With the device line MERLIN provides their customers a flexible degree of automation by using the MICRONAUT system.



Designed for rapid reading, calculation and validation of MICRONAUT systems

MICRONAUT Software offers rapid and standardized reading, calculation, and interpretation of identification and susceptibility testing by using MICRONAUT systems


All patient data (specimen number, name, data of birth) and test types can be manually administered or imported from the mainframe. The MICRONAUT software generates work lists defining an optimized inoculation procedure considering an economic use of test plates.

Subsequently to evaluate the identification result is attached the corresponding susceptibility pattern.


This portion of the MICROANUT software checks the plausibility of the susceptibility test results. Identification results are compared with typical resistance profiles. In case of discrepancies to the typical profiles, additional tests are recommended for the corresponding isolates. Exceptional and impossible phenotypes can be detected.


The MICRONAUT software enables an optimal adjustment to your laboratory requirements. Besides the possibility of patient data registration and generation of ready to delivery laboratory findings, the MICRONAUT software can be extended by a quality control program and a statistic program.

Minimum hardware requirements

Standard PC with > 300 MHz clock frequency 

> 128 MB main memory 

> 100 MB free hard disk space



Microplate photometer for fast and standardized reading of all MICRONAUT plates

For a fast and standardized reading of all MICRONAUT systems have been qualified several photometers. Which one of them might fulfill your requirements at its best, will be evaluated individually.


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