Specific identification and quantification of the bacteria indicator
groups Tepidimonas und Cloacibacterium in paper mill cycles


Item Number: 01120020

Lab analysis: detection of biofilm forming bacteria

In paper mills, monitoring and directed control and avoidance of biofilms play a big role. Basically, indicator organisms for early biofilm formation are bacteria of the genus Tepidimonas and Cloacibacterium. We analyze your sample for this bacteria specifically, reliably and fast – and quantify the microorganisms for a real risk assessment or for cleansing controls. Our analysis is your early warning system for biofilm formation. 

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Quantitative detection

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology with specific gene probes. Results will be provided already within 3 working days after sample receipt.

Which requirements are important?

  • Water samples: quantitative analysis, minimum 100 ml
  • Biofilm: Please request our biofilm sampling protocol


Alternatively, for analysis directly on site, we also offer the test kits
VIT® Cloacibacterium
VIT® Tepidimonas


Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, all living bacteria shine green, Cloacibacterium specifically red.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, all living bacteria shine green, Cloacibacterium specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • reliable detection and quantification per filtrated volume of bacteria of the genera Tepidimonas and Cloacibacterium

  • cultivation-independent analysis

  • only living bacteria are detected

  • maximum specificity

  • early recognition of biofilm formation due to indicator function of detected microorganisms