Biological Monitoring in Environment

Biomonitoring for Disease Threats in  Air, Surfaces, and Liquids

Biomonitoring for Disease Threats in Air, Surfaces, and Liquids

Stand-alone field and laboratory equipment apply to air sampling and liquid sample concentration offering the best solutions available for trace detection of threat organisms using rapid molecular methods

 

Highly suited for: 

✔ Military Applications
✔ Outbreak Investigations
✔ Government Laboratories
✔ Mobile Laboratories
✔ Public Health (Hospitals and clinics)
✔ Close-quarter living facilities such as; Military barracks, Cruise ships or other vessels, Senior living centers, Prisons, Schools
✔ Public transportation, event spaces, malls, and industry

 

Proactive monitoring provides an increased understanding of:

✔ Current state of contamination in the facility
✔ Effectiveness, limits or gaps of environmental controls such as change air techniques
✔ Effectiveness, limits or gaps of cleaning and disinfection procedures
✔ Infection risk associated with staffing locations, functions, and available PPE
✔ Determining when to implement social distancing or other measures

 

Biomonitoring Tools for Air

Traditional methods for aerosol and surface monitoring for bacteria and viruses are negatively affected by limited collection volumes, poor sample recovery, and complex and difficult to perform recovery processes. InnovaPrep products provide simple and straightforward methods for the collection and detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens at previously undetectable levels.

 

      • Disease monitoring
      • Indoor/outdoor air quality
      • Metagenomics
      • Airborne molecular contamination

 

The InnovaPrep ADC-200 Bobcat™

A small lightweight and portable dry filter air sampler with a built-in tripod that actively collects viruses, bacteria and fungal spores from 100 LPM to 200 LPM. Sample recovery from the filter takes just seconds and results in a concentrated liquid sample of 6 mL that is ready for analysis using PCR or other molecular methods. Rapid, easy to use, portable & battery operable

 

AirPrep™ Cub Sampler

InnovaPrep engineers have developed a new, even more, affordable compact commercial version of the Bobcat Air Sampler trusted by researchers and US military since 2012. Using the same 360° aerosol inlet design and rapid filter elution kit, the AirPrep Cub Sampler is just as efficient as the Bobcat Air Sampler for the collection and recovery of bioaerosols and particulate matter from 0.01 microns to 10+microns. 

 

      • AirPrep Cub Model ACD210 has an internal rechargeable battery
      • AirPrep Cub Model ACD220 is plug in only

 

Biomonitoring Tools for Air
Biomonitoring Air Detection of  Animal Disease Pathogens

Biomonitoring Air Detection of Animal Disease Pathogens

Protect livestock health and minimize operational losses due to airborne diseases by detecting pathogens in the air as soon as they arrive. InnovaPrep’s AirPrep Cub Sampler allows you to collect and rapidly prepare samples for analysis so that you can take proactive steps to avert an outbreak.

 

The AirPrep Cub was developed for animal disease monitoring, fitting even in dirty livestock environments whether outdoors, in barns, stables, or transport vehicles.

 

      • Collects viruses and bacteria from 0.01 microns to 10 microns
      • Easy-to-use
      • Portable, and rugged
      • Operates in low and high temperatures
      • Battery-powered for up to 8 hours

 

Pairs with any molecular analysis method including PCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS)

 

Biomonitoring Tools for Wastewater

The InnovaPrep Concentrating Pipette (CP) Select™ 

Wastewater is a means to detect the emergence or spread of COVID-19 outbreaks and it could prove to be a significant epidemiological method to help Public Health officials help determine the degree and duration of intervention needed in a community by community real-time approach. Bridging the gap between relevant sample volumes and the volumetric capacity of rapid molecular methods is needed in order to adequately monitor SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater.

Dead-end filtration on high-flow single-use pipette tips to capture target particles. The CP Select uses an automated recovery process, termed, Wet Foam Elution™ to enable efficient extraction of the particles from the filter membrane in seconds and can administer very precise and controlled amounts of foam that produce filter elution volumes as low as 200 micro liters. The process maximizes concentration of the target thereby exponentially improving the limit of detection for trace pathogens.

InnovaPrep technologies have been used to concentrate microorganisms including viruses suspended in liquid with the CP Select for several years from a variety of environmental sources such as marine recreational and aquaculture waters, surface waters, storm run-off, cave, and spring waters, irrigation waters, as well as wastewater influent and effluent. The Concentrating Pipette pairs perfectly with most molecular methods.

 

      • Innovaprep Concentrating Pipette - Fast, easy, microparticle concentration and delivers up to 10,000x concentration in minutes. Perfect for viruses, bacteria, and molds. Pairs well with culture, PCR, & NGS methods and fits in a biosafety cabinet
      • High-flow Pipette Filter Tips have a surface area of 98cm2 for robust filtration and are available in four pore sizes including:   0.45 µm / 0.2 µm / 0.05 µm / Ultrafilter
      • FluidPrep Prefilter Our prefilter cartridges attach to the filtered pipette tips for simultaneous prefiltering and sample concentration. Reduces processing time, sample handling, and inhibitors for difficult sample matrices such as raw wastewater.
      • Large Volume Concentration Kit The LVC Kit is a single use kit for concentrating waterborne pathogens from 5 to 100 liters or more. It includes an 2.5 m2 Ultrafilter, tube kit and elution buffer. Uses available flow or your own pump & elutes into a 50 mL final sample in seconds.

