Due to the small volumes and low pathogen sample concentrations used for analysis, which make sampling errors an almost given event, traditional microbiological methods for detecting pathogens include an enrichment step. The technician’s time and energy are spent on the slow and tedious sample preparation steps prior to analysis. Even modern analysis methods most often require a concentrated or “enriched” sample.
The SP is an automated, rapid bio-concentrator developed for modern microbiology. It is highly efficient and effective for concentrating bacteria, parasites, molds, fungal spores and fragments, whole cells, and viruses.