DxM MicroScan WalkAway System

Detect antimicrobial resistance with proven expertise

The DxM MicroScan WalkAway microbiology system delivers trusted detection of emerging and critical antimicrobial resistance with gold-standard1 MIC accuracy. Designed with ease of use as a focal point, this bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (ID/AST) system provides streamlined workflows and enhanced performance compared to its predecessors.2 The DxM MicroScan WalkAway system continues the legacy of innovation and high-quality products you have trusted for 40 years. Enable your laboratory to optimize patient care while reducing risks, costs and operational burden associated with detecting emerging antimicrobial resistance.

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Your Peers Have Spoken: MicroScan WalkAway Systems Win Again

IMV ServiceTrak™ Award for Best System Performance in the AST/ID Modality category for the MicroScan WalkAway family of instrumentation Laboratory professionals from over 2,000 locations shared their experiences and the results are in. The MicroScan WalkAway family of microbiology instruments received the IMV ServiceTrack™ Award for Best System Performance in the AST/ID category—for the second year in a row. Read more about the system to find out why more of your peers reported being highly satisfied with the performance of MicroScan WalkAway systems than with any other AST/ID system.3 

ID/AST System Benefits for Your Laboratory

Detect emerging resistance with MIC accuracy2
  • Accurate detection of carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)—a global, CDC-identified health risk4,5,6  
  • Advanced emerging-resistance detection for tough pathogens, including ESBL, MRSA, VRSA, VISA and VRE 2
  • Reduced turnaround time for rapid and specialty ID panels 
  • Proven solutions through scientific expertise and proprietary antibiotic formulations 
  • Automated atypical-results detection with Integrated LabPro AlertEX for quick recognition and reporting
Offer a broad range of first-time reporting7
  • More treatment options for patient therapy7 with fewest clinically significant drug-bug limitations 
  • Reduced offline testing provides faster turnaround time 
  • Customizable data management provides greater flexibility more actionable results
Reduce risks, costs and operational burden
  • Reduced labor and material costs through fewer confirmatory and repeat tests  
  • Lower cost of ownership with wide range of susceptibility tests on one panel  
  • Streamlined workflow supports testing for most routine samples through a more efficient Prompt system 
  • 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 
  • Simplified maintenance with updated reagent-handling system  
  • User-friendly software, #1-rated for ease of use per ServiceTrak8

Achieve greater efficiency

The DxM MicroScan WalkAway microbiology 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.2


  • 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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Antibiotic Stewardship: The Basics for U.S. Microbiologists

Learn about the basics of antibiotic stewardship as it applies to U.S. microbiologists. In this webinar, Barbara Zimmer, Ph.D., will explore solutions to the challenges laboratories face in combating emerging antibiotic resistance in today’s laboratory.

1Kalorama United States Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, 2017, pg. 878.
2Reference applicable Procedural Manuals for performance characteristics and limitations. Refer to publications for evaluation of performance with emerging resistance.
3ServiceTrak™ Clinical Executive Summary Report for ID/AST Systems, 2019.
4Bulik CC et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 July; 48(7): 2402–2406.
5Anderson KF et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 August; 45(8): 2723–2725.
6Woodford N et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 August; 48(8): 2999–3002.
7The 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.
8ServiceTrak™ 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.