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antimicrobial susceptibility disk dispensers

Postby livinwithmydog » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:47 pm

We use Remel dispensers, and we have been using the Remel disk refills, however, it is getting harder and harder to find some of the specific antibiotics that we use. So, I found out that BBL also makes a dispenser and disks - and they offer a wider variety of antibiotics at lower prices. Does anyone know if the Remel dispensers will work w/ BBL disks? I called the BBL distributor to ask, but I'm not sure that anyone on the planet could be less helpful or more rude (I wouldn't do business w/ such a jerk if money weren't a factor).
Thanks for any insight!
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Postby canalon » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:21 pm

I seem to remember that we could use some oxoid disks with our BBL dispenser that we had in a previous lab (life?). Two solutions:
- Buy one cartridge of the BBL disks and see if it works. This is would be only a loss of a few dollars. Or of a few minutes, if you are ready to apply the disks by hand
- ask the remel/oxoid rep if their machine will accept the BBL cartridges. They might be more helpful than BBL. Or to avoid all conflict of interest ask a company that sell both (VWR in Canada distribute both oxoid/remel and BBL), the sales rep should know or be able to answer.
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