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The BioCapt Single-Use Microbial Impactor

The BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor from Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) has a sensitivity range of 1 cfu and facilitates the minimizing of false positives for microbial activity in pharmaceutical cleanrooms by bringing down the level of contamination from the management of agar plates. This results in an increase in productivity as well as a decrease in investigations.

In addition to these results, a number of time-consuming and costly sterilization steps are also eliminated. These steps include logistics, handling, disinfecting and autoclaving.

This ground-breaking approach to viable microbial air sampling and monitoring enhances the collection efficiencies of the BioCapt stainless steel viable impactor, while simultaneously preventing false positives via customized packaging and single-use application.

The BioCapt Microbial Impactor (Single-Use) is used to attain sampling with minimal air disruption and can also be used to carry out efficient sampling at 25 or 50 L/min in order to suit both rapid sampling and routine monitoring requirements.

The device has a proven recovery of microorganisms under stressed conditions after two hours of non-stop air sampling, (25 L/min flow rate); decreasing the number of plate changes needed for constant air sampling.


The key features of the BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor are as follows:

  • Compatible with key active air monitoring systems
  • Complies with ISO 14698-1
  • Available in standard culture media of sabouraud dextros agar (SDA) and trypticase soy agar (TSA), as well as client-specific, pre-validated microbiological culture media
  • Culture media validated to be stored either under refrigeration or at room temperature, with a shelf life of up to nine months for viable monitoring


The key benefits of the BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor include:

  • Simplified standard operating procedures which eradicate possible injuries and damage with stainless-steel impactors
  • Helps prevent false positives by reducing the risk of contamination caused by inappropriate handling of media plates
  • Decreases risk during the introduction and withdrawal of microbiological sampling plates in production areas that are sterile
  • Eliminates operator-dependent and time-consuming cleaning and process steps related to traditional stainless steel microbiological samplers, including: sterilization, sanitization, disinfection, and autoclaving procedures


The key applications of the BioCapt® Single-Use Microbial Impactor:

  • Bioburden monitoring of medical device manufacturing environments
  • Microbiological monitoring of operating rooms or surgical suites
  • Microbial monitoring of aseptic manufacturing areas
  • USP 797 environmental viable airborne particle testing
  • Viable microbial air sampling in cleanrooms and associated controlled environments

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