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Drug resistant bacteria

The treatment of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the major challenges in modern day medicine.
Due to their ability to withstand various commonly used antibiotics, these bacteria are becoming increasingly more difficult to treat. Many of these bacteria are becoming more common in hospitals, with strains like Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. being among the most significant hospital-acquired infections. 
The ability to determine if a bacteria is drug-resistant can be vital in quick and accurate treatment of an infection.

CHROMagar offers a number of products to quickly and accurately detect various strains of drug-resistant bacteria. For more information, please select your target of interest below:

Pseudomonas nosocomial infections

The ability of Pseudomonas strains to resist many antibiotics and antiseptics explains their increasingly frequent presence in hospitals. They behave as opportunistic pathogens, often causing nosocomial infections. 
P.aeruginosa is one of the most common causes of intensive care unit (ICU)–related pneumonia. 
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa is also among the bacteria most frequently isolated from drinking water in health facilities. They can be a source of serious infection for patients with a compromised immune system, or patients in burn-care units, where it prevents the regeneration of healthy tissue.

Group B Streptococcal detection

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend that pregnant women be tested for GBS carriage at 35 to 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Reliable detection of GBS can be very complicated, due to the presence of Enterococci, which have growth properties very similar to GBS. In traditional broths, they are able to hinder the growth of GBS by competition, thus making detection of GBS colonies very challenging.
LIM RambaQUICK™ StrepB is a selective enrichment broth designed to largely reduce the growth of Enterococci, while allowing growth of GBS, and, therefore to raise the sensitivity of the prepartum screening method.
With the use of LIM RambaQUICK™ StrepB, GBS colonies can be easily distinguished due to their intense mauve colony colouration, while other microorganisms including Enterococci will show as blue colonies, or be inhibited.

Info CHROMagar

Inventor of chromogenic media technology.

CHROMagar™ supplies the widest range of chromogenic culture media available, covering applications in clinical bacteriology, industrial microbiology, quality control for food and beverage industries, water testing and environmental monitoring… among other fields. These media allow for a quicker and simpler detection of key clinical and food-borne pathogens, including Salmonella, Staph aureus, Candida albicans, E.coli O157, Group B Strep, E.coli, Listeria, Vibrio and Pseudomonas.

CHROMagar™ chromogenic media are powerful and convenient. They allow a nice visualisation of coloured colonies even when the colonies are very close to each other which happens often from real samples containing a commensal flora.

The use of CHROMagar™ chromogenic media enables you to pick colonies by colour, thus providing an easy, rapid, sensitive and specific methodology for direct differentiation of species.

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