The PhenePlateTM system is an automated system for simple and rapid subtyping of bacteria for epidemiological, nosocomial and ecological studies. The system is based on the evaluation of the kinetics of biochemical reactions (by reading test results at several occasions), performed in 96 well microplates. The microplates (PhP plates) contain 2 to 8 sets of dehydrated reagents, which have been specifically selected for various groups of microorganisms.
High resolution PhP plates (will soon be discontinued)
High resolution PhP plates differentiate each isolate on 24 or 48 different reagents. The high resolution plates are used when a careful typing of each isolate is needed (e.g. for epidemiological investigations). The PhP-48 plates are also used for bacteria for which no special plates are available.
Rapid Screening PhP-Plates:
Rapid screening PhP plates differentiate each isolate on 11 reagents. Rapid screening plates are particular suitable for ecological studies involving large numbers of isolates, when the information of the whole population is more important than the information on each individual isolate.
Another PhenePlate product needed for running the test is a suspending medium. It can be easily prepared in the lab, and the reagents for preparing it can be purchased from any lab store or from us
The PhenePlate software
If you want to try the PhP software, a demo version is available. Please E-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org