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27th October 2020  Content supplied by: Diamidex

MICA Alicyclobacillus by Diamidex: CFU Counting in 3 Minutes

Alicyclobacillus spp., also known as Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) is a cause of microbial spoilage in acid pH beverages such as fruit juices, juice related products, sodas and syrups.

Due to its inconspicuous nature, large scale spoilage incidents can occur in the beverage industry.

Therefore, it is crucial, during the manufacturing process, to control and detect this genus of bacteria in the early stages of colony formation: which is now possible with  MICA Alicyclobacillus, from Diamidex.

Combining the use of non-toxic fluorescence detection with revolutionary optical equipment, it is now possible to target and count Alicyclobacillus at their microcolony culture stage in 3 minutes, after only 24 hours of incubation on BAT agar (or after 48 hours depending on the matrix).

MICA’s extreme sensitivity can detect as little as 1 CFU of Alicyclobacillus per membrane regardless of the sample volume. MICA has been especially designed to meet the needs of the soft drink industry and therefore uses the same procedure as IFU No. 12:2019 standard method.

Easy to use and easy to implement, MICA is ergonomically designed and suitable for use by both technical and non-technical staff. In compliance with 21 CFR part 11 guidelines, the security and traceability of all data is ensured during the whole process with an individual login assigned to each operator.

All analyses are traceable, exportable and easily integrable with any standard LIMS or CRM system, making MICA an indispensable decision support tool.

Its unmatched rapidity in delivering results allows better productivity and optimization of stock rotation management. For all these reasons, MICA represents a new improved way to detect and count Alicyclobacillus in beverages.

In addition to its innovation, MICA Alicyclobacillus also features the following benefits:

  • Competitive price: 6€ per test – less depending on volume
  • Repeatability of results & readings
  • Faster delivery of results
  • Membranes can be re-incubated on BAT Agar plate for further guaiacol detection test

For more information, please visit Diamidex website or alternatively view MICA's product page on rapidmicrobiology. 

With the same MICA CFU Counter: MICA Legionella solution, count culturable Legionella pneumophila of all serogroup in 48 hours. For more information click here.

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Date Published: 27th October 2020

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