Biofinder vs ATP for the detection of Biofilms

Biofinder vs ATP for the detection of Biofilms

Regarding the comparison between Biofinder and ATP, the main difference is that ATP is used to monitor single cells and not biofilms; and Biofinder is used to detect biofilms and not single cells. The detection limit of Biofinder is 10 000cells/cm2, below this count,...
Biofinder : Making the Invisible, Visible

Biofinder : Making the Invisible, Visible

Developed by ITRAM HIGENE is a specialised product for the detection of biofilms and surface contamination in the food, pharmaceutical and catering industries as an aid to hygiene control. It is especially suited to open surfaces. Based on detecting the presence of...
Biofilms are able to recover from biocidal treatments

Biofilms are able to recover from biocidal treatments

“We are training cells to become more and more resistant,” Dr Manuel Simões. Biofilm cells (removed from the EPS matrix) are able to resist biocides due the presence of persister cells. Novel prevention solutions are the key in the fight against food borne diseases....
Prevent biofilms – use enzyme technology

Prevent biofilms – use enzyme technology

Using enzyme technology to manage biofilms in food production facilities, epitomises the concept of preventive hygiene. I like to compare the use of enzymes to using antibiotics to deal with an infection. Once the infection has been treated, keeping a healthy gut by...