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Etest® equipment & accessories

Etest® instruments and accessories standardize your Etest® set-up and simplify daily use

  • Increase the quality and reproducibility of results
  • Increase efficiency of Etest® workflow & reduce set up time
  • Reduce operator fatigue with ergonomic and efficient MIC testing
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Etest® equipment

The Etest® family of instruments is designed to simplify the daily use of Etest®. Simplex C76, Nema C88, and Retro C80 are easy to use, reducing operator fatigue, saving time and improving the quality of results by increasing reproducibility. Etest® and related instruments offer one of the most efficient methods for generating on-scale MIC values across 15 doubling dilutions for susceptibility testing of a wide range of drug-bug combinations, including fastidious organisms.

Simplex C76

Simplex C76 automates the placement of 1 to 6 different Etest® strips to simplify the setup of MIC panels.  Application of up to 6 strips for large agar plates or up to 2 strips on small plates takes <12 seconds. (ref. 559802)

Retro C80

Retro C80 is a rota-plater that simplifies and standardizes the inoculation of small and large agar plates making Etest® easier to read when compared to manual streaking. (ref. 559803)

Nema C88

Nema C88 is a vacuum pen that simplifies the application of Etest® strips. The applicator is held like a pen and the evacuation hole is covered with the fingertip to create suction.  The suction cup is placed on the strip to lift it up and then positioned onto the agar surface. The strip is released by removing the finger tip from the evacuation hole. (ref. 559804)

Etest® Accessories

Etest® accessories make storage and handling of opened Etest® strips convenient and easy. Handling strips in foam packaging is simplified when you use the MiniGrip-It to remove strips and the Etest® measuring stick to monitor strip inventory. A range of storage options help you ensure product stability and optimal performance of open strips. For example, there is a small storage container that you can use to store a separate working stock and freezer archive of Etest® strips.

Etest® Measuring Sticks – 5 per package (bioMérieux ref. 559904)

Etest® measuring sticks are used with foam packaging to conveniently determine the number of strips remaining. Scaled in 10 strip increments up to 100 strips maximum.

Etest® Clamps – 5 per package (bioMérieux ref. 559809)

Etest® clamps are used with foam packaging to seal opened foil pouches. Creates a proper seal, and when used with desiccant, ensures humidity does not damage strips.


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