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Daniel Hodul brainman at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 6 01:29:10 EST 1995


In <mignatz-0412952038000001 at mjmiller.roc.servtech.com>
mignatz at mjmiller.roc.servtech.com (Dr. Michael J. Miller) writes: 
>
>Today, new technologies are used for rapidly detecting organisms and
>identification to the species level.
>
>Detection of microbes can be achieved almost instantaneously using ATP
>bioluminescence, impedence, and redox.  Identification can occur in
less
>than 24 hours using a variety of systems, including the Vitek, Biolog
and
>MIDI systems.  These use fatty acid analysis, and substrate
utilization
>techniques.
>
>The ASM General Meeting (May 20, 1996, New Orleans) will include one
of
>the largest vendor shows for Microbiology...all the manufacturers'
with
>all the systems mentioned above will be present.  Or check the ASM
news,
>or call the ASM for ways in which you can contact the vendors for more
>info!
>
>
>In article <49gus4$o10 at ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>, aswang at ix.netcom.com
>(Bernard "Butch" Garcia ) wrote:
>
>> Can anyone tell me, what the future trends will be in the detection
of
>> pathogenic microorganisms? Especially with the use of
computerization?
>> 
>> I used to work in a microbiology lab during the 1970's as a
technician,
>> and I remember that Bacteriology was the last group that became
>> computerized and talking to my friends who are still in
microbiology, I
>> find that there are many things that are still done by hand. > 
>> Even the ET (Enterotube) in our days was considered futuristic.
>> 
I havn't worked in micro *since* the 70's...can you tell me, is there
an expert system for determinative bacteriology?  I've long dreamed of
automating Bergy's Manual...Thanks, Dan (brainman at ix.netcom.com) 

>> Sincerely,
>> Butch
>
>-- 
>Michael

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