High Throughput Automated Microbial Identification

Centre for Chemical Biology is one of the Centre of Excellence in USM which provides high-end facilities and equipments for campus community to carry out their research. At CCB, we have a Biolog Omnilog GEN III Plus Automated Microbial Identification System. This system is for the identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi (with Microbial Community/Population Studies) and Combo Phenotype MicroArrays (PM) System for phenotype assays with microbial cells and mammalian cells.

At this stage, CCB would be offering Microbial Identification as a service for USM researchers as well as to other public/private universities. This is a complete system which comprises of OmniLog GEN III Operation Software (OS), OmniLog GEN III Phenotype MicroArray (PM) System Operation Software, OmniLog Incubator/Reader Unit, MicroStation Reader Unit, Biolog Turbidimeter, GEN III ID Database and Data Management System Workstation. The Biolog GEN III Microplate Provides a standardized micromethod using 94 biochemical tests (71 carbon source utilization assays and 23 chemical sensitivity assays) to profile and identify a broad range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The test panel provides “Phenotypic Fingerprint” of the microorganism which can be used to identify it at the species level. Biolog MicroLog Database can identify 1044 aerobic bacteria species, 361 anaerobic bacteria species, 267 yeast species and 619 filamentous fungi species.

At CCB, we are offering Microbial Identification Service as followed:

  • Package A - Identification of Aerobic Bacteria
  • Package B - Identification of Strongly reducing and capsule producing Gram Negative and Gram Positive Bacteria
  • Package C - Identification of Microaerophilic, capnophilic Gram Positive Bacteria / Fastidious, capnophilic, oxygen sensitive Gram Negative and Gram Positive Bacteria
  • Package D- Identification of Anaerobic Bacteria
  • Package E - Identification of Yeast
  • Package F- Identification of Filamentous Fungi
  • High throuhgput automated kinetic assay determination of 4,800 wells at a time!
  • No more time consuming & tedious conventional microbial identification method
  • Automated incubation & reading
  • Identifies 4 times more species than alternative system
  Price Range
(RM)
Package A - Identification of Aerobic Bacteria 300 - 360
Package B - Identification of Strongly reducing and capsule producing Gram Negative and Gram Positive Bacteria 310 - 360
Package C - Identification of Microaerophilic, capnophilic Gram Positive Bacteria / Fastidious, capnophilic, oxygen sensitive Gram Negative and Gram Positive Bacteria 360 - 430
Package D- Identification of Anaerobic Bacteria 400 - 450
Package E - Identification of Yeast 345 - 410
Package F- Identification of Filamentous Fungi 420 - 490

Centre For Chemical Biology (CCB@USM),
1st Floor. Block B, No-10
Persiaran Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas,Penang
Tel: 604-6535502 Fax: 604-6535514
Email: amrinarosyada@usm.my