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BacSomatic™

Know the hygiene quality of raw milk before you start using it with fast bacteria and somatic cell count in one handy instrument.

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BacSomatic
BacSomatic
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Small and handy instrument for Bacteria Count and Somatic Cell Count offers a rapid alternative to manual assay or semi-automated methods requiring reagent handling. Reagent bag system ensures exact reagent dosage every time reducing the risk of human error that can occur with other methods.
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Sample type

Raw cow’s milk.
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Parameters

Bacteria count and somatic cell count.

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“It's a really useful piece of kit to make sure that the milk that we've got coming onto site is the best quality and the quality that we need it to be.”

Senior Technical Manager of Müller Milk and Ingredients explains the value of rapid raw milk hygiene testing.

Features

  • Results shown on the BacSomatic screen
    Results shown on the BacSomatic screen

    Rapid results for somatic cell count and bacteria count

    Results for bacteria count and somatic cell are delivered within nine and a half minutes (1.5 minutes for somatic cell alone). The method is the same as the well-known methods used in FOSS BactoScan™ and Fossomatic™  analysers used by raw milk testing centres around the world.
  • BacSomatic Flow System
    BacSomatic Flow System

    Flow system

    Unique flow system directs the sample to a bacteria incubator or somatic cell mixing chamber where the cells are stained and then measured by the laser source. Two different laser intensity levels are used according to whether a somatic cell count or bacteria count is to be performed. 
  • The reagents bag system for the BacSomatic
    The reagents bag system for the BacSomatic

    Automated reagent dosage and handling

    Automated procedure ensures exact reagent dosage every time and avoids the need for reagent mixing. The reagent bag system is specifically designed for safe, contact-free use of reagents. The reagents are provided ready-to-use in bags. Place the bags in the instrument and close the door and you are ready to test.

“The first thing the truck driver will do is take out a sample to check bacteria and somatic cell count”

Scientists behind the development of the first ever integrated bacteria and somatic cell analyser for use at the dairy explain why it is just as reliable as milk laboratory instruments.