Microbial Identification

Rapidly and accurately identify over 2,900 species of aerobic and anaerobic Bacteria, Yeasts, and Fungi.

Biolog’s advanced phenotypic technology provides valuable information on the properties of strains, in addition to a species-level identification. Molecular methods such as 16s sequencing and MALDI-TOF provide no information about the properties of the strain. Biolog’s carbon source utilization technology identifies environmental and pathogenic microorganisms by producing a characteristic pattern or “metabolic fingerprint” from discrete test reactions performed within a 96 well microplate. Culture suspensions are tested with a panel of pre-selected assays, then incubated, read and compared to our extensive databases.

Getting the answers you need has never been easier

  • Simple one minute set-up procedure
  • Gram stain and other pre-tests not needed
  • Manual, semi-automated and automated solutions for any level of throughput

96 well MicroPlates incorporate a patented Redox tetrazolium dye that changes color as a result of cellular respiration providing a metabolic fingerprint.

Our complete solution includes instruments, consumables, databases, software.

Databases have been designed specifically to support the needs of environmental monitoring, QC microbiology, water and waste-water testing, agricultural and veterinary applications, and other non-clinical needs.

MicroPlates and Databases:

GEN III (Aerobes)

AN (Anaerobes)

YT (Yeasts)

FF (Filamentous Fungi)


Instrument Offerings:


Fully automated high throughput aerobic identification


Semi-automated identification for bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi


Designed for teaching and low volume applications

Combine the OmniLog and MicroStation to enable identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi.  This combination is the OmniLog Plus System.

If you operate in a regulated environment and compliance with FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 is important, updated software packages have been recently launched for the OmniLog and MicroStation. Validation manuals have also been developed to support the updated software. Software updates include increased security features, enhanced data integrity, and improved audit trail.

  • New Audit Trail integrated into both systems. Automatically records user events, user actions, software events, software actions, and instrument events to the Audit Trail
  • New, more comprehensive security implementation. Prevents data modification and deletion
  • Easier to respond to an auditor’s requests. New Audit Trail Viewer (ATV) software application installs with both systems. Provides an auditor a quick way to locate and display the information he/she needs, such as viewing historical records
  • New and improved formatting of printed ID Reports including capability to import a company logo and display it at the top of each Report
  • OmniLog Data Collection Software 3.0 and MicroLog Secure 6.1 are shipped with new instrument orders

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