Rapid Automated Bacterial Impedance Technique (RABIT)

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A direct and indirect impedance measurement system

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RABIT is a direct and indirect impedance measurement system for the rapid detection of bacteria, yeasts and moulds. The system is designed to allow tests to be carried out over a range of incubation temperatures to provide maximum flexibility for microbiological testing.

Use the direct technique to measure the changes of metabolising micro-organisms as they increase electrical conductance of the culture media in the system – detects growth at the beginning of the growth phase, not at the end as with traditional methods.

Use the indirect technique to monitor the amount of carbon dioxide produced by growing organisms. This technique is particularly suitable for detecting organisms that do not produce highly charged metabolites.

This system is used by food and dairy laboratories and university research laboratories.

  • Uses Windows™-based software for easy sample entry and analysis of results. You can also export your data for use in other spreadsheet/ database programmes.
  • Low consumable costs as the test cells are durable and re-usable.
  • RABIT is a modular system that can build with your requirements: from a single 32-channel incubator module up to 16 incubators (providing 512 channels).
  • Ideal for quality assurance on raw materials and finished products, water testing, challenge testing, product performance, antibacterial studies, TVC, coliforms, enterobacteriaceae, Salmonella sp, anaerobes, gram negatives, spore formers and yeasts/moulds.

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Dimensions (W/D/H mm)
600 / 400 / 400
Weight (lbs/kgs)
352 / 77

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