 

Biomonitoring Tools for Wastewater
Palintest Biomonitoring Tools for Wastewater

Palintest Biomonitoring Tools for Wastewater

Lumiso Expert for Wastewater

The Palintest Lumiso Expert is a robust multi-parameter photometer with an extensive range of testing parameters. For users operating in water maintenance industries, such as drinking water and wastewater who need to perform water analysis testing in-situ or in laboratory environments, across frequent and less frequently used parameters. 

With an intuitive and accessible touchscreen navigation, which also works with wet and gloved hands, and simple to follow onscreen instructions, the Lumiso Expert can be used with little to no prior training. It’s robust IP67 waterproof design and construction ensures it can be used in situ in any environment. Lumiso Expert also benefits from easy results retrieval and data traceability for audit compliance purposes.

 

Palintest Sewage Effluent Kit

This Palintest kit is widely used at small sewage works as a simple means of checking the quality of sewage effluents. Ensure compliance with quality standards. The compact test kit enables straightforward testing of all major parameters to ensure that your treatment plants are compliant with increasingly stringent quality standards. Day-to-day management of sewage effluents. The Sewage Effluent Kit includes testing for Permanganate Value, pH, Turbidity, TSS, Temperature, and Probable BOD, COD, and TOC.

 

Turbidity In Wastewater

Often the turbidity of water is used to assess water quality prior to release into the environment. Turbidity changes in wastewater can indicate that filters are not working correctly or that there is a problem with the water chemistry. It could indicate ineffective disinfection or poor coagulation and flocculation.

Turbidity tubes are used for a quick and approximate indication of turbidity. For a more advanced test the Turbimeter Plus can be used. It uses unique Quadoptix Technology allowing multiple validations of results for greater accuracy. The Turbimeter Plus is also available as part of the Turbidity and Ammonia Combined Kit or Turbidity and Chlorine Combined Kit. These kits are ideal for service professionals and have been designed for field use.

 

Ammonia in Wastewater with Palintest

In wastewater, ammonia can reach high levels due to digestion of nitrogen-containing organic waste. Monitoring of ammonia in wastewater plants is crucial before the effluent is released to prevent damage to local aquatic life. Palintest offers a variety of methods for testing ammonia, and all ammonia test options are available on our Lumiso Expert photometer. This instrument is also designed to be used in challenging environments, with IP67 rating for waterproofing and humidity and impact testing to IK08 as part of EN61010. The instrument touchscreen can also be used with gloved or wet hands and in rainy environments without issue, making it perfect for use in-field when required.

 

Biomonitoring Tools for Surfaces

Our collection kit is one of the best adapted kits to detect the coronavirus meeting the recommendations for COVID-19 specimen collection & handling: the virus inactivation due to the effect of the transport solution on the virus envelop and the preservation of the viral RNA due to the non effect on the viral capsid and a stable pH ensures ideal protection of nucleic acids.

The stored samples can be used in subsequent molecular experiments such as DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR testing or sequencing.

Biomonitoring Tools for Surfaces
qPCR for Biomonitoring

qPCR for Biomonitoring

Primer Design's genesig range of qPCR detection kits

 

      • Bacillus anthracis
      • Burkholderia mallei
      • Brucella genus (All Species)
      • Coxiella burnetii
      • Cryptosporidium parvumAlpha toxin producing Clostridium perfringens
      • Chlamydophila psittaci
      • Escherichia coli O157:H7
      • All Ehrlichia species
      • Francisella tularensis
      • Rift Valley Fever Virus
      • Staphylococcus aureus
      • all pathogenic Salmonella species
      • Yersinia pestis

Rapid On-Site Legionella Test

Rapid Detection

Genomadix™’s test quantifies the amount of Legionella in a water source in just 45 minutes so you can detect contamination in real-time.

 

Accurate Results
Culture testing underestimates Legionella by an average of 17-fold2 and 77% of samples degrade during shipping to the lab.3 Genomadix’s test solves these problems by enabling on-site testing with molecular-based technology. Genomadix’s test uses proprietary technology to preferentially detect live and intact (pathogenic), and not dead and degraded (non-pathogenic) Legionella bacteria.

 

Instant Validation of Remediation
Fast and accurate results mean your team can immediately treat Legionella contamination before it grows to outbreak levels. This can help minimize outbreaks and avoid negative publicity.

 

      • Detects all serogroups of Legionella pneumophila (serogroups 1-15)
      • Designed to meet the intent of ISO 12869**
      • Analytical specificity of > 99%

 

Rapid On-Site Legionella Test