Online and downloadable materials for AST

The brochures, application notes, webinars, downloads, videos, and other resources in this section will help you get the most out of your Sensititre MIC plate or Oxoid disc testing system.

Validation studies

Broth microdilution method

Oleksiuk M, Screen J, Scopes E, Bursens J. Evaluation of Thermo Scientific Sensititre Susceptibility MIC plates for the MIC determination of Gram negative isolates for amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, cefotaxime, meropenem and piperacillin-tazobactam. Poster presentation, 2015. Full text


Jayol 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

Disc diffusion method

Åhman J, Matuschek E, Kahlmeter G. The quality of antimicrobial discs from nine manufacturers—EUCAST evaluations in 2014 and 2017. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019; 25: 346-352. Full text


Åhman J, Matuschek E, Kahlmeter G. EUCAST evaluation of 21 brands of Mueller–Hinton dehydrated media for disc diffusion testing. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020; 26: 1412.e1-1412.e5. Full text

Documentation and literature

Inoculation contamination with Sensititre AIM System vs manual pipette
Sensititre system validation for new systems or new drugs
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Post-viral syndrome - Tackling the COVID-driven increase in AMR starts in the laboratory


Customer stories

Researchers use Sensititre AST systems in their labs every day. Here’s what some of them have to say.

To be able to get an accurate measurement of MIC for very specific drugs like vancomycin, for me, is wonderfully valuable.

Dr. James McKinnell

University of California, Los Angeles

Sensititre plays a significant role in making our laboratory a recognized leader in providing accurate and timely microbiology services.

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After using SWIN for several months, we can honestly say we love it! It is very user-friendly. We really like the expert comments and the quality control package.

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The SWIN Epidemiology platform allows us to quickly generate monthly and annual susceptibility reports.

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Prior to using the Sensititre SWIN Software, it took many hours to compile all of the necessary reports.

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Sensititre was one of the first to incorporate the broth microdilution D-test and cefoxitin screen, and the drug tigecycline on MIC panels, giving our lab immediate access to the latest antimicrobials.

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The most important factors for our laboratory were availability of necessary drugs and appropriate dilution ranges. Sensititre MIC plates are accurate and able to detect emerging resistance.

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The technology associated with Sensititre, as well as the ability to have custom plates, really make Sensititre a unique system.

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We have added custom three-isolate plates for urinary isolates that better suit our outpatient formulary guidelines. I don’t believe any of the other AST/ID vendors would have been able to provide a custom product at our volumes, at the same price as other standard product.

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We chose the Sensititre System because it provided us with the easiest setup options, best microbiology technology for accurate results, and the overall lowest cost per test.

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Software updates

Customers will be notified our updates to SWIN Software for their Sensititre Systems. For questions or to request updates, contact your sales representative or Technical Support.

Customer education

Education resources for AST include an abundance of free online materials on testing methods, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and antimicrobial stewardship.


For training courses taught at your site and online, see the Services tab.

Microbiology Learning Center

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Learn more about the latest clinical microbiology issues and trends. Discover advances in blood culture, susceptibility testing, and workflow solutions from experts working in the field.

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