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A New Impact for Microbiological Air Monitoring As regulations become more stringent, the microbial moni- toring of ambient air ¡5 increas- world. For example, micro- organisms can have a major impact on product quality and even pose health hazards. Air quality plays a key role in logical and food and beverage environmental protection. The most frequently used method today for sampling based on the Andersen princi- ple, which traps particles on culture media plate by impaction. In this method, air is suctioned through a sieve, against a culture medium plate. Due to their inertia, airborne...

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This new method uses the AirPort MD8 air sampler to pump the air stream. BACTair™ culture media plates are ready-to-connect to the AirPort MD8 BACTair™ culture media plate prior sampling

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Only 3 handling steps with BACTair™ provide you with an airborne microorganisms BACTair™ Features BACTair™ Benefits – Gamma-sterile – No sterilization required – Integrated disposable sieve – No handling of re-usable sieves – Pre-filled with agar medium – No preparation of media – Individually packaged – No desiccation effects – Samples 1m3 in just 8 min – Fast sampling – Optimized geometry – High recovery efficiency (details on page 6) – Filled with sufficient amount of media 1) Just connect your BACTair™ plate – No effects due to evaporation (details on page 6) – Protection with covers –...

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n exceptional recovery of BACTair™ saves your labor-time and guarantees reliable results: Preparation- and sterilization-free procedure reduce the risk of secondary contamination. Culture media plate properties are maintained from purchase through to sampling. Detects total viable airborne microorganisms in a very short sampling time. Easy handling with no risk of secondary contamination. Results are easy to access and evaluate. Makes your calibration and sampler management fast and easy. BACTair™ culture media plate after sampling and incubation

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% Recovery BACTair™ stands for optimized geometry 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Reference control Impinger system S.epidermidis B.subtilis I Slit to agar I Centrifugation CFU corrected 200 100 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 CFU counted 140 As a reference method two parallel impinger systems were used (100 % recovery). BACTair™ culture media plates show the highest recovery of bacteria due to optimized geometry and complete disposable design. Correction Factors The recovery of colony-forming units depends on the number of holes in the sieve plate onto which the air is impacted. The lower the number...

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Ordering Information Description Order Number BACTair™ Culture Media Plates BACTair™ – culture media plates Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA), 110 mm, individually, sterile packaged, 10 units 14320-110----ACD BACTair™ – culture media plates Sabouraud agar (acc. USP), 110 mm, individually, sterile packaged, 10 units 14321-110----ACD Other BACTair™ culture media types on request Air Sampler AirPort MD8 Air Sampler for BACTair™ culture media plates incl. charger 16757 Accessories Adapter for BACTair™ culture media plates on the AirPort MD8 air sampler 17803 Covers for BACTair™ culture media plates, 10 +...

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Sales and Service Contacts For further contacts, visit Europe America Asia |Pacific Germany Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH August-Spindler-Strasse 11 37079 Goettingen Austria Sartorius Stedim Austria GmbH Franzosengraben 12 A-1030 Vienna USA Sartorius Stedim North America Inc. 5 Orville Drive Bohemia, NY 11716 Australia Sartorius Stedim Australia Pty. Ltd. Unit 5, 7-11 Rodeo Drive Dandenong South Vic 3175 Phone +49.551.308.0 Fax +49.551.308.3289 Phone +43.1.7965763.18 Fax +43.1.796576344 Toll-Free +1.800.368.7178 Fax +1.631.254.4253 Phone +61.3.8762.1800 Fax...

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