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Coriolis Air Samplers collect biological particles in the air which offer new perspectives for the control of airborne contamination thanks to its liquid sample.
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An efficient monitoring of microbiological contamination in the air

The Coriolis range of biological air samplers has been developed by Bertin Instruments to be more efficient than traditional indoor or outdoor air quality monitoring systems. The cyclonic technology efficiently collects the biological particles of the air whatever their nature: Bacteria, viruses, pollen, etc. The sample taken is therefore compatible with all microbiological or molecular biology analyses, which allows the results of the biological contamination of the indoor and outdoor air to be obtained more quickly.

Air quality measurement: Several fields of application for Coriolis biological air samplers

The Coriolis range meets the requirements of air monitoring even when microbiological contamination is low.
The Coriolis Micro biological air sampler is designed for quality control of biocontaminations in environmental research, fundamental research on particles, pharmaceutical, veterinary or agri-food industries, medical and sanitary environments, etc. Its main purpose is to analyze airborne transmission of viruses and Covid-19 sampling tests with a great operation speed, but also the most efficient concentration for bacteria, mold, spores, pollen, or toxins in a record time.

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The Coriolis Compact biological air sampler is compatible with standard analytical methods. Its long battery life, light weight and compact size make it the perfect biological air sampler for outdoor air quality monitoring, biohazard control, virological sampling, or the control of biocontamination in medical and sanitary environments.

A complete range of Coriolis consumables is specifically adapted for Coriolis biological air samplers.

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CORIOLIS MICRO – MICROBIAL AIR SAMPLER

Coriolis µ is a Biological Air Sampler for air bio-contamination control compatible with all analysis methods thanks to its liquid output.
The Coriolis Micro portable biological air sampler is a standard for testing air quality. Both indoors and outdoors, it’s the most efficient biological air sampler: It can take just 10 minutes to collect airborne particles using its cyclonic technology paired with a high suction rate. By generating samples in the fluid phase, Coriolis µ is compatible with rapid microbiological analysis methods.

Coriolis air samplers can also be used to detect viruses in air samples. Virus-laden aerosols sampling presents many challenges. As viruses are often present at very low concentrations in the air, a large volume of air has to be collected to have reliable results. This can translate in an extremely time-consuming process —sometimes up to a week.

Thanks to its high flow rate – up to 300L/min– the Coriolis μ air sampler can be used to collect air samples for airborne virus detection in a few hours. Through its unique liquid cyclonic technology, it can collect viral particles in a chosen collection liquid. Coriolis μ samples are compatible with all rapid microbiology techniques such as qPCR or microarrays, and also NGS analysis. Virus concentrations as low as 100 genomes copies/m3 can be detected in collected air samples.

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  • Weight: 3kg (with battery)
  • Dimensions: 22 x 33 x 36cm
  • Air Flow Rate: 100 to 300 L/min
  • Collection Time: 1-10 min
  • Collected Particle Sizes: from 0.5 micro meter
  • Liquid Output Volume: 15 mL
  • Autonomy on Battery: 1 hour
  • Decontamination: Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Catalogue Number: P00108-CORM0-A

  • Weight: 3kg (with battery)
  • Dimensions: 22 x 33 x 36cm
  • Air Flow Rate: 100 to 300 L/min
  • Collection Time: 1-10 min
  • Collected Particle Sizes: from 0.5 micro meter
  • Liquid Output Volume: 15 mL
  • Autonomy on Battery: 1 hour
  • Decontamination: Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Catalogue Number: P00108-CORM0-A

Access to alternative technical analysis:
Thanks to its liquid collection media, Coriolis technology gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours thanks to its compatibility with all biological standard methods, Culture, PCR, qPCR , ELISA, and more.Split up your sample for different analyses:
With a consistent liquid volume of 15 mL, Coriolis prevents any saturation of the liquid media. It also allows the user to split up the final sample and thereby make several analyses which guarantees the representativity of the trials by testing the repeatability of the results.
Bio-contamination results beyond cultivable flora:
Analyzing by culture only allows users to count micro-organisms able to grow on agar dishes. However some biological particles in the air are not cultivable. By allowing the use of alternative techniques, Coriolis enables the count of total flora beyond the limit of cultivability.
Long time monitoring:
Air quality monitoring during a whole production process in aseptic zones or biosphere control can be critical. Coriolis equipment allows for continuous monitoring of the environment for up to 6 hours.

