Ridom StaphType

Try our StaphType software


for fast and accurate typing


of MRSA isolates

Ridom® StaphType is a highly customized software for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria) surveillance. It has become well-established and is used today in more than 30 countries worldwide. In Europe nearly all national reference centers (e.g., RKI, HPA, RIVM) are StaphType users. MRSA is a significant human pathogen.

The emergence of strains resistant to methicillin and other antibacterial agents has become a great concern, especially in the hospital environment. Single locus DNA-sequencing of the repeat region of the Staphylococcus protein A gene (spa) can be used for reliable, accurate, and discriminatory typing of MRSA.

Ridom StaphType automatically detects spa-repeats and -types. Relevant epidemiological information can be stored in a integrated database system. Thus outbreaks can be detected by the software automatically by applying its early warning algorithms.

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Spa-typing Nomenclature with Ridom SpaServer

The Ridom SpaServer is used to collate and harmonize data from various geographic regions and to provide a global and simple nomenclature for spa-types and repeat codes. The Ridom SpaServer web site is freely accessible to internet users and the spa-repeat sequences and the -types can be downloaded.

Ridom SpaServer Content
Spa-types:14065
Repeats:653
Total strains:308039
Strain records:142583
Strain countries:110
Registered users:610
User countries:53


 
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