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Research Instruments unveils new Hygiene Monitor

W.R.Brown MBA

Managing Director, Research Instruments Limited

18 May 2006

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Is your Lab clean?

Research Instruments are proud to unveil their new Hygiene Monitor for IVF Labs that can quickly and accurately assess laboratory hygiene within 10 seconds.

It is accepted that IVF lab surfaces should be properly cleaned but assessing that a surface is clean is difficult. Visual assessment is not effective and traditional methods of testing cleaning effectiveness such as microbiological analysis take days to determine whether a surface is clean. The delay in correcting a failed microbiological analysis could allow the bacteria to spread and lead to further contamination. Traditional tests only detect the number of viable bacteria present but fluids, such as blood, would not be detected.

The Lightning MVP, exclusively from Research Instruments, provides both fast and accurate analysis of surface cleanliness. The system uses ATP bioluminescence to detect all organic matter including bacteria to give a more accurate indication of surface cleanliness.

Simply swab a 4 inch / 10cm square of surface with the special single use disposable swab. Press the swab plunger to release the enzyme and then place the entire swab inside the lightning MVP. Ten seconds later you will have a pass, warning or fail result.

Software is also included for hygiene trend analysis.
Bill Brown, Managing director of Research Instruments said, ?The Hygiene Monitor complements the IVF Thermometer in our range of products for environmental monitoring within IVF labs. We will also be launching at ESHRE a particle counter, a VOC meter and pH meter that can measure the pH of media INSIDE the incubator.?

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