Prepare a Liquid Colony™ from a positive blood culture in minutes

Qvella’s mission is to improve patient outcomes and save lives through reducing time to actionable results in microbiology and infectious disease testing. The FAST System using the FAST-PBC Prep Cartridge is designed to turn time around by isolating and concentrating pathogenic cells directly from a PBC in ~30 minutes, enabling the set-up of user-validated downstream applications earlier.

FAST System is designed to impact time to actionable results.


  • ~2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Room temperature, ready to use cartridges
  • 1 or 2 FAST-PBC Prep cartridges per run


  • Designed to yield comparable biomass to a solid colony
  • Contains intact and viable cells


  • Potentially reduce turnaround time with user-validated methods for ID and phenotypic AST

FAST™ System Workflow


FAST-PBC Prep™ Cartridge Animation


*FAST™ System and FAST-PBC Prep™ Cartridge is under development and not approved for sale. The performance characteristics have not been established. The system will not be validated for any specific downstream diagnostic applications, and use will only be indicated for positive blood cultures. The user will be responsible for validating the system in combination with diagnostic procedures used in their laboratory and in accordance with applicable regulations.