Mocon Inc. announces major enhancements to its GreenLight® rapid microbial detection system. The oxygen sensor vials used with the GreenLight system now feature a 50% shelf-life increase and a broader storage temperature range.
The APCheck™ vials now offer an 18-month shelf life at storage temperatures ranging from 4°C to 40°C.As a result, the testing vials will be usable for a longer period of time without the need to invest in costly refrigeration equipment. Additionally, quality control professionals can now store sensors close to the lab operators or even out in the field without the need for controlled environments.
The sensor vials work with GreenLight to measure changes in oxygen content in a microbial sample. This information can be converted to a presence/absence result or an enumeration of microbial load in colony-forming units per gram (CFU/g). GreenLight can provide results at very low bacterial loads in less than 24 hours. The internal incubator enables lower power usage, and lab waste is reduced due to the compact test vial.
The GreenLight rapid microbial detection system is currently being used in a wide range of applications including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial products.