BD Kiestra™ Automation Solutions

Provide your lab with modular, scalable and forward-compatible automation solutions that are integrated with our broad portfolio of microbiology instruments and consumables.


Supporting lab efficiency
Automating time-consuming, manual and repetitive tasks in microbiology—including inoculation, incubation, imaging, plate reading, identification and susceptibility, the system helps improve staff efficiency and lab productivity.1

Advancing quality and standardization through automation
Our solutions standardize processes and increase the quality of results. Automated specimen processing ensures consistent and reproducible streaking results using a unique rolling bead technology, while automated incubation allows plates to be read at the user’s optimal time intervals.2,3

Improving patient management and care
Our solutions are designed to support clinical decisions that improve patient management and care by enabling the delivery of faster, high quality and more standardized results to clinicians and staff than with manual inoculation.3,4,5

1 Page, N. (2015). Transforming a Canadian Microbiology Laboratory: Laboratory Automation and Lean Processes Reduce Errors, Improve Standardization and Result Quality While Improving Productivity. BMJ Quality & Safety 2015;24(11):718-740.

2 Rydback, J., Tjernberg, I. & Walder, M. (2010). High amount of separated bacterial colonies with InoqulA®. Presented at ECCMID, Vienna, Austria.

3 Combining Lean with Lab Automation to Get Impressive Results. The Dark Report; July 13, 2015, 10 – 15.

4 Croxatto, A., Dijkstra, K., Prod’hom, G. & Greub, G., (2015). Comparison of Inoculation with the InoqulA and WASP Automated Systems with Manual Inoculation. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 53 (7), 2298 – 2307.

5 Iversen, J., Stendal, G., Gerdes, C., Meyer, C., Anderson, C. & Frimodt-Moller, N. (2015). Comparative Evaluation of Inoculation of Urine Samples with the Copan WASP® and BD Kiestra™ InoqulA™ Instruments. J. Clin. Microbiol. JCM.01718-15; Accepted manuscript posted online 25 November 2015 doi:10.1128/JCM.01718-15.


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