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
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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:

  1. After primary organism isolation, there is minimal handling with a simple standardized inoculum
  2. Place the inoculum into the VITEK® 2 Cassette at the Smart Carrier Station
  3. The VITEK® 2 Card and sample are linked via barcode
  4. Once the Cassette is loaded, the instrument handles all subsequent steps for incubation and reading
  5. Results at a glance:
  • Intuitive interface
  • Easy-to-access results with multiple filters
  • Bidirectional connection with your LIS
  • Automatic validation & transfer of preliminary results


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 menchanism(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 transfering results, offering alerts for critical results and improving standardization.


  • VITEK® 2 CMPACT 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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