InPouch™ TF


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InPouch™ TF (Tritrichomonas foetus Bovine) VALUE High Throughput - Once the device is inoculated no other culture preparation is required saving time Cost Savings - The InPouch™ TF reduces laboratory materials and medical waste High specificity - Designed for the growth of Tritrichomonas foetus by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, mold, and bacteria BENEFITS Functional - PCR compatible transport and incubation device Convenient - Combines collection, culture, and observation into one device Easy to use - Minimal lab procedures and equipment needed Easy to store - One year shelf life at room temperature Mobile - Compact and non-breakable package is ideal for off-site sampling or for point-of-care testing Safe - Fully enclosed InPouch™ system prevents contamination and reduces exposure to collected samples PRODUCT SPECIFICS Storage - Room Temperature (18-25 °C) Shelf Life - 12 months Incubation - 37°C Quantity Sold 10 Pack 100 Pack PRODUCT BIO BioMed Diagnostics' InPouch™ TF test is a microbiology sample collection, transport, and culture device that allows for simultaneous growth and observation of Tritrichomonas foetus, the parasite responsible for the sexually transmitted infection (STI) trichomoniasis in cattle. By combining several procedures into a single device, BioMed's patented InPouch™ TF test saves time and money, while reducing exposure to collected samples. The patented InPouch™ system consists of a high barrier, oxygen resistant, plastic pouch with two V-shaped chambers connected by a narrow passage. The innovative two-compartment system allows for direct preliminary observation of a newly collected specimen in the upper chamber, before expressing the contents into the lower chamber for culture and further observation when necessary. Combining both growth and observation into one fully enclosed system removes the need to prepare wet mount slides increasing efficiency and throughput while decreasing the cost of laboratory materials and medical waste. Additionally, the InPouch™ design lends itself to high performance in off-site or austere environments with limited reliance on laboratory equipment. The InPouch™ TF can be stored for up to a year at room temperature (18-25 °C) and, once inoculated, organisms will be kept viable at this temperature for up to 48 hours before incubation at 37°C is required. Transport from off-site locations and point-of-care testing can be performed easily due to the flexibility, robustness, and integral design of the InPouch™ system. As the first, most robust and economical Diagnostic designed specifically for bovine trichomoniasis, the InPouch™ TF is known as “The Gold Standard” diagnostic for this STI. The proprietary medium of the InPouch™ TF is selective for the transport and growth of Tritrichomonas and increases specificity by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, mold, and bacteria. QUALITY CONTROL Quality control testing is performed on each lot of InPouch™ TF prior to shipment in order to ensure viability, doubling time and sterility. Quality control tests are repeated throughout the product shelf life by BioMed Diagnostics confirming the ability of the InPouch™ TF to support the growth of T. foetus, while maintaining suppression of commensal microflora. BACKGROUND Trichomoniasis, commonly known as “trich,” is a veterinary sexually transmitted infection responsible for significant losses in the cattle industry. The causative agent of this venereal disease is a single celled, flagellated protozoan parasite known as Tritrichomonas foetus. Bovine trichomoniasis is transmitted to the vagina and uterus of the cow from the prepucial cavity or foreskin of the bull, where the organism resides permanently once a bull is infected. T. foetus in cows is characterized by early fetal death as well as various other infections, such as: postcoital pyometra, vaginitis, cervicitis, endometritis, and salpingitis. Bulls, however, are usually asymptomatic. Abortions usually occur early in pregnancy, but can be midterm or late-term and it is unclear how they occur. It is believed that trichomonads infiltrate the amniotic and fluid sac during development. The fetus then ingests the fluid allowing trichomonads to enter areas such as the fetal stomach, intestine, and lungs.

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CORPORATE OVERVIEW BioMed Diagnostics, Inc., a boutique biotech firm and an industry leader since 1989, develops and manufactures in vitro diagnostic devices. BioMed's point-of-care ready tests provide accurate diagnostic tools for scientists worldwide to aid in the identification of bacteria, parasites and fungi. The company formed as the result of a mercy mission conducted by a group of physicians to Central America; there they discovered the need for robust diagnostic tools for use in austere environments. Their experience unleashed the inspiration for BioMed's innovative products...

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