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Rapid and accurate bacterial cell counts
Easy to follow protocol
Single bacterial cell detection
No culturing required
The QUANTOM Tx™ microbial cell counter uses sophisticated image analysis to detect and count bacterial cells in minutes. Traditional counting methods for bacterial cells are compromised or challenging. Colony counts only give an estimation of viable cells, not helpful when your cells cannot be cultured. A colony could arise from a single or a thousand cells, so this method is really a broad estimation of cell number. More sophisticated cytometers register each particle (single cell or cluster) as a single event, therefore cannot discriminate single cells.
The unique counting algorithms of the QUANTOM Tx™ enable detection of individual bacterial cells regardless of their morphology or arrangement. Multiple fluorescence images are automatically captured and analysed for accurate counts.
- Results in minutes with no culturing required
- Objective with no user to user variability
- No estimating based on colony forming units or turbidity
Single Bacterium Detection
- Regardless of cell shape, size or arrangement
The QUANTOM Tx™ uses a simple to follow protocol, comprising of three main steps:
Staining- The QUANTOM™ Total Cell Staining Dye is a unique green fluorescent stain which permeates the cell membranes of both Gram positive and negative bacteria with ease, staining both live and dead cells. The QUANTOM Tx™ can now also be used with a Dye kit specific for Viable cells.
Immobilising- Stained cells are mixed with QUANTOM™ Cell Loading Buffer and loaded into QUANTOM™ M50 Slides. The slides are centrifuged using the QUANTOM™ Centrifuge to evenly distribute them throughout the counting chamber and ensure accurate cell counts.
Counting- The QUANTOM Tx™ captures up to 20 high resolution images and counts cells in each automatically. The software can distinguish individual cells even in sequence or tight clusters to ensure accurate and reliable counts.
The QUANTOM Tx™ is controlled by a large colour touchscreen interface and the powerful internal software provides the following capabilities:
Advanced Declustering- Distinguish individual cells, even in tight clusters.
Customisable Parameters- Bacteria come in all shapes and sizes. The QUANTOM Tx™ allows users to optimise parameters to count even the strangest shaped cells.
Data Reporting- Automatically save up to 1,000 counts onboard. Export data via WIFI or USB. Generate comprehensive PDF reports.
Compliance- For regulated labs, a 21CFR Part 11 package is available.