New Filter Entrapment System for Legionella Analysis.
A new study has shown the Celltrap unit to be greatly effective in entrapping Legionella organisms in the standard microbiological method therefore increasing the optimization of the test and removing false negatives.
It is widely acknowledged that Legionnaires' disease is a potentially life-threatening pneumonia caused by inhaling airborne Legionella pneumophila bacterium and other related bacteria.
Assessment of water quality plays an important part in demonstrating due diligence and the confirming the efficacy of control measures which must be put in place to protect employees and the general public.
The unique Celltrap micro-filtration units overcome all the drawbacks of flatbed processes, collecting bio-materials faster and in greater concentrations.
The patented CellTrap unit comprises of 0.2 micron hollow fibre membranes which filter liquids and entraps micro-organisms, which can then be eluted to enable specific detection.
There is virtually no limit to the volume of liquid requiring filtration, providing more concentrated samples in a short period of time.
The design of the CellTrap system enables accurate samples to be taken faster than is possible using traditional methods which can result in ATP bioluminescence detection in less than five minutes.
The CellTrap devices are completely self contained therefore eliminating the danger of contamination from external sources.
EMERISplus Electrolytic Respirometer
The Emerisplus is a microprocessor based electrolytic respirometer designed to detect low levels of oxygen consumption in a variety of studies using biological organisms such as microorganisms and invertebrates. The system is fully automated and experiment data is captured through the system's own microprocessor with on-screen display of results and functions.
The flexibility of the system allows the user to operate up to 20 channels independently of each other, with the capability of using different sample volumes, variable experiment times and operating at 2 different incubation temperatures. The design of the modular channels and its components provide a leak proof and reliable eliminating the problems of down time.
Rapid wastewater toxicity assay using whole cell biosensors
There is an urgent need for a rapid assay of potential toxicity of wastewaters and/or individual process streams to the active biomass in biological wastewater treatment plants (WTP). This can be provided by a whole cell biosensor system called CellSense which has been developed by Euroclone Limited, based upon an original R & D programme undertaken by a consortium incorporating the University of Luton, WRc plc, AstraZeneca , and the Environment Agency.
Mr Allan Robinson
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