Bertin Instruments is a brand of the CNIM Group, dedicated to innovative measurement and sampling solutions for key worldwide markets such as: Lab Equipment (sample preparation, air sampler). Nuclear Instrumentation (radon professional monitoring, environmental radiation monitoring systems, radiation portal monitors, health physics). Defense, Security and Safety / Oil & Gas (CBRN, gas detection, optronics). Our instruments allow our customers to measure, sample and detect invisible elements (DNA, gases, ionizing radiation, night-concealed targets, and so on). Our customized sales and R&D approach is based on: a product-specific and customer-centered organization, a global presence with a wide network of local partners, our teams commitment to provide technological excellence, a high level of technical and scientific digital support.
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- Monitoring and Testing
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- Globally (various continents)
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Bertin Instruments’ Expertise
For many years, Bertin has been working in the key sector of Defense and Security by developing solutions for optronic surveillance and early warning CBRN threat detection. With the acquisition of Saphymo in 2015, Bertin is now the only French industrialist to offer a full range of solutions for the detection and identification of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.
The Second Sight standoff gas leak detector has been adapted to industrial Safety.
Bertin Instruments is also providing a wide range of radiation monitoring devices (Radon professional monitoring, Health Physics, Radiation portal monitors and Environmental monitoring systems).
Finally, strong of its expertise in laboratory equipment with Precellys tissue homogenizer, Bertin Instruments launches the new generation of cell imager: InCellis Smart Cell Imaging system. This smart digital microscope is providing embedded cell culture application for confluency and transfection efficiency automatic calculation.
- 60 years of instrumentation expertise
- An international presence in 50 countries
- 5 local offices on 3 continents
- A portfolio of 40 instruments and systems
- Over 60,000 items of equipment in operation around the world
- 300 engineers and technical experts
We are committed to providing state-of-the-art sampling and measurement devices to meet the advanced needs of states and quality-driven industries. A global presence with a wide network of local partners
Thanks to our customer-centered organization, we are proud to sell spearhead instrumentation solutions that offer superior performances and up-to-date ergonomics.
Our R&D teams also provide on-demand technology systems and turnkey integrated solutions to meet demanding environmental or industrial needs.
Nuclear & Health Physics
- Bruce Power NPP
Defense & Security
- French MOD & S.T.A.T.
- Brazilian Fire Fighters
- Pasteur Institute
Environment & Recycling
- Arcelor Mittal
- Suez Group
Created in 1952 and formerly a global leader in nuclear instrumentation, Saphymo evolved through internal growth and acquisitions to become a primary brand in the Bertin Instruments global portfolio in 2016. Its solutions, dedicated to nuclear instrumentation, offer a high level of radiation detection and measurement. Engineering, manufacturing and services are ensured by teams in France and in Europe.
Developed in the 2000’s and designed for the surveillance of critical industrial or public sites, Second Sight enables the remote detection of a chemical threat, the real-time visualization of a gas cloud and the triggering of appropriate safety measures. Its infrared process offers a wide and continuous field of vision (day & night). Second Sight meets the needs of the army or civil protection units in charge of threat detection (CBRN teams in the field) such as the Asian CBRN Forces.
Initially developed for defense and civil security applications, Second Sight has been adapted to IECEx hazardous area and Saudi Aramco refinery standards. It provides, in real time, complete scene visualization. In case of an alarm activation, it localizes the leakage source and the direction of the explosive gas cloud in the vicinity. To enhance safety levels on-site, Bertin provides a turnkey solution that detects and monitors explosive gas clouds.
Second Sight: Historical track record, from a field-proven gas detection solution for CBRN forces to an advanced system adapted to chemical, oil and gas safety standards
More than 10 years of expertise in sample preparation and homogenization.
Dedicated to the highly demanding markets of forensic science, pharmaceutical R&D and even environmental or cosmetic analysis, the Precellys equipment range has won widespread global recognition from the scientific community as hard-wearing, efficient and ergonomic tools. To date, more than 750 official publications contain references to Precellys equipment.
Initially designed for BSL3 laboratories, the Precellys range was born, a family that has steadily grown year after year:
After 50 years of expertise in the field of aero-fluidic sciences, Bertin Instruments has acquired competencies in different application fields linked to cyclone uses. The specific application for airborne particles collection has been studied for more than 10 years and since the beginning, a lot of partnerships have been implemented:
- in defense with the DGA (French government defense and procurement agency)
- in the context of the Legionella crisis with the LHVP (Hygiene laboratory of the city of Paris)
- for pollens monitoring with the RNSA (National aerobiology monitoring network)
- for clean rooms control and especially for pharmaceutical industry