Public health labs are using wastewater as a means to detect the emergence and spread of pandemic outbreaks. These epidemiological monitoring programs help effectively track infection rates for communities in advance of evidence from clinical tests.
The Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™ is recommended by both CDC-endorsed analysis platforms for the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS)
The National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) supported by the CDC and the Association of Public Health Labs (APHL) endorses only Qiagen and Bio-Rad analysis platforms; both recommend the CP Select in their protocols as a front-end concentration step.
The CP Select™ effectively concentrates pathogens of concern from raw and primary wastewater influent. Our process works faster, easier, and better than other methods by simplifying workflow, reducing labor, and improving the limit of detection, The instrument fits into Bio-safety cabinets for increased ease and safety and is perfect for mobile labs.
The CP Select uses robust filtration with high-flow filtered pipette tips to capture target particles followed by an automated recovery step using our patented Wet Foam Elution™ for extracting trapped pathogens from the filter in concentrates as low as 250 microliters within seconds. Pairs perfectly with PCR and sequencing methods.
Note: Discounted pipette tips are available in bulk packaging (non-irradiated). See our store for details.
Faster – Sample Concentration is automated taking only 5-10 minutes
Easier – The intuitive menu tells you what to do at every step. No special skill required.
Better – Concentrates larger volumes than other methods allow, thereby improving your limit of detection.
Safer – Reduced sample handling. The Concentrating Pipette fits in a biosafety cabinet.