Major London hospital uses automated colony counter

Synbiosis has announced that its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London to track the spread of carbapenem-resistant bacteria (CRB).

Microbiologists in the infection control group at the hospital are using ProtoCOL 3 to count colonies of CRB and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria, including Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. isolated from patients’ stools cultured on a range of different selective and chromogenic plates.

The use of ProtoCOL 3 is helping microbiologists at this hospital to trace the spread of these microorganisms in the community after patients carrying the bacteria leave hospital.

www.synbiosis.com/protocol-3/

 

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