WANTED: BACTERIA TEST KIT

Roy Markussen roy at miclis.no
Wed Dec 18 14:59:13 EST 1996


quiddity at tiac.net wrote:
> 
> In article <19961217132000.IAA03912 at ladder01.news.aol.com>
> thehooktek at aol.com (TheHookTek) wrote:
> 
> > Wanted:
> > A test kit for fast and simple bacterial detection. A major
> > company is looking for test kits that can indicate the presence or absence
> > of bacteria/ viruses on surfaces.
> >
> > Criteria:
> > The method used must be simple, requiring no more than 4-5 steps or 2-3
> > reagents. The tests must also work fast, within 1 hour.
> >
> > Desired methods must indicate the presence of bacteria and viruses, either
> > dead or alive. Ideally, the method will show organism activity.
> >
> > A simple self-contained kit is far preferable to any method involving
> > complex instrumentation.
> >
> > Funding for additional R&D may be available. Funding company would
> > represent an ongoing captive market for newly commercialized test kits.
> >
> > Contact:
> > Harold A. Meyer, III  Chairman
> > The Hook Appropriate Technology
> > 52 Bank Street, Suite A
> > New Milford, CT USA 06776-2706
> > TheHookTek at aol.com
> >
> API 20 strips or ELISA technology. However I don't think any method can satisfy
> your time requirement.
> 
> Sean

Hello!

What You need is a rapid API-test system. These systems can be obtained
from Perstorp Analytical LUMAC, P.O. box 31101, 6370 Landgraaf, the
Netherlands.

The LUMAC test measures the contens of ATP on the surface you swab. It's
very rapid (result after few miutes).

It's possible to measure both somatic and "dead" cells.

Good luck!
-- 
Roy Markussen
nmt-tonsberg at miclis.no
http://www.miclis.no/nmt/tonsberg



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