Access to alternative technical analysis:
Thanks to its liquid collection media, Coriolis technology gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours thanks to its compatibility with all biological standard methods, Culture, PCR, qPCR , ELISA, and more.

Split up your sample for different analyses:
With a consistent liquid volume of 15 mL, Coriolis prevents any saturation of the liquid media. It also allows the user to split up the final sample and thereby make several analyses which guarantees the representativity of the trials by testing the repeatability of the results.

Bio-contamination results beyond cultivable flora:
Analysing by culture only allows users to count micro-organisms able to grow on agar dishes. However some biological particles in the air are not cultivable. By allowing the use of alternative techniques, Coriolis enables the count of total flora beyond the limit of cultivability.

Long time monitoring:
Air quality monitoring during a whole production process in aseptic zones or biosphere control can be critical. Coriolis equipment allows for continuous monitoring of the environment for up to 6 hours.

The Coriolis µ is based on an innovative and patented technology.
The principle is to transfer the airborne particles into a liquid sample. This liquid sample output allows users to overcome the limits of traditional methods, particularly since Coriolis technology differentiates from impaction in relation to three main parameters:

  • high air flow rate to collect efficiently even very low diameter particles such as viruses – 300 L/min
  • long time collection to monitor an area for several hours, a whole batch of production – up to 6 hours

Compatibility with any analysis method Products:

  • Sterile cone prefilled with specific liquid sample
  • Air is aspirated and drawn into the cone forming a vortex
  • Particles are centrifuged into the wall of the cone and separated from air
  • Contaminants in the liquid sample are ready for analysis

Long time monitoring option:
Bio-aerosol samplings with Coriolis µ are limited to 10 minutes as evaporation naturally occurs during collection. The long time monitoring option allows users to maintain the collection liquid volume at a constant rate over the entire sampling period. Air sampling can be done over an extended period of time (from 1 minute to 6 hours of collection) to assess biological contamination.

This option converts the air sampler Coriolis µ into air monitoring equipment that provides new possibilities for investigation into biodiversity, indoor air quality, outdoor biological pollution air monitoring, the veterinary and food industries or biomedical and health facilities. The user manually sets the injection rate for collecting the liquid automatically poured inside the cone during air sampling.

Traditional value is 0,6mL/min in a standard environment. The device can be paused to control the adjustment of the liquid level. This option is compatible with any Coriolis µ – a software upgrade is required. The Coriolis μ shipment box is designed for nomad sampling or storage. In double-walled robust plastic, it can be used for multiple shipments to the sampling site.

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CORIOLIS COMPACT AIR SAMPLER

The Coriolis Compact is a dry Cyclonic air sampler able to operate up to 8 hours straight and compatible with multiple downstream analysis (NGS, qPCR, Culture).

The Coriolis Compact portable biological air sampler monitors indoor or outdoor air quality. Light, compact and ergonomic, it is the ultimate all-terrain microbiological air sampler. Its cyclonic technology collects biological particles. It is compatible with the most common micro-organism analysis methods, and measures indoor and outdoor air quality quickly and efficiently.

The Coriolis Compact portable air sampler weighs only 1.2 kg and has a long battery life (up to 8h). Its small size makes it easy to transport and it is the ideal choice for both outdoor and indoor air quality monitoring. Its scope of application is very broad: Biocontamination of medical or health environments, virological sampling, biological risk control, environmental pollution control, etc. This microbiological air sampler range meets the requirements of air monitoring even when microbiological contamination is low.

