Air Sampler checks airborne contamination.

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Venerable MB2 can be used to sample airborne contamination in indoor and outdoor environments. Microorganisms are collected on agar surface of contact plate, which is removed and sent to analytical laboratory. Colony count, combined with volume of air sample, is used to calculate number of microorganisms present per cubic meter of air.



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A Responsible Approach to Air Quality Concerns


Responding to the need for dependable answers to the general public's concern about airborne bacterial contamination, Spiral Biotech, an Advanced Instruments Company, announces the introduction of the MB2 Air Sampler to the general facilities markets. Advanced Instruments is a global developer of scientific apparatus and a leader in the fields of microbiology and diagnostics products.

A highly reliable instrument, developed to fit the needs for strict air quality in demanding fields such as semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical processing and other controlled environments, the MB2 Air Sampler has long been the product of choice in cleanrooms, laboratories and hospitals across the world. According to Anthony Pappas, Product Manager, Microbiology Division, the company is now making the MB2 Air Sampler available for immediate delivery for use in a much wider range of applications. "Wherever there might a pressing need to check the presence of high levels of airborne bacteria, whether it's a government building or a manufacturing plant, an office park, a university campus or a shopping mall, the MB2 provides the highest available level of efficiency and accuracy."

A portable and robust device, the MB2 can be used to sample airborne contamination in indoor and outdoor environments. While final results are best read by a specialized laboratory, the actual programming and operation of the MB2 Air Sampler is straightforward and uncomplicated. Microorganisms are collected on the agar surface of a contact plate, which is removed and sent to an analytical laboratory. The colony count, combined with the volume of the air sample, is used to calculate the number of microorganisms present per cubic meter of air.

Pappas emphasizes the responsible utilization of the MB2 Air Sampler. "An Air Sampler device is just one of the several proactive steps a facilities manager can take to protect the health of workers, residents or visitors. The MB2 Air Sampler fits into an overall plan that will include a variety of other precautionary measures, depending on the facility."

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