Applications

Poor hygiene in the food & beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industry can affect consumer health or result in very expensive recalls. An abundance of processes in many industries are heavily dependent on a clean or sometimes even sterile work environment. It is very difficult to quickly assess the cleanliness of a surface in regards to bacteria and microbiology because there are no simple, accurate, and effective tools available today. BactoBox will address this problem and make it fast and easy for you to validate your cleaning procedures.

Surface Cleanliness

Poor hygiene in the food & beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industry can affect consumer health or result in very expensive recalls. An abundance of processes in many industries are heavily dependent on a clean or sometimes even sterile work environment. It is very difficult to quickly assess the cleanliness of a surface in regards to bacteria and microbiology because there are no simple, accurate, and effective tools available today. SBT is developing a revolutionary sensor suitable for performing accurate assessments of the bacteria level of surfaces using surface swabs in just 5 minutes. Customers who use the sensor will get rapid access to quantitative information about the cleanliness of their production facilities.

Validation of CIP

Cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings, without dissambling any of the equipment is critical. There are many industries that heavily rely on Clean-In-Place (CIP), and for most of these industries a high level of hygiene is necessary to ensure good product quality. A poor CIP process, maybe caused by a faulty sensor or reagent dispenser, can affect product quality and result in batch loss or even a product recall if the issue is not discovered until later in the process. Today's methods for measuring microbiology can not satisfy the need for scheduled and quick CIP validation mainly due to the long response time of the available methods. SBT's solution can be used to perform an accurate assessment of the bacteria level in the rinse water within 5 minutes. You simply collect a small sample of the rinse water using the BactoProbe Liquid, and insert it into the BactoBox after which you will have a result for the total bacteria level in only 5 minutes.

Process Water in Private Industry

Companies within the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industry encounter increasing pressure to improve water efficiency and ensure the cleanliness of the used water sources. Increased reuse of water will decrease production costs allowing manufacturers to remain competitive. A major barrier for the reuse of water is the low testing frequency and the long response time of conventional tests. BactoBox can eliminate these barriers and promises to significantly reduce the risk of accidentally reusing contaminated water, as the microbiological quality of the water can be quickly assessed throughout the process through the use of the BactoProbe Liquid sample collection vial.