Easy to Use and Understand
The BioLumix system is the most versatile method for the detection of microorganisms. Based upon state-of-the-art knowledge of the microbial metabolic process, the ready-to-use vials are designed to rapidly detect color or fluorescent change as a result of metabolic activity in a liquid medium. The vials come with a Certificate of Analysis and can be stored at room temperature.
The Heterotrophic vial’s sensor detects production of CO2. The disposable vial contains a transparent solid sensor located at the bottom which changes its optical properties whenever CO2 diffuses into it. Only gases can penetrate the sensor; blocking liquids, microorganisms, and particulate matter. Consequently, the optical readings are not masked by the sample. CO2 generated by Heterotrophic Bacteria metabolism in the liquid medium placed above the sensor, diffuses into the sensor and interacts with an indicator reagent to provide an indication of the presence of the carbon dioxide. The vial is designed to detect aerobic and facultative anaerobic Heterotrophic bacteria in water, with low nutrient requirement.