Coriolis Compact - Bertin Instruments


Coriolis Compact

The Coriolis Compact is a dry Cyclonic air sampler able to operate up to 8 hours straight and compatible with multiple downstream analysis (NGS, qPCR, Culture).

Developed by Bertin’s engineers, the Coriolis Compact is the new equipment of the Coriolis’ air sampling range. This versatile dry cyclonic air sampler can work in indoors and outdoors environments. Its battery autonomy allows continuous sampling up to 8 hours.

Due to its weight and size, it can be easily transported and positioned in strategical places were sampling must be achieved.

The dry cyclonic technology aspirates the particles with an airflow of 50L/m and makes them travel through the collection cone where they are retained. The collected particles or microorganisms can then be recovered by rinsing consumable with appropriate buffer solution (selected by the user), so the sample is compatible with multiple downstream analysis (NGS, qPCR, Culture). The Coriolis Compact collects particles from 500 nm to 10µm.

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Virus collection & detection

One of the main challenges of virus monitoring in the air is obtaining adequately concentrated samples. With its dry sampling technology, the Coriolis Compact is a perfect instrument to detect viruses in the air. Indeed, after each collection, users can choose the volume of solution in which they wish to resuspend their sample. Additionally, solutions that can preserve the nucleic acids present in the sample can also be taken advantage of. For example, in the case of RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, users have the option to immediately resuspend their sample in Trizol to protect RNA against degradation.

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Military and Civilian application

Military and civilian populations can be exposed to highly hazardous Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents. Early threat identification enables effective measures to be taken (medical countermeasures, decontamination…) in order to limit the damages. When it comes to threat identification, sampling has to be quickly performed close to the dissemination point. Sampling devices must therefore be easily usable in the field by untrained people, like soldiers or firemen, while wearing individual protective equipment.

Lightweight & portable, Coriolis can easily be handled with a CBRNe personal protective equipment, as well as moved & positioned on strategic places for indoor & outdoor samplings.
Rugged & compact, the air sampler is therefore ideally suited for the Armed Forces & civil security organisations’ operational requirements in case of biological threats.
The particles collected can then be analyzed to ensure biological threat detection and identification. The Coriolis air samplers are the first players in the biological detection chain to provide the CBRN detection and identification equipment with well concentrated biological agents samples.

Temperature range

  •  +5°C to +45°C with a humidity range of 10% to 90%


  • 255 x 135 x 130 mm


  • 1,2 kg


  • 50L/min

Size of particles collected

  • 500 nm to 10 μm

Type of particles collected

  • bacteria, viruses, molds…


  • 8h in operation


  • Dry collection

Mobile and easy to use, the Coriolis Compact is suitable for indoor and outdoor sampling.

Due to an improved battery autonomy, it performs up to 8 hours of continuous sampling. The cycles of sampling are programmable.

As the sample is collected thought a dry cyclonic technology, it can be easily recover with any suitable buffer to perform analysis. The obtained sample is compatible with multiple downstream analysis such as Culture, PCR, qPCR, or NGS so it gives access to highly sensitive and specific results in only a few hours. Bertin provides single use consumable to avoid cross contamination.

1. Sterile cone is placed on the device and locked.
2. Aspirated air runs into the cone.
3. Particles contained in the air are retained in the cone wall.
4. Collected particles are recovered by adding liquid to the cone.

Reasons to choose Coriolis Compact

Long time battery autonomy

Indoor/outdoor sampling

Compact and mobile equipment

Easy to use & set up

Compatible with multiple downstream analysis


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