Microbiology laboratories are always striving to streamline workflow and find superior practices for culturing bacteria. Because laboratories must correctly diagnose illness and safeguard patient health, it is vital that the method used yields accurate isolation and identification of organisms in a timely manner.
Hospital and research laboratories value a system’s ability to quickly create ideal conditions for the growth of most anaerobic, microaerophilic, and capnophilic organisms. Traditional approaches have centered on the use of anaerobic chambers or gas generating sachet systems, such as the BD GasPak™ System. However, the Anoxomat III system from Advanced Instruments is an extremely attractive alternative. Its automated McIntosh and Filde's1 evacuation and replacement method for creating suitable environments for bacterial cultivation offers important advantages for laboratory managers over these conventional technologies.