Microbial ID
 


MIDI Solutions

MIDI, Inc. has developed complex chromatographic data analysis and fingerprinting solutions since 1991.

Sherlock™ can currently be applied to the automated analysis & ID of:

   ✓ Fatty acids (GC, GC-MS)

   ✓ Soil PLFAs (GC, GC-MS)

   ✓ Bacteria (GC)

   ✓ Mycobacteria (HPLC)

   ✓ Hydrocarbons (GC-MS)




Sherlock™ will be expanded to the automated analysis & ID of:

- Spices & Essential Oils (GC)

- Supplements & Herbals (GC, HPLC)

The software currently operates with Agilent Technologies and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments hardware.




Our sister company, MIDI Labs, provides contract services for these and other types of materials.

MIDI Labs - Contract Services





Sherlock™ GC & GC-MS Software Solutions

Gas Chromatography (GC) has been used for more than 30 years as a rapid and accurate method for microbial ID, fatty acid (FAME) and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis.

MIDI automated this technology in 1991 with the introduction of the Sherlock™ Microbial Identification System (MIS), which combined the Sherlock software platform with Agilent Technologies' GC product line.

The Sherlock MIS is used in more than 40 countries with
more than 5,000 journal citations referencing the technology.

In 2014, MIDI introduced Sherlock X™ which extended the software to fire debris and PLFA analysis on Agilent Technologies' GC-MS product line.

In 2017, MIDI introduced the Sherlock™ Chromatographic Analysis System (CAS), which extended the software to Shimadzu Scientific Instruments' GC-2010 product line.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Agilent Solutions

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Shimadzu Solutions

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Sherlock™ Mycobacteria ID System (MYCO-LCS)

Mycolic acid analysis by
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
has been used for more
than 20 years as a rapid method for mycobacterial identification.

MIDI automated this technology in 2003 with the introduction of the Sherlock™ Mycobacterial Identification System (MYCO-LCS). The MYCO-LCS is widely-used in US public health laboratories at the City, County and State level, as well as reference laboratories in other countries.

The MYCO-LCS identifies
25 mycobacterial species and more than 35 species from
related genera, including:
M. tuberculosis, Corynebacteria, Dietzia, Gordonia, Nocardia, Rhodococcus and Tsukamurella.

Unlike many other ID systems, the Sherlock MYCO-LCS can separate Mycobacterium bovis BCG (Vaccine strain) from the MTB complex and can identify Mycobacteria spp. in the presence of contaminant bacteria.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Sherlock now Supports Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) Hardware

Microbial Community Analysis

One of the first MIDI solutions is the automated analysis of soil microbial phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) on SSI's flagship GC-2010 product line.


Automated PLFA Analysis on a Shimadzu GC-2010 Other solutions include the automated analysis of fatty acids from edible oils, food fats, marine oils, etc., as well as microbial identification using our proven Sherlock™ platform.


MIDI Automated Solutions for a GC-2010

Upcoming Event

September 28-29, 2017

MIDI, Inc. & MIDI Labs, Inc.

SupplySide West 2017

Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV USA
Exhibit Booth # EE173

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