EUCAST News

27 May 2021

Curation of MIC database is fasttracked

The EUCAST Subcommittee on MIC and zone diameter distributions and ECOFFs, having redeveloped the software for uploading, handling and displaying MIC and zone distributions is now speedily curating existing MIC and zone diameter distributions. Follow this link for an example. Changes to ECOFFs or TECOFFs (added, deleted or changed) are highlighted and explained to users in color coding and flyovers. The work, systematically curating agent after agent but on occasion by species, is performed by G Kahlmeter and J Turnidge and the end result, having used ECOFFinder and visual inspection, follows the rules set down in EUCAST SOP 10.1. Examples of agents that have already been curated are ampicillin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin, colistin, chloramphenicol and more. Agents and species that have been curated are listed by date in a table organised for that specific purpose.