BactoScan - Bacteria Analysis System
From Central Milk Testing
Based on proven FOSS technology, BactoScan measures the hygienic quality of milk by analysing bacteria in raw milk. Delivering results in just minutes, BactoScan allows farmers or milk testing laboratories to take action fast to preserve and enhance milk quality. Latest news: The new BactoScan™ FC+ is 30% faster than the previous version of BactoScan FC and the maximum number of samples that the instrument can handle has been increased from 150 to 200 samples per hour.
BactoScan™ FC+ can now analyse up to 200 milk samples per hour with upgrades available to meet the requirements of all milk testing laboratories. This high performance capacity enables a high throughput of daily samples and frees up testing staff for other purposes.
65H: 65 samples per hour
130H: 130 samples per hour
200H: 200 samples per hour
The BactoScan™ FC+ semiautomatic employs the proven BactoScan analysis method but is scaled down to fit laboratories with limited sample throughput by removing the sample conveyer. It can analyse 65 samples per hour with same high performance as the fully automated version.
BactoScan™ FC+ is based on flowcytometry technology that enables precise and instant milk bacteria analysis. Flowcytometry is a technique that counts and characterises bacteria cells.
Because the BactoScan™ FC+ counts all bacteria as single cells and not clusters it gives a uniform high performance with accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility of results. Unlike methods such as the plate counting method, BactoScan FC+ cannot be influenced by the operator and it can analyse raw milk samples directly without prior heating or dilution, which can affect precision.
Accuracy: Typical Sy,x < 0.25 log units in the entire measuring range.
Reference method: Standard Plate Count (IDFStandard 100B: 1991).
BactoScan™ FC+ uses the same efficient conveyor system as other FOSS instruments such as Fossomatic™, CombiFoss™ FT+ and MilkoScan™ FT+. For laboratory personnel this means they only have to learn how to use one user interface and can enjoy the benefits of easy integration of data.
BactoScan™ FC+, Fossomatic™, MilkoScan™ FT+ and CombiFoss™ FT+ all share the same powerful Foss Integrator software platform offering advanced data handling and storage facilities for traceability while a common user interface promotes more efficient laboratory operations.