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Proteins used for the diagnosis of lyme borreliosis

Chimera proteins includlng: (i) at least one sequence of a dbpa protein of a borrelia species selected from b. Afzelii, b. ... Biomerieux

Method and kit for determining the probability that a patient will develop a severe case of dengue

A kit for determining whether a patient will develop severe dengue includes a binding partner for platelet factor 4 and a binding partner for at least one member selected from the group consisting of dengue virus ns1 protein, olfactomedin 4, and α2-macroglobulin. The kit may further include a label reagent capable of generating a detectable signal.. ... Biomerieux

Method and kit for determining the probability that a patient will develop a severe case of dengue

A kit for determining whether a patient will develop severe dengue includes a binding partner for olfactomedin 4 and a binding partner for at least one member selected from the group consisting of dengue virus ns1 protein, platelet factor 4, and α2-macroglobulin. The kit may further include a label reagent capable of generating a detectable signal.. ... Biomerieux

Test card with well shelf

Provided herein are a test card, method of manufacturing the same, and mold for manufacturing the same. The test card may include a body and a well. ... Biomerieux

Folate derivatives, useful in particular in the context of the folate assay

Use of a folate derivative to assay in vitro the folate in a sample such as a biological sample.. . ... Biomerieux

Sample test cards

The present invention is directed to sample test cards having an increased sample well capacity for analyzing biological or other test samples. In one embodiment, the sample test cards of the present invention comprises a fluid channel network disposed in both the first surface and the second surface and connecting the fluid intake port to the sample wells, the fluid channel network comprising at least one distribution channels, a plurality of fill channels operatively connected to the at least one distribution channel, a plurality of through-channels operatively connected to one or more of the fill channels and a plurality of horizontally orientated fill ports operatively connecting the fill channels to the sample wells. ... Biomerieux

Enrichment and selective culture of salmonella and shigella

What is disclosed relates to the detection and identification of bacteria of the genera salmonella and shigella. It relates more precisely to the methods of microbiology and the culture media used for the detection, identification, isolation and/or analytical investigation of these bacteria. ... Biomerieux

Method for the in vitro prediction of the probability of a patient developing severe dengue, based on a blood sample

A kit for in vitro prediction of severe dengue includes a binding partner specific for leucine-rich alpha-2 glycoprotein, a binding partner specific for vitamin d-binding protein, and a binding partner specific for ferritin. The kit may further include at least one binding partner specific for a dengue virus protein wherein the dengue virus protein is the ns1 protein, the envelope protein, or the prm protein.. ... Biomerieux

Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting pipette tip integrity

This invention relates to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting pipette tip integrity.. . ... Biomerieux

Sample test cards

The present invention is directed to sample test cards having an increased sample well capacity for analyzing biological or other test samples. In one embodiment, the sample test cards of the present invention comprise one or more fluid over-flow reservoirs, wherein the over-flow reservoirs are operatively connected to a distribution channel by a fluid over-flow channel. ... Biomerieux

Methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting a droplet

This invention relates to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting a droplet.. . ... Biomerieux

Methods, systems, and computer program products for verifying dispensing of a fluid from a pipette

This invention relates to methods, systems, and computer program products for verifying dispensing of a fluid from a pipette.. . ... Biomerieux

System for analysing a transparent sample with control of position, and associated method

A system for analyzing a transparent particle including: an analysis pathway, including a first light source emitting an analysis light beam, and a first optical system focusing the analysis light beam in a focusing plane; and a position control pathway including a second light source, an image sensor, and a second optical system at least partially merged with the first optical system. The image sensor is offset relative to the image of the focusing plane by the second optical system. ... Biomerieux

Method of assaying apolipoprotein ai for the in vitro diagnosis of colorectal cancer

A method assaying the levels of expression apolipoprotein ai, apolipoprotein aii, e-cadherin, and galectin-3 in a biological sample from a person having or suspected of having colorectal cancer. The sample is remote from any tumor.. ... Biomerieux

12/07/17 / #20170349932

Method and device for characterizing the inhibitory capacity of a molecule on a microorganism

