ASTar - a new generation of AST systems is born

In only six hours ASTar™ performs an Antibiotic Susceptibility Test (AST) from a positive blood culture and delivers a specific answer on what antibiotic is effective on the pathogen and how high concentrations are required for fighting the infection. A process that today takes 24-48 hours. The shortened diagnostics time will mean less suffering for sepsis patients, less overuse of broad spectrum antibiotics, and reduced costs for society. ASTar which makes up one half of the ASTrID system will be available in 2018 for research use only.


ASTar in short

  • AST results within 6 hours from positive blood culture
  • Fully automated, 6 sample capacity with random access loading
  • Comprehensive AST panel containing 30+ antibiotics
  • True Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) reporting

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