What Are Your Colleagues Saying about Oxyrase?


Product Performance

“We have been a customer with Oxyrase for a little over 3 years. The performance of the Pre-Reduced Anaerobically Sterilized (PRAS) media has exceeded our expectations. Lisa was great in helping us set up our media standing order and continues to ensure our needs are met.”

                                                                                                                                              - Alan Petkus, Ph.D., M(ASCP)
                                                                                                                                                Director of Microbiology and Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                Metro Health Hospital Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                Wyoming, MI


“With PRAS media, you get better growth than traditional non-PRAS media. Anaerobes normally grow slowly and some produce such small colonies that they are difficult to work with. Because the same anaerobes grow more quickly and abundantly on the commercial PRAS media, it is much easier to work with them.”

                                                                                                                                               - Timothy R. Cassity, Ph. D.
                                                                                                                                                  Clinical Microbiologist
                                                                                                                                                  Southern Ohio Medical Center

“If we were to go back to using plates that weren't PRAS, then we would have to post-reduce them before use. Whenever we have high volumes, and run out of post-reduced plates, we could take some out of the refrigerator, but they still could not be used until they are post-reduced. The ready-to-use OxyPRAS plates keep work moving uninterrupted. Using PRAS also helps to ensure optimal colony development. The growth of anaerobes on OxyPRAS look healthier than growth on refrigerated commercial anaerobic media post-reduced.”

                                                                                                                                              - Mary Stepney
                                                                                                                                               Microbiology Specialist
                                                                                                                                               South Bend Medical Foundation

"The Oxyrase method, however, was found to be more rapid and less labor intensive than the other three methods."

                                                                                                                                              - Journal of Rapid Methods and 
                                                                                                                                                Automation in Microbiology 
"Oxyrase provided very good conditions both for growing Bacteroides fragillis in liquid cultures, in aerobic conditions and for the enumeration of bacteriophages by means of a triple agar layer for the detection of plaque-forming units."
                                                                                                                                             - Journal of Microbiological Methods
"Oxyrase can be successfully used to detect healthy and heat-injured cells of L. monocytogenes in diverse types of foods within 34 hours."
                                                                                                                                             - International Journal of Food Microbiology
"Oxyrase is an enzyme mixture coveted by microbiologists for its unique ability to remove O2."
                                                                                                                                               - Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
"An excellent way to isolate anaerobes. It's so important to give the anaerobe a good fighting chance."
                                                                                                                                                - S.L.



Customer Service

"Oxyrase media has great out-dates. Media arrives promptly and as ordered. Their sales staff and technical staff have always been helpful and able to answer our questions. We have been using this company's anaerobic media for several years and are perfectly satisfied."

                                                                                                                                           - Michael Brandon
                                                                                                                                             Microbiology/Virology Supervisor
                                                                                                                                             Dayton Children's Hospital
                                                                                                                                             Dayton, OH  


“I have been a microbiologist for 30 years, 20 years as a supervisor. Because test results may impact patient care on the highest level, it is imperative that reagents and media demonstrate 'good quality'. Oxyrase provides an excellent medium for isolating anaerobes; the pre-reduced media is individually packaged and ready to use..."

                                                                                                                                              - Another Satisfied Customer
                                                                                                                                                300+ Bed Hospital in MD


Cost Savings

"We watch our expenses very closely, but considering our budget is approximately $6 million, a few hundred additional dollars is pretty insignificant – especially if we get results faster and more relevant to the patient’s situation.  If you get a patient out of the hospital a day sooner, then you are saving something like $1,400.00 just in hospital costs for that day.  We view this technology as a money saver, not an added cost."

                                                                                                                                           - Clinical Microbiologist
                                                                                                                                             200+ Bed Hospital in OH