Dec 01, 2005
By BioPharm International Editors
Volume 18, Issue 12

Company Description

Biotest is a leading international provider of top quality controlled environment monitoring instrumentation. Biotest offers the HYCON System – a comprehensive line of environmental monitoring products. The HYCON system includes the Biotest RCS air samplers, which are easy to operate and which, when used with HYCON agar media strips, ensure a secure and accurate sample. Biotest offers battery-operated, handheld, and portable Airborne Particle Counters for the detection of airborne particulate contamination. For surface sampling, Biotest Contact Slides are ideal for curved surfaces and come in self-contained packaging to prevent secondary contamination.

Chief Biopharmaceutical Techniques Supported

Environmental Monitoring


Biotest offers comprehensive industrial microbial laboratory facilities. A quantitative analysis of all samples is available, including total counts of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. The company's qualitative analysis includes isolation and identification to genus or species level.

Major Products/Services

RCS Microbial Air Samplers were one of the first hand-held battery-operated air samplers developed. Today, they continue providing reliable results through a proven technology. The featured RCS High Flow, with a flow rate of 100 L/min, reduces sampling time to 10 minutes for 1 m3 of air. Its air direction ring also reduces turbulence in unidirectional flow areas.

The recently introduced RCS Compressed Gas Adapter is used to investigate the microbiological content of pressurized gases.

APC Airborne Particle Counters are used to detect particulate contamination. With the APC, APC Plus and APC Portable, Biotest has a particle counter customizable for your needs.

Biotest Contact Slides are used for simple and secure surface sampling.

Markets Served

Biotest's line of environmental monitoring products helps a multitude of customer types maintain or achieve safety and compliance. The HYCON System for environmental monitoring serves various markets, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Compounding pharmacies
  • Aseptic processing areas
  • Controlled environments
  • Cleanroom areas, isolators, and glove boxes
  • Food and beverage manufacturing facilities
  • Industrial hygiene or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

66 Ford Rd Suite 220 Denville, NJ 07834

Toll Free: 800.522.0090
Tel: 973.625.1300
Fax: 973.625.5882



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