23 Oct 2015

Wide variation in disk quality in 16 selected disks from nine manufacturers

During 2014 and 2015, EUCAST has evaluated the disk potency of 16 strategically important antibiotic disks from nine manufacturers of disks for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Results from the first study were released at ECCMID 2014. Manufacturers were offered an opportunity to supply new disk lots to possibly improve their results. They were also informed that all results would be made openly available during autumn 2015.

This is the final results and evaluation of the two studies.