CytoQuant® - the world’s first mobile flow cytometer

The CytoQuant® mobile flow cytometer enables the immediate verification of cleaning and disinfection by counting bacteria and residue particles found in environmental samples, such as swabs from food contact surfaces or rinse waters.

Ensuring hygiene before production starts

The safety and shelf life of many food products rely heavily on process hygiene. CytoQuant® can make a difference for food producers by giving actionable information about the degree of equipment sanitation before production even starts. The device counts bacteria fast and accurately, enabling risk managers to take focused and effective pre-operational action. It counts all bacterium types, irrespective of growth requirements or physiological state, providing a high-resolution view into production hygiene.

CytoQuant® can also be an essential component of an early-warning system, allowing manufacturers to act before bacterial contamination becomes a problem. Through targeted and tailored sanitation programs, superior production hygiene can be achieved, enhancing product safety and shelf life.

Power meets mobility

CytoQuant® measures bacteria and particulate residue contamination in the food production environment. Separate, precise counts for each are provided in 30 seconds, with no need for pre-treatment, incubation, or chemical reagents, and without being influenced by trace detergents or disinfectants. By employing an impedance-based detection system, CytoQuant® brings the power of flow cytometry – a technology commonly associated with drinking water hygiene – to the convenience of a hand-held device.

What is impedance flow cytometry?

Due to their intact outer layers, viable bacterial cells suspended in an electrolyte solution have electrical properties which vary with the frequency of a passing current, thus eliciting subtle fluctuations in impedance. By measuring these, impedance flow cytometry can differentially count intact cells and other particles in a sample that is passed through a microfluidic flow cell with integrated electrodes.

Features and Benefits

Fast results for bacteria allow for focused and effective pre-operational action aimed at hazard mitigation
improved safety

Direct counts for bacteria provide a high-resolution view into production hygiene
improved shelf-life, less wastage

Distinct results for bacteria and residue enable the proper monitoring of both disinfection and cleaning
easier compliance with food safety standards

Accurate results for bacteria
no false alarms, no unnecessary re-sanitizing

Simple test procedure
► no need for specialized training or access to a lab

Item No. Product Description
10006469 CytoQuant® Flow Cytometer (incl. CytoQuant® CountCellTM) 1 pc
10006471 CytoQuant® CountCellTM 1 pc
10006468 CytoQuant® Swab Kit 72 pc
10007028 CytoQuant® Cleaning Vial 72 pc
10007029 CytoQuant® Storage Vial 72 pc
10006970 CytoQuant® Empty Vial 140 pc
10007030 CytoQuant® Electrolyte Solution 10 pc

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