MIDI SolutionsMIDI, Inc. has developed complex chromatographic data analysis and fingerprinting solutions since 1991.
Sherlock™ can currently be applied to the automated analysis & ID of:
- Bacteria & Yeast (GC) - Edible & Marine Oils (GC, GC-MS) - Fire Debris Accelerants (GC-MS) - Mycobacteria (HPLC) - Soil PLFAs (GC, 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 analysis (PLFA).
MIDI automated this technology in 1991 with the introduction of the Sherlock™ Microbial Identification System (MIS), which extended the software to Agilent Technologies' GC product line. The Sherlock MIS is used in more than 40 countries with more than 1,000 journal articles referencing
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' 2010 GC product line.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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.
Sherlock now Supports Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) Hardware
Microbial Community Analysis
One of the first MIDI solutions is the automated analysis of soil phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) on SSI's 2010 GC product line.
Automated PLFA Analysis on a Shimadzu GC-2010
The MIDI and Shimadzu partnership were recently highlighted on NutraIngredients-USA's website.A New Partnership for Neutraceutical Testing
April 3-6, 2017 MIDI, Inc. 17th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB) Oxford Conference CenterOxford, MS USA
Gary Jackoway - Presenter