VITEK® 2: Product Safety 

Optimizing Collection to Care

The VITEK® 2 Compact system answers QC laboratory testing needs for fast and accurate microbial identification. The innovative VITEK® 2 technology includes an expanded identification database, the most automated platform available, rapid results, improved confidence, with minimal training time.

The VITEK® 2 Compact system answers QC laboratory testing needs for fast and accurate microbial identification. The innovative VITEK® 2 technology includes an expanded identification database, the most automated platform available, rapid results, improved confidence, with minimal training time.

The VITEK® 2 Compact next-generation platform provides greater automation while increasing user-safety and eliminating repetitive manual operations. The rapid response time means results can be provided more quickly than with manual techniques.

VITEK® 2 Compact offers:

  • bi-directional interface
  • data management software
  • a new generation of test cards
  • 21CFR Part 11 compliant software
  • a comprehensive database

USES

BioPharma:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Networking with INet package
  • Quality assurance testing
  • Data management with Observa®

Blood Bank:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Cosmetics & Personal Care:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Water Testing:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Veterinary Diagnostics

By bringing high performance Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing solutions into your veterinary lab, we help you optimize animal health management and find the most appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

The VITEK® 2 Compact can:

  • Reduce time to identification results
  • Offer an extensive identification menu
  • Reduce waste with a miniaturized card-format that measures 10 cm x 6 cm x 0.5 cm and weighs only 16 grams

VITEK® 2 Compact offers significant advantages over other microbial identification techniques:

  • Traceability: Electronic linkage of the sample ID with the barcode on the test cards are loaded into the software via the barcode reader and then compared again as the cards are loaded into the reader. All discrepancies are immediately noted and voided. All user operations are automatically logged into the audit trail.
  • Accuracy: New Advanced Colormetric Technology™ enables use of additional wavelengths, resulting in an increased number of existing and novel substrates in each card. The expanded database consists of internal and external organisms with multiple isolates of each, culminating in 93% accuracy for the GP card, 94% for the GN card, 87% for BCL and 84% for YST.
  • Speed: Time to result has decreased substantially. Cards are now read every 15 minutes, and average time to result is 2-8 hrs for GP and GN, including the non-fermenters. BCL are read at 14 hours and YST at 18 hours. The ANC and NH cards are read at six hours, and the CBC card is read at eight hours.
  • Safety: The VITEK® 2 Compact continues the VITEK® tradition of user safety and minimal biohazardous waste. The test card is automatically filled, sealed, read and disposed of in a final waste container.

Two modules are available: The VITEK® 2 Compact 30, which can accept up to 30 cards at one time, and the VITEK® 2 Compact 60, which can hold up to 60 cards at one time. Test cards can be added in batches of mixed card product types or as single units. Up to two units can be connected to one operating system, increasing your capacity to 120 tests at one time.

The system includes software that is 21CFR Part 11 Compliant and delivers accurate identifications for a wide range of organisms from environmental sources or final products.

VITEK® 2: PRODUCT SAFETY FEATURES & SPECS

The VITEK® 2 Compact features:

  • Three-step setup procedure
  • High level of automation
  • Intuitive, icon-driven software
  • Familiar Windows® format
  • Easy graphical representation of phenotypes
  • One-click result validation

Features and Benefits

VITEK® 2 Compact is a fully automated system that performs bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. VITEK® 2 Compact offers:

  • Intuitive software
  • User interface screen for immediate notification of system status to increase productivity.
  • Unique vacuum filler provides both safety and the highest level of automation.
  • New reader eliminates many manual steps:
  • An automated internal barcode scanner provides a validation of what the user has entered into the software
  • An automated loading mechanism eliminates manual steps, therefore increasing efficiency
  • Reads every 15 minutes for greater speed in identification
  • Automatically prints the results when available, if configured to do so, providing added flexibility.
  • Designed for simple temperature verification.
  • Completed tests are automatically ejected into an ergonomic trash container.
  • Networking capabilities are available

Specifications

VITEK® 2 technology uses Advanced Colorimetry™, an identification technology that enables identification of routine isolates. Advanced Colorimetry provides:

  • High discrimination between species
  • Low rate of multiple choice and misidentified species
  • Minimal number of off-line tests

Two instrument sizes adapted to your laboratory volume:

  • VITEK® 2 Compact 60
  • VITEK® 2 Compact 30

Dimensions: A compact design for optimal space savings:

  • Height: 24" (60 cm) / Width: 28" (72 cm)
  • Depth: 27" (68 cm) / Weight: 165 lbs (75kg)

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VITEK® 2: PRODUCT SAFETY USES

BioPharma:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Networking with INet package
  • Quality assurance testing
  • Data management with Observa®

Blood Bank:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Cosmetics & Personal Care:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Water Testing:

  • Bacterial identification and monitoring
  • Quality assurance testing

Veterinary Diagnostics

By bringing high performance Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing solutions into your veterinary lab, we help you optimize animal health management and find the most appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

VITEK® 2: PRODUCT SAFETY REAGENTS

The wide variety of VITEK® 2 identification cards (ID) provide testing flexibility. This unique feature helps the laboratory control expenses and eliminates unnecessary product wastage.

The VITEK® System and Test Cards originated with the NASA space program to identify infections in astronauts. This breakthrough innovation led to today’s VITEK® 2 technology. Learn more about this topic.

The VITEK® 2 card is the size and shape of a playing card and contains 64 microwells. Each well contains identification substrates or antibiotics. VITEK® 2 offers a comprehensive menu for the identification of organisms.

The VITEK® 2 Test Card is sealed, which minimizes aerosols, splattering, spills, and personal contamination. Disposable waste is reduced by more than 80% over microtiter methods.

VITEK® 2 Menu Expansion

The new software update 4.03 expands the VITEK® 2 Compact menu for identification (ID) with the introduction of the Corynebacteria (CBC) identification card, reference number 21348. This new identification card and the accompanying software were developed exclusively for our product safety customers.

This menu expansion provides excellence to the laboratory, built on bioMérieux expertise with identifications.

CBC card, reference number 21348, for testing coryneform species and related bacteria, offers:

  • 8-hour results
  • 18-month self life
  • 65 taxa significant to product safety, in the database

VITEK® 2 Compact ID Cards for Product Safety:

21341 Gram-negative
21342 Gram-positive
21343 Yeast
21345 Bacillus
21346 Neiserria Haemophilus
21347 Anaerobe
21348 Corynebacteria
22304 AST-GP69
22331 AST-GN38

VITEK® 2 Veterinary Susceptibility Test Cards:

412608 AST GN65
418424 AST GP76

VITEK® 2: PRODUCT SAFETY SOFTWARE

PC-based software – Intuitive, 21 CFR Part 11-compliant, icon-driven software in a familiar Windows® format.

  • Quality Control – This module provides your laboratory with the ability to store the VITEK® 2 Card Quality Control results and track quality control performance. Cumulative Quality Control reports are easily generated and can list all results with the exceptions flagged or list exceptions only.
  • Bi-directional Computer Interface (BCI) – With the Bi-directional Computer Interface (BCI) package, the VITEK® 2 can receive patient information directly from the Laboratory Information System and transmit microbiology test data directly to it. This minimizes keystrokes and data transcription errors while automatically uploading test data into the LIS. BCI plays an integrated role in providing rapid reporting of identification and antimicrobial susceptibility results.

VITEK® 2 Observa® – Observa® is an information management system that stores the test data generated by the VITEK® 2 or VITEK® 2 Compact. The information is then gathered and formatted into many vital reports, including epidemiology and statistical reports. Additionally, data can be exported for analysis in other PC-based software programs.

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