Prices for BACTEC and MGIT and country list
Enhancement of diagnostic capacity for TB and MDR-TB is urgently needed to scale-up access to care and treatment of MDR-TB. To help meet this challenge, FIND has collaborated in the development and evaluation of new TB diagnostic tools, including TB liquid culture and DST, rapid species identification, and line probe assay. WHO has officially endorsed the use of these technologies based on the thorough evaluation of the evidence of their effectiveness under actual program conditions. As part of its role in the development and evaluation process of these tools, FIND has successfully negotiated with three of the manufacturing partners to obtain significant price reductions in order to facilitate access to these diagnostic technologies. These discounts average 50% on diagnostic instruments, and 75% on reagents, and are available to high TB burden countries that wish to procure TB diagnostics for use in the public and non-profit health care sectors, and who procure these tools with funding from the government, UNITAID, or the Global Fund. Furthermore, the FIND-negotiated agreements contain provisions for further discounts as procurement volumes of reagents increase. As these become available FIND shall communicate the new prices to the TB community. In the case of the BBL MGIT Tubes List Nr. 245122, the first price reduction occurred in 2009.
Current FIND-negotiated prices, along with the list of countries eligible for the discounts, as negotiated by FIND with BD, are listed below.
The public sector in eligible countries should contact their local BD office for final pricing. If you need assistance locating your local BD office, or have questions about country eligibility, please send an email to BD_FIND_TB_Pricing@bd.com and you will be directed to the appropriate BD office.
Products and services
|Product or Service||Product/Service Description||
|Systems||BD BACTECTM MGITTM 960 System: Non-radiometric, fully automated system (annual capacity of 8,300 tubes) for the rapid detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens, other than blood, as well as antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anti-tuberculosis drugs known as S.I.R.E., I.R., and PZA. Includes Instrument, Starter Kit, and AST Starter Kit||US$ 38,950|
|Systems||BD BACTECTM MGITTM 320 System: Non-radiometric, fully automated system (annual capacity of 2,700 tubes) for the rapid detection of mycobacteria in clinical specimens, other than blood, as well as antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anti-tuberculosis drugs known as S.I.R.E., I.R., and PZA. Includes Instrument, Starter Kit, and AST Starter Kit||US$ 19,500|
|Readers||BD MicroMGIT Fluorescence Manual Tube Reader (BD’s designated catalog number 445923)||US$ 850|
|Data Management||BD EpiCenter Data Management System. Includes hardware and software.||US$ 12,500|
|Services||Installation, training and technical support for the Products.||BD agrees to charge for the Services at BD’s generally applicable rates|
|BD BACTECTM MGITTM 960 or 320 Instrument Service, includes service and replacement parts for years two and three. Does not include PMIs.||$5,500 combined to cover years 2 and 3|
Reagents or Accessories
|240863||1||MycoPrepTM Specimen Digestion/Decontamination Kit||US$ 81.50|
|245122||100||BBL MGIT Tubes for use in BACTEC MGIT 960 System (7ml)||US$ 195.00|
|245113||100||BBL MGIT Tubes for Manual Method (4ml)||US$ 195.00|
|245124||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 Supplement Kit||US$ 70.80|
|245114||1||BACTEC MGIT PANTATM Kit for Manual MGIT||US$ 47.50|
|245116||1||BACTEC MGIT OADC Kit for Manual MGIT||US$ 55.50|
|245123||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 S.I.R.E. Kit||US$ 72.70|
|245119||1||BACTEC MGIT S.I.R.E. Kit for Manual MGIT||US$ 127.50|
|245157||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 I.R. Kit||US$ 36.35|
|245115||25||BACTEC MGIT 960 PZA Tubes||US$ 53.55|
|245128||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 PZA Kit||US$ 90.60|
|245125||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 STR 4.0 Kit||US$ 45.00|
|245126||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 INH 0.4 Kit||US$ 45.00|
|245127||1||BACTEC MGIT 960 EMB 7.5 Kit||US$ 45.00|
|245159||25||MGIT TBc Identification Kit||US$ 72.50|
|445943||3||AST Carrier Set (5-tube)||US$ 36.00|
|445944||3||AST Carrier Set (4-tube)||US$ 36.00|
|445945||3||AST Carrier Set (3-tube)||US$ 36.00|
|445946||3||AST Carrier Set (2-tube)||US$ 36.00|
|445993||3||AST Carrier Set (8-tube)||US$ 36.00|
|220502||100||BBL LJ slants w. Glyc. & PACT||US$ 125.00|
|220909||100||BBL LJ slants||US$ 90.00|
|211037||1||BD BBL Infusion Agar (Blood agar base), 500g||US$ 49.70|
|220216||BD Difco Disposable Inoculating loop. 10ul (light blue) (250/sp, 2500/ca)||US$ 32.00|
These prices are FOB at the manufacturer loading bay. Additional costs beyond the FOB cost may include one or more of the following:
Additional transport and shipping (international and local costs), insurance, clearing, customs duties and local taxes, where applicable.
Where required from the local BD representative (the local company representative can give precise details);
- Training costs
- Costs of service contracts for the BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 System (estimated usually at 10-15% of the FOB price). The System comes with a 1 year warranty so a service contract should be calculated for year 2 onwards
- Laboratory renovation
- Biosafety-related upgrades, such as negative pressure facilities and/or biosafety cabinets
- Electrical supply, possibly including a backup generator
In addition to these costs, supplementary investment that is related more generally to establishing fully functional TB laboratory networks should be considered, including:
- Specimen transport costs
- Other essential supplies (gloves, respirators, lab gowns and lab coats)
- Other needed equipment (refrigerated safety centrifuges, freezers, pipettes, etc.)
- Costs related to Quality Assurance
- Laboratory management information system-related costs (LMIS), for inventory management; recording and reporting results.
The following costs should also be taken into consideration when developing budgets and work plans (see Figure 1). Guidance is available through the Global Laboratory Initiative and WHO for these areas.
Countries* for which FIND-negotiated prices are available today
|Djibouti||DR Congo||Dominican Republic|
|Pakistan||Philippines||Republic of Moldova|
* Additions to this country list can be addressed on a case-by-case basis by FIND with the manufacturing partners.