Gauting, Germany
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IML red GmbH

Department of Research, Education, and Development

Project Management

We manage and undertake many various Clinical and Scientific projects in TB

Ongoing Projects

We offer trainings over QMS, TB Diagnostiics, and  Laboratory Management

Scientific Validation

Contact us to arrange external quality assessment of microscopy and DST (panel testing)

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We are one of the largest mycobacteriological diagnostic centers in Europe and WHO Supranational Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. We combine practical experience with large numbers of diagnostic samples with practical and operational research in TB diagnostics and – as SRL partner – international collaboration with National Reference Laboratories in nine high-incidence, high-resistance countries.


Capacity of Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH to detect rifampicin- and isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis

Hofmann-Thiel, S., Molodtsov, N., Duffner, C., Kadyrov, A., Kalmambetova, G., Kabirov, O.5; Rajabov, A., Parpieva, N., Sayfutdinov, Z., Vogel, M., Vogel, H., Antonenka, U., Hoffmann, H. Abstract BACKGROUND: Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance (RT RIF/INH) is a new assay for the detection of resistance[…]

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Equal sensitivity of the new generation QuantiFERON-TB Gold plus in direct comparison with the previous test version QuantiFERON-TB Gold IT

H.Hoffmann, K.Avsar, R.Göres, S.-C.Mavi, S.Hofmann-Thiel Abstract QuantiFERON-TB Gold IT analyses interferon-γ release from CD4+ T cells after stimulation with specific tuberculosis (TB) antigens. Its sensitivity is approximately 80% for active TB. A new test generation (QFTGplus)[…]

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Evaluation of the Abbott RealTime MTB and RealTime MTB INH/RIF Assays for Direct Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex and Resistance Markers in Respiratory and Extrapulmonary Specimens

Sabine Hofmann-Thiel, Nikolay Molodtsov, Uladzimir Antonenka, Harald Hoffmann ABSTRACT The Abbott RealTime MTB (RT MTB) assay is a new automated nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) in clinical specimens.[…]

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