Antibiotics available in M I C E strip format

1st April 2013

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that the Oxoid range of M I C Evaluator ( M I C E) Strips has been expanded to include the antibiotic tigecycline. This and other recently added antimicrobials, including ceftazidime and amikacin, ensure that the comprehensive M I C E range for the accurate determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values meets the current needs of clinical microbiologists for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
M I C E Strips provide a gradient of stabilized antimicrobial in a convenient polymer strip format.  When applied to an inoculated agar plate, the antimicrobial is released from the strip, forming a defined concentration gradient in the surrounding agar. Following appropriate incubation, the MIC value is easily read at the point where organism growth is no longer inhibited along the length of the strip.  

Each strip is individually foil-wrapped with desiccant to maintain its integrity until use. For convenience, and to meet the needs of every laboratory, M I C E Strips are available in stackable boxes of 10 or 50.

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