Features of the BioM©rieux Mini VIDAS Automated Immunoassay System: The mini VIDAS is a compact version of the VIDAS system with a built-in computer, keyboard and printer. Two independent sections each accept six tests and can process up to 12 samples simultaneously. Automation and kinetic assay reactions yield rapid turnaround time. The quality of the VIDAS is unsurpassed—it is automated, has no carryover, uses fluorescence reading, is self-testing and has ready-to-use bar-code-labeled reagents. Single or batch testing: serology and immunochemistry results, 20—60 minutes; direct antigen assay, 30—150 minutes. Fully-automated, simple-to-use and require infrequent calibration and very little maintenance. User-friendly software; complimentary updates. Equip with Laboratory Information System (LIS) and barcode patient demographic interfaces. Self-contained reagent strips with all necessary buffers, conjugates, and diluents. No reagent bottles to replace, reservoirs to fill or reagent dilutions to prepare. Solid-phase receptacle (SPR) (packaged with each reagent strip) serves as a reagent pipet as well as an antibody-coated reaction vessel. Antigen detection (bacteria, toxins) is carried out using a sandwich technique. SPR is coated with antibodies against the target antigen. Fluorescence measured is directly proportional to the quantity of antigen present in the sample. Two independent testing areas with six positions each. Integrated computer, display screen, keypad and a built-in printer—all in one compact unit. Process 12 tests at once; those sharing protocols can be run in a section at the same time Power Consumption: 256 BTU/hr. Power Supply: 100/130V, 50/60Hz. Reader Dimensions: 171/4H x 211/4W x 21 in.D (44 x 54 x 53cm). Weight: 85 lb. (40kg).