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Polymyxin Resistance Tests

Rapid Detection of Resistance to Polymyxins and culture medium for the detection and isolation of Polymyxin-resistant bacteria strains.

Rapid Polymyxin™ NP
Rapid Detection of Resistance to Polymyxins

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B) from colonies grown on agar plates or directly from positive blood cultures.

It offers the following advantages:

  • Fast results in a 2-3 hours from any enterobacterial species
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h
Rapid Polymyxin™ Pseudomonas
Rapid Polymyxin Pseudomonas

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B).

  • Fast results in 3-4 hours
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h
Rapid Polymyxin™ Acinetobacter
Rapid Polymyxin Acinetobacter

The Rapid Polymyxin NP test has been designed for the detection of Acinetobacter baumannii susceptibility and resistance to polymyxins (Colistin, and polymyxin B) from colonies grown on agar plates.

It offers the following advantages:

  • Fast results in 3-4 hours
  • Reliable approach, regardless of the molecular mechanism of resistance (MCR1 and others)
  • Easy to perform, highly specific and sensitive
  • Excellent correlation with the reference broth microdilution method in 24h
Superpolymyxin™
Superpolymyxin Agar

The SuperPolymyxin™ is a new selective culture medium for the early detection and isolation of Gram-negative bacteria with a reduced susceptibility to polymyxins. It was specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and Fungi.

The SuperPolymyxin will open new perspectives compared to the existing culture media containing high concentrations of colistin and which are known for screening intrinsic PR bacterial species (such as Serratia marcescens and Burkholderia cepacia) but are not adapted for screening isolates with acquired PR that may be of a low level.

  • Screening medium aimed to detect any Polymyxin-Resistant bacteria regardless of its resistance mechanism and of its level
  • Specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. (naturally resistant) and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and fungi
  • Critical in human medicine for detecting carriers and containing outbreaks due to resistant isolates
  • Useful in veterinary medicine for surveillance surveys
  • Easy to perform and highly sensitive