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Microbial Air Samplers

Staplex® Microbial (Viable Particle) Air Samplers

Applications:

  • Indoor Air Quality Studies Food Processing Areas
  • Medical treatment and office environments
  • Sterile manufacturing
  • Filter and Clean Room Efficiency Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Hospital Environments
  • Brewery Fermentation
  • Animal Care Laboratories
  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Cosmetic Manufacturing
  • Grain Processing and Transportation

Single, Two and Six Stage Models

Model MBS-1 (Single Stage) includes 115 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-1A (Single Stage) Includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-2 (Two Stage) includes 115 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-2A (Two Stage) includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-6 (Six Stage) includes 115 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-6A (Six Stage) Includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Staplex® MBS-1 Single Stage Microbial Air Sampler

  • Fast, efficient design, easy to use to collect and assay aerobic species of bacteria and fungi
  • Meets ACGIH recommendations for bioaerosol sampling. Corrosion resistant, easily sterilizable
  • Utilizes standard 100 x 15 mm disposable

  • plastic petri dishes

  • Verifiable flow rate
  • Made in U.S.A.

Staplex® Model MBS-1 and MBS-1A Single Stage Microbial Air Samplers are designed to meet the specifications of the latest A.C.G.I.H. Bioaerosol Committee concerning sampling protocol and analytical procedures. The single stage design and verifiable low sampling flow rate minimize microorganism damage and allow efficient sampling and sterilizing. Spring retainers allow more samples to be taken in less time, with less culture damage.

Designed for in-house microbial sampling, the MBS-1 viable sampler collects and enumerates all airborne microorganisms. The MBS-1 is comprised of an aluminum inert core, sampling stage and a base plate held together by three spring clamps and sealed with O-ring gaskets. The sampling stage had 400 precision-machined orifices.

The collection and assessment of aerosol samples is very simple. A petri dish containing an agar medium appropriate for the microorganisms that may be encountered is placed in the instrument and a sample of air is drawn. The petri dish is then removed, inverted in its cover, incubated and counted by an accepted method. (Petri dishes/agar not included.)

Specifications:

Model MBS-1 includes 115 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-1A includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Staplex® MBS-2 Two Stage Microbial Air Sampler

  • Separates respirable and non-respirableairborne contaminants for collection and assay of aerobic species of bacteria and fungi
  • Meets ACGIH recommendations for bioaerosol sampling.
  • Corrrosion resistant, easily sterilizable
  • Utilizes standard 100 x 15 mm disposableplastic Petri dishes
  • Verifiable flow rate
  • Economical, fast, easy to use
  • Made in U.S.A.

Staplex® Model MBS-2 and MBS-2A Two Stage Microbial Air Samplers combine viable particulate air sampling and size selective impactor air sampling in one easy to use unit. The multi-orifice cascade impactor size selective feature permits assessment of an airborne contaminant in relation to its disease potential arising from its deposition site within the respiratory tract. 95% or more of the viable particles above 0.8 microns can be collected on a variety of agar.

The Staplex® Two Stage Microbial Air Samplers are effective tools for treatment of hospitalized high-risk infection candidates, the manufacture of sterile and bioengineering materials, pharmaceuticals, and plant and animal breeding. These models are designed to meet the specifications of the latest A.C.G.I.H. Bioaerosol Committee concerning sampling protocol and analytical procedures. The Staplex® units minimize micro-organism damage, are easily sterilizable and have a verifiable sampling rate.

Petri dishes containing an agar medium appropriate for the microorganisms which may be encountered are placed in the instrument and a sample of air is drawn, The petri dishes are then removed, inverted in their covers, incubated and counted by an accepted method. (Petri dishes/agar not included.)

Specifications:

Model MBS-2 includes 11 5 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-2A includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Staplex® MBS-6 Six Stage Microbial Air Sampler

  • Size separates viable particles for collection and assay of aerobic species of bacteria and fungi
  • Meets ACGIH recommendations for bioaerosol sampling.
  • Corrosion resistant, easily sterilizable
  • Completely portable, weighs less than 20-lbs. (9 Kg)

  • Verifiable flow rate
  • Economical, fast, easy to use

Made in U.S.A.

Models:

Model MBS-6 (Six Stage) includes 115 VAC Air Sampler

Model MBS-6A (Six Stage) Includes 220 VAC Air Sampler

Description:

Staplex® Model MBS-6 and MBS-6A Six Stage Microbial Air Samplers are multi-orifice, cascade impactors used to measure the concentration and particle size distribution of aerobic bacteria and fungi in the intramural or ambient air. These units have been widely used for enumerating the viable particles in a microbial aerosol. Viable particles can be collected on a variety of bacteriological agar and incubated in situ for counting or identification. These samplers are designed so that all particles collected, regardless of physical size, shape, or density are sized aerodynamically and can be directly related to human lung deposition.

The multi-orifice cascade impactor size selective feature permits assessment of an airborne contaminant in relation to its disease potential arising from its deposition site within the respiratory tract.

The Staplex® MBS-6 and MBS-6A requires 12 glass Petri dishes. and a general purpose, solid bacteriological agar medium (not included), which is placed in six of the glass Petri dishes. The collection plate with Petri dishes are inserted on each stage of the sampling instrument and a sample of air is drawn. The petri dishes are then removed, inverted in their covers, incubated and counted by an accepted method.

Range of particle sizes collected by each stage (in microns)

Stage 1 7.0 and above
Stage 2 4.7 to 7.0
Stage 3 3.3 to 4.7
Stage 4 2.1 to 3.3
Stage 5 1.1 to 2.1
Stage 6 0.65 to 1.1