PREVI™ Isola is simply "streaks ahead" in automated specimen inoculation. It revolutionizes front-end media processing tasks by :
- Maximizing bacteria colony isolation
- Standardizing plate inoculation & results
- Streamlining your lab workflow
An original, revolutionary Applicator using high precision technology standardizes and maximizes colony inoculation:
- Maximum agar surface inoculated
- Optimum, pressure-controlled contact with the agar while inoculating
- Standard quantity of inoculum used every time
This simple device is at the heart of PREVI™ Isola. It will change the way you think about inoculation and laboratory workflow.
A True Breakthrough
> chromID media and PREVI Isola
Our chromID range of media including bi-plates are well adapted for use on PREVI Isola. You combine the ease-of-use of the instrument with the direct, easy-to-read identification provided by the chromogenic media.
PREVI Isola offers full traceability of specimens and plates saving you time particularly for accreditation purpose. The instrument’s software tracks plate lot numbers, expiration dates, consumption levels and what specimen was used on which plate….
Fully integrate PREVI Isola into your lab
To get the most out of this instrument and use its full potential of 180 plates/hour within your specific laboratory context, we offer additional Full Microbiology Lab Workflow Services to integrate PREVI Isola completely into your lab setting.
The [workflow services] audit and its recommendations made me aware of the added value we needed to acquire while limiting waste (workbench movements, space, surface, time...)…. We gained 25-30% in productivity.
Dr Jean-Philippe BROCHET – Exalab, Bordeaux, FRANCE
If you choose to add a VILINK™ connection to PREVI Isola you gain remote access by local bioMérieux customer service personnel who can deal directly with your issue or immediately request real-time higher level support. This means more rapid and accurate diagnosis and resolution of instrument and software connections.
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PREVI Isola is also ready to connect to the new Myla™ middleware which will further help you recapture time through improved connectivity, workflow and information management.
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2010 Design Award
PREVI™ Isola has received a Gold 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for contributions and advances in the design of medical products. This exclusive award recognizes products for their design and engineering features, including user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices.
Here’s what John Glasson the Australian inventor had to say when interviewed after hearing PREVI Isola had won this award.
How did you first have the idea for PREVI Isola?
For most microbiologists, inoculating and streaking agar plates has been a linear and tedious activity. It appeared to me that for any improvements in colonial isolation and work efficiency, a more elegant, standardized and automated method was needed. The circle was the answer.
By 2000, semi-automated and manual streaking followed the classic linear patterns. As speed, efficiency and elegance come from the circle, a new method using this concept was a logical evolution.
As a laboratory director, I was acutely aware of the workload, quality and budgetary pressures facing my laboratory. The idea for PREVI Isola was born from these challenges.
Scientific Director, LabTech Systems Ltd
(Previously Chief Scientist, Clinical Pathology at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, South Australia and Inventor of PREVI Isola)
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