Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring (EM) Method That Speeds Time to Results

The high-volume testing often found in the combination of air, surface and personnel monitoring can create can headaches for busy labs. Testing and analyzing samples for microbial EM quality control is typically a time-consuming, manual process. Lab personnel must spend precious time on subjective enumeration, repetitive sample analysis, and error-prone recordkeeping steps.

The Growth Direct system overcomes these challenges. This system integrates novel growth-based technology with advanced robotic automation, powerful optical imaging, algorithmic vision analysis, and data management. Through the synergy of these innovations, fast, accurate enumeration and digitization boost MQC lab productivity and eliminate manual sample analysis and recordkeeping.  

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Achieve Accurate Results Quickly

The Growth Direct System automates the incubation and reading of test samples. The system is able to accurately detect and enumerate microbial growth at a much earlier stage of colony development. Because testing is non-destructive, requiring no reagents, positive samples can continue to incubate and be sent to a microbial identification system for further analysis.

The Growth Direct system adopts the best aspects of current EM tests for air, surface, and personnel monitoring to achieve accurate results more efficiently. You can be confident that results are comparable to test methods for all organisms, surfaces, and disinfectants. Learn about our incubation strategy and media choice.  

Optimize Your Lab Through Digitization

The Growth Direct system automates MQC testing and digitizes results to ensure data integrity. The system can export result reports or securely link to a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to completely eliminate manual data entry and drive productivity.

Learn how the rapid-automated method can help you create a high-performing, digitized QC micro lab in our Lab Optimization Master Series: 

Designing the High Performing QC Lab

Understanding the Most Efficient and Effective QC Testing Methods for Your Lab

Where is your lab under-performing?

Download our Lab Performance Questionnaire and get started. This simple 11-point survey will help you begin to identify the most critical areas where your lab needs process and workflow improvement.



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