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Prevent.
Detect.
Act.

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The fire alarm for
the hygienic status of your production
ENHANCE YOUR EXISTING
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING WITH OUR E. COLI RAPID TEST

Our E. coli rapid test is part of the N-LightTM environmental monitoring series  enables pathogen detection without the need for a laboratory. This test was developed with user-friendliness and versatility in mind, serving as a hygiene indicator on factory surfaces, tools, production machines and for employee hand hygiene. While avoiding the inconvenience of agar plates and cumbersome sample preparation, the E. coli rapid test provides reliable results after only 16 hours.

For customers already using the rapid tests for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Risk, N-LightTM E. coli rapid test may be seamlessly integrated into existing workflows. You can use test with the same NEMIS incubator and luminometer. In addition, N-LightTM E. coli rapid test enables immediate corrective actions, empowering quality managers to have a broad overview of the hygienic conditions.

Employee hand-hygiene has never been easier to test

Foodborne pathogens remain a critical challenge to public health all around the world. Escherichia coli and other Enterobacteriaceae represent a significant group of microorganisms to indicate areas with unfavourable hygiene conditions and potential facial contamination in foods. Escherichia coli mainly inhabits the lower intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals and transmits through the facial or oral route. Therefore, its presence in food should be avoided at all costs. Furthermore, studies reported that specific E. coli can even survive for extended periods and reproduce in extraintestinal environments. This suggests that the microorganism can integrate into indigenous microbial communities in food processing environments. Symptoms caused by this bacterium include not only diarrhea, but it is also known to cause sepsis and meningitis.

An indicator for the presence of other harmful bacteria

As a member of the facial Enterobacteriaceae group, E. coli serves as an alarm for the hygiene status of food processing facilities. It can indicate the presence of other harmful bacteria. You can use this test as a facial indicator of choice for monitoring and/ or controlling for:

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    poor hand hygiene

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    incoming materials (e.g., manure residues, soil, etc.)

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    inefficient killing steps within food processing

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Incubation at 44°C eliminates competing microflora while allowing for E. coli to grow

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The targeted enzyme breaks the AquaSparkTM molecule

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This results in the emission of light, which is then measured

Final results after
16 hours with a 10-second readout

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SWAB

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TRANSFER

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INCUBATE

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ACTIVATE

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MEASURE

THE E. COLI RAPID TEST THAT LETS YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT

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Bench Top Luminometer (BTL1)

Benchtop luminometer unit for N-Light™ test tubes incl. accessories (touch pen, AC/DC USB power adaptor, USB power cable, NEMIS data app flash drive, instructions for use)

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Dry Block Heater 24 (DBH1-24-230V)

Digital dry block heater for 24 N-Light™ test tubes, incl. dry block and power cords (plug types E/F, G and J).

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N-Light™ E.coli: 50 tests + 50 swabs

50 qualitative tests for rapid evaluation of the contamination risk for the foodborne bacterial pathogen E.coli.