Multi-point monitoring of bacteria in water with the BACTOSENSE MULTI industrial cytometer

Multi-point monitoring of bacteria in water with the BACTOSENSE MULTI industrial cytometer


This automated flow cytometer is used for multi-point monitoring of bacteria in water. It offers a complete mapping of the drinking water production environment. Up to 30 samples can be collected from any point in the process, for results reporting directly to the factory. Easy to use, it guarantees a quick decision, without the intervention of an external laboratory. The technology used makes it possible to count 99.9% of bacteria with excellent repeatability.

Operation and Features

The process begins with labeling, scanning and loading the samples into the cooling tray.

This is followed by labeling, mixing, incubation and measurement. Results are available after just 25 minutes. The sample ends up in the integrated waste container. The measurement cycle ends with a complete cleaning of the instrument.

The measures are accessible at any time from the database to be evaluated. Depending on the type of cartridge used, TCC (total cell count) or ICC (intact cell count), different sample-specific parameters are displayed on a graph. The BactoSense cartridge system minimizes contact with chemicals, including their waste. The cartridge is hermetically sealed, quickly replaceable and reusable. It can perform up to 500 measurements, giving the instrument complete autonomy for up to 9 months, depending on the frequency of analyses. This unique system is easy to handle and environmentally friendly.


Thanks to this sampling device, several production points can be analyzed live: raw water monitoring, pre-treatment, water treatment, storage, post-treatment, bottle filling line, microbiological quality assurance . Before and after a filtration step, for example, the BactoSense Multi results not only provide a direct evaluation of the filtration efficiency but also quickly assess the integrity of the filter to anticipate its cleaning or replacement. This information leads to optimized process control, with reduced reaction times and increased safety.