Designed for constant, high-volume testing, the current generation Growth Direct System contains two independently operating incubators, which can house more than 700 cassettes. Instead of relying on a single robotic arm, the machine also contains a system of independent robots, which allow it to load, unload, incubate and image cassettes all at once. Such high throughput ultimately allows manufacturers to achieve faster results and shorter times to market.
Whether testing takes place on a manufacturing line or within a QC lab, every bit of space counts. The current Growth Direct™ System features a tiny 55” x 37” footprint – roughly a 50 percent reduction compared to the original model. Just as importantly, all loading, unloading and maintenance can be done through the front panel, so the machine can be comfortably positioned against walls or even in corners.
A built-in touchscreen makes on-the-fly changes far easier. Non-standard tests are a breeze to set up, and techs can gain quick access to cassettes that display out-of-range colony values. Given how quickly contamination can spread, this capability is crucial for catching and identifying bugs before they ruin entire batches of product.
The most impactful Growth Direct System upgrade is its enhanced testing capabilities. While the prior model could only automate water and bioburden tests, the current generation can also handle environmental monitoring and sterility testing. By automating the quality control process for raw materials, clean rooms and final products, manufacturers can save even more money, labor hours and production downtime.
In addition to these upgraded features, the current generation Growth Direct System still provides the same time- and money-saving features as the prior model. These include:
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