Seminar – New Technology and Latest Updates in Microbiology

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New Technology and Latest Updates in Microbiology

Take a deeper dive into FIRSTract with Antech AVD
Rapid & reliable urine culture results in hours!

FIRSTract is the first reference laboratory automated assay for urine culture, delivering accurate and reliable results within hours for a more streamlined first-step UTI diagnosis for your patients. Plus, FIRSTract’s innovative methodology represents a better track forward for antimicrobial stewardship and being in line with the One Health initiative. As a leader in innovative technologies, Antech is committed to veterinary success. With FIRSTract, we are excited to offer a new and reliable way to help veterinarians make informed decisions more quickly, leading to better treatment for their patients and creating a better world for our pets.

Understanding Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Data

Why it is critical to nurture Antimicrobial Stewardship?

By utilizing susceptibility test data in veterinary settings, we can take responsible action toward the use of antibiotics. Understanding this data is crucial for effective antimicrobial stewardship, and as veterinarians, we are responsible for prescribing the right antibiotics at the right times. Antech offers a cutting-edge culture and sensitivity testing platform that equips veterinarians with vital information to accurately obtain and analyze antimicrobial susceptibility test results. Together, we can positively impact the health of our pets and the environment.

Better Diagnostics, Better Medicine!


Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road Singapore 228230

Seminar Schedule

Date: 13 July 2023, Thursday
6.30:00 – 7:30 pm: Registration & Buffet Dinner
7:30 – 10:00 pm: Seminar

Registration Fees: Free registration

Please register for the seminar by emailing us at
For enquiries, please email:
Hope to see you there.


Dr. Meera Surendran-Nair, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM

Dr Meera was born and raised in the State of Kerala, India. She enamored with Clinical Microbiology and determined to specialize in unraveling infectious diagnostic riddles and to continue applying her research skills to offer new test solutions.

She graduated as DVM in 2012 from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wyanad (India), then completed her Masters in Clinical and Translational Research in 2016 at the University of Connecticut Health (USA), then completed a Master of Science and PhD in Animal Science in 2017 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs (USA) a Postdoctoral Scholar in Veterinary Population Medicine in 2019 at the University of Minnesota, Saint-Paul (USA); to complete her Residency in Veterinary Microbiology, in 2019-2021 at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), and become ACVM Board Certified specialist in Microbiology in 2021.

Today, Dr Meera lives in Pennsylvania, United States, and is Antech Director of Microbiology. Before joining Antech, she was a faculty at Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory since 2019 where she oversaw Bacteriology and Molecular Diagnostic Divisions. Dr Meera is known for being innovative in bringing new diagnostic solutions and collaborative in creating diagnostic ways to promote antimicrobial stewardship. She worked closely with animal owners, veterinarians, and infectious disease pathologists to develop, validate and deploy microbiologic/molecular diagnostic tests to meet their unmet animal health needs. She has over ten years of research experience in animal health and microbiology.