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June 17th, 2014
IDEXX BioResearch Expands Microbiology Offering With Maldi-TOF™

Identification and analysis of microorganisms has long been an integral part of IDEXX BioResearch’s comprehensive lab services offering. In the past, these analyses were achieved through biochemical assays that can be labor-intensive and take time to complete. Now with the addition of Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry capabilities, identification of laboratory animal microbes to the species level and beyond is faster than ever before.

Using the Maldi, IDEXX BioResearch clients now receive results in as few as two days, and all samples submitted through our Microbiology Lab are now automatically screened using mass spectrometry at no additional charge.

The Maldi-TOF is well known for having an extensive database of agents that have been characterized using stringent criteria through sequencing of the genome. With that extensive library, our menu has expanded to include additional bacterial and fungal agents.

For more information regarding IDEXX BioResearch bacterial and fungal detection and analysis, please contact Dr. Earl Steffen, Director, IDEXX BioResearch Microbiology Services at earl-steffen@idexx.com or 1-800-669-0825. Read More!
June 10th, 2012
Ask IDEXX BioResearch                            Ask IDEXX BioResearch Scientists

Question:  My institution has just recently begun using IDEXX BioResearch for our quarterly health monitoring.  Is it possible to get statistical reports that I can import into our database?


Answer:  The job of maintaining and managing years' worth of health monitoring data can be greatly simplified with IDEXX BioResearch's exclusive Opti-TrackingTM health surveillance summary reporting.  Opti-Tracking reports are flexible, easy to use and will significantly cut data management time.

Constructed to provide a statistical overview of the number of positive results out of the number of total samples submitted, the summary allows users to view a composite of case results across a designated date range.  Lab animal personnel will find the reports useful for a myriad of tasks, including:

•    Statistical insight across a timespan determined by the client
•    Import/export health reporting
•    Individual investigator summaries
•    Specific facility/building reporting
•    Selective room, rack or area summaries

These flexibilities allow clients to retrieve data in formats never before available.  Additionally, users are able to export reports into a variety of the most popular programs with just the click of a button, thus extending the usefulness of the data as they integrate into other documents, reports, etc.

To access the new Opti-TrackingTM health surveillance summary reports, login to the IDEXX BioResearch secure website and select "Opti-Tracking" from the navigation menu.  Read More!
August 19th, 2013
View the recorded webinar, Dried Blood Spot -- The Future of Serology Sampling.
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June 20th, 2013
View the recorded webinar, Advances in Zebrafish Health Monitoring.
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December 16th, 2012
View the recorded webinar, My Cell Lines Are What?!  Protecting the Integrity of Your Cell Lines
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April 9th, 2014
IDEXX BioResearch launched Opti-Spot sample collection strips as an innovative method of blood collection for use in serologic testing.
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February 18th, 2014
For clients submitting samples for Pinworm testing, sampling has just gotten even easier thanks to optimizing testing procedures for detection from a single fecal pellet. 
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June 12th, 2013
New Opti-Spot™* provides an excellent alternative to serum for serological health monitoring of mice and rats.

Imagine... just collecting a single spot of whole blood onto an Opti-Spot filter card, and shipping in a simple overnight envelope without the hassle of ice or insulated boxes. 
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