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Bact/Alert® Virtuo® overview 1

Bact/Alert® Virtuo® overview 1

The next dimension in blood culture detection. VIRTUO Microbial Detection System, a fully automated blood culture solution with real-time notification of blood volume, quicker time to detection1 and virtually zero hands on time.


Bact/Alert Virtuo Overview

BACT/ALERT VIRTUO is the new standard in blood culture detection system from bioMerieux. The flexible platform fits into nearly any size lab, even outside the routine microbiology lab. With minimal training, the motion activated loading lets any skill level load the instrument. Just load bottles onto the motion activated loading bay and the bottles are automatically moved to a carousel and into the smart scanning station. The scanning station will rotate and image the bottle label and directly senses the blood fill level and records on every bottle in real time. The bottle is loaded and unloaded into newly designed racks by a robotic arm. High fidelity optics and new algorithms are incorporated to increase performance and time to detection. Advanced reporting is available with MYLA middleware providing a comprehensive view of microbiology workflow, instrumentation and quality indicators: Contamination rates, blood volume and time to detection. When used together, BACT/ALERT VIRTUO and FAN Plus Media can help clinicians rapidly diagnose bloodstream infections to improve patient outcomes and to aid in Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Ultimate workflow efficiency

The VIRTUO system with its integrated features work together to provide a seamlessly efficient workflow. This new workflow maximizes efficiency and helps laboratorians provide more rapid results to physicians to impact patient care positively.

Motion activated loading

  • Automated, motion-activated “Load & Go” loading
  • Bottles are simply placed onto loading bay

Smart scanning technology

  • Carousel moves bottles into smart scanning station
  • Scanning station rotates and images entire bottle
  • Recognizes bottle IDs and accession labels
  • Instantly provides scan errors alerts
  • Reads 2D Barcode for lot authentication and expiration date

Sample Level Sensing

  • Directly senses fill level on each bottle in real time
  • Automatically stores fill level data for reporting
  • Immediate notification of improper fill level
  • Sample volume alert is configurable

Enhanced performance

  • High fidelity optics and electronics
  • New growth detection algorithm for faster time to detection Positive bottle retrieval
  • Audible and visual on-screen alerts for positive bottles
  • Password protected on-demand or automated removal of positive bottles
  • Removed bottles placed into front retrieval chutes

Automated unloading

  • Visual on-screen alerts for negative bottles
  • Final negative bottles removal in batch or on-demand

Intuitive touchscreen design

  • Large, clearly visible touchscreen interface
  • Status screen provides complete bottle status
  • Navigation bar for searches, configuration, and reports Pre-Programmed basic reports
  • Positive, Negative, Negative to date, Orphan 7 Anonymous
  • Instrument Reports (Temperature, Calibration)
  • Bottle Fill Volume Report

Advanced reporting and connectivity

  • MYLA microbiology middleware
  • Intuitive dashboard design
  • Comprehensive view of current workflow
  • Remote notification of positive blood culture bottles or instrument issues
  • Blood culture quality reporting:
    • Contamination rates
    • Blood volume tracking
    • Time to detection statistics

Scalable instrumentation

  • Up to three additional 428 capacity incubators to one primary VIRTUO (1712 total cells)

Improve visibility of your testing with MYLA

Fully integrated MYLA middleware, so you connect to other bioMérieux instruments and your LIS to gain a “control tower” perspective to ensure information flows smoothly. This eases the administrative burden and optimizes workflow so you manage higher volumes with your existing resources and free your time for more skill-intensive work.

  • Get the whole picture: information at your fingertips 24/7
  • Consolidate patient data for easier and more powerful reporting
    • Total traceability of blood culture workflow
    • Comprehensive blood volume reporting
    • Quality indicator tracking
  • Improves clinical relevance with real-time statistics & quality metrics
  • Contamination tracking further improved with integrated VITEK® Mass Spec and VITEK® 2 results