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DxM MicroScan WalkAway System

Detect antimicrobial resistance with proven expertise

The DxM MicroScan WalkAway system delivers trusted detection of emerging and critical antimicrobial resistance with gold-standard1 MIC accuracy and is designed for ease of use, streamlined workflow and enhanced performance. The DxM MicroScan WalkAway system continues the innovation of quality products you have trusted for 40 years, enabling laboratories to optimize patient care while reducing the risks, costs and operational burden of emerging antimicrobial resistance.

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Detect emerging resistance with gold-standard MIC accuracy

  • MicroScan panels' superior accuracy in detection of carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a globally and CDC-identified health risk2,3,4
  • Advanced emerging-resistance detection for the toughest pathogens, including ESBL, MRSA, VRSA, VISA and VRE
  • Reduced turnaround time for rapid and specialty ID panels
  • Proven solutions through scientific expertise and proprietary antibiotic formulations
  • Integrated LabPro AlertEX with automated detection of atypical results for quick recognition and reporting

Offer the broadest breadth of first-time reporting5

  • Fewest clinically significant drug-bug limitations of the major automated ID/AST systems, enabling more treatment options for patient therapy5
  • Reduced offline testing provides faster time to result for more antibiotics
  • Customizable data management provides the flexibility to direct staff and make results actionable

Reduce risks, costs and operational burden

  • Fewer confirmatory and repeat tests for reduced labor and material costs5
  • Wide range of susceptibility tests on one panel for lower cost of ownership
  • More efficient Prompt™ system streamlines workflow and supports testing for the majority of the routine samples
  • Optimized high-volume testing when paired with the Copan WASP DT: Walk-Away Specimen Processor and the Bruker MALDI Biotyper system
  • Simultaneous processing of conventional, rapid and specialty panels on a single, automated platform

Save time with design optimized for ease of use

  • Easy-to-view external LED indicators show status at a glance
  • Updated reagent handling system simplifies maintenance
  • Software is #1-rated for ease of use per ServiceTrak6

Achieve greater efficiency

The DxM MicroScan WalkAway system includes LabPro Information Manager software designed to simplify workflow and minimize technologist interaction, while accommodating differing regional and institutional environments through extensive customization features. Our customizable LabPro AlertEX software automates detection of atypical results for quick reporting and directs staff to the most appropriate action, based on customized institutional procedures. Optional LabPro Connect software allows you to consolidate data from multiple testing systems on epidemiology reports right in your laboratory office.

The system's direct MIC detects emerging resistance, providing accurate results without reliance on historical data or virtual MIC.


  • DxM 1040 MicroScan WalkAway: 29" H x 38.5" W x 34" D; 376 lbs 
  • DxM 1096 MicroScan WalkAway: 37" H x 38.5" W x 34" D; 410 lbs 
  • Color: White with gray trim
  • Interface connector: RJ-45 carrying RS-232 protocol

Power Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100/120/220/230/240 VAC selected by internal jumpers
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Line current:
    • 9 A (nominal), 11 A (maximum) for 100/120 VAC operation
    • 4.5 A (nominal), 5.5 A (maximum) for 220/230/240 VAC operation
  • Power loss protection: Circuitry provided to ensure fail-safe operation; power interruption will not result in a hazard; automatic restart
  • Heat generation: 3,400 BTU/hour

Recommended Laboratory Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: (operating) 59°F to 80.6°F
  • Humidity: 30% to 80% RH (no condensation)

Safety Requirements

  • Ground impedance: 0.1 Ω (maximum)
  • Dielectric withstand voltage: No dielectric breakdown (at 1,400 VDC for one minute)
  • Leakage current: <0.5 mA
  • Removable power cord:
    • 3-conductor, 14 AWG (100/120 V)
    • 3-conductor, 16 AWG (220/230/240 V)
  • Interlocks: Provided on panel access door, reagent dispense drawer and service hatch
  • Power plug: NEMA type 5-15P/IEC 60320 type C14
  • Standards: Certified to conform to IEC 61010-1: 2010 (3rd Edition), EN 61010-1: 2010 (3rd Edition), CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1-12, UL 61010-1 (3rd Edition), IEC 61010-2-081: 2015, EN 61010-2-081: 2015, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-2-081:15, UL 61010-2-081: 2015, IEC 61010-2-101: 2015, EN 61010-2-101: 2017, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-2-101:15, UL 61010-2-101: 2015

Overcurrent Protection

  • Fusing: Primary fuses F1 and F2, IEC (5x20 mm size) time lag/slow blow type, 250 V rated, 12 A (100/120 V)/ 6.3 A (220/230/240 V)
  • Light source:
    • Tungsten-halogen lamp, 50 W, 12 V
    • Tungsten-halogen lamp, TL 21⁄2, 15 W, 10.5 V


2-line, 20-character alphanumeric vacuum fluorescence display

Temperature Control

Set by computer at 35°C ±1°C

Bar Code

Code 39 standard conformance


  • Panel capacity for DxM 1040 MicroScan WalkAway System: 40 MicroScan panels with 96 wells each of any type compatible with the incubator environment; up to eight panel towers with five panels each 
  • Panel capacity for DxM 1096 MicroScan WalkAway System: 96 MicroScan panels with 96 wells each of any type compatible with the incubator environment; up to eight panel towers with 12 panels each
  • Incubation temperature stability: ±1°C
  • Reagent type capacity: 10 reagents total
  • Reagent dispense volume (μl): 15 to 90, depending on reagent dispensed
  • Oil dispense volume (μl): 60 to 150
  • Operator interface: Front-panel controls and PC keyboard, monitor and LabPro software

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The MicroScan unit is an overnight testing system that is a true growth/no growth system, which gives you the most accurate results. It offers the flexibility of either a full MicroScan MIC panel or combination identification and susceptibility panel. The MicroScan [system] has been very consistent and reliable, attested by the fact that we have 10 of them.
James Clark, MT(ASCP)
Microbiology Manager
PCL Alverno
MicroScan WalkAway System Data Sheet Accuracy is Critical

Data Sheet Accuracy is Critical

The DxM MicroScan WalkAway system keeps laboratories at the forefront of bacterial identification and susceptibility testing, and continues the innovation of quality products that you have trusted for over 40 years.


1Kalorama United States Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 2017, pg. 878.
2Bulik CC et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 July; 48(7): 2402–2406.
3Anderson KF et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 August; 45(8): 2723–2725.
4Woodford N et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 August; 48(8): 2999–3002.
5The assessment of clinically significant limitations is based upon a tabulation of CLSI Group A and B test and report recommendations published in the M100 guidance documents (excluding species with natural resistance) and 1st and 2nd drugs of choice published in The Medical Letter‘s Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy, compared with the related FDA 510K summaries, device manufacturer‘s package inserts and product recall information. M100-S17, 2017.
6ServiceTrak Clinical Executive Summary Report for ID/AST Systems, 2016.

WASP is a registered trademark or trademark of Copan Italia SpA.
MALDI Biotyper is the property of Bruker Daltonik GmbH.
Prompt is a registered trademark of 3M.