Radian®

Automated Disk Diffusion Set up and Interpretation

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Introduction to Radian®

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Introduction to Radian®

Product Overview

Radian® is a fully integrated solution that automates the seeding of Mueller Hinton plates, application of antibiotic discs, transfer of prepared agar plates to incubators, plate imaging, zone measurement, zone interpretation, and result output using the Halo Recognition Algorithms, part of the Radian® Expert System AI.

  • Automatic McFarland suspension seeding
  • Customizable antibiotic disk application
  • Automated zone size reading and interpretation using CLSI Rules

Disk diffusion testing has been a mainstay of laboratory methods for susceptibility testing, but despite its low cost, requires manual intervention for set up and reading. The Radian® system is the first of this kind that offers a fully automated and integrated system for disk diffusion testing. 

Streamline AST Workflow

Radian® delivers major workflow efficiencies, freeing staff for higher value tasks while expediting results.

Ensure Standardized Best Practices

Radian® automatically applies CLSI standards AST and enables laboratories to configure their own interpretation rules, ensuring consistent results.

Maximize Traceability Across Platforms

Integrating WASPLab® and Radian® with your LIS ensures comprehensive data traceability, aiding daily routines.

Improve AST Turnaround Time

When validated by the laboratory, Radian® has the potential of early susceptibility reading, allowing for more timely results.

Increases Productivity While decreasing Operational Cost

The Radian® system is the first of this kind that offers a fully automated and integrated system for disk diffusion testing. Starting with the creation of McFarland suspensions, Meuller Hinton agar plates are then automatically seeded and susceptibility disks applied. Radian® increases productivity, allowing laboratory staff more time to manage their ever-increasing workload.

Unmatched Flexibility and Customization

Radian® is a flexible antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) platform that can be used with many types of antimicrobial disks. Radian’s high-capacity antimicrobial carousel allows users to select from up to 50 antibiotics for protocols using up to 6-8 discs per 100mm plate.

Fully Automate, Digitally Read and Interpret AST Results

Radian® can be retrofitted onto most existing WASPLab® platforms, taking advantage of the WASPLab® telecentric high-definition camera. Digital interpretations are made with the specialized imaging capabilities in combination with Halo Recognition Algorithms (to measure zone diameters) used by Radian® Expert System.

 

Streamlining AST workflow using automation and AI allows for standardization, labor savings, and improved turnaround time. When validated by the laboratory, Radian® has the potential of early susceptibility reading for more timely results.

Radian® Expert System

Through the easy and intuitive graphic interface, the operator has all the specimen’s data at their fingertips and can customize Radian® Expert System interpretation rules autonomously. The flexible, customizable, and user-friendly platform interprets susceptible, intermediate, or resistant results. Digital interpretations are made with the specialized imaging capabilities in combination with Halo Recognition Algorithms used by Radian® Expert System in the WASPLab® software.

Expert system hints

Keep everything in sight while working directly on the plate

Halo-reading interface

With direct communication to the rules database

Rule editor

Adapt or completely customize your own interpretation rules

Amplify Your Lab's Potential with Integrated Automation

Our modular solutions work synergistically to maximize the clinical microbiology workflow – WASP® streaks cultures, WASPLab® images colonies, Colibrí™ prepares  MALDI ID plates and AST suspensions, and Radian® Expert System digitizes and interprets AST results, bringing leading-edge automation to your lab’s processes.

We help you begin your automation journey

Copan delivers full laboratory automation innovations spanning specimen sorting, processing, smart incubation, specialized imaging, and AI interpretation to maximize clinical microbiology productivity. Our modular platforms are uniquely customized to each laboratory while enhancing quality, safety, and traceability.

WASP®

Walk-Away Specimen Processor

WASPLab®

Full Laboratory Automation with Digital Microbiology

WASP-FLO™

Bulk Specimen Sorting

PhenoMATRIX®

Advanced Artificial Intelligence for Microbiology

Colibrí™

Automated Specimen ID and AST Preparation

Collaborative Station

Semi-Manual Specimen Processing

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Our Promise

Copan is committed to innovation in preanalytics. The automation developed by the COPAN team helps Microbiologists to provide faster and better results, and ultimately to make a difference and have a strong impact on patient care.

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