TECTA™ B16 Rapid Automated Microbial Detection System

Microbiology testing has never been this easy and accurate.

The TECTA™ B16 is a complete, self-contained, automated microbiology testing system capable of providing laboratory-grade results on-site with unprecedented time-to-result performance. The TECTA B16 offers the capability to conduct up to 16 simultaneous tests for presence/absence, versus the TECTA™ B4 which has only four testing compartments, for a much smaller footprint.

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About the New TECTA™ B16 Automated Microbiology Detection System

TECTA™ is an automated microbiological platform that uses patented Polymer Partition technology to rapidly and reliably detect E. coli, Total Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms and Enterococci contamination. The TECTA™ B16 platform is simple, sensitive and flexible, allowing for testing of samples at any time of the day. TECTA™ B16 will automatically transmit data allowing for immediate notification on electronic devices, such as mobile phones or laptops, as soon as a contamination event is detected. The B16 also features optional quantitative reporting in CFU per 100ml on positive results.

What makes the TECTA™ B16 so easy to use?

  • Lab-in-a-box system significantly reduces time and organisation associated with transporting samples to centralised testing laboratories
  • Reduces time and costs associated with sample preparation
  • Results can be obtained in as little as 2 hours, and no more than 18 hours
  • Eliminates the need to employ specialised personnel
  • Eliminates the unpredictability or inconvenience of needing to read results after-hours or on the weekends
  • Can be operated by anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • No additional laboratory hardware required
  • No need for sample dilution
  • 2 modes for rapid operation
  • Capable of testing turbid or coloured samples, without the need for additional sample prep steps
TECTA B4 B16 Cartridges

How it works

Tecta is a self-contained ‘lab in a box’ device that houses four (TECTA™ model B4) or sixteen (TECTA™ model B16) incubation chambers. It uses a directed enzyme-substrate method combined with a patented Polymer Partition technology that extracts hydrophobic fluorescent product from water. The built in spectrometer is then able to actively read and interpret test results.

Receive positive results within as little as 2 hours and confirmed negative within 18 hours directly to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

The instrument can be used with just 3 simple steps, add sample, load the cartridge, press start. No microbiology degree is required!


Benefits of automated detection

  • 2 - 18 hour detection with automated email alerting capability
  • On-site analysis means zero transport costs and delays
  • Simple to use and no sample prep. Designed for those without microbiology experience to operate
  • Eliminates risk – does not put staff in a position of interpreting subjective results
  • No “call-outs” on evenings / weekends for staff to interpret and convey test results
  • The traceable test report is date & time stamped for GLP purposes and can be e-mailed
  • High turbidity does not affect the test

Customer applications

  • Source water – gain early raw water intelligence
  • Finished water – avoid the wait for costly lab results & get alerts 24/7
  • Broken pipes – get an all clear for the maintenance crew sooner
  • Remote communities – obtain reliable & cost efficient data for remote networks
  • Recreational waters – provide assurance for bathers in pools, beaches, reservoirs
  • Customer complaints – provide rapid responses for public confidence
  • Military and disaster relief – obtain rapid and reliable data on the ground

Item Code Description Unit
ENDTECTAB16AV2-230 TECTA B16 V2 Automated microbiology detection Each
ENDTECTA-CCA-48 TECTAlert CCA test cartridges for Total Coliforms + E.coli 48/pack
ENDTECTA-ECA-48 TECTAlert ECA test cartridges for E.coli (only) 48/pack
ENDTECTA-FCA-48 TECTAlert FCA test cartridges for Faecal Coliforms 48/pack
ENDTECTA-ENA-48 TECTAlert ENA test cartridges for Enterococci 48/pack

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