New product - CHROMagar™ B.cepacia

New product - CHROMagar™ B.cepacia, for detection and enumeration of Burkholderia cepacia complex

Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) is a group of Gram-negative bacteria that don't ferment lactose. It includes over 20 species like B. cepacia, B. multivorans, B. cenocepacia and B. contaminans.

The pathogen causes life-threatening infections in cystic fibrosis patients which is associated with pulmonary function decline.

These bacteria can endure tough conditions like antiseptic solutions, water, baths, nebulizers, and catheters. They're even resistant to multiple drugs.


CHROMagar Bcepacia                      The slowest growing species of BCC can be missed on conventional media such as Drigalski or MacConkey Agar (even after 72 hours) due to the overgrowth of other organisms.      
  CHROMagar™ B.cepacia is a strongly selective chromogenic medium which will detect most of positives samples within 24 - 36h.      

Sensitivity  ≈ 100 %*

Specificity  = 95 %*

* Data obtained after 24-48 h incubation at 35 °C in aerobic conditions in the study “Evaluation du milieu CHROMAGAR™ B.CEPACIA pour la détection de B. cepacia chez les patients atteints de mucoviscidose. Julia MASOTTI et al., poster. RICAI 2021”.


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