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BIOBALL® Standardized Strains

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY CONTROL

BIOBALL® delivers unprecented accuracy and precision, batch after batch.

A small freeze dried water-soluble Certified Reference Material containing a precise number of viable micro-organisms for Quantitative Quality Control.

Certified reference material for microbiological quality control

BIOBALL® offers solutions for a broad range of Quality Control tests for both food and pharmaceutical industries.

BIOBALL® uses proprietary and intellectual cytometry technology to produce a precise and accurate Certified Reference Material for microbiological quality control.

Filename
Available Strains Iss 85.pdf
Size
556 KB
Format
application/pdf

Features

  • Accuracy & Precision – every batch, every aliquot
  • Certified Reference Materials  ISO:17034 
  • Cost Effective – With time saving solutions
  • Efficient - Simple  and quick workflow
  • MULTISHOT product stable for up to 14 days
  • Ready-to-Use test available at any time without defrosting required
  • Cuts down intensive preparation times, easy to use, as few as 4 steps
  • Digital data processing

The BIOBALL production site was granted accreditation by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) to be a Certified Reference Material Producer under ISO 17034. All BIOBALL standard strain products are Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), and include a certificate providing each unit’s value and associated uncertainty, as well as a statement of metrological traceability.


BIOBALL® for food applications

➔ Discover the BIOBALL® food strains short list with necessary reagents 

  • Accuracy & Precision – every batch, every aliquot
  • Certified Reference Materials  ISO:17034
  • Cost Effective – With time saving solutions
  • Efficient  - Simple  and quick workflow
  • MULTISHOT product stable for up to 14 days
  • 'Ready-to-Use' test available at any time without defrosting required
  • BIOBALL® Select Custom & Proficiency Services in BIOBALL® format

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0

A new BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 range is now available for food applications 

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 are Green Fluorescent Protein Strains (GFP)

Features

  • The 100 cfu presentation allows single-shot or multi-shot use
  • Genetically modified microorganisms (GMM) tagged with a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) marker, integrated into the chromosome of the host strain
  • Highly stable and highly fluorescent
  • Easy to distinguish from natural contaminants
  • GFP transfer between microorganisms highly improbable
  • Same characteristics and level of pathogenicity as the host strain (BSL2)
  • Certified Reference Materials  ISO:17034 (in progress)

Tests (not limited to)

  • Positive Quality Control of detection methods
  • Verification of methods according to ISO 16140-3 (support available)

Confirmation tests for positive samples:

  • Rapid PCR confirmation using Invisible Sentinel® kit running on VERIFLOW® platform (GFP detection)
  • UV light for easy fluorescence confirmation

Benefits of Reference GFP Strains as positive control strains

By choosing positive control organisms that are easily distinguishable from sample isolates, e.g., genetically modified control strains (GFP), you can easily confirm a positive result versus a cross-contamination.

Ready-to-use format allows a precise level of inoculum which does not require any culture minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.

Requirement for Genetically Modified Strains (GMM)

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0, may require an application for use and handling approval from the competent authority of the country/state. For more details, contact your local bioMerieux representative.

BIOBALL®  LUMINATE 2.0 - Daily Quality Control of methods

BIOBALL®  LUMINATE 2.0 - Verification protocol for ISO 16140-3

BIOBALL®  LUMINATE 2.0 - UV Lamp Confirmation

BIOBALL®  LUMINATE 2.0 - VERIFLOW® Confirmation

BIOBALL Luminate 2.0-Food Brochure

Filename
A4_BMX_Bioball-Luminate 2.0-Food_Brochure_FV-DigitalVersion.pdf
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1 MB
Format
application/pdf

Filename
Available Strains Iss 85.pdf
Size
556 KB
Format
application/pdf

Filename
BIOBALL® food strains short list with necessary reagents V2.pdf
Size
89 KB
Format
application/pdf

BIOBALL Luminate 2.0 Technical Guide for positive controls

Filename
A4_BMX_Bioball-Luminate-2.0-TechnicalGuide_Brochure_FV (corrected 221222).pdf
Size
2 MB
Format
application/pdf

BIOBALL Luminate 2.0 Confirmation Techniques

Filename
BMX_Bioball_Luminate-2.0-GFP Confirmation Techniques-FV-DigitalVersion.pdf
Size
2 MB
Format
application/pdf

To access Certificates of Analysis and Instructions for Use for BIOBALL products, please go to ➔Resource center