Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L.

Test for rapid quantifying Legionella in waters (1 hour) (Legipid) based on Immuno-Magnetic Separation (IMS)

Posted by Guillermo from Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L.Responsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Spain

Summary of the technology

Advanced immunosensing for determination of Legionella in water scenarios. Friendly packaging. Validated and certified technique. Proven technology with available successful cases on both preventative and outbreak situations, supported by scientific and technical papers.

Immuno-Magnetic Separation (IMS) requires the sample to be prepared according to the concentration step from ISO 11731:2017. There is an environmental test kit available for the detection of Legionella spp. which attaches microscopic magnets to live bacteria in order to enable detection.

The result can be crudely measured by a colour change, or more accurately with the use of a photometer. This method can be advantageous in field laboratories which do not have the facilities to handle the growth and disposal of hazardous micro-organisms.

Description of the technology

Laboratories can be accredited for the use of this rapid test. Up to 20 assays per batch in just 1 hour. Training courses are available and ongoing technical support. Useful to enable the deployment of preventative functionality in Legionella control strategies and programmes.

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent

Patent number :

Where : USA, Japan and Europe

Current development status

Commercially available technologies

Technology Owner

Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L.

Small and Medium Enterprise

Additional information (attached documents)

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  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Microbiology Technology
  • Protecting Man and Environment
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About Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L.

Small and Medium Enterprise from Spain

Biótica´s mission is to enhance client´s ability to timely assess the microbiological risk and to optimize its prevention strategy thanks to fast, reliable, simple and low-cost microbial determination. Established in September 2005, Biótica has in its years of existence successfully transitioned from the status of a start-up to that of a SME. Biótica is the first biotechnological company located at Science and Technology Park of Jaume I University, since 2009. The company focused on the development of fast microbial detection techniques combining immunomagnetic capture and enzyme immunoassay (C.E.I.A.). Biótica developed the first and only fast test certified by AOAC RI, in 2011, to detect Legionella pneumophila in water, named Legipid® Bioalarm Legionella.

The market of this test comprises the following areas: Industries Commercial/Private Labs, Physician Offices, Public Health Labs, Hospitals, Hotels, spas, jacuzzis, swimming-pools, Recreational areas, sport areas (golf,etc), Companies providing testing and analysis of environmental water samples for Legionella

Companies providing monitoring critical points with simple interpretation of results, Companies providing cleaning & disinfecting water services, Companies providing Legionella managing plan and risk assessment, Providers of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programmes for industrial and institutional applications, Manufacturers of tools for microbiology laboratories.

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