VIT® gene probes technology

The fast, reliable and highly-specific VIT® gene probe technology is a further development and the industrial standard of the FISH technology. It is made for the detection of microorganisms.

How VIT® works

The gene probe technology VIT® (vermicon identification technology) is the only technology that allows to visualize, identify and quantify microorganisms with extremely high specificity.

Dye-labelled and specifically designed VIT® gene probes enter the sample and bind with high specificity to individual vital micoorganisms. At the evaluation step, the shining and fully preserved microorganisms can be detected and quantified quickly and reliably.

VIT® gene probe technology
The VIT® gene probe technology allows direct microbiology

The evolution of FISH

The VIT® gene probe technology is a refined version and the industrial standard of the FISH technology (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) for detection of microorganisms. 

In the early 1990ies, FISH was developed for the detection of bacteria at the Chair of Microbiology (headed by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schleifer) of the Technical University of Munich. vermicon AG was founded in 1997 as a spin-off of this chair.

In the early years after its founding, the company focussed on refining the laboratory method FISH to a roubst technology fit for industrial applications. In 2000, the VIT® gene probe technology was introduced. 

VIT® unites all advantages of the FISH technology with additional robustness and increased specificity. Today, VIT® is the industrial standard of the FISH technology.

The FISH Original

The VIT® gene probe technology is a refined version and the industrial standard of the FISH technology (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) for detection of microorganisms. 

In the early 1990ies, FISH was developed for the detection of bacteria at the Chair of Microbiology (headed by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schleifer) of the Technical University of Munich. vermicon AG was founded in 1997 as a spin-off of this chair.

In the early years after its founding, the company focussed on refining the laboratory method FISH to a roubst technology fit for industrial applications. In 2000, the VIT® gene probe technology was introduced. 

VIT® unites all advantages of the FISH technology with additional robustness and increased specificity. Today, VIT® is the industrial standard of the FISH technology.

Speed

VIT® is fast! Analysis takes only three hours to perform. Hands-on time is only a few minutes.

Specificity

VIT® gene probes are highly specific for single species or whole gropus. The cumulated know how of 20 years of gene probes research & development is concentrated in the gene probes' design.

Reliability & Robustness

Cells are not destroyed in the sample and there is no extraction of target structures. Enzymes are never required during the process, which is why the process is not susceptible to interference.

Only living bacteria

VIT® makes sure that only living bacteria will be detected.

Worldwide applications

Since 20 years VIT® is applied worldwide.