Becton Dickinson BACTEC 960TB system MGIT

Model: 
BACTEC 960TB system MGIT
Supplier: 

The BACTEC MGIT 960TB System is the mycobacteria testing instruments from Becton Dickinson (BD). The BACTEC 960 instrument is an automated system that exploits the fluorescence of an oxygen sensor to detect growth of mycobacteria in culture. It is specially designed to accommodate Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) and incubate them at 37∞C. The instrument scans the MGIT every 60 minutes for increased fluorescence. Analysis of the fluorescence is used to determine if the tube is instrument positive; i.e., the test sample contains viable organisms. Its usefulness has been evaluated in the scientific literature. 

Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Microbiology
Life Expectancy: 
30years
Location
Faculty: 
Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
Department: 
Biomedical Sciences
Building: 
FISAN building, BSL3 laboratory
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch Central
Stellenbosch
7600

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof PD van Helden
Phone: +27 21-938-9401
Email: pvh@sun.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
20
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
70
Funding Information
Year of Acquisition: 
2008