BIAP® (STA)

Scantago A/S manufactures and provide service and calibration of the BIAP® Slit-To-Agar (STA) Sampler.

Scantago BIAP® STA is the most reliable and one of the most effective impact samplers on the market. The BIAP® sampler is designed with a focus on reliability and a high degree of reproducibility and has a unique design that ensures very high recovery of the actual number of microorganisms in the air.

Typical user applications:

  • Aseptic production of drugs.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing facilities.
  • Food processing areas / HCCAP monitoring program.
  • Laminar Air Flow benches.
  • Test of indoor / outdoor air quality (occupational health measurements).

The principle of air sampling with the BIAP® STA sampler is based on the sampler, through a slit, sucks the ambient air in at very high speed, whereby any microorganisms in the air are “trapped” on the agar plate located in the sampler.

The agar plate is placed on a rotating plate, which a motor moves one rotation per sample; 10, 30, 60 or 180 minutes by default. Ensuring that any microorganisms in the air, are distributed on the entire agar plate surface.

Once the desired sampling period of time has passed, the agar plate is incubated, and the number of visible colonies will provide a direct quantitative assessment of the number of colony forming microorganisms in the air sample.

The BIAP® STA sampler has a HEPA filter in the outlet, so that it does not contribute to the bioburden in the surrounding environment.

Service and calibration of BIAP®

Before you send equipment for service and calibration at our facility, we ask you to read and complete a decontamination declaration for the equipment you wish to send to Scantago A/S.

We want to secure our working environment, and that your or others’ equipment does not risk being contaminated.
Our declaration of decontamination is available in pdf format.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse to receive any “contaminated” equipment if there is no decontamination statement.