The LVC Kit allows rapid concentration and clean buffer exchange of bacteria and viruses from liquid volumes of 100+ liters.
The LVC Kit allows rapid concentration and clean buffer exchange of bacteria and viruses from liquid volumes of 100+ liters. The kit works much like InnovaPrep’s automated concentration instruments, which use membrane filtration to concentrate and a patented Wet Foam Elution technology to rapidly recover microorganisms into a small final volume (~70 mL) for rapid analysis. This one-pass method improves your limit of detection exponentially - especially important for detection of trace pathogens.
The LVC kit contains:
A high-flow filter cell, tubing and clamps, and an elution canister containing InnovaPrep’s Wet Foam (either Tween 20 PBS or Tween 20 Tris).
Using existing head pressure or your own pump, the fluid sample is forced through the filter cell’s membranes in a dead-end configuration. The particles are trapped as the fluid is forced out of the filter cell to waste. To recover the captured biological particles from the filter cell, the user manually presses the elution canister into the fitting in the top of the filter cell. The foam is released and forced through the bore of the hollow fibers which immediately dispenses them into a collection container. The foam then breaks down into a liquid in just seconds and is ready for analysis.
The LVC kit provides a fast and simple first stage concentration step prior to a second stage step with the Concentrating Pipette. The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette will allow you to process the concentrate further to about 250 µL in minutes.