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Countstar BioFerm Monitoring the quality of fungi cultures in production and research

Countstar® BioFerm
Monitoring the quality of fungi cultures in production and research




Product Overview

The Countstar® BioFerm automated fungi cell analyzer combines classical staining methods using Methylene blue or Safranine T with high-resolution imaging. Sophisticated image analysis algorithms deliver precise and accurate detection of viable and dead fungi cells, cell concentration, diameter and information about morphology and aggregation. The powerful data management system reliably saves results and images. 


Key Benefits

  • Providing comprehensive information about fungi
    Data include concentration, viability, diameter, compactness, and aggregation rate.
  • Our patented "Fixed Focus Technology"
    There is no need at any time to adjust the focus of the Countstar BioFerm.
  • The 5-megapixel color camera
    Ensures contrast-rich and detailed visualization of the organisms.
  • Aggregation analysis
    Allows for the analysis of budding activity and culture.
  • Cost-efficient consumables
    Five sample positions on a single Countstar Chamber Slide.
Product feature



BioFerm is capable of counting and analyzing various fungi in diameters ranging between 2 μm and 180 μm. In the biofuel and biopharma industry, BioFerm is used as a reliable tool for monitoring production processes.

Specifications
Technical Specifications

Data

Concentration, Mortality, Diameter, Aggregation Rate, Compactness

Measurement range

5.0 x 104 – 5.0 x 107/ml

Size Range

2 – 180 μm

Chamber Volume

20 μl

Measurement Time

<20 Seconds

Result Format

JPEG/PDF/Excel spreadsheet

Throughput

5 Samples / Countstar Chamber Slide


Applications

BioFerm is capable of counting and analyzing various fungi in diameters ranging between 2 μm and 180 μm. In the biofuel and biopharma industry, BioFerm is used as a reliable tool for monitoring production processes.

Consumables/Accessories


The Countstar® Chamber Slide

A unique innovation, the Countstar® Chamber Slide analyzes 5 individual samples in a single sequence, assuring highly precise and accurate results while saving time and optimizing workflow. After samples are added to each chamber, the slide is placed in the instrument for analysis. In combination with our patented Countstar "Fixed Focus Technology", high-class lenses and cameras we provide images with a maximum amount of information.



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