Advanced Food & Beverage Industry

Food Safety

Providing quick, consistent and reliable testing to ensure the food supply is safe.

Early and Quick Detection to Prevent Illness from our Food Supply

Bacteria contamination is harmful to humans. Organisms such as E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella can cause illness or death which is why Federal organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture utilize our technology to ensure the safety of our food supply.

Quickly and Easily Detect Bacteria in Food

Testing needs to be quick, consistent and reliable to ensure that food reaches the consumer at maximum quality and freshness.

Our fast, flexible, and easy-to-use Anoxomat® system provides food safety microbiology laboratories with automated technology for culturing anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria such as Clostridium and Campylobacter, as well as capnophilic bacteria.

Quickly and easily detect bacteria in food with our Anoxomat system.

The Anoxomat System Operation is Simple and Effective

Our Anoxomat uses the widely known McIntosh and Fildes system of evacuation and replacement to create anaerobic environments. During the anaerobic evacuation cycle, oxygen within the jar is replaced with hydrogen. After the anaerobic cycle, 0.16% residual oxygen content is left in the jar, which is then removed by a Palladox Disposable Sachet. The anaerobic recipe leaves the jar with a strict zero oxygen level and 10% carbon dioxide mix.

This method is the most efficient way to create precise, reproducible conditions because it rapidly removes the oxygenated environment from a jar and replaces it with precise amounts of anaerobic, or microaerophilic or capnophilic gas mixtures.

After 5 minutes, the Anoxomat will indicate that the jar has been successfully processed and the designated environment has been created. The jar can then be uncoupled. The snap-shut coupling on the lid closes upon disconnection. The jar is ready for incubation and the Anoxomat is ready for the next job.

Improve Workflow Consistency and Regulatory Compliance

According to FDA stipulations, analytical results from laboratory tests are used to ensure the safety, purity and effectiveness of food and drugs for consumers. Liquid handling equipment plays a critical role in measuring and analyzing samples to determine if they possess these desired properties.  

If liquid delivery instrumentation operates out of specification for even one day, how much uncertainty can laboratories legally tolerate? With our technology and services, you can take the liquid handling errors out of the equation. Our liquid handling products and services can help you ensure consistency, quality, and compliance of operations, analytical workflows, and operator proficiency.  

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The small footprint of this instrument is great for our lab! The Anoxomat is a workhorse and has given us very few problems historically. Ease of use among many users and quality, reproducible results are a given with this instrument.

Jessica Gabriel

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

[The Anoxomat is] very easy to use and efficient, easy to clean and reliable, it was such an improvement from our previous method of heat sealing and anaerobic pouches, I absolutely love these jars!

Magdalena Margiotta

fcina

The Artel PCS fulfills our requirements on ISO compliant pipette calibration and testing. Results are reproducible and variance is lower than in manual process. Personnel is easily trained on the device. Process is faster than manual process.

Andreas Heider

Axolabs GmbH

We use an Artel PCS system to calibrate our pipettes. We purchase all the reagents necessary to use. Have contacted Artel Technical support for questions in regard to using the Artel system and necessary trouble shooting suggestions. Happy with the service for purchase of the system that we are using and the products. Verification of pipettes using this system has saved us time and provided more accurate results compared to using balances for verification of pipettes in particular small volumes.

Fathieh Shafiee

Wisonsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The Anoxomat system is easy to use, has very little maintenance and consistently gives good growth of quality control organisms.

Janet Reynolds

Grandview Medical Center

Ease of use and reproducibility of results are excellent. I would recommend [Anoxomat] for any microbiology department to ensure proper anaerobic conditions are met!

Stefanie Taitano

Keesler Air Force Base

We have no problems recovering fastidious anaerobes and microaerophilic organisms such as Campylobacter. The [Anoxomat] instrument is easy to use with very few problems. Our techs like the disposable sachets ... there is one less task for the techs to monitor and perform.

Terry O'Donnell

Mount Carmel Health System

The Anoxomat III is an efficient instrument. It continues to provide anaerobic conditions for our anaerobic chambers with consistent results. It is relatively easy to use. You can add additional plates to a jar after it has been charged, just remember to let the jar come to atmospheric conditions for a minute before you recharge it. ...

Patrick McGeehan

Capital Region Medical Center

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Vice-President, Clinical Business