Latest News

New product: CHROMagar LIN-R


For detection and differentiation of Gram (+) bacteria
resistant to Linezolid

Gram (+) pose a global threat to human health due to the emergence of resistance to antibiotics. Linezolid has a broad spectrum of activity against a variety of pathogenic Gram (+) microorganisms, such as MRSA, VRS and VRE. However, the emergence of strains resistant to linezolid (LIN-R) and horizontal spread of resistance linked to the cfr gene, have been increasingly reported after approval of its clinical use.

Althrough the prevalence of linezolid resistance remains low, the emergence of LIN-R strains is still a great concern. Today, linezolid sensitivity in Gram (+) clinical specimens is primarily monitored by surveillance programs in Europe and in the United States. Clinical isolates of surveillance of LIN-R strains include swabs from the nose (for screening of Staphylococcus), perianal and rectal areas (for screening of Enterococcus).

  • Highly Sensitive: Detection of MIC as low as 8 μg/mL.
  • Directly from specimen
  • Easy interpretation: Species identification by MALDI-TOF can be carried directly from colony.
  • With experience, a trained eye can differentiate between E. faecium and E. faecalis, and between S. aureus and S. epidermidis

Now available under the reference: LN762 (5 L Pack)
Send us an email or visit the product page 
for more information about CHROMagarTM LIN-R