LumiByte provides innovative systems for ultra fast microbial detection. The ColonyTracker provides faster detection of microbial contamination of pharmaceutical and biotechnological products. The automated microscopic detection of bacterial division is quantitative, non-destructive and very fast.
Quantitative, Non-Destructive and Very Fast!
Non-destructive quantification of dividing micro-organisms.
Viable and Culturable Micro-Organisms
The ColonyTracker delivers non-destructive and automated sterility testing, bioburden and environmental monitoring based on bacterial division.
Automation of microbial testing minimizes error prone manual steps and saves labor. The rapid detection of contamination enables manufacturers to reduce inventory costs, shorten manufacturing cycle time, and reduce product losses. This means significant cost savings and an increase of operational efficiency.
The ColonyTracker detects contamination of viable and culturable micro-organisms days faster than standard methods; undeniable economic benefits to manufacturers, while improving the quality process.
The ColonyTracker uses proprietary digital imaging technology that automatically enumerates microcolonies days earlier than the traditional visual plate counting methods.
1 ColonyTracker holds up to six 9cm plates, four microtiter plates or seventeen 6 cm plates
The device fits in most standard incubators
Smart imaging technology – based on the proven MuScan scanning technology – scans the complete sample surface in a step and scan process. Scanning is repeated at multiple timepoints. By comparing the digitized optical information changes (growth) of individual microcolonies is detected. By detecting microcolonies composed of a small number of cells, the ColonyTracker can automatically report the number of colony forming units in a sample days earlier than the current visual culture method.
Rapid enumeration with the ColonyTracker enables manufacturers to make timely cost saving decisions and reduce inventory carrying expenses by providing results days sooner than the current test method.
Reduced product losses
Faster identification of process contaminants
Faster release of quarantined goods
Reduced labor cost through the automation of sample processing, analysis, and result documentation
Reduced cost due to integration with laboratory information and quality systems