Advanced Phenotypic Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 5, 2000
 
Contact:  Brian Sunkel  
  Biolog, Inc.
  (510) 785-2564 ext. 324
 
Dangerous Pathogen Identification Capability
 

Hayward, CA – Biolog, Inc. has announced the release of the MicroLog™ Dangerous Pathogen (DP) Database Supplement. With this product laboratories now have the capability to identify a number of important pathogenic bacteria.

In recent years there has been increased international attention on the potential of using dangerous pathogens as possible biological weapons.  The Biolog DP Database provides microbiologists with the capability to identify and characterize the organisms that public health officials (including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have deemed as being of primary importance in bioterrorism monitoring efforts.  The DP Database is used with Biolog’s popular MicroLog Microbial Identification/Characterization system to identify the following dangerous pathogens:

o        Bacillus anthracis

o        Brucella melitensis

o        Yersinia pestis

o        Francisella tularensis

o        Burkholderia mallei

o        Burkholderia pseudomallei

The DP Database Supplement adds to the current capabilities of the MicroLog system that allows microbiologists to accurately identify over 1,400 species/genera of anaerobic and aerobic bacteria and yeast.

For more information contact Biolog at 510-785-2564 or visit the Biolog website at www.biolog.com.

 
 
 
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