Don Whitley Scientific once again exhibited at Microbe 2016, the bi-annual conference organised by the Sheffield branch of the Institute of Biomedical Scientists. Microbe is one of the most important events in the calender for many local, national and international biomedical scientists. The symposium featured a programme of fantastic speakers on subjects such as viral infections, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
This year’s theme was “Book Titles”. Don Whitley Scientific appeared as The Addams Family with a stand dressed with cobwebs, candelabras and other spooky props. The team dressed up as the iconic family, featuring Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Lurch and Cousin Itt.
Exhibited at the event were the ChromaZona and DG250 Anaerobic Workstation. ChromaZona is an automated microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) analysis system for faster results in busy clinical laboratories. The Whitley DG250 Workstation has a small footprint but offers a generous working space to process, culture and examine anaerobic samples. Representatives from Copan Italia were also at the Don Whitley Scientific stand to discuss WASPLab and in particular the reading station where plated samples can be scrutinised under a high level of detail.