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How to detect biofilms?

As a complement to biofilm detection tools, Betelgeux has developed high performance products for effective removal and degradation of biofilm matrix and inactivation of microorganisms. Biofilms are usually difficult to observe due to their microscopic size. Common tools available for biofilm detection are complex and expensive, and they are generally not useful for routine control.

Betelgeux has developed biofilm detection tests TBF® 300 and TBF® 300S. These innovative products allow easy and rapid detection of biofilm growth spots. They contain staining agents specific of the biofilm extracellular matrix, preventing false positives due to interference for food residues. Persistent pink coloration after surface rinsing is easily observed and reveals biofilm presence.