CHEMUNEX® Rapid Microbiology Analyzers

Rapid Microbial Detection

For more than 20 years, global and boutique organizations alike have relied on CHEMUNEX® technology to get their products to market faster.  

 

Overview

Achieve Profitability & Product Quality through CHEMUNEX® Ultra Rapid Microbial Testing

For more than 20 years, global and boutique organizations alike have relied on CHEMUNEX® technology to deliver safe and high-quality products to market faster. These companies know they are not only releasing a safe product but also enjoying the financial benefits of ultra rapid microbiology - gaining efficiencies on both the production floor and in the laboratory. Greater control of your process allows for leaner inventory management and reduction of working capital. Automated, objective results reduce lab bottlenecks and assure you are releasing a safe product.

Applications

Detect bacteria, yeasts, molds and spores in finished, in-process products and raw materials

  • Aseptically Produced Food and Beverages
  • Yogurt and other Fermented Milk Products
  • Fruit Preparations, Fruit Juices and Beverages
  • Personal Care products
  • Non-Sterile Pharmaceuticals/OTC products
  • Cosmetics
  • Process water

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Need to release your product faster and protect your brands?

Increase your manufacturing and supply chain productivity through the objective, robust and rapid microbiology testing solution allowing significant reductions of QC quarantine times.

Unique, Proven Technology 

CHEMUNEX Cell Labeling Technology ensures that all viable microorganisms, including those growing in conditions of stress such as nutrient-depleted process water, or in the presence of growth inhibitors, are labeled.

Automated, extremely sensitive and ultra-rapid, CHEMUNEX analyzers perform direct labeling and detection of microorganisms, cell by cell.

  • Universal labeling of viable bacteria, yeasts and molds
  • Objective Yes/No results require no interpretation
  • Generate results within minutes after 24 hours (50 hours for molds)
  • Full validation support available

Save Time, Decrease Costs

Enhance Profitability & Product Quality

Benefits for the laboratory
Microbial quality controls are not the bottleneck of a safe product release process

Benefits for the Quality department
Reduce non-quality costs (no defects, no recalls)
Reduce safety risk

Benefits for the Manufacturing department
Reduce lead time, improve production capacity
Rapidly respond to contamination incidents

Benefits for the Supply Chain
Save up to 12 days on quarantine time and up to 20% of the required storage area
Decrease end product inventory costs

Benefits for the Financial department
Decrease working capital requirements and increase cashflow

CHEMUNEX® ANALYZERS FEATURES AND SPECS

CHEMUNEX is engineered for automated, high-throughput microbial detection. Two different levels of automation of the D-COUNT® 25/50 systems allow for the analysis of 25 to 50 samples/hour.

Modular System Components

Sample Preparation Unit
(SPU)
Analyzer

SPU: Prepares the sample

Analyzer: Controls and analyzes the sample and displays the results

Analyzer

 

  1. Multi-touch display
  2. Waste level
  3. Sheath fluid level
  4. On button
  5. DVD burner
  1. On/Off switch-
    Main power fuses
  2. External connections
  3. Bottle compartment cover
  4. Keyboard drawer

 

Sample Preparation Unit: D-Count® 25

Sample Preparation Unit: D-Count® 50

  1. Front door
  2. Cooling rack
  3. Buffer holder
  4. Reagent holder
  1. Incubation rack
  2. Injection/Wash station
  3. Cleaning holder/Standard holder

Technical Data and Specifications

  D-Count® 25 D-Count® 50
Dimensions 1279 x 615 x 530 mm 1535 x 600 x 530 mm
Weight 75 kg 91 kg
Electrical Specifications Supply voltage One phase with earth 100/240 VAC
Supply frequency 50/60 Hz
Input 100 - 120/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz 25 W 100 - 120/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz 350 W
Fuse Analyzer: 250 V T 3.15 AH (5 x 20 mm) (2x) 
SPU: 250 V T 5.0 A (5 x 20 mm) (2x)
Environmental Conditions The instrument is designed for laboratory environmental conditions or better. Dust levels should be minimized although the instrument is well covered by shields and internal cabinetry to ensure adequate protection under the advised operational conditions.
Operating temperature 18 to 28°C (64 to 82°F) 
With a mximum rate of temperature change at 5°C/hr (41°F/hr)
Storage temperature 2 to 45°C
Humidity 30% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Altitude 3000 m (9900 ft) maximum
Sound level < 70 dB
Computer Specifications Material Properties Embedded computer running Windows 7 32 bit
Touch Screen

 

CHEMUNEX® ANALYZERS APPLICATIONS

Rapid results from in-process or final release testing empower production personnel with information that allows them to identify out-of-spec conditions early in the manufacturing process so root cause determination and corrective actions can be executed swiftly.

COSMETICS, PERSONAL CARE & OTC PRODUCTS

Test and Release

  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Powders
  • Ointments
  • Tablets

Enumerate

  • Raw materials
  • Process water

Total Viable Count (TVC) - Bacteria and Yeast

  • Sensitivity: 1 organism/gram of product
  • Product release time: 24-hours
  • Applications: Syrups, ointments, tablets, powders

Yeasts and Molds

  • Sensitivity: 10 organisms/gram of product
  • Product release time: 50-hours
  • Applications: Syrups, ointments, tablets, powders

Direct Count (Enumeration)

  • Sensitivity: 5 organisms/mL
  • Product release time: 20 minutes
  • Applications: Process water

 

CHEMUNEX® ANALYZERS APPLICATIONS

Rapid results from in-process or final release testing empower production personnel with information that allows them to identify out-of-spec conditions early in the manufacturing process so root cause determination and corrective actions can be executed swiftly.

FERMENTED DAIRY, JUICES AND ASEPTIC FOODS

Test and Release

  • Fruit juice
  • Soft drinks
  • Fruit preparations
  • Yogurt / Fermented Dairy
  • Iced Teas
  • Energy drinks
  • Soups

Enumerate

  • Fruit preparations
  • Raw milk
  • Process water

Total Viable Count (TVC) - Bacteria and Yeast

  • Sensitivity: 1 organism/container
  • Product release time: 24-50 hours
  • Applications: Fruit juices, filterable carbonated beverages, fermented milk and yogurts (yeast only), UHT milk, fruit preparations, iced tea, energy drinks and aseptic soups

Yeasts and Molds

  • Sensitivity: 1 organism/container
  • Product release time: 50-hours
  • Applications: Clear beverages, iced tea and soft drinks

Direct Count (Enumeration)

  • Sensitivity: 102 Yeast, 103 organisms/mL TVC
  • Product release time: 20 minutes
  • Applications: Fruit preparations, raw milk and process water

Pioneering diagnostics