InnovaPrep concentration devices provide rapid concentration of pathogens, spoilage organisms, and particulate contamination from liquid food samples and beverages. Additionally, InnovaPrep Air Samplers are an asset for microbial monitoring - they are portable, rugged and well-suited for rapid molecular analysis methods allowing fast results without incubation or growth steps for same shift results.
Rapid microbiological analytical methods offer great potential for increasing the reliability of pathogen detection in foods while reducing labor costs and product hold times; however, small analysis volumes limit the usefulness of these methods. Pre-enrichment is often used to overcome this limitation, but the significant time advantage is then lost. In an effort to fill this void, InnovaPrep has developed a rapid 'mechanical concentration' approach to allow for straightforward, user-friendly concentration of pathogens in foods and beverages as well as environmental samples within processing/packaging facilities.
For liquid samples, this eliminates enrichment steps. For more difficult matrices, samples can be first diluted, prefiltered and then concentrated for direct detection. Samples that cannot be diluted can be pulverized, prefiltered then added to an enrichment broth and incubated for a significantly reduced period.
Highly suited for:
The Concentrating Pipette is an automated, rapid micro-particle concentrator developed for microbiology.
The Bobcat is a lightweight, portable, battery powered, dry filter air sampler with a unique rapid filter elution kit.
The LVC Kit allows concentration of bacteria and viruses from liquid volumes (up to 100+ liters)