Bio Trak

The basis of the BioTrak Particle Counter is Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) technology. Various cell metabolites like NADH, flavins (Riboflavin) and Tryptophan are associated with cell viability and are the primary markers targeted by the LIF technique. BioTrak’s discrimination algorithms help distinguish between viable and nonviable organisms, and other fluorescing particles such as pollen and paper. The BioTrak includes an integrated gelatin sample collection filter to collect the same particles that were optically interrogated during viability detection. The gelatin filter can be transferred to growth media, analyzed using standard compendial methods, and provide speciation of the microorganisms that caused a contamination event.

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Shoreview, MN 55126
USA
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Manufacturer
TSI, Inc.
Product Name
Bio Trak
Detection Category
Biological
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy
Detection Method
Fluorescence
Application
Laboratory Analysis; Viability
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The basis of the BioTrak Particle Counter is Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) technology. Various cell metabolites like NADH, flavins (Riboflavin) and Tryptophan are associated with cell viability and are the primary markers targeted by the LIF technique. BioTrak’s discrimination algorithms help distinguish between viable and nonviable organisms, and other fluorescing particles such as pollen and paper. The BioTrak includes an integrated gelatin sample collection filter to collect the same particles that were optically interrogated during viability detection. The gelatin filter can be transferred to growth media, analyzed using standard compendial methods, and provide speciation of the microorganisms that caused a contamination event.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Dimensions
19 x 10.5 x 11.7 in (48.3 x 26.7 x 29.7 cm)
Weight
37 lbs (16.8 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; 110 to 240 VAC universal power supply
Transportability
Benchtop/Fixed
Operating Conditions
Operating range: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F), 20% to 95% RH noncondensing Storage Range: 0 to 50°C (32° to 122°F), up to 98% RH noncondensing Operating Elevation: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,000 m)
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Recommended Calibration Frequency minimum of once per year
Communications Interface
Modbus® TCP over Ethernet or USB; The BioTrak Particle Counter interfaces with TSI’s Facility Monitoring Software, a continuous monitoring software package that trends data and records alarms.
Unit Cost
$67,500.00
Maintenance Cost
No consumable except gelatin filter if desired
Tested For Biological Agents
Viable particles
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas; Particle
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
particle counting efficiency: 50% at 0.5 µm; 100% for particles >0.75 µm,
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Two-channel (multiwave) fluorescence is used to minimize false positives. In addition, to minimize false positives, a less sensitive setting is used for areas where the particle backgrounds are more likely to contain interferents.
Alarm Capability
Built-in audible alarm; >85 dB at 1 meter (adjustable) External Alarm Relay: Normally open contact closure rated for 0 to 60 V AC/DC at 1.5A peak, 0.5A continuous.
Other Operational Parameters
Continuous monitor; Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF); Spectral biodetection
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical background
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Warranties
1 year parts and labor
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