC Official Method 2004.06). Authors: Karen M. Silbernagel, Robert P. Jechorek, Amanda L. Kaufer and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 750

VIDAS® Enzyme-Linked Immunofluorescent Assay for Detection of Listeria in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Vidhya Gangar, Michael S. Curiale, Armando D'Onorio, Ann Schultz, Ronald L. Johnson and Vincent Atrache. Page start: 903

Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2):

Evaluation of VIDAS Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2) Immunoassay Method for the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Karen M. Silbernagel, Charles N. Carver, Robert P. Jechorek and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 1123

Listeria sp. (LSX):

A comparison study of the VIDAS Listeria Species Xpress (LSX) with Ottaviani Agosti Agar (OAA) Method to the USDA/FSIS and AOAC Official Methods for the specific detection of Listeria Species in meat and dairy products. Poster presented at IAFP 2006, 93rd annual meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. August 15, 2006

Staph Enterotoxin II (SET 2):

VIDAS Staphylococcal EnterotoxinII (SET2) Pre-collaborative Study Report: AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM. Ann M. Schultz, Wendy A. McMahon, Victoria A. Aleo, Silliker, Inc., and Ronald L. Johnson,bioMérieux, Inc. AOAC International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 22, 2004

E. coli O157

VIDAS® E. coli O157 (ECO) and O157:H7 Plate Method Pre-collaborative Study Report: AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM. RONALD L. JOHNSON, bioMérieux, Inc. and Wendy A. McMahon, Silliker, Inc. AOAC International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 22, 2004

Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in heifers' faecal samples using an automated immunoconcentration system. Vernozy-Rozand C; Feng P; Montet M P; Ray-Gueniot S; Villard L; Bavai C; Meyrand A; Mazuy C; Atrache V. Letters in applied microbiology 2000;30(3):217-22.

Immunoconcentration of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 from animal faeces and raw meats by using Dynabeads anti-E. coli O157 and the VIDAS system. M. Aminul Islam, Annet E. Heuvelink, Kaisar A. Talukder and Enne de Boer. International Journal of Food Microbiology January 7, 2006.

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