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ASTar Consumable Kit

We understand that your time in the lab is limited; that’s why, with ASTar, everything is ready for you straight out of the box. ASTar BC G− Consumable Kit contains two disposables: a sample preparation Cartridge and an AST disc, used with the Frozen insert. Together, they are a mini-lab containing everything you need for accurate AST, bringing you peace of mind when days are stressful.

The Cartridge

Don’t waste time collecting reagents and lab equipment when running your AST. The Cartridge is a pocket-sized lab bench in a box, containing all your essential tips, buffers, and reagents.

And the best part? ASTar handles all steps of sample preparation for you. Full automation means full automation: – every stage of testing – sample preparation, concentration determination, dilution, and growth medium adaptation – goes on behind the scenes, no manual steps are needed once the patient sample has been loaded into the Cartridge.

The details:

  • The Cartridge contains pre-deposited reagents.
  • A Frozen insert (containing reagents) is added to the Cartridge before use.
  • Generates controlled inoculum for truly accurate AST.
  • Contains a unique barcode for identification and linking to the respective AST Disc and patient sample.
  • The Cartridge is stored at room temperature. The Frozen insert is stored at 5 °F to –13 °F (–15°C to –25°C).

The AST Disc

If the Cartridge is a lab bench in a box, then the Disc is a miniaturized pharmacy containing all the antimicrobials necessary for on-disc susceptibility testing and sample analysis. This is also where the initial concentration determination happens.

The details:

  • The AST Disc has more than 330 culturing chambers. Some pre-filled with antimicrobials in various concentration ranges, as well as chambers for growth controls, and chambers used to determine bacterial concentration for inoculum preparation.
  • Contains a unique barcode for identification and linking to the respective Cartridge and patient sample.
  • The Disc is stored at room temperature.

 

 

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We’re here for you and ready to support you. Contact us if you have any questions, or want to get a demo or a service visit.
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The story of Q-linea

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