Rapid Kit: the easiest and fastest way for testing coliphages in water

Bluephage provides its customers with the necessary and disruptive elements for a new approach to water analysis that will revolutionise the way the world monitors water quality, making it the closest technique to real-time monitoring.

Discover Bluephage Rapid Kit

The Bluephage Rapid Kit is the innovative and disruptive technology for coliphage detection that supports water industry professionals all the way to a revolution in transforming and upgrading their laboratories.

The Bluephage Rapid Kit is the innovative and disruptive technology for coliphage detection that supports water industry professionals all the way to a revolution in transforming and upgrading their laboratories.

The Rapid Kit

Easy

All-in-one and ready-to-use kits. Free-agar technology. No need for overnight plating and manual reading.

Effective

High sensitivity and specificity.

Express

Express

20 minutes of hands-on time. Simplifies and improves the coliphage detection process.

Efficient

Results in record time. Analysis and detection of coliphages in less than 6,5h. The closest technique for real-time monitoring.

Are you ready to streamline the process of routine water testing for coliphages?

Rapid Kit

Somatic Coliphage Rapid Kit

Presence/absence kit designed for specific detection of somatic coliphages in 100 mL of water.

For clean water

• Sample volume 100mL
• 50 assays.
• Kit content:

R 50 vials with Escherichia coli host strain
R 10 vials with PhiX174 bacteriophage.
R 50 test flasks with culture media

Rapid Kit Specifications

Hands-on time < 20 min
Test time < 6.5 h
Incubation conditions 1h at (36±2)ºC
5h at (30±2)ºC
Shelf Life 1 year
Storage conditions Biological Material vials (E.coli & positive control) at -20 ºC
Bottle BP test (culture media) at room temperature
Validation performed with drinking water, ground water, surface water and effluent (primary and secondary)
LOD 15 pfu / 100 mL
Sensitivity 96%
Specificity 100%

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    Your top 5 Questions, Answered

    In addition to speed, what other aspects of the product would you highlight for lab technicians who have to work with it on a daily basis?

    I would say that one of the best attributes of the kit is how easy it is to handle and perform the analysis, since in less than 20 minutes of work, and with only three different containers/consumables, the analysis is done, compared to the standard process that could take at least 1 h using 12 different materials plus consumables.

    With this technology patented by the University of Barcelona, Bluephage offers a solution to combat the water crisis. Is the Rapid Kit a product that can be used in any type of water?

    Yes, one of the most significant features of the kit is its versatility of use. The product can be used in all types of water, including seawater; however, it is recommended to dilute the sample. This kit has been designed to analyse samples with coliphage concentrations between 0 and 1000 pfu/100mL. 

     

    Is the Rapid Kit a product that a laboratory person can use without specialized training in standard coliphage detection methods?

    Yes, as long as the user has been trained in the fundamentals of microbiology, such as aseptic techniques. Using the Bluephage Rapid Kit, anyone with a minimum knowledge of working in a laboratory will master coliphage analysis. 

    How do you advise your customers on using Bluephage Easy and Rapid kits?

    The scientific community has defined coliphages as faecal and viral contamination indicators. Until now, all water quality assessment has been carried out using bacterial indicators. However, these indicators cannot detect the presence of viral pathogens, and coliphages can. And this is important, as, over the last 20 years, there have been more than 30,000 cases of viral outbreaks in bacteriologically safe water. These numbers will be reduced by testing for coliphages in water.

     

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