Identifying antimicrobial resistance with INTEGRA Biosciences’ pipetting solutions
6 Mar 2023
INTEGRA Biosciences’ pipetting platforms can be used to streamline the liquid handling steps involved in antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), contributing to the early detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and helping to quickly direct patients onto the appropriate care pathway.
The key to effective and timely treatment of AMR is the rapid identification of antibiotic resistance and, thanks to fast turnaround times, molecular techniques are quickly gaining traction for AST. However, numerous time-consuming and error-prone manual pipetting steps can hold up workflows and potentially delay treatment.
INTEGRA’s pipetting platforms can simplify complicated liquid handling steps. The ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot and VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette offer automatic liquid transfer and mixing, while the MINI 96 portable electronic pipette can be used for fast sample extraction and qPCR set-up by adding 96 samples or reagents in parallel.
ASSIST PLUS is also capable of automating the nucleic acid extraction process, enabling users to obtain consistently high-quality DNA material from samples. The VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette is suitable for hands-free purification of PCR products for sequencing, while the ASSIST PLUS and D-ONE single channel pipetting module can be used to perform DNA library normalisation, as well as serial dilutions and hit picking.
The robust and ergonomic products help to minimise human errors and lead to consistent, accurate and reliable results, as well as a faster lab workflow and higher productivity. This enables clinicians to prescribe treatment sooner, potentially improving recovery times and overall patient outcomes.