Mast Group Ltd. are pleased to announce the expansion of their molecular product portfolio with the launch of the New MAST ISOPLEX® CRE-ART  kit for the rapid molecular detection of carbapenemase producing organisms (CPOs).

The increasing prevalence of Gram-negative infections exhibiting multi-drug resistance has become one of the most significant threats to public health globally. Over recent years, there have been several outbreaks of CPOs that have caused widespread dissemination and resistance to carbapenem antibiotics. The prevalence of CPOs in healthcare infections has increased profoundly since the turn of the century and laboratories are now being encouraged to test for the most prevalent carbapenemase families.

MAST ISOPLEX® CRE-ART  is a loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) kit for the detection and characterisation of the seven most prevalent carbapenemase families: OXA-48, OXA-23, OXA-24/40, KPC, VIM, NDM and IMP.

  • Rapid results with 15 minute hands on time and 30 minute run time.
  • Ready to use with lyophilised pellets containing all primers and reagents.
  • Highly sensitive and specific giving confidence in results.

MAST ISOPLEX® CRE-ART uses LAMP to provide an alternative to PCR technologies for the molecular detection of CPOs to make testing accessible to laboratories with limited resource and experience.

Streamline your resistance testing with additional related MAST products:

MAST® CARBA PAcE – is a rapid, simple and cost-effective solution for carbapenemase detection in Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter and Enterobacterales.

MASTDISCS® Combi ESBL Set (EUCAST) – with new recommended disc potencies as highlighted by EUCAST.

MASTDISCS® Combi AmpC, ESBL & Carbapenemase Detection Set - a combination six disc system that has been developed for the detection of Gram-negative resistance in Enterobacterales.

MASTDISCS® Combi Carba plus – for the detection of carbapenemase and OXA-48 enzyme production in Enterobacterales.

MAST® ICT Indirect Carbapenemase Test – a screening test for the detection of carbapenemase production in Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp.