Standardized coliphage detection methods have been available for over 30 years, with ISO and US-EPA methodology being the most adopted internationally. At Bluephage, our aim is to simplify and speed up the process of enumerating coliphages with our product pipeline.
Forget about preparing all the materials required to perform ISO or US-EPA analysis and choose one of our ready to use solutions for the standard methods.
Try our new patented technology which allows coliphage enumeration within the same working day (results in <6,5h).
Bluephage Rapid Kit
Bluephage is revolutionising water quality monitoring with a new patented bacterial host strain for the detection of coliphages. This new technology enables the detection and quantification of coliphages within the same working day without overnight plating of the sample or manual count of plaque-forming unit (PFU).
ISO Easy kits & Material
ISO 10705-1 and ISO 10705-2 specifies a method for the detection and quantification of f-specific and somatic coliphages, respectively. Bluephage product portfolio consists on all in one kit, prepared biological material, and powder media to save time and resources for the enumeration of coliphages according to ISO methods.
US-EPA Easy kits & Materials
US-EPA 1642 and US-EPA 1643 are method for the detection and quantification of f-specific and somatic coliphages in 100ml of sample. Bluephage product portfolio consists on all in one kit and prepared biological material media to save time and resources for the enumeration of coliphages according to US-EPA methods.
Differences between the rapid kit and the two types of easy kit
|EASY KIT 1ml||EASY KIT 100ml||BLUEPHAGE RAPID KIT|
|SENSITIVITY||1 PFU/1ML||1 PFU/100ML||1 PFU/100ML|
|NUMBER OF PROTOCOL STEPS||12 STEPS||11 STEPS||6 STEPS|
|HANDS ON TIME||2 HOURS||2 HOURS||2 HOURS|
|TOTAL TIME||<24 HRS||<24 HRS||<6 HRS|
|BLUEPHAGE PATENTED TECHNOLOGY|
|RESULTS||QUANTITATIVE||QUANTITATIVE||PRESENCE/ABSENCE & QUANTITATIVE|
|RAW AND TREATED WASTEWATER|
|SEDIMENTS AND SLUDGE EXTRACTS WHERE NECESSARY AFTER DILUTION|
|SAMPLES WITH EXPECTED LOW COUNTS OF BACTERIOPHAGES (E.G. DRINKING WATER AND BOTTLED WATER)|