TECTA™ B16 – Automated Microbiological Detection
Tecta™ B16 is fully automated and can provide E. Coli, Total Coliform and Fecal Coliforms results in 2-18 hours, depending on the level of contamination. With the integrated networking capabilities, the TECTA™ B16 will provide immediate notification. Results are automatically sent to any device, including computers tablets and smart phone upon detection of bacteria. The principal of operation is a Patented Polymer Partition™ test technology senses fluorescent indicator of enzyme activity of target organism, excludes water sample from optical path for high turbidity resistance.
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2 - 18 hour detection with alerting capability (email notification) – increased protection of public health / reduced risk
On-site analysis capability means zero transport, zero prep, test on sample day with no delay or interruption
Low operating complexity due to automated technology
No tedious sample dilutions required to obtain quant result from 1 to 108 CFU/100mL
Less chance of cross-contamination or human error during transport or in sample handling (sample preparation, dilutions, etc.)
Objective, test report filed or e-mailed for all samples
No “call-ins” on evenings / weekends to read test results, receive email immediately upon completion of test sequence - eliminate overtime pay!
No human analysis – does not put operators in position of “interpreting their own test results”.
High turbidity does not affect the test.
Current methods for E.coli, TC, and FC involve enzyme detection through: Shipping water sample to an accredited laboratory
Various aseptic manipulations of the water sample
Fixed time incubation of 18, 24 or 48 hours
Visual interpretation of colour or fluorescence change
Manually keeping records of all samples
Typical Detection Times
<1 CFU in 100 ml detected within 18 hrs.
10^2 CFU in 100 ml detected within 12 hrs.
10^4CFU in 100 ml detected within 8 hrs.
10^6CFU in 100 ml detected within 2-4 hrs.
Certificates and Accreditations Wellington, New Zealand - Ministry of Health (MOH) Approval
US EPA Approval
Is only EPA approved method with “early-alerting” capability, with the fastest time-to-positive of any method
Testing has confirmed ENDETEC is more sensitive than any other EPA-approved method
Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC)
Ontario, Canada – Ministry of Environment (MOE), Laboratory Services Branch
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), South Korea
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