Designed to save lifetimes

Early information on bacterial pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility is of key importance for managing sepsis patients. Within three to six hours, ASTar™ delivers true MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) results directly from positive blood cultures and against a panel of up to 48 antibiotics. ASTar™ also combines high throughput, with a capacity for running 30-50 patient samples per day, with an intuitive user interface and load-and-go operation.

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Phenotypic AST

  • Directly from positive blood cultures
  • True MIC results in 3 to 6 hours

Fully-automated analysis

  • 12 samples analyzed, random-access
  • Up to 50 samples per day
  • Load-and-go workflow

Comprehensive AST panel

  • Up to 48 antibiotics each in 5 to 11 two-fold dilutions
  • Results generated from broth microdilution (CAMHB and fastidious)

Please contact us for further specifications.

Three simple steps for complete MIC results

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ASTar is very easy to use: less than a minute hands-on-time is all that’s needed.

ASTar workflow

Q-linea’s fully-automated ASTar™ system cuts the diagnostic time for infectious diseases and deliver clinically-actionable results in a matter of hours.