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MICA Alicyclobacillus, 3 minutes CFU counting solution

Diamidex MICA Alicyclobacillus CFU counting
MICA Alicyclobacillus CFU Counter by Diamidex

Principle: Counting is carried out by artificial intelligence, which analyzes automated pictures of membranes. It allows the rendering of a result in 24 hours corresponding to the exact number of culturable Alicyclobacillus (CFU) present per membrane.

Automation: Yes

Suitability: For all sample volumes (small to large).

Capital equipment required: Yes


MICA Alicyclobacillus is a semi-automated solution for the rapid detection and counting of Alicyclobacillus in beverages. Based on patented technology, it provides automatic counting of Alicyclobacillus in 3 minutes, after just 24 hours of incubation on BAT agar plates.

While using culture and the same process as IFU No. 12:2019 standard method, MICA’s technology allows unmatched rapidity to deliver reliable results from 1 CFU per membrane. MICA Alicyclobacillus is designed specifically to improve productivity and responsiveness on stock rotation management for the beverage industry.


Same as IFU No. 12:2019 standard method, with one reagent added between membrane and agar.

After sampling, the test is a 3 steps process:

  • Filtration of the sample after thermic shock, as in the traditional IFU No. 12:2019 standard culture method. The only difference is one reagent being added between the membrane and BAT agar.
  • Incubation 24 hrs.
  • Automatic 3 min detection and counting of Alicyclobacillus with MICA equipment and software.

The membrane could be re-incubated on BAT Agar for further identification or guaiacol test.

Key Points:
  • Competitive price.
  • Fast & reliable results in 24h allowing greater sensitivity and responsiveness
  • Non-toxic procedure leading to the possibility of re-incubating the membrane on BAT Agar for further identification or guaiacol test
  • Ergonomic & easy to use - sold with one-day training program
  • Integration with LEAN management system: repeatability of results and readings
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Rights management per user, individual login
  • Integration with usual management system, LIMS or CRM

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