The NAICONS' Pathogen Library is a diversified collection of over 3,000 microorganisms, including reference strains from public collections and worldwide clinical isolates. The Library includes about 1,800 Gram-positive pathogens (belonging to the genera Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Clostridium, Propionibacterium, Corynebacterium, Gardnerella, Listeria, Nocardia, and Atopobium), 1400 Gram-negatives (belonging to the genera Escherichia, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Proteus, Helicobacter, Enterobacter, Neisseria, Acinetobacter, Serratia, Providencia, Haemophilus, Shigella, Salmonella, Bacteriodes, Morganella, Citrobacter, Xanthomonas, Moraxella, Stenotrophomonas, Legionella, and Burkholderia) and 250 fungi (Candida, Trycophyton, Aspergillus and Criptococcus). The Pathogen Library includes many strains with defined resistance mechanisms, including major MDR pathogens.

The Pathogen Library can be used for in vitro characterization (e.g., MIC and MBC determination, time-kill experiments, resistance studies, synergism-antagonism studies, etc.) of compounds of interest. NAICONS performs in vitro microbiology evaluations in a controlled access laboratory (BL2 level). Tests can be performed in accordance with the CLSI guidelines or following procedures ad hoc developed for customers.

NAICONS' Pathogen Strains collection