In-vitro Microbiological Tests for the Characterization of Test Compounds:
- Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) assays determine the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial agent that prevents visible growth of a microorganism.
- Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) and Minimum Fungicidal Concentration (MFC) assays determine the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial agent required to achieve bactericidal and fungicidal killing, defined as a 99.9% reduction in the initial inoculum.
Emery Pharma routinely provides antibiotic susceptibility testing for the following methods according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines. For more information, see our MIC guide in the resources section:
- broth micro- and macro-dilution (see illustration below)
- disk diffusion
- agar dilution
Test articles can be natural or synthetic, mixtures or purified. Hundreds of bacterial strains, including multi drug-resistant clinical isolates, ESKAPE pathogens, and multiple fungal strains, are available in our inventory for immediate testing.
|E. faecium||Gram +ve, VRE|
|S. aureus||Gram +ve, MRSA|
|K. pneumoniae||Gram -ve, MDR|
|A. baumannii||Gram -ve, MDR|
|P. aeruginosa||Gram -ve, MDR|
|E. cloacae||Gram -ve, ESBL|