VITEK® 2 Compact

Compact, automated ID/AST instrument

  • The compact solution for fast, accurate ID/AST testing with expert confidence
  • Space-saving, automated & efficient
  • Works with VITEK® 2 PC LIS-compatible software that evolves with microbiology needs
  • Reduces hands-on time for enhanced workflow & rapid reporting


Today’s global healthcare challenges like Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) mean that microbiology labs need to be flexible and responsive to provide the right information at the right time. The efficiency of the VITEK® 2 Compact instrument and VITEK® 2 PC software offers you the capacity to help improve therapeutic success and patient outcomes1 through reliable microbial identification (ID) and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST). The instrument also lets you enhance laboratory efficiencies with reduced hands-on time and rapid reporting capabilities2. All this, in a cost-effective, space-saving design.

1. Barenfanger et al, JCM, May 1999, Vol 37, No 5
2. Sanders et al, JCM, July 2001, Vol 39 , No 7

Convenient & automated

Designed to provide ID/AST results in as little as 5 to 8 hours3, VITEK 2® Compact works with economical, ready-to-use VITEK® 2 ID/AST cards.

Safety is optimized with minimal reagent preparation and reduced handling in a closed, disposable system. The VITEK® 2 Compact is simple to use:

    After primary organism isolation, there is minimal handling with a simple standardized inoculum

    Place the inoculum into the VITEK® 2 Cassette at the Smart Carrier Station

    The VITEK® 2 Card and sample are linked via barcode

    Once the Cassette is loaded, the instrument handles all subsequent steps for incubation and reading

    Results at a glance:

      • Intuitive interface
      • Easy-to-access results with multiple filters
      • Bidirectional connection with your LIS
      • Automatic validation & transfer of preliminary results

      Flexibility for your lab

      They say good things come in small packages. The VITEK® 2 Compact System fits different lab arrangements and different needs – but always delivers results to help you ensure your laboratory can provide the right analysis for timely, relevant treatment options.

      • Models are available to accommodate 15, 30 or 60 cards
      • Increase testing capacity as your lab grows
      • Consolidate space and results: connect up to four instruments to one VITEK 2® PC
      • Save time and steps by reporting isolates virtually with VITEK 2® PC Remote Access

      More flexibility : Advanced System™ & bioART™

      The Advanced Expert System , can boost your confidence further by automatically providing validation of every susceptibility test result, to help clinicians select the most appropriate antibiotic treatment. The Advanced Expert System™ signals when results are ready, saving time, and gives you an accurate phenotype profile of the bacterial resistance mechanism(s) for each isolate tested, using color-coded indicators. bioMérieux’s Advanced Reporting Tool (bioART™) also enhances your reporting with customization and maximum efficiency, by automatically transferring results, offering alerts for critical results and improving standardization.



      • VITEK® 2 Compact 15/30/60 75 kg/165 lbs

      Electrical Power Requirements:

      • 110/120 VAC (50-60 Hz)
      • 220/240 VAC (50-60 Hz)

      Heat Dissipated:

      • VITEK® 2 Compact: 1025 BTU/Hr. (nominal)

      Environmental Requirements:

      • Operating Ambient Temperature Range: 15°C to 30°C (59°F-86°F)
      • Operating Humidity Range: 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing


      • Up to 2000 meters


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