Today, new technologies are used for rapidly detecting organisms and
identification to the species level.
Detection of microbes can be achieved almost instantaneously using ATP
bioluminescence, impedence, and redox. Identification can occur in less
than 24 hours using a variety of systems, including the Vitek, Biolog and
MIDI systems. These use fatty acid analysis, and substrate utilization
The ASM General Meeting (May 20, 1996, New Orleans) will include one of
the largest vendor shows for Microbiology...all the manufacturers' with
all the systems mentioned above will be present. Or check the ASM news,
or call the ASM for ways in which you can contact the vendors for more
In article <49gus4$o10 at ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>, aswang at ix.netcom.com
(Bernard "Butch" Garcia ) wrote:
> Can anyone tell me, what the future trends will be in the detection of
> pathogenic microorganisms? Especially with the use of computerization?
>> I used to work in a microbiology lab during the 1970's as a technician,
> and I remember that Bacteriology was the last group that became
> computerized and talking to my friends who are still in microbiology, I
> find that there are many things that are still done by hand.
>> Even the ET (Enterotube) in our days was considered futuristic.