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12th November 2023  Content supplied by: Diamidex

Revolutionizing Microbiological Water Testing: MICA’s Pioneering Solutions  

Diamidex's MICA technology will be a revolution in microbiological water safety and quality control testing. MICA creates a nexus between rapid enzyme analysis, used in online biosensors, and traditional culture-based methods.

The ability to correlate rapid biosensor data with culture-based methods will be a game-changer. Diamidex's technology offers a compelling value proposition, promising to streamline and speed up processes and enhance the accuracy of microbial contamination detection.

Discover our range of rapid, precise, and user-friendly solutions for a variety of applications.

MICA's Comprehensive Testing Suite
Each solution in its testing repertoire presents unique challenges, MICA addresses them efficiently:

  • Results in colony forming unit
  • Significant reduction in labor costs
  • Automatic enumeration
  • No skills required
  • No need of subsequent microbiological confirmation
  • Up to 250 analyses per shift of 8 hours
  • Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines

1. MICA Legionella
Legionella pneumophila, the major causative agent of the potentially lethal Legionnaires’ disease, necessitates rigorous testing to ensure sanitary or cooling tower water safety. Based on ISO 11731 method, MICA Legionella delivers results in only 48 hours.

  • 1 GVPC plate only per analysis
  • Results in 48 hours compared with minimum 10 days (ISO 11731)
  • AOAC Performance Tested Method


2. MICA Pseudomonas
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, often found in water networks or bottled water, requires meticulous testing to prevent human contamination. Based on ISO 16266 method, MICA Pseudomonas delivers results in only 24 hours.

  • No extra reagent needed
  • Results in 24 hours compared with 2-7 days (ISO 16266)

3. MICA Bioburden
Based on ISO 6222 and APHA 9215, MICA Bioburden heralds the future of microbial detection, targeting bacteria, yeasts, and molds in water.

  • No extra reagent needed
  • Results in maximum 24 hours at 36°C and 48 hours at 22°C

4. Coming Soon: MICA E. coli
MICA's commitment to broad-spectrum microbial detection continues with the forthcoming launch of a rapid E. coli enumeration solution.

  • Result in 6 hours compared with 24 hours (ISO 9308-01)


Advantages of a Versatile Testing Approach
Professional microbiologists appreciate efficiency, and MICA delivers just that. The benefits are manifold:

  • Cost Efficiency - Multiple tests, one system. The economics speak for themselves.
  • Time-saving - In an industry where time can mean everything, rapid results can be game-changing.
  • Reliability - Precision, accuracy, and repeatability - MICA ensures all three.
  • Ease of Use - A system that's sophisticated on the inside, and intuitive on the outside. Perfect for modern labs.


Visit diamidex.com for a deep dive into each of these solutions and to explore collaboration opportunities, or use the Request Information button below to connect directly.

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Date Published: 12th November 2023

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