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Innovate System

Rapid Microbial Screening System

The Innovate system delivers quality control results in less than 1 hour following a preliminary incubation period, enabling Dairy, Food & Beverage manufacturers to confirm rapidly the quality of their product and quickly release them to market.

The Innovate system allows you to:

  • Shorten production cycle times
  • Decrease working capital requirements as well as safety stock
  • Reduce inventory requirements and warehouse space costs
  • Receive earlier notification in the event of a contamination


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How it Works

The Innovate is a bench-top instrument with high system throughput. Three variable-volume reagent injectors improve accuracy, reduce sample handling and increase flexibility, so you can combine multiple batches or protocols in a single run.

The reagent technology, Rapiscreen, utilizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence, the industry standard for the rapid microbial screening of dairy, food and beverage products. The standard ATP bioluminescence assay uses the enzyme luciferase to catalyze the consumption of microbial ATP, which produces light.

Rapiscreen precedes the standard bioluminescence assay with a sample treatment step using proprietary reagents. This treatment prepares the sample for screening by reducing non-microbial sources of ATP to ensure sensitive and reproducible results. Manufactured to ISO-certified standards, our long-life reagents are stable up to 5 days on the instrument for consistent and dependable product screening.



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Dairy, Food and Beverage

Enabling manufacturers to confirm rapidly the quality of their dairy, beverage, and food is essential for ensuring no time is wasted bringing these products to market.

For more than two decades, companies who package food, beverage and dairy products have preferred the reliable, repeatable, and retrievable results generated by their high-throughput systems to confirm they are shipping safe products to market. In the first five years of implementation, the average Innovate customer in the dairy industry saves more than $500,000.


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Release Products Days Faster

Innovate rapid microbial screening systems are designed to meet the needs of today’s manufacturers for fast, efficient, and safe product release. From screening raw materials and work-in-process inventory to releasing finished goods, the Innovate system is a great fit for packaged dairy, food, and beverage products where there is a low expectation of bioburden such as in ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurized products.


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Broadest Applications

Cheese sauce. Pulpy juices. Thick puddings. The Innovate can test them all. No other rapid method covers the range of products and applications we can test. The Innovate system is flexible and easy to use, even with hard-to-test product types that are: 

  • Clear, opaque or highly pigmented
  • Fliterable or non-filterable
  • Soluble or non-soluble
  • High or low pH
  • Preserved or non-preserved
  • Products in aseptic packaging


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Examples of products tested include:

  • Almond, nut flavored and oat milks
  • Brewed tea
  • Broths and soups
  • Condiments
  • Dessert mixes
  • ESL and UHT milks
  • Fruit and vegetable juices and concentrates
  • Ice cream mixes
  • Infant formulas
  • Nutritional protein drinks
  • Pudding
  • Sauces
  • Soy and rice drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Sweetened cream
  • Syrups
  • Yogurt-based drinks


Implemented Worldwide

Rapid microbial screening is easy to adopt and a smart strategy for dairy, beverage, and good companies. Our network of representatives and distribution partners around the world are ready to support you and to make your implementation and validation process run smoothly. Support options include:

  1. Instrument and software installation qualification and operation qualification (IQ/OQ)
  2. A step-by-step evaluation guide
  3. Three days of on-site, in-person instruction for you and your lab staff, including the initiation of validation




  • Three variable-volume reagent injectors improve accuracy, reduce sample handling, increase flexibility
  • 96 samples in less than 30 minutes
  • Multi-tasking automation enables assay preparation while system is in use
  • Simultaneously test multiple samples on a single microtiter plate
  • On-board reagent temperature control enables reagents to be used on the system for up to 5 days
  • 3 hour monthly maintenance protocol
  • Instrument cooling unit ensures consistent, reliable results by reducing heat buildup in instruments that run 24/7
  • Robotic automatic sampling increases testing throughput in high-speed, high-volume operations


Instrument Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13 in x 17 in x 10.6 in (33 cm x 43 cm x 27 cm)
  • Weight: Approx. 55 lbs (25.2 kg)
  • Voltage: 110 - 240 V
  • Temperature Control Unit: 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5.1 in (9 cm x 9cm x 13 cm)
  • Reagent Tray: 5.1 in x 11.6 in x 1.5 in (13 cm x 29.5 cm 4 cm)

Environmental Parameters

  • Operating Environment Conditions: Ambient temperature < 86° F (30° C).
  • Relative Humidity: <85%
  • Do not expose the instrument to direct sunlight
  • Sample throughput: 96 samples 

Delivered System

Innovate instrument, temperature control unit, reagent tray, waste reagent bottle, power cord for instrument, power cord for temperature controller, 3X stainless steel injectors, supplied screwdriver

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