APPARATUS FOR DETECTING VIABLE MICROORGANISMS OR SPORES IN A SAMPLE AND USE THEREOF

R. Kort (Inventor), Anton Duisterwinkel (Inventor), Marijn Sandtke (Inventor), Axel Lexmond (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention relates to the field of microbiology, more particular to an apparatus for detecting viable microorganisms or spores in a sample. Provided is an apparatus comprising an inlet for said sample, a sample immobilization area, a container comprising a composition comprising a phototautomeric compound, a light source and a detection unit. Also provided are the use of such an apparatus for detecting at least one viable microorganism in a sample, and the use of such an apparatus for detecting at least one viable spore in a sample.
Original languageEnglish
Priority date26/06/09
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2010

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