In response to the growing demand for environmental microbiological monitoring systems, Tecniplast S.p.A. has developed the Interceptor – a revolutionary air dust collection unit specifically designed for Tecniplast caging systems. When in place, air dust particles accumulate on specialised media that is then submitted to Charles River 360 Diagnostics™ for PCR testing.
In order to validate the accuracy and sensitivity of the system, three independent European research institutions conducted studies that compared results from the Interceptor with the traditional sentinel-based method. The results show a much higher efficiency for the Interceptor (48.9%) across all types of pathogens as compared to sentinel animal testing (7.4%).
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