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HGMF ReplicatorReplicated HGMFs

HGMF REPLICATOR

- copy HGMF colony distributions for antibiotic and other profiling -

- Incubate copies of HGMFs with various temperatures, atmospheres, antibiotics, substrates, etc, then compare them to obtain biochemical profiles from each growth (e.g., for VTEC/STEC antibiotic resistance studies, modelling and challenge tests);
- Make "backups" before subjecting primary HGMFs to lethal tests (eg, enzyme-linked antibody stains for E. coli O157:H7);
- Prepare frozen "libraries" (up to 400 cultures per HGMF) for extended research projects.
The HGMF REPLICATOR is simple to use. Re-usable INOCULATORS of 1600 points (normal work), or 400 (culture library work) match the HGMF grid pattern with high accuracy.

HGMF REPLICATOR. (height 27 cm, width 18 cm, weight 3.8 kg)
Cat # RP-1, US/CAD$3,550.00

INOCULATORS (machined aluminum, weight 84g)
Cat # INO-1600 or INO-400 - price quantity dependent, email for quote before ordering.

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REFERENCES
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Jordan D. et al. 2005. Mass screening for antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in dairy cows in northern New South Wales. Aust Vet J., 11, 688-94.
Cobbold, R. and P. Desmarchelier. 2000. A longitudinal study of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) prevalence in three Australian dairy herds. Vet. Microbiol., 71: 125-137.
Dunlop, R.H., et al. 1998. Prevalences of resistance to seven antimicrobials among fecal Escherichia coli of swine on thirty-four farrow-to-finish farms in Ontario, Canada. Prev. Vet. Med., 27: 265-282.
Dunlop, R.H., et al 1998. Measurement of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in pig feces with a hydrophobic grid membrane filter interpreter system. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 64: 366-369.
Todd, E.C.D., et al. 1991. Evaluation of Salmonella antisera for an optimum enzyme-linked antibody detection of Salmonella using hydrophobic grid membrane filters. Food Microbiol., 8: 311-324.
Sharpe, A.N., et al. 1989. Technique for maintaining and screening many microbial cultures. Food Microbiol., 6: 261-265.
Sharpe, A.N., et al. 1989. Evaluation of indoxyl-ß-D-glucuronide and hydrophobic grid membrane filters for electronic enumeration of Escherichia coliFood Microbiol., 6: 267-280.