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CombiFoss™ 7

CombiFoss™ 7 provides raw milk testing for 19 parameters in 6 seconds, including Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and Differential SCC. Seamless integration of MilkoScan™ 7 RM (FTIR) and Fossomatic™ 7 / 7 DC (Flow Cytometry) in one analysis unit.

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CombiFoss 7 raw milk tester
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Value

Testing an unparalleled 19 parameters in just six seconds, the CombiFoss™ provides a unique platform on which to base your milk-testing business
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Sample type

Raw milk (cow, goat, sheep, buffalo)
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Parameters

Fat, Protein (true and crude), Casein, Lactose, Solids (SnF and TS), Urea, Citric Acid, Fatty Acid Profiling, Free Fatty Acids, Freezing Point Depression, pH, Ketosis screening (BHB and Acetone), Untargeted raw milk screening (adulteration), Total Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and Differential Somatic Cell Count (DSCC)

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“The new feature of DSCC … provides the farmer with a tool for more judicious use of antibiotics by having a better evaluation of udder health”

At ICAR 2016, General Manager of Valacta, Daniel Lefebvre explained how the improved accuracy and effectiveness of CombiFoss 7 provides farmers with even better milk testing tools for cow health evaluation.

Features

  • Testing for mastitis Testing for mastitis

    Differential SCC for improved mastitis management

    Differential Somatic Cell Count (DSCC) is a new milk testing parameter introduced with the Fossomatic™ 7 DC analyser. It complements the established test for total number of Somatic Cells (SCC) pioneered by FOSS in the 1980’s. The Fossomatic™ 7 DC has several sensors detecting fluorescence signals from milk cells and a new chemistry and an incubation unit. Combined, they enable the instrument to measure DSCC and SCC simultaneously.

  • Diamond cuvette Diamond cuvette

    Diamond cuvette for improved robustness ensures maximum uptime

    MilkoScan™ 7 RM has a diamond cuvette backed by 10 years guarantee. Optics are optimized on the interferometer module increasing the signal/noise ratio, ensuring the same high performance at all cadences and improving repeatability for minor constituents. 

  • Adulterations in raw milk Adulterations in raw milk

    Adulteration – untargeted raw milk screening

    Raw milk containing abnormalities is a growing problem. The abnormalities can be caused by deliberate adulteration, for example, with lard or melamine or by accidents if water or cleaning agents are mixed with the milk. With the MilkoScan™ you can screen incoming raw milk samples to identify a suspect raw milk sample quickly and as a normal part of everyday testing. The suspect sample can then be further analysed to determine the contaminant.

  • MOSAIC Software for RMT MOSAIC Software for RMT

    Mosaic

    Mosaic networking software is a free software option for FOSS BactoScan and CombiFoss solutions. It allows multiple instruments to be monitored and configured from a single desktop, reducing the cost of ownership of multiple installations and making day to day maintenance tasks such as calibration updates quicker and considerably more convenient. If required, the software can also allow FOSS experts to access data for remote support via the internet.

White Paper: Learn more about the rationale behind the new Differential SCC parameter for mastitis management

White Paper: Learn more about the rationale behind the new Differential SCC parameter for mastitis management

DSCC
The combination of SCC and Differential SCC provides more precise information on the actual inflammatory status of the mammary gland. This White Paper explains the latest research about the value of the two parameters.

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Mastitis milk test

More to be done with Mastitis – the challenge and the potential

Cattle disease specialist, Dr. Daniel Schwarz explains the challenges of mastitis and the potential value of the new Differential SCC parameter.

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FOSS analysers comply with international standards and honors several approvals

Fossomatic™ 7/7 DC and MilkoScan™ 7 RM complies with IDF/ ISO international standards. Fossomatic™ is the only rapid method approved for Somatic Cell Count in raw milk by EURL/ Microval in Europe and NCIMS/FDA in the US and MilkoScan™ is the only rapid method approved by Acalait in France.

White Paper: The novel parameter Differential SCC with the Fossomatic 7 DC

White Paper: The novel parameter Differential SCC with the Fossomatic 7 DC

Novel Parameter
Learn more about the only instrument to enable routine analysis of two parameters, SCC and Differential SCC, simultaneously using DHI cow milk samples at low cost.

