Pathatrix instrument

Perfect your food pathogen testing workflow

Handle any sample matrices rapidly and accurately—and save your lab time and money—with the Applied Biosystems™ Pathatrix™ Auto Instrument.  Using paramagnetic particles that are either antibody-coated or positively charged, you can selectively bind and concentrate target organisms from many of the complex matrices found in food, environmental, and biothreat samples

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Chromogenic media plates

Chromogenic Media Plates

Applied Biosystems™ Pathatrix™ Auto Instrument

Applied Biosystems™ Pathatrix™ Auto Instrument

FitBag™ Half Fraser Broth

FitBag™ Half Fraser Broth

Reduce false-positives and indeterminate results

The Pathatrix Auto System is fully compatible with a wide range of detection technologies. The captured, concentrated, and cleaned sample produced by the Pathatrix system helps ensure a more reliable and accurate result from your chosen detection method. The time to result is also reduced due to the concentration effect of the Pathatrix system. Simple linking protocols are available for all of the commonly used detection technologies, including:

  • Agar plates—selective and chromogenic
  • Colorimetric assays—ELISA and lateral flow
  • PCR—real-time or conventional

Key features and benefits

Cleans and concentrates target—helps reduce false positives and indeterminate results

Pooling of up to 10 samples—save up to 90% on downstream detection costs

15-minute, fully automated run-time—quicker time to results and improved productivity

Bead portfolio for Pathatrix system

Save time, reduce costs, and improve results

Search the full list of Pathatrix kits and assays to find the bacterial target specific to your needs.

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Pathatrix User Manual

Pathatrix brochure

Sample matrices: examples of food types analysed

Quick Reference Protocols

Pathatrix System Workflow

Pathatrix System—Generic Bead Beating Protocol

Pathatrix System—VIDAS® Strip Linking Step

Creating a Salmonella Culture Serial Dilution

Pathatrix system—BAX® Lysis Linking Step

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