Thanks to Saphymo's expertise, Bertin Instruments has developed a full range of products and systems dedicated to radiation protection and ionizing radiation monitoring on an international scale.


    & Security

    Bertin Instruments provides and develops solutions both for CBRN threat detection and identification and optronic surveillance systems dedicated to the strategic sector of defense and security.



    Safety improvement is a constant issue in vital industries such as oil and gas. Our mission is to develop innovative tools to protect their infrastructures and workers at an early stage.


    Life Sciences

    Scientists today meet major challenges and need state-of-the-art equipment to increase efficiency in their labs. Bertin Instruments develops and provides laboratory equipment dedicated to life science professionals.


    Environment & Recycling

    Monitoring radioactive risks in the environment is critical especially around vital industrial or nuclear sites and facilities. Through its brand Saphymo, Bertin Instruments offers reliable and field-proven solutions for the environmental treatment and prevention of radioactive materials.

    Latest news

    Bertin & the CEA List renew their partnership for innovation in ionizing radiation monitoring

    26 Nov 2019

    Following the acquisition of Saphymo in 2015, Bertin and the CEA List – the institute specialized in smart digital systems – of...


    SAPHYRAD - NEW multiprobe military survey meter by Bertin Instruments

    Bertin has developed the new multiprobe military survey meter (with the expertise of Saphymo) under a contract awarded by the French Defense Procurement Agency. This latest generation portable monitor is designed to detect and measure radioactivity in harsh environment.


    Range of products

    Second Sight MS – gas detector

    Gas detection

    Second Sight MS is the only standoff gas cloud detector for real time surveillance and with source localization.

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    Coriolis RECON

    Air monitoring

    Coriolis RECON is a portable, light and ruggedized bio-air sampler for biological warfare agents collection for military or first responder operation.

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    Saphyrad MS - multiprobe survey meter for the military and HAZMAT teams

    SaphyRAD MS

    Dose rate & survey meters

    The SaphyRAD MS is a multiprobe survey meter with gamma dose rate measurement and contamination detection functions designed for military operations.

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    FusionSight - Night & day vision enhancer for threat and target accurate detection

    FusionSight – Night Vision Device

    Optronics - Surveillance systems

    FusionSight is a world-first digital night and day vision device providing smart fusion for threat and target accurate detection.

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    GammaTRACER Spider

    Environmental Radiation Monitoring Systems

    GammaTRACER SPIDER, a gamma probe designed for emergency response and enabling a fast deployment in the critical area with minimum human intervention. Data is transmitted via proprietary UHF radio or satellite.

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    Precellys Evolution homogenizer

    Tissue Homogenizers - Sample preparation

    Precellys Evolution is the most advanced tissue homogenizer combining high efficiency and versatility for all sample preparation needs.

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    InCellis cell imager

    Cell Imaging System

    InCellis is an all-in-one solution providing accurate results for cell culture such as transfection efficiency, cell culture confluency directly on the bench.

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    Cryolys Evolution

    Tissue Homogenizers - Sample preparation

    Cryolys Evolution is a patented cooling system compatible with the Precellys Evolution tissue homogenizer. It prevents thermo-sensitive samples from heat degradation during homogenization process.

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    Coriolis Micro – Air sampler

    Air monitoring

    Coriolis µ is a Biological Air Sampler for bio-contamination quality control compatible with all analysis methods thanks to its liquid output.

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    Minilys personal homogenizer

    Tissue Homogenizers - Sample preparation

    Especially designed for low throughput laboratory workflows, the Minilys personal tissue homogenizer homogenizes three samples simultaneously in 0.5mL or 2mL tubes and one sample in 7 ml tubes.

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    SpectroTRACER – Spectrometric probe

    Environmental Radiation Monitoring Systems

    SpectroTRACER is a continuous operating measurement system for nuclide specific detection of even lowest level gamma contamination in air (SpectroTRACER-Air/Soil) and in liquids (SpectroTRACER-Aqua)

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    AlphaGUARD – Radon monitor

    Radon professional monitoring

    AlphaGUARD is a portable radon monitor with high sensitivity and outstanding accuracy. It is the benchmark instrument for professional radon monitoring.

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    MiniTRACE Radio

    Environmental Radiation Monitoring Systems / Dose rate & survey meters

    MiniTRACE Gamma is a dose rate meter designed to improve the safety of workers in control areas of nuclear power plants, reprocessing facilities, research centers and hospitals.

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    SaphyGATE G

    Radiation portal monitors

    SaphyGATE G is an easy-to-use Radiation Portal Monitor optimized for truck, train and cargo radiation control. It is based on large-surface, high-volume plastic detectors providing the highest sensitivity.

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    Alpha/Beta contamination control / Dose rate & survey meters / Radiological & Nuclear monitoring

    SaphyRAD is a multiprobe handheld device used for the detection of alpha & beta radioactive contaminations.

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    Bertin Instruments’ expertise

    For many years, Bertin has been working in the key sector of Defense and Security by developing solutions for optronic surveillance and early warning CBRN threat detection. With the acquisition of Saphymo in 2015, Bertin is now the only French industrialist to offer a full range of solutions for the detection and identification of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.
    The Second Sight standoff gas leak detector has been adapted to industrial Safety.

    Bertin Instruments is also providing a wide range of radiation monitoring devices (Radon professional monitoring, Health Physics, Radiation portal monitors and Environmental monitoring systems).

    Finally, strong of its expertise in laboratory equipment with Precellys tissue homogenizer, Bertin Instruments launches the new generation of cell imager: InCellis Smart Cell Imaging system. This smart digital microscope is providing embedded cell culture application for confluency and transfection efficiency automatic calculation.


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