The new RevElution Bio-Concentrator is the front end of rapid microbial detection in food and beverage, water treatment and other industries that require concentration of liquid microbial samples. It’s the only concentrator that can process samples as large as two liters at a rate of up to 100mls/minute. Faster and more precise than a centrifuge, the RevElution uses patented technology to pull the liquid sample through a one-time use filter and automatically turns off when the liquid is gone. A buffer foam elution pushes all collected microbes on the filter into a collection vessel. Up to 90% of microorganisms such as ecoli, bacillus thuringiensis israliensis, and MS-2 bacteriophage are recovered, ready and viable for rapid or classical analytical methods such as immunoassay, PCR or cell culture. Bg DNA and whole cells can also be recovered using the RevElution.
The RevElution operates with the press of one button. A single-use filter tip is inserted and lowered into the sample. Pressing the button draws a sample through the filter, liquid passes through the filter and is directed to a drain and discarded or collected for future use. Once all the liquid has been filtered, the same button is pressed to trigger the wet foam elution process, which releases the particles from the filter into a small container. Final sample volume is user set between 200 to 1000 µl (less than 1 milliliter). The entire fluid path is contained within the disposable tip.
Two tips are available—0.1micron and 0.4micron, which can trap parasites, molds, funguses and whole cells. Tris or PBS is used as the elution fluid.
Additional feat ures or benefits include:
- No cross contamination – tips are disposable and one-time use only.
- Up to 2L of sample can be concentrated – if the sample container is large, tubing can run from the filter tip to the container to concentrate the sample next to the RevElution.
- Starter Kit – not sure which tip will work? A starter kit is available, which includes two tips, 0.1 micron and 0.4 micron, and either elution fluid Tris or PBS buffer.
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