New microbial parameter for water quality assessment

Rapid Kit

High level water quality testing has never been so quick.

Training Days

An excellent opportunity to learn more about coliphage enumeration and the evolving regulatory landscape in water microbiology.

Hello, we are BLUEPHAGE!

A spin-off of the University of Barcelona born in 2016

Our mission is to increase and improve water’s microbiological control through viral indicators by providing easy-to-use, fast, simple, reliable, and economical kits to analyze coliphages, thus assuring safe water for a better world.

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Safe water for a better world

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Safe water for a better world


Why Coliphages

In general, bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria and are extremely abundant in nature, probably the most abundant life form on Earth. In particular, bacteriophages outnumber bacteria in most habitats studied including microbial communities associated with humans and animals.
In a facility with filters, membranes or other technology, monitoring of bacteriophages provides greater safety than that of bacteria, due to their size (smaller than bacteria) and greater abundance.

The quickest, most accurate and easy-to-use viral indicator tests available for microbial water quality assessment

Main Characteristics

quick results

< 6’5 hours


To ISO and US-EPA standard methods


Basic laboratory equipment

high sensitivity

Low limit of 1pfu/100 mL

easy storage

Biological material at -20ºC
Rest of components at Room Temperature

effective test results



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 Sponsored by CDTI

Part of this project has been financed by the general budgets of the spanish state in charge of the application 27.12.467C.74908