| Unique Capabilities
| Bioscreen C MBR measures turbidity of samples kinetically.
All microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast, algae) produce turbidity by
multiplication in broth. Conventional test tube tests where the turbidity
or color change occurs can be run with the "mini-test-tubes" in a honeycomb
plate with Bioscreen C Pro.
Bioscreen C MBR is an open system: the user can itself decide what is put into the wells (what microorganism, broth or chemical). Organism growth is measured kinetically and automatically.
Anaerobic bacteria can be grown (by sealing the cover to the plate in a oxygen-free gas; alternatively the oil layer technique can be used). One can also monitor bacteriophage growth (dropping growth curves), amoebae (Limulus) growth and other processes where the turbidity changes.
The standard filters on the wheel are: 405, 420, 450, 492, 540, 580, 600 nm and wide band. Wide band is a "white" filter for turbidity measurement (450-580 nm). Usually it is used in microbiology work because the results are not affected by change of color of growth medium. In special work for high sensitivity where the color change is needed, other filters can be used.
Bioscreen C MBR compared with manual techniques
Bioscreen C MBR measures changes in OD vs. time to produce microbiological growth curves. These direct measurements correlate well with classical techniques. After correlations are established, simply transfer your work to Bioscreen C, and enjoy the benefits of automation. Its honeycomb plates will accommodate most liquid growth mediums.
It provides consistent final results for both research and routine work. Simply by changing program parameters, you can cover a wide range of research applications.
Bioscreen C MBR performs up to 200 microbiological growth curve test automatically, one test per well. It runs unattended, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. What could take a year to do using conventional techniques can be accomplished in a few weeks using Bioscreen C. It cuts consumable costs, saving on petri dishes, test tubes, and media.
Bioscreen C MBR compared with conventional plate readers
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