“Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine.” - Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO. 

Thermo Scientific products for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) can help clinicians, veterinarians, food scientists, and public health officials determine pathogen antimicrobial susceptibility patterns while supporting global and regional antimicrobial stewardship. From manual disc diffusion to automated instrumentation with true minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) results, our powerful, comprehensive testing solutions help you achieve accurate, reliable, consistent results and optimized workflows.


The Thermo Scientific Sensititre System lets you combine manual, semi-automated, and fully automated tests within a single integrated AST platform using broth microdilution (BMD), the gold standard for AST accuracy.¹ With over 300 antimicrobials available, including the latest on the market, on both standard and customizable MIC plates, the Sensititre System allows you to consolidate confirmatory tests while meeting FDA, CLSI, and EUCAST breakpoint requirements.

Your expertise, empowered


Accurate, reliable, consistent AST

Whether you prefer manual or automated testing using discs or plates, Thermo Scientific tests have excelled in independent validation studies.

Custom plate development

Choose from over 300 antimicrobials to design a Sensititre Custom Plate tailored to your formulary, dilution ranges, and patient population.

The latest antimicrobials

Our close collaboration with leading pharmaceutical companies gives you early access to new antimicrobial drugs on multiple AST devices and formats.

Fulfill stewardship mandates

The standardized Sensititre antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance platform meets FDA, CLSI, and EUCAST requirements. Our webinars and articles will keep you up to date on the latest AMR and AST trends and best practices.

Exceptional service and support

There’s no time for downtime in your lab. Our technical services, field engineering, and training teams are committed to ensure your success. 

The pandemic’s impact on AMR and antimicrobial stewardship

How did the coronavirus pandemic contribute to antimicrobial resistance? Our new SmartNote Post-viral syndrome: Tackling the COVID-driven increase in AMR starts in the laboratory looks at the data behind the facts.

Explore our wide range of standard MIC plates and antimicrobials

Choose from our comprehensive selection of standard MIC plates for Gram positive, Gram negative, yeast and fastidious organisms, as well as veterinary and surveillance plates. Or, design your own custom plate tailored to your formulary. Our latest Sensititre Plate Guide includes everything you need to get to know the Sensititre System.

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¹Jayol A, Nordmann P, André C, Poirel L, Dubois V. Evaluation of three broth microdilution systems to determine colistin susceptibility of Gram-negative bacilli. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018; 73: 1272-1278. PubMed