ASTar

A fully-automated system for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), Q-linea’s ASTar cuts the diagnostic time for infectious diseases and delivers clinically-actionable results in hours instead of days.

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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. A load-and-go solution with no manual steps, working with any ID technology, simplifies your workflow and allows for early and accurate treatment of sepsis.

ASTar provides rapid and comprehensive MIC results with minimal hands-on time, allowing fast transition to optimal antimicrobial therapy – when time is life

Fully automated

ASTar enables automated high-capacity sample analysis; 12 samples at a time, up to 50 samples per 24 hours- random-access.

Broad AST panel

Optimized therapy in one go. The extensive Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing capabilities of the ASTar disc delivers clinically actionable results in a single run

True MIC results

Based on tried and tested technology. ASTar generates true MIC results from broth microdilution with 6 to 14 two-fold dilutions of each antimicrobial, in both CAMHB and fastidious media

ASTar workflow

ASTar® cuts the diagnostic time for infectious diseases and deliver clinically-actionable results in a matter of hours.

Traditional workflow

Workflow analysis performed by Q-linea at several European and US hospitals. Workflow may differ between laboratories.

ASTar workflow

ASTar® cuts the diagnostic time for infectious diseases and deliver clinically-actionable results in a matter of hours.

Traditional workflow

Workflow analysis performed by Q-linea at several European and US hospitals. Workflow may differ between laboratories.

Complete solution for all needs

ASTar can be run as a fully-automatic or semi-automatic system, directly from clinical samples or from isolates

Fully-automated analysis

Less than 1 min hands-on time

Sample types

Positive blood culture bottles
Direct from clinical samples

Rapid

Results in 3-6 h from positive BCFs
Results in under 1 h from urine

Broad antibiotic panel and range

Up to 48 antibiotics in 6-14 concentrations

High throughput

Up to 50 samples/24 h
Up to 24 samples loaded during one shift

Semi-automated analysis

User performs sample preparation

Sample types

Clinical isolates

Rapid

Between 1-6 h depending on sample type and bug/drug

Broad antibiotic panel and range

Up to 2×24 antibiotics in 6-14 concentrations

High throughput

Up to 100 samples/24 h for an analysis time of 6 h

 

 

Fully-automated analysis

Less than 1 min hands-on time

Sample types

Positive blood culture bottles
Direct from clinical samples

Rapid

Results in 3-6 h from positive BCFs
Results in under 1 h from urine

Broad antibiotic panel and range

Up to 48 antibiotics in 6-14 concentrations

High throughput

Up to 50 samples/24 h
Up to 24 samples loaded during one shift

Semi-automated analysis

User performs sample preparation

Sample types

Clinical isolates

Rapid

Between 1-6 h depending on sample type and bug/drug

Broad antibiotic panel and range

Up to 2×24 antibiotics in 6-14 concentrations

High throughput

Up to 100 samples/24 h for an analysis time of 6 h

 

 

Designed to simplify

Flexible solution enables future panel extensions

Designed to simplify

Flexible solution enables future panel extensions