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Technical specification

Specifications Fossomatic™ 7 and Fossomatic™ 7 DC
Performance
Measuring range 0 – 10 mill cells/ml
Performance range 0.1 – 1.5 mill
Repeatability* CV < 6% 100-299k SCC/ml
CV < 4% 300-499k SCC/ml
CV < 3% 500-1500k SCC/ml
Accuracy
< 10% relative mean diff. from DMSCC
(Direct Microscopic Somatic Cell Count)
Carry-over < 1% relative usually below 0.4%
Sample types Cow, goat, sheep and buffalo milk 
*CV = Coefficient of variation (STDev/AVG) x 100. (STDev = Standard deviation. AVG = Average)
   
Application data   
Analysis Capacity
100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 600 samples per hour
Sample intake 2.5 ml (programmable 2.0 – 5.0 ml)
Required sample temperature 30 - 42 °C (86-107.6 F)
Working factor 100 or better*
*Fossomatic 7 DC 300 or better
 
Standards and approvals
Fossomatic™ 7/ 7 DC is CE-labelled and complies with the following directives and regulations:

• EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Directive 2004/108/EC
• LVD (Low Voltage) Directive 2006/95/EC
• Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC
• Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixture, CLP (EC)
• WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
• Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
• REACH 1907/2006/EC
 

Fossomatic technology complies with:
• AOAC
• ISO 13366-2 / IDF 148-2:2006
• Laser approval (FDA), IEC 60825-1
• EURL/Microval (validation pending)
• NCIMS/FDA

   
Specifications MilkoScan™ 7 RM
Most of the calibrations are using multiple wavelengths selected freely from the entire Mid-IR spectrum in order to optimize robustness and accuracy. Compared to traditional filter calibrations, they are called full spectrum calibrations.
   
Performance
Carry-over for all components <1% relative
 
Component
Measuring range Performance range Repeatability Accuracy Bulk Accuracy Single cow
Fat
0-15% 2-15% Cv < 0.5% Cv < 1.0% Cv < 1.5%
Protein 0-10% 2-10%
Cv < 0.5% Cv < 0.9% Cv < 1.5%
Lactose 0-10% 2-10% Cv < 0.5% Cv < 0.9%
Cv < 1.5%
Solids 0-20% 2-20% Cv < 0.5% Cv < 1.0% Cv < 1.5%
Urea Patented 10-100 mg/dl 10-100 mg/dl Sd < 1.5 mg/dl Sd < 3 mg/dl Sd < 3.5 mg/dl
Citric Acid 0.1-0.5% 0.1-0.5% Sd < 0.005% Sd < 0.01% Sd < 0.015%
FPD (Screening) 400-600 m°C 450-550 m°C Sd < 0.5 m°C Sd < 4 m°C N/A

 
Novel parameters
Fatty acids profile
Ketosis screening (BHB, acetone)
Untargeted screening raw milk (adulteration)
   
Application data
Analysis Capacity
100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 600 samples per hour
Sample intake 5 ml
Required sample temperature 37 - 42°C
Performance Specifications Full spectrum calibrations
   
Standards and Approvals
MilkoScan™ 7 RM is CE-labelled and complies with the following directives and regulations:

• EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Directive 2004/108/EC
• LVD (Low Voltage) Directive 2006/95/EC
• Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC
• Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of
substances and mixture, CLP (EC)
• WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
• Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
• REACH 1907/2006/EC
The MilkoScan™ 7 RM techniques comply with:
• ISO 9622 / IDF 141:2013
• AOAC official method 972.16

By using wavelengths from the entire Mid- IR spectrum for each component, calibrations are optimised in terms of robustness and/or accuracy (temperature, homogenization and humidity)

Brochures and Papers

CombiFoss™ 7 Brochure

PDF, English

MilkoScan™ 7 Brochure

PDF, English

Fossomatic™ 7 and Fossomatic™ 7 DC Brochure

PDF, English

Mosaic™ Brochure

PDF, English

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