Coriolis Air samplers collect biological particles in the air which offer new perspectives for the control of airborne contamination thanks to its liquid sample.
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Coriolis µ is an innovative biological air sampler for bio-contamination assessment, mainly dedicated to air quality control and air quality monitoring in environmental and pollution research, pharmaceutical, food and veterinary industries, biomedical and health environment…
Based on a cyclonic technology, combined to a high air flow rate, Coriolis µ offers the most efficient particles collection in 10 minutes. The biological particles such as toxins, virus, bacteria, molds, pollens, spores are collected and concentrated in a liquid ready to be analyzed with microbiological and cellular and molecular biology methods.
Thanks to its liquid collection media, Coriolis technology gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours thanks to its compatibility with all biological standard methods, Culture, PCR, QPCR , ELISA, and more.
With a consistent liquid volume of 15 ml, Coriolis prevents any saturation of the liquid media. It also allows the user to split up the final sample and thereby make several analyses which guarantees the representativity of the trials by testing the repeatability of the results.
Analyzing by culture only allows users to count micro-organisms able to grow on agar dishes. However some biological particles in the air are not cultivable. By allowing the use of alternative techniques, Coriolis enables the count of total flora beyond the limit of cultivability.
Air quality monitoring during a whole production process in aseptic zones or biosphere control can be critical. Coriolis equipment allows for continuous monitoring of the environment for up to 6 hours.
|Collection time||1-10 min|
|Collected particle sizes||from 0.5 µm|
|Liquid output volume||15 ml|
|Autonomy on battery||1 hour|
|Air flow rate||100 to 300L/min|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||22 x 33 x 36 cm|
|Weight||3 kg (with battery)|
Air quality is an everyday challenge for countries and the biosphere needs to be controlled and preserved.
Industrialized metropolises already use the Coriolis µ to monitor micro-organisms pollution. Industrial plant such as cooling towers, composting plants, waste sorting plants, green waste collection centres or wastewater treatment plants could be involved in the release of a wide range of chemical and biological pollutants, with potentially harmful impacts on workers’ respiratory health and on people living in the neighbourhood. Given the magnitude of global warming and air quality challenges, the use of air sampling instruments, such as the Coriolis, is necessary to create a complete database of the environmental micro-organisms population and apply corrective measures if needed when changes in the biosphere are identified.
Animal confinement building studies have noted raised bioaerosol levels. They modify the health risk of exposed workers and people who live near these facilities, particularly downwind. Livestock workers have reported allergic reactions, respiratory problems, hypersensitivity reactions, and infectious diseases related to exposure to airborne pathogens.
These facilities are large and so densely populated that, when a pathogen is introduced, chronic infections are widespread. Airborne contamination control is also a critical factor in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries to the extent that the products and production area can be sensitive to specific microbiological contaminants; some production requires very strict procedures. The Coriolis µ is the ideal tool for the monitoring of specific pathogens (including viruses or endotoxins) in a low or a high airborne contaminated area, such as CAFOs, to prevent animal infections, human respiratory diseases and production line contamination.
Healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, are concerned by contamination air control, due in particular to the presence of sensitive patients in these environments (immuno-compromised people, for example) and especially for special units that need particular care in terms of indoor air quality (bone marrow units, neonatal intensive care units, burn units, operating theatres, and so on).
Hospitals have to be very cautious to prevent infections from spreading. The renovation of aging hospitals increases the risk of airborne fungal and other infections. Infections such as aspergillosis, zygomycosis and fusariosis can occur in this environment and concern mainly immuno-compromised people. The Coriolis µ air sampler helps healthcare establishments prevent and control these nosocomial infections by providing a faster response than the impaction method.