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  • Temperature range: +5°C to +45°C with a humidity level from 10% to 90%.
  • Dimensions: 255 x 135 x 130mm
  • Weight: 1,2kg
  • Air flor rate: 50L/min
  • Collected Particle Sizes: 500 nm à 10 μm
  • Collected particle types: bacteria, virus, mold…
  • Autonomy: 8 hours
  • Technology: Dry collection

  • Temperature range: +5°C to +45°C with a humidity level from 10% to 90%.
  • Dimensions: 255 x 135 x 130mm
  • Weight: 1,2kg
  • Air flor rate: 50L/min
  • Collected Particle Sizes: 500 nm à 10 μm
  • Collected particle types: bacteria, virus, mold…
  • Autonomy: 8 hours
  • Technology: Dry collection

Mobile and easy to use, the Coriolis Compact is suitable for indoor and outdoor sampling. Due to an improved battery autonomy, it performs up to 8 hours of continuous sampling. The cycles of sampling are programmable. As the sample is collected thought a dry cyclonic technology, it can be easily recover with any suitable buffer to perform analysis. The obtained sample is compatible with multiple downstream analysis such as Culture, PCR, qPCR, or NGS so it gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours. Bertin provides single use consumable to avoid cross contamination.

Mobile and easy to use, the Coriolis Compact is suitable for indoor and outdoor sampling.

Due to an improved battery autonomy, it performs up to 8 hours of continuous sampling. The cycles of sampling are programmable.

As the sample is collected thought a dry cyclonic technology, it can be easily recover with any suitable buffer to perform analysis. The obtained sample is compatible with multiple downstream analysis such as Culture, PCR, qPCR, or NGS so it gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours. Bertin provides single use consumable to avoid cross contamination.

  1. Sterile cone is placed on the device and locked
  2. Aspirated air runs into the cone
  3. Particles contained in the air are retained in the cone wall
  4. Collected particles are recovered by adding liquid to the cone.
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CORIOLIS CONSUMABLES

A full range of dedicated consumables to ensure optimal collection efficiency for the Coriolis Air Sampler.

Coriolis consumables are part of the cyclonic technology:
The separation of the airborne particles from the air flow is due to the air flow rate, the air intake geometry, the design of the cones and the collection liquid (surfactant in low concentration).

  • Cones & Caps: The cones and caps are designed specifically for use with Coriolis µ.
  • Collection liquid doses
  • LTM Consumables: Collection liquid in bottle and tubing kit
  • Air intake: Depending of your research you can adapt the Air Intake
  • Standard Air Intake: Air intake compatible with all Coriolis for classic sampling (Environment, Industrial, R&D, and so on)
  • LTM Air Intake: Dedicated to long time monitoring collection (only compatible with the LTM platform)
  • 25 mm Connection LTM: designed to provide a hose attachment (testing chamber, confined space, and so on)
  • Cones and Caps
  • Air intake
  • Air intake with 25mm connection
  • Air intake for LTM
  • Cones & Caps: Sterile and non-sterile
  • Collection Liquid Doses: 15 ml
  • Collection Liquid in Bottle: 200ml prefilled bottle for LTM
  • Tubing Kit: tubing and caps for LTM
  • Cones & Caps: Sterile and non-sterile
  • Collection Liquid Doses: 15 ml
  • Collection Liquid in Bottle: 200ml prefilled bottle for LTM
  • Tubing Kit: tubing and caps for LTM
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min
  • Internal diameter: 25mm (0.98ln)
  • External diameter: 30mm (1.18ln)
  • Length: 170mm (6.69ln)
  • Weight: 190grams (0.42lbs)
  • Autoclavable: at 121°C for 15min

Research Areas

Pollution & Environment

The Coriolis air sampler collects biological particles in the air for biosphere and environmental air quality control.

Food / Pharma / Veterinary Industry

Coriolis air sampler collects biological particles in the air for air quality control and monitoring in an industrial process.

Biological Threat Detection

For the fight against CBRN terrorism, Bertin Instruments offers high performance solutions for air sampling and analysis in order to detect biological threats and airborne pathogens.

Biomedical & Health

Coriolis air sampler collects biological particles in the air for biocontamination control in a biomedical and health environment.

Research & Development

Coriolis air sampler collects biological particles in the air for fundamental research on biological airborne particles.

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