Omaha, NE – Streck is introducing a new line of antibiotic resistance monitoring and detection (ARM-D) kits. The Streck ARM-D® Kit, ampC (RUO) and Streck ARM-D® Kit, ?-Lactamase (RUO) are multiplex real-time PCR kits that can quickly detect more than 450 ? lactamase gene targets.

The kits are designed to detect the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) genes currently on the CDC’s Urgent Threat list as well as additional emerging threats. Current phenotypic methods can mischaracterize or fail to detect genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. The Streck ARM-D Kits are a genotypic detection method that can be used to identify the most prevalent types of ?-lactamase-based antibiotic resistance.

Streck developed the ARM-D Kits to provide laboratories with a comprehensive, cost-effective molecular method to detect the most clinically-important ?-lactamases known to cause therapeutic failure. These kits can be used to complement standard susceptibility tests and to improve surveillance and epidemiologic tracking, which will translate into better infection control and increased effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship programs.

Streck ARM-D Kits are For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. These products have not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for In Vitro Diagnostic use.

About Streck, Inc.
Established in 1971, Streck develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories. Streck’s passion for innovation, quality and service has allowed the organization to become a world leader in the development of quality control and diagnostic products that help laboratories ensure accurate and timely results for patients. Streck offers the industry’s leading automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate instrument and is a worldwide supplier of blood collection tubes that standardize methods for sample collection, stabilization and transportation. Expanding product lines include flow cytometry, body fluids and urinalysis with emerging products being developed for the burgeoning field of molecular diagnostics. For more information, visit

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