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RiboPrinter® System


The DuPont™ RiboPrinter® System combines automation with the power of DNA to not only identify the genus/species of contaminants, but also provide deeper, strain-level typing at the same time. 

This fine degree of resolution applies to environmental isolates, pathogens, spoilage organisms, control strains, beneficial organisms or any other bacteria that are important to industry.

More than 16S sequencing

The RiboPrinter® System technology investigates a much larger portion of the bacterial genome than many other systems. The RiboPrinter®system investigates regions encoding  not only the 16S rRNA sequence, but also the 5S and 23S sequences, plus the spacer regions and flanking genes on either side.

This rich depth of information is what allows for highly precise differentiation among strains of the same species, even those with the same 16S sequence.

Automated performance

Until now, the methods for genetic characterization of bacteria required highly skilled technicians and lacked standardization and consistency. The RiboPrinter® system provides the speed, accuracy, reproducibility and confidence never before possible.

From start to finish, the RiboPrinter® system process is automated, simplifying operator training and minimizing errors due to technique. Loading and operating the characterization unit are easy and intuitive. The workstation software is user-friendly, providing sophisticated data analysis that eliminates the need for subjective interpretation of results.

Useful information

Every time a sample is run, the RiboPrinter® system produces an exact genetic snapshot of the organism that is linked to historical data. With a comprehensive, dynamic picture of any microbial environment, technicians can track and manage data at the strain level, letting them pinpoint contamination with more speed, ease and precision than ever before possible.

The flexibility to match any situation

With the RiboPrinter® system restriction enzyme flexibility, ribotyping bacteria can be performed with either a prepackaged restriction enzyme or a custom configuration, while retaining the advantages of full automation.Up to eight bacterial isolates can be tested at one time, with results available eight hours from sample input. Because the system can accept new batches every two hours, up to 32 samples can be loaded in a normal workday. This provides rapid, accurate results for great confidence in any product tested.