BioVigilant: IMD-A Rapid Biologic Detection System

Nov. 21, 2011
BioVigilant: IMD-A Rapid Biologic Detection System

Using patented optical technology, the IMD-A system is capable of simultaneously detecting both size and intrinsic fluorescence of airborne particulates – screening for biologic particles as small as 0.5 microns.

The system offers an ready means for determining the microbial content of an aerosol sample on a particle-by-particle basis, thereby providing a continuous, real-time analysis of environmental bioburden.  This constant monitoring and effective trending deliver knowledge to act, actions that could prevent excursions from leading to the catastrophic loss of a batch. 

The IMD-A system requires no reagents and minimal human operator involvement, so it is particularly well-suited for rigorous environmental monitoring applications where time, cost, and cleanliness are of greatest concern.

Featuring PharmaMaster software, the IMD-A system is designed for easy measurement setup, monitoring and analysis.  This 21CFR Part 11 compliant software is configurable to a user’s specific measurement requirements for both episodic sampling and continuous monitoring.  It offers a simple, uncomplicated interface suitable for a clean room operator, as well as the measurement flexibility needed by a facility manager.  Unique measurement profiles can be customized with specific action and alert parameters for each environmental application. The historical data feature creates a searchable archive of measurement data that permits replay of previous samples, in addition to reporting and exporting of data for in-depth analysis.

The IMD-A system also features a video option that allows simultaneous video capture of the environment being measured for precise correlation of physical events with detected microbial or particulate excursions.

The IMD-A 350 system samples air at 28.3 liters per minute.