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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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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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“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.

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.

eBook: Reduce bacteria count in raw milk with flow cytometry

eBook: Reduce bacteria count in raw milk with flow cytometry

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Technical specification

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Technical Specifications
Analysis capacity                                                         SCC and IBC :15 samples/hour 
Only IBC :15 samples/hour 
Only SCC: 40 samples/hour
Carry over IBC: <1% relative, usually <0.5% 
SCC: <1% relative, usually <0.5% 
Analysis time

9.5 minutes IBC 
1.5 minutes SCC alone

Sample intake SCC and IBC: 6ml 
Only IBS: 5.2 ml 
Only SCC: 2.2 ml
Sample temperature 2 - 4°C
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Dimensions (H*W*D*)
400 x 400 x 400 mm
Weight 25 kg
Working factor IBC : 100 
SCC: 100 
Measuring range IBC: 5000-20 mln IBC/ml 
SCC: 0-10 mln cells/m 
Performance range
IBC: 10000-10 mln IBC/ml 
SCC: 100000-1.5 mln cells/ml
Repeatability
IBC: 
Sr≤0.07 log relative, usually 0.06 at10-50 IBC/μl
Sr≤0.05 log relative, usually 0.04 at51-200 IBC/μl
Sr≤0.04 log relative, usually 0.02 at >200 IBC/μl

SCC:
CV<6% at 100000 cells/ml
CV<4% at 300000 cells/ml
CV<3% at 500000 cells/ml
Accuracy
IBC: Typical Sy,x <0.25 log units from SPC (plate counting) 
SCC: <10% relative mean different from direct microscopic SCC

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