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The trade fair aqua pro gaz takes place every two years and is the only trade fair in Switzerland for experts from the water, gas and sewage industry. This year, 115 exhibitors from all of Switzerland present themselves on three days. In the course of the event, specialist lectures are presented covering current topics. The trade fair is open from Wednesday, 7th to Friday, 9th Feburary 2018, 9.00 to 17.00 o’clock in Expace Gruyère, Bulle (FR).

The jury of the Innovation Award headed by Phillippe Perritaz, president of the trade fair aqua pro gaz, decided on the Innovation Award 2018 and the Jury Award 2018. Thirteen candidates fulfilled the strict criteria: a real innovation in the technical, industrial and business sense; real added value for the users and operators; launch on the Swiss market at least one month before the trade fair is opened.

Innovation Award 2018 – SIGRIST-PHOTOMETER AG for the product BactoSense TCC

The BactoSense TCC is an automatic flow cytometer for the microbiological monitoring of drinking water. This automatic flow cytometer has been specially developed to meet the needs of the water industry for the microbiological monitoring of drinking water. The entire program is carried out quickly and is fully automated. The measuring results are available after just 20 minutes (with customary methods, this takes 72 hours).

BactoSense
This automatic flow cytometer has been specially developed according to the needs of the water industry for the microbiological monitoring of drinking water. The entire program sequence – from sampling, adding reagent, mixing and incubation all the way through to measurement and cleaning – is carried out quickly and is fully automated. The measuring results are available after just 20 minutes. All manual processing steps can be omitted, removing the need for repetitive tasks and freeing up time for laboratory staff. The compact flow cytometer takes up little space and detects more than 99% of the bacterial cells. All operating materials (including waste material) are contained in a hermetically sealed, recyclable cartridge. The practical cartridge can be used for up to 1,000 measurements and is recyclable. Replacing the cartridge is as simple as replacing the ink cartridge on a printer. This flow cytometer can be operated manually or automatically. An internal database allows all measured data to be reviewed and visualized across the entire measuring period. The results can be transmitted in analog or digital form, for example via mA, USB or web interface.
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