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First analyser for Bacterial Culture and the Susceptibility Testing in Human Biological Fluids and Urine

HB&L is the first analyser able to perform bacterial culture, RAA test and susceptibility testing on samples such as urine, sterile or non sterile fluids and other biological samples. Using the patented technology based on light scattering it is able to detect the presence of bacteria and their drug resistance in a few hours with high sensitivity and specificity.

HB&L monitors the growth phases of bacteria from the inoculum step into specific culture broths providing real time growth curves and quantitative bacterial count results in CFU/ml.

Broth turbidity level is detected by McFarland Monitor and, as the sample reaches the 0.5 McFarland, a visual and audible alert advises that the bacterial culture is ready to be tested for a customized antibiotic panel without awaiting the end of the analysis and avoiding further dilution steps.

The software flexibility of the HB&L allows different tests to be performed simultaneously; each reading unit position is independent from the others and can be set according to sample type, incubation time, test profile, analytical protocol and cut-off.

Two HB&L models are available, one version with 120 sample positions and a 60 position “light” version for reduced workload.


  • Light Scattering Technology
  • Quantitative Results expressed in CFU/ml
  • Susceptibility testing with customized antibiotic panels
  • Real time detection of bacteria growth curves
  • Integrated turbidimeter with Mc Farland Monitor
  • Single sample management with customized analysis
  • Continuous Loading
  • Automatic results reading and reporting
  • LIS bidirectional interface
  • 37°C incubation
  • Dedicated area for lyophilized bacteria reconstitution
  • User-friendly software
  • Customized reports
  • Database for epidemiological studies
  • Connection to Alfred 60AST for increased throughput and
  • productivity

1 - Reading Unit

2 - HB&L Light - 60 samples SI 190.300/L

230VAC ± 10% or 115 VAC ± 10 %

150 W

50 or 60 ± 2 Hz

from +10 to +30 °C

540x650x640 mm

65 kg

All the samples are incubated at 37°C and only live bacteria are detected while interference from non replicating substances such as erythrocytes, leucocytes, dead cells and salts present in the sample are eliminated during the initial zero reading.
The HB&L supports a bi-directional interface for sample data communication and result transmission.

Company Profile


Associated Distributors is a leading dealer of diagnostics and medical equipments with offices in Kochi and Kottayam.

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Our clients include a number of leading hospitals, medical colleges and laboratory networks across Kerala.

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Tel: 0481-2567334, 2567335
fax: 2569457
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