Soleris® System

Item No.  BSX128

Automation - With automated features, it’s easier to obtain data, sample tracking, and plant location trend analysis while receiving reports in many formats.

Efficient - Delivering earlier detection of contamination, ensuring higher quality and shelf life.

Immediate Updates - Early automated alert of problems and critical data with real-time availability of results.

Labor-saving - Fast sample preparation and automated data capture labor costs will become less of a worry.

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The Soleris® system consists of an incubator, ready-to-use vials, and system software. It has reproducible, rapid, and accurate detection of a variety of microorganisms across a spectrum of sample types including food, dairy, beverages, nutraceuticals, and personal care products. The flexibility of the system can grow as needed; 1 to 512 samples can be tested simultaneously and up to four instruments can be connected to a single PC allowing any combination of 32 and 128 sample units. There is random access to all positions at any time — no batching is required. The instrument has no moving parts and a rugged design for a long life. It combines dye technologies and optical sensors to detect various groups of organisms by their metabolic processes (e.g., coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, yeast and molds, lactic acid bacteria, E. coli, and others). The Soleris technology is based on monitoring changes in the chemical characteristics of a microbial growth medium in which the target microorganisms grow. Color changes due to microbial activity by pH change or CO2 production are monitored by the system.
Brand Soleris®
Capacity 128 vials
Display Type Computer monitor
Item Dimensions 69.00 cm x 73.00 cm x 42.00 cm
Item Weight 60.00 kg
Package Dimensions 39.00 IN x 38.00 IN x 28.00 IN
Package Weight 144.50 LB
Platform Rapid Microbiology
Quantity per Package 1 unit

Additional Information

Optical Sensor

The vial features a plug, located at the bottom of the vial, through which optical measurements are performed. Above the plug, liquid growth media and appropriate dye(s) are present. The sample is added to the liquid broth. The plug area is not influenced by the particulates in the sample, since only small molecules and ions can diffuse to or equilibrate with the plug. This creates a clear window that allows precise optical measurements of changes in color due to microbial growth.

These changes are detected photometrically by an optical sensor. Light from light-emitting diodes pass through the chamber and a photodiode on the other side of the vial reads the color change as microbial growth occurs. As soon as a color change is detected, the time of detection is recorded. The instrument measures the optical properties of the window every six minutes.

This automatic detection makes Soleris a valuable tool for real-time detection of a wide range of microorganisms in various products. A crucial element to the technology is the monitoring of these changes in the reading zone or the well, which is separated from the liquid medium. This eliminates the masking of the optical pathway by the product, or microbial turbidity.

Changes in color, expressed as optical units, are monitored by the optical sensor and recorded in the computer. Various dyes, which indicate a change in pH, redox or enzymatic activity, can be incorporated into the system.

Soleris System Software

The Soleris® software is a Windows®-based package that controls the instruments. Menu-driven functionality and bar code reader capability make the software easy to use. It provides real-time data analysis of the optical data received from the instruments, making graphical trends and statistical information available when needed. The software provides automatic detection of presence or absence of organisms and early alarms for contaminated samples (above specification). Results can be communicated across networks, and alerts can be transmitted via e-mail or text message. The system may provide reliable answers within the same work shift so products can be released earlier.

  1. System can be upgraded to monitor up to 512 samples simultaneously.
  2. Readings are automatically recorded every six minutes.
  3. All results are automatically archived in a history file to provide audit trails and generate reports and trend analyses.
  4. Automation reduces labor costs, subjectivity, and human error.
  5. Various graphic views of data allows for easy communication with management and sanitation crews.
  6. Password protection available for security.
  7. Bar code reading for simple sample entry and prevention of transcription errors.
  8. The sample status can be viewed from a remote location.
  9. An internal detection algorithm is activated for each individual test vial based upon the specific products and associated tests.
  10. Real-time audio, visual, text message or e-mail alerts for out of specification results.

Results display

The results of assays are displayed in the main software screen as the software detects a change in the optical units of the sample. This is done without need for an operator.

Any sample above specification will be clearly flagged in red. The greater the contamination level, the faster the result, ensuring early warning of poor quality raw materials, in-process samples, finished products or surface swabs. Acceptable samples appear in white in the main software screen.

Real-time audio, visual, e-mail or text message alerts

A unique feature of the system is its capability to transfer the recorded information across networks (including VPN systems) in real time. Each predetermined event, including alarms of highly contaminated detected samples and indications of safe products that can be released, can be transferred to any desired location on the network such as the products’ warehouse. Above specification alarms also can be transmitted via e-mail or text message.

The user will be notified of recovery from a power outage via e-mail or text message.

The Soleris technology monitors changes in the chemical characteristics of microbial liquid growth medium and detects microorganisms with pH and other sensitive reagents. The reagents change their spectral patterns as the metabolic process takes place. These changes are detected photometrically by an optical instrument and monitored at predetermined time intervals.

The key to the technology is the monitoring of these changes in a semifluid zone of the patented organism-specific vial (see right). This zone is separated from the liquid medium, thereby eliminating the masking of the optical pathway by the product, or microbial turbidity. Changes in colour, expressed as optical units, are sensed by the optical sensor and recorded in the computer. Sample volumes of up to 5 mL can be used. Various dyes, which are indicators of metabolic activity (e.g., pH, redox, CO2 production and enzymatic activity), can be utilised in the system.

Because of its design, the system can be utilised in conjunction with swabs, sponges and filters to assess the levels of various groups of organisms as a critical control point on equipment, floors, and the environment. Soleris’ advantage over ATP is that it measures presence of specific groups of bacteria, indicating problems in a rapid manner.



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