SCANRDI® Rapid Microbial Detection and Enumeration Scanner
Model: SCANRDI 2
Serial Number: CS2-115
Manufacturer: AES Chemunex
Detects All types od contamination: Bacteria, yeasts, molds, and spores
Detection Principle: Viable cells are labled, labled cells produce fluorescence, and then Fluorescence is detected by SCANRDI
Applications: Finished product release, In-process / bioburden testing, WFI analysis, and Raw material screening
Specific Cell Labeling: The "viability substrate" component of the labeling solution enters the microorganism through the cell membrane. Living cells cleave the non-fluorescent viability substrate by an enzymatic reaction, releasing fluorescent particles (free fluorochrome) within the cell. The cell's membrane holds the light-emitting fluorochrome within the cell and allows it to be detected by the SCANRDI's laser. Nonliving cells are not metabolically active and not labeled.
Filter, Label, Scan: Filtration captures microorganisms on a special membrane. A solution is added to the membrane to "label" only living cells by making them fluoresce. The SCANRDI's laser scans the entire membrane in less than three minutes and immediately displays the total number of living cells fixed to the membrane. The scan map and microscope attachment allow for quick visual confirmation of results. Data output is in the form of a tabulated data sheet, which includes daily control results and a complete file.