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QI automated enumeration: TEMPO®

Automated solution for quality indicators enumeration

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The TEMPO® system performs quality indicator enumeration in food products within your laboratory. Fully automated and connected to your LIMS, it guarantees objective results and ensures data traceability.

USDA adds bioMerieux TEMPO® system to MLG 3.02: Learn more

 

Quality in enumeration

Based on a simple technology, TEMPO® provides accurate results and requires very short preparation time. It demonstrates high flexibility in terms of throughput and can suit every lab’s needs.

It requires 2 ergonomic stations to perform the enumeration :

 

Preparation station to inoculate TEMPO® cards with your food samples and culture media

  • TEMPO® culture media allow rapid bacterial growth and contain a fluorescent indicator
  • The TEMPO®  card is a miniaturization of the Most Probable Number method that comprises 16*3 tubes in a single consumable
  • Reading station to evaluate the number of CFU/g in the initial product
  • Based on the number and size of the positive wells (fluorescent or non-fluorescent), the TEMPO® instrument uses statistical methods to calculate the number of microorganisms present in the initial sample

 

Increased laboratory performance

With the rapid and fully automated TEMPO® system, increase your productivity and improve your routine enumeration operations:

SIMPLIFIED WORKFLOW 

  • Automated transfers of “to-do” lists and results between TEMPO® and your LIMS
  • Preparation phase is 2 to 3 times more rapid than with traditional methods

SECURED DATA

  • Full traceability is ensured : simplified audits and improved data quality

ENHANCED REACTIVITY

  • Results are exported more rapidly to customers and product is released earlier

 

Complete solution for quality indicator enumeration

Discover our offer of TEMPO® tests for the enumeration of quality indicators

TEMPO® test                 

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TEMPO® BC

Bacillus cereus

24 hours AOAC approval #071401
NEW: ISO 16140 validation 

TEMPO® AC

Aerobic mesophilic total flora

 

24 to 48 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/35 – 05/13
AOAC RI Performance Tested Method 
certificate N° 121204

TEMPO® TVC

Aerobic mesophilic total flora

 

40 – 48 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/15-09-05
AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
Certificate N°120602

AOAC Official Method – N°2008.10

TEMPO® EB

Enterobacteriaceae

 

24 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/21-12/06
AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
Certificate N° 050801

TEMPO® TC

Coliforms
(ISO)

24 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/17-12/05

TEMPO® CC

Coliforms 
(BAM)

24 hours AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
certificate N° 060702

TEMPO® EC

Escherichia coli

24 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/13 – 02/05
AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
Certificate N°060803

AOAC Official Method 
N°2009.02

TEMPO® STA

Staphylococcus

24 hours

AFNOR/ISO 16140
BIO 12/28-04/10
AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
certificate N° 120901

TEMPO® LAB

Lactic acid bacteria

40 – 48 hours

 

TEMPO® YM

Yeasts and molds

72 – 76 hours

AOAC RI Performance Tested Method
Certificate N° 060702

 

Preparation station :

  • TEMPO® Filler instrument for inoculating and sealing the cards (photo)

 

Reading station :

  • TEMPO® Reader instrument for reading the cards
  • Bidirectional connection with the lab computer (optional)

 

Specific consumables

Dehydrated culture media in vials
TEMPO® cards for inoculation, incubation and automatic test reading

TEMPO®bags for sample preparation (in packs of 20 x 25 bags)
TEMPO® QC kit for a periodic control of the TEMPO® system

Please consult our local company or representatives for the availability of these products in your country

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