The Microbial Air Sampler, P100 Microbial Air Sampler is an portable air sampler with high capture rates and very simple operation, most importantly it offers convenient portable movement of the air sampler to evaluate Bulk production Suites, ISO 7-9 suites, Barrier Isolators, Media Prep, Fermentation, Buffer Preparation, Purification, ISO 5 suites, LAF Hoods, Final Filtration and Filling in ISO 5 Filling Lines. Aseptic Connections, ISO 5-9 suites, Vessels and Transfer Panels are easily supported with a portable microbial air sampler. The ISO 6-9 support areas that are adjacent to ISO 5 Hoods, Rooms, Zones, Hallways and air locks are also easily supported by a portable air sampler. QC Product Testing in Sterility Testing Chambers, LAF Hoods and Bio-Safety Cabinets are monitored for unwanted fungal and bacterial bio-organisms. Bulk Filtering areas and Fill areas are supported. In addition, the R&D and Product Development Labs require microbiological air sampling.
Typical portable microbial air samplers are not designed with the idea of preventing aerosol exhaust in the production suites. The P100 Portable Microbial Air Sampler is designed for portability, long battery life, high capture rates, accurate airflow control, clean operation with no exhaust dumped into the sampling area. Air is pulled into the portable sampler by a vacuum pump and the contaminants in the sampled air flow is captured on or in the test media. The test media is then incubated, to recover Colony Forming Units (CFU), count and determine the quantity of CFU per volume of air sampled. The density of microorganisms per volume of air can be determined, as well as calculating settling rates in product containers and vials. Portable Microbial Air Samplers are designed to provide superb capture efficiency along with user friendly operation and long operational battery life, as well as versatility in the monitoring, dynamic control and useful data feedback. Air Flow is precisely controlled across a wide dynamic air flow volume compared to competitive products. The capture efficiency is much higher and quite uniform across the sample. More importantly, the contamination sample can be rotated over a specified period of time to identify the microbial air sample as a function over time.
The traditional Slit-to-Agar technology relies on placing an agar plate under the collection slit, draw in a precise volume of air through an correctly sized inlet slit, then accelerating the air flow to a precise capture velocity to provide highly consistent capture efficiency of viable organisms. As the airflow impacts the collection surface it makes a tangent direction change and any suspended particles in the airflow are thrown out of the air flow by inertia and impact on the agar surface. The test plate is rotated under the slit to separate recovery events. The test plate provides a time map feature of the collected bacterial and fungal microorganisms. Portable Microbial Air Samplers have taken the performance to a higher level of functionality and usability by combining portability, user friendly operation, high capture rates, and useful, quick data collection.