Enhance the safety of your platelets or cellular products before transfusion with our fully automated microbial detection systems

Whether you work with human cell-derived products in a Cell Therapy manufacturing environment, in a Blood Establishment or in a Transfusion Service, the BACT/ALERT® 3D family of products has been designed for you. 

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Proven and cleared for bacterial contamination detection in blood, sterile body fluids and platelets, BACT/ALERT® is compatible with a very wide range of product matrices such as Platelet, Stem Cells, Cord Blood and Tissues and can detect a wide range of microorganisms.

  • Flexible & scalable to suit any lab

The BACT/ALERT® system is a flexible and scalable family of instruments with various capacities – so they offer advantages to suit different sized labs with different needs.

BACT/ALERT® 3D 240: flexible capacity

  • Four incubator drawers of 60 cells deliver 240 cell capacity
  • Control module can handle up to 6 incubator modules for capacity up to 1440 cells
  • Horizontal and vertical modularity minimize physical strain
  • Sample-loading flexibility with left- or right-handed sample loading drawers


Workflow that’s as easy as 1-2-3

Smart workflow is critical:the efficient workflow you get with BACT/ALERT® 3D instrument helps you meet the challenges of higher volumes, less resources and,reduce risk of error and gain peace-of-mind through easy and intuitive bottle handling.





  • Exclusive touch-screen operation
  • Instant visual and audio alerts for positive bottles
  • Bar-code scanner
  • Bottles can be loaded anywhere in the system
  • Minimal training requirements and enhanced productivity

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Safe and reliable media

The BACT/ALERT® systems use media cleared for use with blood, sterile body fluids and platelets. Unique colorimetric technology outshines other technology by reducing false negatives due to delayed bottle entry. 

  • Safety and efficiency are ensured with plastic blood culture media, pioneered by bioMérieux
  • Shatter-resistant bottles reduce biohazard exposure risk
  • Light-weight bottles offer cost-effective shipping and disposal - without compromising results

Technical specifications and reference numbers


Control Module Specifications
Height 36 inches
Width 14 inches
Length 24.3 inches
Unload Weight 91 lbs
Electric Power Service Requirements 100/120volts (50-60Hz)
Power Consumed in Watts 115 VAC 72 Watts typical
Heat Dissipated 245 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum
Sound Emission 46.4 dB


Incubator Module (240 cell capacity)
Height 36 inches
Width 19.5 inches
Length 24.3 inches
Unload Weight 200 lbs
Load Weight 233 lbs
Capacity 240 cells (60 cells / drawer)
Electric Power Service Requirements 100/120 volts (50-60Hz)
Power Consumed in Watts 115 VAC 256 Watts (idle), 640 Watts typical
Heat Dissipated 904 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum
Sound Emission 55.5 dB

243010 BACT/ALERT® Controller Module

210159 BACT/ALERT® Incubator Module Left w/ Racks

210161 BACT/ALERT® Incubator Module Right w/ Racks

BACT/ALERT® 3D 120 Combo

Height 30.8 inches
Width 19.5 inches
Length 24.5 inches
Unload Weight 200 lbs
Load Weight 216.5 lbs
Capacity 120 cells (60 cells/drawer)
Electric Power Service Requirements 100/120 VAC (50-60Hz)
Power Consumed in Watts 115 VAC 256 Watts (idle), 640 watts typical
Heat Dissipated 904 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum
Sound Emission 55.5 dB

247001 BACT/ALERT® 120 Combination Module Right
247004 BACT/ALERT® 120 Combination Module Left


Data Management Options

BACT/ALERT® 3D Select software provides basic data management functions. Five customizable data fields can be used to add patient demographics or culture information. Reports can be generated based upon data entered into customizable fields or instrument-generated data. Reports are customizable with sorting and printing capabilities.

BACT/ALERT® 3D SelectLink software offers the same capabilities as BACT/ALERT® 3D Select but in addition has an interface to the Laboratory Information System (LIS) to eliminate manual data entry. This option is perfect for laboratories that rely on their LIS for most of their reporting needs.

BACT/ALERT® 3D Signature software includes OBSERVA®, a comprehensive, flexible and customizable data management system. Signature is an ideal choice for demanding environments where site-specific operating modes and customized data manipulation and reporting are necessities. It offers user-defined data fields with options lists, configurable icons to launch functions or print reports, numerous pre-programmed reports which are also customizable, and the ability to query the database by virtually any parameter. The BACT/ALERT® 3D Signature system includes an interface from BACT/ALERT® 3D to the LIS.


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