The Antimicrobial Index can be used for: a. Discovering new antimicrobials b. Cross-referencing antimicrobial potencies
c. Finding the most effective antimicrobial for your needs d. Locating literature relevant to your research
The Antimicrobial Index is a reference tool designed to primarily serve and enrich the work of micro and cell biologists, life-science professionals, and the worldwide scientific community at large. Currently, the index contains both susceptibility and potency data for thousands of microorganisms and antimicrobial agents.
Current data includes: over 67,000 microorganisms (7,850 unique strains) and 4,000 antimicrobial agents. The online version of The Antimicrobial Index allows users to cross-reference literature-based susceptibility data with hundreds of antibiotics, thus allowing for more informed and efficient use of antimicrobials.
To begin, enter in the name of an antimicrobial (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, or antiparasitic) agent or a microorganism (eg. Escherichia coli) and click the search button to browse minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) data. By clicking on the following symbol you will be redirected to data specific to one antimicrobial and microorganmism of interest (eg. Vancomycin and Staphphyloccus aureus (methicillin-resistant) -MRSA) . If you are working with (or are interested in) a specific microorganism, you can learn more about which antimicrobial agent can most effectively inhibit the growth of the microorganism by browsing the database (WARNING: you may be surprised!).