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API® ID Strip Range and APIWEB™

10 API® Strips are Used Every Minute in the World

The choice of microbiologists worldwide for its ease-of-use and high-performance, the API® ID strip range is the global reference for identification. API® Strips are supported by APIWEB™ for anytime, anywhere identification. 


Disclaimer: Product availability varies by country. Please consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country. 


API®: Worldwide Recognized Performance

Right from the moment it launched, API® completely revolutionized the field of bacteriology. API® brings together high quality and ease of use with standardized, miniaturized strips of biochemical tests to use with comprehensive identification databases. With API®, bacterial and fungal identification is simplerapid, and reliable.

That’s why today, API® is recognized as THE REFERENCE for identification of bacterial and fungal species.

  • API® strips are established as the reference technique worldwide: on top of routine use, it is also used to assess the performance of other identification products
  • API® products have led to the identification of new bacterial species (e.g.: within the Staphylococcus genus and Streptococcus genus)
  • Now supported by APIWEB™ for easy interpretation


Reliable & Accurate

With multiple biochemical reactions in limited wells along with a wide identification database on the market, API® makes bacterial identification reliable and accurate.

  • Brings standardization
  • API® numerical identification calculation method, with related software, makes identification easy and ensures accuracy
  • Regularly updated databases and software applications
  • Most extensive range available
    • 15 identification systems – practically all groups of bacteria and yeasts
    • Over 700 different species
    • Around 1,000 different biochemical tests in routine use


Easy to Use and Implement in Labs

API® is easy to use and implement for both routine use and as a complementary method in labs that primarily use automated methods. 

  • ID/AST for improved workflow
  • Part of our complete offer in microbiology
  • As a complementary method:
    • Reliably confirms results
    • Comprehensive – covers gaps (Neisseria spp.Haemophilus spp., anaerobes, etc.)
  • Easy to use – supported by educational tools and videos done “by customers, for customers”


Committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, bioMérieux brings a new dimension to the reference API® biochemical test strip range by making identification available to everyone, anytimeanywhere. A tool that leverages the technologies of today and tomorrow, APIWEB is the essential complement to manual identification.



APIWEB – it’s as simple as navigating a web page

  • Internet platform
  • Easy-to-use integrated intuitive interface that uses internet navigation tools
  • Available anytime 24/7
  • Reading assistance for each identification strip


Reliable Complement to Manual Identification

For years, the API® ID strip range has been appreciated by microbiologists over the world for its quality and ease-of-use. In fact, the standardizedminiaturized strips of biochemical tests are the reference for bacterial and fungal identification. API® has a wide identification database on the market and a numerical identification calculation method that brings standardization and makes identification easy and accurate.

Considering that 10 API® strips are used every minute, APIWEB is an invaluable tool for the microbiology community.


Get High Performance Results

With APIWEB, you get a reliablestate-of-the-art interpretation tool. It contains the regularly updated API®/ID32 databases. Plus, APIWEB interprets a great number of profiles enabling the identification of more than 700 species of bacteria and yeast. It’s the straightforward and easy way to get high-performance results!

Each identification includes a complete report:

  • Species proposed
  • Comment on the reliability of the identification, based on two indices:
    • the identification percentage (probability of species identification)
    • the typicity index (typical character of the profile studied)
  • Complete biochemical profile
  • Additional information and tests


Secure Connection

Your privacy as a user and the confidentiality of your results are important to us. That’s why we’ve made sure that APIWEB is protected by full security.

  • Secure site, personalized access codes
  • Data encoding to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your results
  • Highly reactive tool maintenance


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