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Milliflex Quantum


Model : Milliflex® Quantum | Category : Bioburden Testing | Brand : Merck Millipore

Milliflex® Quantum

A fast bioburden testing technique to uncover contamination events earlier

Overview

Our Milliflex® Quantum system is designed for fast, fluorescence-based quantitative detection of microorganisms in the course of bioburden testing in pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing facilities. It detects microbial colonies well before they become visible to the eye and thus significantly reduces the time to result, which may take several days when using traditional microbiological methods.

This easy-to-use and simple system covers a broad range of filterable matrices and uses industry standard membrane filtration techniques to detect viable and culturable microorganisms down to 1 CFU per sample. Test results are comparable to your current microbial test results. This facilitates validation of this rapid system, which can be used in any laboratory. The Milliflex® Quantum does not destroy the detected microcolonies - it is therefore possible to identify any detected microorganisms by subsequently using your established ID methodology.

Milliflex® Quantum helps you to address contamination events sooner, avoiding line shutdowns, enabling earlier release of products to the market and reducing storage costs. On top of this, it enables you to gain better control and understanding of your manufacturing process. Keep pace with today’s increasing production demands and reduce your time to result!

Applications

  • Raw material (media, buffers, pharmaceutical ingredients and water)
  • In-process samples (bioburden prior to sterilization, CIP/SIP samples, cell culture/fermentation samples, media for fermentation, buffers for manufacturing, and intermediate process samples)
  • Final product
  • Environmental samples

Benefits

  • Non-destructive method enables reliable identification using any ID technology
  • Easy-to-use system and simple workflow requires minimal training
  • Results comparable to compendial method, enabling faster validation so that you can benefit from rapid detection sooner
  • Economical, robust system
  • Compact hardware fits on any laboratory bench
Merck Millipore provides technical support and a comprehensive services offering to help you save your QC resources and facilitate the implementation of your MilliFlex® Quantum into your daily testing routine. Our highly experimented teams are there to assist you.

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Specifications

Detection Area Within the area of the 55 mm diameter Milliflex® membrane
System Limit of Detection (LOD) 1 colony forming unit (CFU)/sample
Dimensions
Milliflex® Quantum Reader
Width 14.2 cm (5.6 in.)
Depth 24.9 cm (9.8 in.)
Height 12.5 cm (4.9 in.)
Weight 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Materials of Construction
Milliflex® Quantum Reader
Housing Aluminium sheet 1050, polyester
Optical chamber 304L stainless steel
Handle 304L stainless steel
Optical filter OG550 glass filter
LED protector Transparent polycarbonate
Foot Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Milliflex® Quantum Reader Stand 304L stainless steel
Camera
Front plate 304L stainless steel
Housing Aluminum with epoxy coating
Window Glass
Membrane Transfer Tool
Housing (black parts) Polyoxymethylene (POM)
Body and lever 1.4462 stainless steel
Seal Silicone
Removal Rack Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU)
Power Supply
Milliflex® Quantum Reader
Input 100–200 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output 24 VAC, Direct Current
Milliflex® Quantum Camera
Input Powered by the computer used
Output Powered by the computer used
Milliflex® Quantum Reader Operating Requirements (with or without camera)
Ambient temperature 15 – 40 °C (59 °F to 104 °F)
Relative humidity  
Altitude  
The Milliflex® Quantum reader and camera can be used under a laminar flow hood.
Regulatory Compliance
The Milliflex® Quantum reader is compliant with Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC and is CE marked.



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