News Release: New OXOID M.A.Q.S. II – Ensuring Air Quality in Difficult Areas

Oxoid Limited, one of the world’s leading suppliers of culture media and microbiological diagnostic reagents, has launched the second generation of its Microbiological Air Quality Sampler for the monitoring and detection of airborne micro-organisms in the environment. The new Oxoid M.A.Q.S. II is a lightweight, easily portable instrument that can be carried almost anywhere that requires air quality monitoring.


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Airborne micro-organisms, including bacteria, yeasts and moulds, can cause significant problems in clean rooms and other critical areas, such as production and manufacturing lines. It is important, therefore, that these environments are kept as clean as possible to prevent contamination. New M.A.Q.S. II allows the quality of air in such areas to be monitored routinely, enabling otherwise unseen changes in the environment to be detected quickly and reliably.

The M.A.Q.S. II model features a new, easy-to-attach, quarter-turn, bayonet style sampling head and a new smooth outer casing that is more chip resistant and easy to disinfect. In addition the system can now be used with a range of agar plates (irradiated or non-irradiated), with out affecting the flow rate.

Battery operated, it has an extended battery life and rapid battery recharging, suitable for frequent and continuous sampling.

M.A.Q.S. II complements Oxoid’s existing environmental testing range, which includes a wide selection of products for the microbiological testing of surfaces, water, other fluids, food, soil and other environmental samples.

For further information, or to arrange a demonstration, telephone Elaine Fraser on +44 1256 841144 or email: Elaine.fraser@oxoid.com.

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