Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus

Test kit for fast and automated analysis of contaminations
caused by Alicyclobacillus spp. and Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris


Item Number: 01150001

Beverage spoilers: Detection of Alicyclobacillus

Alicyclobacilli are frequently occurring thermophile and acidophile beverage spoilers. In beverages, they cause off-flavors like aseptic smell and taste. In this respect, Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris is particularly dreaded, but other Alicyclobacillus species can also cause such problems. The resulting economic damage for the global juice and beverage industry is enormous.

Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus enables the fast and reliable quality control in all stages of production of fruit juices, mixed drinks and fruit juice concentrates. Economically damaging product recalls due to contaminated products can thus be avoided in a timely and sustained manner.

Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus unequivocally detects all bacteria of the genus Alicyclobacillus as well as Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris (including spores) in a sample. The analysis is uncomplicated and quickly done, detection is performed automatically by a VIT® adapted flow cytometer. Evaluation results are available within only a few minutes.


Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus detection test kit

Your Advantages

  • detection of Alicyclobacillus spp. and A. acidoterrestris in parallel

  • only living alicyclobacilli are detected

  • automated read-out of results

  • swift and safe release decisions

  • perfectly suited for routine analyses

  • maximum specificity

  • reliable

  • simple workflow

The right choice for detection of Alicyclobacillus

Due to its outstanding specificity and speed, its automated evaluation and reliability, Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus is a unique, no-compromise solution for Alicyclobacillus detection.

We will be happy to assist you with the implementation of this system, which is unique worldwide. Please get in touch with us. We are convinced that you will be thrilled with the possibilities Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus has to offer.

Product specifications

Detection of Alicyclobaclillus spp. and, in parallel,
Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris (incl. spores)
Analyzable sample material, e.g. Isolates
Pre-enriched bouillons
Fruit juice and concentrates
Technology Flow VIT®
Evaluation via VIT® adapted flow cytometer
Analysis type qualitative and quantitative analysis
Additional functions automated PDF report
Evaluation time 3 minutes per sample
Scope of supply Analysis reagents
Product manual
Package size 50 analyses
Suitable for Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus

As a supplement to the Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus test kit, we recommend the usage of stabilized Alicyclobacillus spp. and Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris cells. These can be used as positive controls. For more information, please contact us.

Increased safety for beverage production

With Flow VIT® technology, microbiological quality control is raised to the highest safety level. The Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus test kit is the first application for fast and specific analysis of microorganisms via flow cytometry available on the market. Further innovative Flow VIT® applications will be available very soon.

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You would prefer to send us your samples to have them analyzed for Alicyclobacillus in our laboratory? In this case, our lab services Rapid and specific detection of Alicyclobacillus and Rapid and specific quantitative detection of Alicyclobacillus are the right choice four you.

You are interested in microscope-based test methods? In this case, our successful VIT® Alicyclobacillus, is at your disposal.