VITEK® 2 for microbial identification

Fully automated system for microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing

  • Extremely rapid
  • Recognized technology
  • Fully automated
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By bringing high performance AST solutions into your lab, we make you optimize animal health management and accompany you to use the most appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

Antibiotic susceptibility testing with VITEK® 2

Used for microbial identification, VITEK® 2 systems are also a reference for antibiotic susceptibility testing and resistance detection.Antibiotic susceptibility testing

Based on broth microdilution, these automated systems help your veterinary lab to perform same day susceptibility tests, increasing your lab productivity.

Our systems come with a wide offer of the most relevant susceptibility tests for veterinary diagnostics

  • Gram-negative
  • Gram-positive
  • Yeast…

Benefits of the VITEK® 2 technology for your lab

  • High performance
    • Combination of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) parameters with MIC results
    • Low level detection and new resistance mechanism (AmpC, ESBL, MBL, etc…)
    • 64-well bar-coded cards with advanced colorimetric substrates provide higher accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Capacity to test unusual organism/drug combinations and still provide AST results when susceptibility break points change
  • Faster decision-making
  • Rapid results


VITEK® 2 range: choose the system adapted to your needs

The VITEK® 2 range includes different automated systems, all designed to meet your AST needs:


  • VITEK® 2 60
  • VITEK® 2 Compact 60
  • VITEK® 2 Compact 30
  • VITEK® 2 Compact 15

To find the most adapted system and accessories for your veterinary lab, use the contact form for more information 

VITEK® 2 COMPACT INSTRUMENT, automated Antibiotic susceptibility testing 



Height 60 cm (23.6 in.)

Width 72 cm (28.3 in.)

Depth 68 cm (26.8 in.)



Approximately 75 kg (165 Lb)


Electrical Characteristics

Input voltage:100/120/220/240 VAC at 50/60 Hz

Maximum input current: 5 amps @ 120 VAC or 2.5 amps @ 240 VAC

Nominal input current: 2.5 amps @ 120 VAC or 1.25 amps @ 240 VA

Power : 300 watts nominal, 600 watts peak

Heat: 1025 BTU/HR (nominal)

Power cord: Detachable 3-wire with ground, per IEC 320


General Characteristics

Cassette: Capacity, cards: 10 cards per cassette

Vacuum (Filler): Minimum level: 0.89 PSIA ±0.06 PSIA

Sealer: Mechanical: stub length 1.25 ± .25 mm

Incubator: Temperature: 35.5 °C ± 1 °C average

Capacity: 30 or 60 cards per Incubator (depending on configuration)


VITEK® 2 :


  • VITEK® 2 (60 card capacity): 110 kg/240 lbs
  • VITEK® 2 XL (120 card capacity): 145 kg/320 lbs

Electrical Power Requirements:

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

Heat Dissipated:

  • VITEK® 2: 512 BTU/Hr. (nominal)
  • VITEK® 2 XL: 632 BTU/Hr/ (nominal)

Environmental Requirements:
Operating Ambient Temperature Range:     20°C to 30°C (68°F-86°F)
Operating Humidity Range: 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing

Up to 2000 meters

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