Member since: 2021
Organization: Faculty Medecine Algiers 1
Excellent. Highly profitable method.
Application Area: Legionella pneumophila detection
"Incubation reduced to 48 hours compared to 10 days with the traditional method. counting only culturable bacteria, with a fast semi automated microcolony counter."
Legionella pneumophila is an ubiquitous bacterium, which means that it has the ability to grow in its natural habitat (hot water) and adapt to other environments with similar characteristics such as the human body. The latter has an ideal temperature for the growth of this pathogenic bacterium. If inhaled, Legionella pneumophila can make its way into the lungs to replicate until causing a potentially life-threatening infection: Legionnaires’ disease.
With Diamidex technology and MICA equipment, it is possible to detect and count them after just 48 hours of incubation on Petri dishes (compared to 10 days with standard method).