BactoBox®

Fast and accurate bacteria enumeration

A novel approach to bacteria measurements

A new take on bacteria measurements

Introducing BactoBox®

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Fast results

Using impedance flow cytometry, BactoBox produces accurate total bacteria counts in 2 minutes

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Counts all types of bacteria

BactoBox counts all bacteria including anaerobic bacteria and bacteria that are difficult to culture on plates

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Easy to use

BactoBox requires practically no training to operate – simply press the button and get results.

How it works

Bacteria measurements by pressing a button

Bacteria measurements by pressing a button

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BactoBox has been designed as a versatile tool that help users get fast bacteria measurements close to the action. It has a small footprint to fit in most places, it is user-friendly to avoid extensive training, and it delivers high precision total bacteria counts in just a few minutes. Grab a sample, insert it in BactoBox and press measure. Simple as that.

BactoBox is designed to measure bacteria for customers that work with bacteria as their product or with bacteria as a production organism. It measures all bacteria, including endospores and difficult-to-cultivate bacteria.

Detection limits

BactoBox accurately enumerates bacterial cells in samples with high bacterial loads

BactoBox® measures bacteria using Impedance flow cytometry

The detection range for BactoBox is 10,000 to 5,000,000 intact cells/mL. A simple dilution will have to be performed to reach this interval for most applications in which BactoBox is used.

The detection range can be affected if there are too many bacteria-sized particles in the sample. But this is rarely a problem even for samples with many particles such as stool and soil samples.

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The core technology

Measuring bacteria using impedance flow cytometry

BactoBox® measures bacteria using Impedance flow cytometry

BactoBox employs a new approach to bacteria measurements called impedance flow cytometry. Bacteria in the sample are detected inside a microfluidic flow cell, and the detected cells are distinguished from particles and killed cells based on their electrical properties. It differs from existing technologies by being both fast, accurate, easy-to-use and affordable.

Biotech applications

BactoBox is bringing value to biotech companies 

BactoBox® measures bacteria using Impedance flow cytometry

Fermentation processes

BactoBox can be used to give a here and now answer on the total concentration of bacteria in a sample. This allows users to control fermentation processes by knowing if the fermentation process has begun as intended and is progressing as intended.

Microbiome exploration

BactoBox is used to provide total counts to observe changes in microbiome compositions in human and animal samples, for example, skin swabs, stool samples, saliva, and urine. Our device is cultivation-independent it overcomes many of the challenges with traditional microbiology methods.

BactoBox is used to provide total counts to observe changes in microbiome compositions in human and animal samples, for example, skin swabs, stool samples, saliva, and urine. Our device is cultivation-independent it overcomes many of the challenges with traditional microbiology methods.

Probiotics production

For probiotics production, BactoBox can be an indispensable tool for determining the concentration of intact cells in the intermediate and final freeze-dried products. To follow the growth and measure the bacteria recovery. Skip the plate counts and release batches sooner. 

Live biotherapeutics

For live biotherapeutics products, BactoBox helps to optimize yield in the production of bacteria by knowing when to harvest.
It also can be used to assess the number of viable cells immediately after lyophilization and accurate dosage control for pre-clinical trials.

Want to see it in action?

Request a demo to see for yourself what BactoBox can do for you. We collect happy customers so go ahead and try before you buy. 








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