Culture medium for the detection and isolation of Polymyxin-resistant bacteria strains
The SuperPolymyxin™ is a new selective culture medium for the early detection and isolation of Gram-negative bacteria with a reduced susceptibility to polymyxins. It was specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and Fungi. The SuperPolymyxin will open new perspectives compared to the existing culture media containing high concentrations of colistin and which are known for screening intrinsic PR bacterial species (such as Serratia marcescens and Burkholderia cepacia) but are not adapted for screening isolates with acquired PR that may be of a low level.
Screening medium aimed to detect any Polymyxin-Resistant bacteria regardless of its resistance mechanism and of its level
Specially formulated to avoid swarming of Proteus spp. (naturally resistant) and to prevent contamination by Gram-positive bacteria and fungi
Critical in human medicine for detecting carriers and containing outbreaks due to resistant isolates
Useful in veterinary medicine for surveillance surveys
Easy to perform and highly sensitive