Effective protection from hazardous airborne micro-organisms
The new MAS 100 NT® is the most accurate and reliable microbial air monitoring system on the market
Micro-organisms in the air are a potential risk for contaminating raw materials, products and processes. The consequences of using microbiologically contaminated materials can be quite severe, and air quality control is thus a crucial element in the safe production of pharmaceuticals or cosmetics. According to the “Rules Governing Medicinal Products” and the International Standard ISO 14698-1/2, the pharmaceutical industry has to perform air monitoring for the presence of micro-organisms as a standard procedure.
Rest assured – with the new MAS-100 NT®
Product safety is important to you? Now, you can reliably detect any airborne micro-organisms hazardous to your products. With the new MAS-100 NT® microbial air monitoring system, Merck offers a high-precision air sampler system that is very easy to handle, delivers correct and reproducible results, and fully complies to the EN ISO 14698 standard parts 1 and 2.
Developed in close cooperation with specialists in the pharmaceutical industry, the new MAS-100 NT® from Merck is arguably the most precise, most reliable and most cost-effective air sampler system available today. It is an improved version of Merck’s very successful MAS-100 air sampler system that has been highly appreciated for years by even the most demanding customers from the pharmaceutical industry.
|MAS-100 NT® - your benefits|
|• Precise, reproducible measurements
• Highest collection efficiency
• Built-in airflow compensation
• Independence through use of standard 90 mm Petri dishes or 60 mm contact plates
• Fully automatic calibration
• Hardware and software validated for HACCP
• Validation documents according to ISO 14698, part 1 and part 2
Proven and improved
The original MAS-100® was a unique achievement and an incredible success – but the new MAS-100 NT® is even better. Its compact, user-friendly design, improved security features, easy and fully automatic calibration, validated software, and enhanced connection possibilities make the new MAS-100 NT® air sampler truly unique. Some major improvements of the new system are:
- its improved design with an illuminated display for easy navigation
- improved HACCP software with Microsoft Windows log-in functionality and reporting
- multi-lingual menu (English, French and German; Spanish in preparation, other languages on demand)
- acoustic alarm function
- data logging for samples and alarms
- USB communication for error-free results and automatic record-keeping
- long-life lithium-ion rechargeable batteries with intelligent charging, and much more.
All functions and parameters as well as the calibration procedure can be controlled using the new MAS-100 NT® software or may be programmed directly on the unit. An alarm and sample log records the last 100 events and can be exported or printed at any time. Hardware and software have been developed according to GAMP4.
How does it work?
The MAS-100 NT® microbial air monitoring system is a high-performance instrument based on the principle of the Andersen air sampler: Air is aspirated through a perforated lid and impacted onto the surface of growth media in a standard 90 mm Petri dish or 60 mm contact plate. Micro-organisms are trapped on the culture media and after a proper incubation period the formed colonies can be counted.
Highest sample collection accuracy
The MAS-100 NT® Microbial Air Monitoring System provides the most accurate sample collection available. Compared to the MAS-100®, impaction speed on the MAS-100 NT® – and thus its collection efficiency – has been improved thanks to a new sampling head with 300 x 0.6mm holes. The system uses a state-of-the-art mass flow sensor to measure the inflow of air and to continuously regulate the aspirated air volume during sample collection to maintain a constant value of 100 liters/min. This allows the MAS-100 NT® system to automatically adjust for differences in fill volume of Petri dishes, changes in air density, and differences between individual perforated lids.
MAS-100®: The most complete and accurate line of microbial air monitoring systems available
The new MAS-100 NT® is part of the comprehensive MAS-100® product family. This line of microbial air monitoring systems comprises, in addition to the high-precision air sampler MAS-100 NT®, the
MAS-100 NT® Ex, a special version of MAS-100® for use in explosion risk areas, the MAS-100 Eco®, an inexpensive, flexible and simple instrument designed for the food and environment industries, the MAS-100 CG® Ex for controlling all types of compressed gases used in the industry, and the DA-100 NT® digital anemometer for the calibration of MAS-100 NT systems (not MAS-100 CG® Ex).
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