A method for determining a quantity ginhib quantifying the inhibitory capacity of a molecule on a type of microorganism includes: preparing a plurality of samples, including microorganisms of the type, a nutrient medium for the microorganism and an initial amount of the molecule per microorganism increasing in a range [qmin, qmax] as a function of a classification of the samples; measuring the growth of the microorganisms in the samples as a function of time; and determining the quantity ginhib as a function of the measurements of the growth. Determination of the quantity ginhib includes: for each sample, calculating a value reflecting the growth of the microorganism of said type based on measurements of growth; classifying the values calculated for the samples as a function of the classification of the samples; and determining the quantity ginhib as a function of the variation of the classified values.. ... Biomerieux

11/30/17 / #20170345141

Method and apparatus for detection of foam in specimen containers

The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for detecting foam in a specimen container. The method includes the following steps: transporting a specimen container into a locator well; centering the specimen container in the locator well; rotating the specimen container around a vertical axis in the locator well; imaging the specimen container during the rotation; analyzing an image of the specimen container captured during the rotation; and detecting foam in the specimen container based on the analysis of the image. ... Biomerieux

11/30/17 / #20170343993

System and method of load balancing specimen containers within detection instruments

The present invention is directed to a system and method for load balancing specimen containers between a plurality of automated detection apparatuses. The method may include receiving a specimen container at a container pick-up station in a first automated detection apparatus; determining loading ability, transfer status, and cell availability of the first automated detection apparatus and one or more downstream automated detection apparatuses; and transferring the specimen container from the first automated detection apparatus to a downstream automated detection apparatus when a first ratio of effective available cell count to effective capacity in the first automated detection apparatus is less than a second ratio of total effective available cell count to total effective capacity of a sum of the first automated detection apparatus and the one or more downstream automated detection apparatuses.. ... Biomerieux

11/30/17 / #20170341873

System and method for transferring specimen containers between detection instruments

The present invention is directed to a system and method for transferring specimen containers between detection instruments. The method may include transporting a specimen container in a locator well to a container transfer station in a first automated detection apparatus; sensing the specimen container at the container transfer station using a first sensor; transferring the specimen container from the container transfer station of the first automated microbial detection apparatus to an automated loading mechanism of a second automated microbial detection apparatus; detecting that the specimen container is positioned over the automated loading mechanism of the second automated microbial detection apparatus using a second sensor; and releasing the specimen container onto the automated loading mechanism of the second automated microbial detection apparatus.. ... Biomerieux

10/26/17 / #20170309036

Analysis method including the determination of a position of a biological particle

. . A method of analyzing a sample receiving a particle of interest, including: defining a reference point located on a first interface of the sample, or at a known distance from the sample, along the optical axis of the optical system; acquiring a reference image transmission of the sample, the object plane of the optical system being located at a known distance from the reference point along an axis parallel to the optical axis of the optical system, and the particle of interest being located outside of the object plane; using the reference image, digitally constructing a series of reconstructed images, each associated with a predetermined offset of the object plane along the optical axis of the optical system; and using the series of reconstructed images, determining the distance along an axis parallel to the optical axis of the optical system, between the particle of interest and the reference point.. . ... Biomerieux

10/05/17 / #20170284926

Method for identifying biological particles using stacks of defocused holographic images

The invention concerns a method for identifying biological particles from a stack of holographic images obtained by means of an optical system. A stack of image blocks centred on the biological particle to be analysed is extracted from the stack of images and a reference block corresponding to the focus plan is determined. ... Biomerieux

08/24/17 / #20170242006

Prediction of the susceptibility of an at risk patient for developing or redeveloping clostridium difficile infection

. . A method for prediction of the susceptibility of an at risk patient to developing or redeveloping an infection with clostridium difficile, having the determination by immunoassay, in a stool sample from said patient, of the level of antibody iga anti-toxin b of clostridium difficile, and comparing this level with a reference value s determined beforehand using two populations of patients exposed to the bacterium, one population not having developed or redeveloped such an infection and the other population having developed or redeveloped such an infection, —a level lower than said reference value s signifying that the patient is a patient with a heightened risk of developing or redeveloping a clostridium difficile infection, and —a level higher than said reference value s signifying that the patient is not a patient with a heightened risk of developing or redeveloping a clostridium difficile infection.. . ... Biomerieux

