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Meet SurCapt, the Surface Contamination Superhero

Greenlight technology gives cleanroom operators a hand

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 17:32

(MOCON: Minneapolis) -- Cleanroom operators will now be able to detect the presence of extremely low levels of microbial cells on surfaces much faster than with traditional solutions. This cleanroom testing capability is a result of a global marketing agreement between MOCON Inc. and Particle Measuring Systems.

MOCON’s GreenLight system has a proven track record in reliability, sensitivity, and speed across many industry applications. It requires a fraction of the time needed by traditional plate-counting methods to achieve results. The agreement gives Particle Measuring Systems exclusive rights to market GreenLight technology to pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Particle Measuring Systems has developed the SurCapt Microbial Surface Detection Kit, using GreenLight technology. This provides an all-inclusive, ready-to-use solution which simplifies and accelerates environmental surface testing for biological contamination. The design of the SurCapt kit reduces the likelihood of sample cross-contamination and mishandling by the operator.

“By leveraging GreenLight technology with our SurCapt Microbial Detection Kit, we are providing pharmaceutical companies the objective evidence they are currently missing in a time frame that enables more effective decision making,” says Giovanni Scialo, vice president, life sciences, Particle Measuring Systems. “This breakthrough enhances quality assurance throughout the value chain.”

Particle Measuring Systems, a Spectris company, provides life science and electronic companies with the contamination monitoring solutions needed for sterility assurance and yield loss protection.


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MOCON is a global manufacturing company that provides instrumentation, consulting, and testing services for measuring permeation transmission rates of inert gases and organic compounds. Its instruments, screening systems, and detectors are used in research laboratories, production facilities, and quality control and safety departments in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, packaging, environmental, oil and gas and other industries.