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:

- 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:

- Flavors & Spices (GC)

- Supplements (GC, HPLC)

And will be expanded to multiple instrument manufacturers.




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 with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID) has been used for more than 30 years as a rapid and accurate method for microbial ID, fatty acid analysis (FAME) and soil phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFA).

MIDI automated this technology in 1991 with the introduction of the Sherlock™ Microbial Identification System (MIS).
The Sherlock MIS is used in more than 40 countries and
there are more than 1,000 journal articles referencing the technology (the majority of which are for Soil PLFA Analysis and Bacterial Taxonomy).

In 2014, MIDI introduced Sherlock X™, which extended the software to complex datasets from GC-MS instruments. Sherlock X has been used for fire debris and PLFA analysis.

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

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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.


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

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Sherlock™ v.6.3 Software

Major PLFA Enhancements

The Sherlock v.6.3 is now available, with new features to automate and rapidly analyze soil phospholipid fatty acid (PLFAs).


Sherlock 6.3 Features



Upcoming Event

October 7-8, 2016

MIDI, Inc. & MIDI Labs, Inc.

Supply Side West

Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV

Booth # EE175

Event Website

 

Microbial ID Brochure


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