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#1 LEM


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Posted 13 May 2021 - 02:43 PM

Hi all,


My colleague has sent me some information regarding Bactiscan.

Does anyone else use such a system to validate cleans, or detect areas that need further cleaning?

If you do use them, what are the benefits?

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 03:17 PM

Hmm...interesting.  I didn't know of it.  I've used UV light before, but it does have limitations.  If anyone has used Bactiscan I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences.


I don't know if it can be used to validate.  If I were you I'd contact the company and get their input.  Personally, I'd use it more to verify cleaning versus an ATP swab.  But that depends on what bacteria it illuminates...if it is only biofilms then I don't think it can be used to verify or validate as you can have bacteria on a surface without a biofilm.

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 04:42 PM

I have never used it / or heard of it either.   


As their video shows, the only benefit I see is that you could check large areas for films.   

It seems to me like the area would have to be a lot of bacteria present to be visible or a biofilm.     id have to see more real life examples other than what is in thier reports.   

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 05:22 PM

Reads to me like an enormous ATP array


Nothing wrong with that---i guess................useful in a plant where sanitation is never done well I suppose, otherwise, probably not worth it


"Compared to ATP based systems, the Bactiscan is able to examine a much larger surface area and will reveal the presence of both alive and dead cells without needing any additional chemicals or reagents."


I would like to be able to push this Canadian invention https://www.producer...tects-bacteria/   but since it's been a decade and industry isn't using it...................

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