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Filta-Max xpress

Filta-MAx xpress

Principle: Filter-processing system for Cryptosporidium and Giardia

Automation: YES

Approvals: ISO 15553:2006 Water Quality; NF T 90-455:2015- 12; SCA Blue Book

Suitability: Isolation and identification of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts from water

Capital equipment required: YES


Filta-Max xpress is a filter-processing system for the capture and recovery of Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

Principle: Filta-Max xpress is a rapid, efficient technology for the capture and recovery of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The filter module has been optimized to capture target organisms from a wide range of raw water matrices. Using air pressure to force a specifically developed elution buffer through the filter, the elution procedure has been developed to rapidly and simply elute target organisms at the push of a button. The action of the buffer, coupled with the unique architecture of the foam filter, results in a highly effective process.  A sample can be run in less than two minutes.


ISO 15553:2006 Water Quality – Isolation and identification of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts from water. 

UK Standing Committee of Analysis (SCA) Blue Book: The Microbiology of Drinking Water (2010) – Part 14 – Methods for the isolation, identification and enumeration of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts.

Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR, French Standardization Association): NF T 90-455:2015- 12: Water Quality – Sampling and/or enumeration of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts – Concentration and enumeration method

A more exhaustive list of approvals is available on request

Key Points:

Automated precision

  • Offers fully automated elution.
  • Operates with the push of a button.
  • Requires minimal equipment.

Superior processing

  • Requires very little hands-on time.
  • Provides fastest sample processing available
  • Takes 2 minutes or less per sample, regardless of sample matrix

It's cost-effective

  • Reduces labour
  • Minimizes variability with automation
  • Requires higher productivity in your laboratory

Sampling is easy

  • Variety of sampling and collection choices


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Company contact details:

IDEXX Laboratories Inc view full details
United States

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