MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

The MD8 Airscan® from Sartorius uses only one gelatin membrane filter to offer continuous active air monitoring for at least eight hours. Eliminate false negatives with the innovative, USP-approved filter, which captures even the tiny airborne microorganisms and accurately checks viability.

MD8 Airscan® offers convenient and continuous monitoring like no other.

New Webinar: Annex I impacts on microbial air monitoring

Annex I stipulates that environmental monitoring methods must not be contaminated. In that case, how can businesses achieve air monitoring while being compliant?

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Active air monitoring with MD8 Airscan®

New application note: Continuous microbial air monitoring in cleanroom environments application note

Users should be ready to comply with Annex 1 rules. Implementing continuous microbiological air monitoring can benefit workflows.

Comparison of CFU on the paired test and reference gelatin filters.Comparison of CFU on the paired test and reference gelatin filters. Image Credit: Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

New application note: Air monitoring in cleanroom environments by gelatin filters according to EN 17141 and ISO 14698

Users need to be prepared for the latest standards and recommendations, like the EN 17141 and the EU GMP Annex 1 amendment.

Retention rate of Gelatin Membrane Filters challenged with 12*105 CFU/cm2 B. subtilies spores.

Retention rate of Gelatin Membrane Filters challenged with 12*105 CFU/cm2 B. subtilies spores. Image Credit: Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

Non-stop active air monitoring for at least 8 hours

Special gelatin membrane filters are agar-free, which means they do not dry up during long-term sampling and have no effect on growth.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Easy handling and monitoring with the MD8 Airscan® command unit

The MD8 Airscan® Command Unit is made from PA6 plastic with 30% glass fiber and weighs about 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs). It contains two LEDs for indicating operational status and problems, as well as a port for attaching a thermal transfer printer.

It can save up to 300 test results from multiple sampling heads and has a port to enable users to connect to a thermal transfer printer. It incorporates a quick interface that allows for easy access to the sampling heads.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Be confident with monitored results

Up to 300 test results from various sampling heads are stored, and the working status and problems are shown.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Connect users’ MD8 Airscan® command unit directly with the YDP30 printer

To fulfill the demands of the pharmaceutical business, there is an RS-232 interface connection for connecting with a thermal transfer printer.

Choose sampling head based on users’ requirements

Install the MD8 Airscan® as an integrated device in the lab’s air-line using the stainless-steel tri-clamp connector. Alternatively, utilize the stainless-steel bayonet connector to operate the item as a stand-alone benchtop unit.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Transfer materials between critical zones without numerous disinfection steps

Collapse and expedite your work processes by using the Biosafe®Port and single-use Biosafe® Bags to transport products between cleanroom categories aseptically.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Stand-alone benchtop version

The device may be used as a “stand-alone benchtop version,” thanks to the specifically built bayonet connector.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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Use one MD8 Airscan® command unit to check different sampling heads

For quick access, users can make use of the quick connector.

MD8 Airscan®: Air monitoring in (c)GMP zones and cleanrooms

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