Bacteria analysis in raw milk – BactoScan™ FC+


Bacteria analysis with BactoScan™ – An uncompromising approach to milk analysis

Based on proven FOSS technology, BactoScan™ measures the hygienic quality of milk by analysing bacteria in raw milk. Delivering results in just minutes, BactoScan allows farmers or milk testing laboratories to take action fast to preserve and enhance milk quality. Latest news: The new BactoScan™ FC+ is 30% faster than the previous version of BactoScan FC and the maximum number of samples that the instrument can handle has been increased from 150 to 200 samples per hour.

What can routine analysis do for you?

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High performance capacity

BactoScan™ FC+ can now analyse up to 200 milk samples per hour with upgrades available to meet the requirements of all milk testing laboratories. This high performance capacity enables a high throughput of daily samples and frees up testing staff for other purposes.



Model: BactoScan™ FC+

65H: 65 samples per hour

130H: 130 samples per hour

200H: 200 samples per hour

actoScan™ FC+ Semiautomatic

The BactoScan™ FC+ semiautomatic employs the proven BactoScan analysis method but is scaled down to fit laboratories with limited sample throughput by removing the sample conveyer. It can analyse 65 samples per hour with same high performance as the fully automated version.



Bacteria in milk – then and now

A sample of raw milk looks exactly the same as 30 or 40 years ago. However, there are far fewer bacteria in milk samples taken today.

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Accurate and immediate milk analysis

BactoScan™ FC+ is based on flowcytometry technology that enables precise and instant milk bacteria analysis. Flowcytometry is a technique that counts and characterises bacteria cells.


Superior accuracy through individual bacteria count

Because the BactoScan™ FC+ counts all bacteria as single cells and not clusters it gives a uniform high performance with accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility of results. Unlike methods such as the plate counting method, BactoScan FC+ cannot be influenced by the operator and it can analyse raw milk samples directly without prior heating or dilution, which can affect precision.

Accuracy: Typical Sy,x < 0.25 log units in the entire measuring range.

Reference method: Standard Plate Count (IDFStandard 100B: 1991).

Central configuration, support and surveillance

Mosaic™ networking software from FOSS lets your specialist team configure, manage and monitor your FOSS equipment via the Internet.

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Integrated milk testing system

BactoScan™ FC+ uses the same efficient conveyor system as other FOSS instruments such as Fossomatic™, CombiFoss™ FT+ and MilkoScan™ FT+. For laboratory personnel this means they only have to learn how to use one user interface and can enjoy the benefits of easy integration of data.

Integrated software platform

BactoScan™ FC+, Fossomatic™, MilkoScan™ FT+ and CombiFoss™ FT+ all share the same powerful Foss Integrator software platform offering advanced data handling and storage facilities for traceability while a common user interface promotes more efficient laboratory operations.

Brochures and data sheets

We recommend these downloads for your inspiration on BactoScan™ solutions.

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Parameters: Bacteria cell count

Results: within nine minutes

For use by: Central milk testing laboratories and dairies

Technology: Flow cytometry

Testing volume: up to 200 samples per hour

Samples: Raw milk from cows, sheep, goat, buffalo and camel samples can be analysed directly without prior heating or dilution

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