08/24/17 / #20170241994

Composition for enzyme immunoassay using immunofluorescence and uses thereof

A composition for enzyme immunoassay using immunofluorescence comprises (i) a fluorogenic enzymatic substrate and (ii) a quenched fluorogenic compound that forms a fluorescent compound after hydrolysis of the fluorogenic enzymatic substrate. The composition may be useful for performing a method for in vitro detection and/or quantification of an analyte of a liquid test sample liable to contain the analyte.. ... Biomerieux

08/24/17 / #20170241878

Method and devices for treating biological samples

A method of treating a biological sample, preferably a sample of blood or bodily fluids likely to contain one or more species of interest, and including a step of decomplexification by acoustophoresis (as well as associated systems, devices, substrates and connection devices).. . ... Biomerieux

07/20/17 / #20170205407

Proteins used for the diagnosis of lyme borreliosis

. . Chimera proteins including: (i) at least one sequence of a dbpa protein of a borrelia species selected from b. Afzelii, b. ... Biomerieux

05/18/17 / #20170137900

Nucleic acid sequences that can be used as primers and probes in the amplification and detection of all subtypes of hiv-1

. . The present invention is related to nucleic acid sequences that can be used in the field of virus diagnostics, more specifically the diagnosis of infections with the aids causing human immuno-deficiency virus (hiv). With the present invention nucleotide sequences are provided that can be used as primers and probes in the amplification and detection of hiv-1 nucleic acid. ... Biomerieux

03/23/17 / #20170082636

Method of detecting at least one mechanism of resistance to carbapenems by mass spectrometry

The present invention pertains to a method of detection, by mass spectrometry, of at least one marker of at least one mechanism of resistance to at least one antimicrobial, resistance of at least one microorganism contained in a sample, characterised in that the antimicrobial is a carbapenem, and said resistance markers are proteins or peptides. Preferably, said proteins or peptides are proteins from said microorganism.. ... Biomerieux

03/02/17 / #20170058317

Medium for the specific detection of resistant microorganisms

A method for distinguishing among a first group of microorganisms belonging to a first taxon of gram negative bacteria, the first group of bacteria exhibiting a mechanism of resistance to a treatment; a second group of microorganisms belonging to a second taxon of gram negative bacteria, the second taxon of bacteria being different than said first taxon, and exhibiting a mechanism of resistance to a treatment identical to the mechanism of the first group; and a third group of gram negative bacteria that is not resistant to the treatment.. . ... Biomerieux

02/23/17 / #20170052198

Method of detecting at least one mechanism of resistance to cephalosporins by mass spectrometry

The present invention pertains to a method of detection, by mass spectrometry, of at least one marker of at least one mechanism of resistance to at least one antimicrobial, resistance of at least one microorganism contained in a sample, characterised in that the antimicrobial is a cephalosporin, and said resistance markers are proteins or peptides. Preferably, said proteins or peptides are proteins from said microorganism.. ... Biomerieux

01/12/17 / #20170007164

Assembly for determining the presence or absence of an analyte in a blood sample and analysis unit comprising such an assembly

This assembly includes: a transportable support; a strip attached to the support and including an application area for applying the sample and at least one reagent required for the analysis; a piercing member for piercing the skin and a blood vessel; and a container for collecting, storing and returning the sample of human or animal blood. The piercing member is inserted into the container. ... Biomerieux

01/05/17 / #20170001813

Methods and computer program products for detecting fallen containers

Methods, systems, computer program products, apparatus and circuits are configured to detect fallen containers upstream or proximate an intake zone suitable for automated evaluation apparatus using different sensors, including at least one lower sensor and at least one upper sensor which is positioned to project an optical signal at a height corresponding to a top portion of an upright container to thereby allow an increased reliability in detection of different orientations and positions of fallen containers. An optional second lower sensor may be used which is longitudinally spaced apart from the first lower sensor and the lower sensors can transmit optical signals across the container travel path that do not intersect.. ... Biomerieux








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