Coriolis Micro - Bertin Instruments


    Coriolis Micro

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

    Coriolis µ is an innovative biological air sampler for bio-contamination assessment, mainly dedicated to air quality control and air quality monitoring in environmental and pollution research, pharmaceutical, food and veterinary industries, biomedical and health environment…

    Based on a cyclonic technology, combined to a high air flow rate, Coriolis µ offers the most efficient particles collection in 10 minutes. The biological particles such as toxins, virus, bacteria, molds, pollens, spores are collected and concentrated in a liquid ready to be analyzed with microbiological and cellular and molecular biology methods.

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    Reasons to choose Coriolis Micro

    The most efficient concentration of biological particles

    High Air Flow Rate & Long Time Monitoring option - Up to 6 hours

    Compatible with any downstream experiments - divisible samples for several analysis in parallel

    Flexible liquid sample output

    No saturation of the collection media for charged environment

    Weight :

    • 3 kg (with battery)

    Dimensions :

    • 22 x 33 x 36 cm

    Air flow rate :

    • 100 to 300 L/min

    Collection time :

    • 1-10 min

    Collected particles sizes :

    • from 0.5 micro meter

    Liquid output volume :

    • 15 mL

    Autonomy on battery :

    • 1 hour

    Decontamination :

    • Hydrogen peroxide

    Catalogue number :

    • 05027-030-RD003

    Access to alternative technical analysis :

    Thanks to its liquid collection media, Coriolis technology gives access to high sensitive and specific results in only few hours thanks to its compatibility with all biological standard methods, Culture, PCR, QPCR , ELISA…

    Split up your sample for different analysis :

    With a consistent liquid volume of 15 mL, Coriolis prevents any saturation of the liquid media. It also allows the user to split up the final sample and thereby make several analyses which guarantees the representativity of the trials by testing the repeatability of the results.

    Bio-contamination results beyond the cultivable flora :

    Analyzing by culture only allows the count of the micro-organisms able to  grow on agar dishes. However some biological particles in the air are not cultivable. By allowing the use of alternative techniques, Coriolis enables the count of the total flora beyond the limit of cultivability.

    Long time monitoring :

    Air quality monitoring during a whole production process in  aseptic zones or biosphere control can be critical. Coriolis equipment allows a continuous monitoring of the environment during up to 6 hours.

    The Coriolis µ is based on an innovative and patented technology.

     The principle is to transfer the airborne particles into a liquid sample. This liquid sample output allows thus to overcome the traditional methods limits and especially Coriolis technology differentiates from impaction by 3 main parameters :

    • high air flow rate to collect efficiently even very low diameter particles such as viruses – 300 L/min
    • long time collection to monitor an area for several hours, a whole batch of production – up to 6 hours


    Compatibility with any analysis method Products :


    •  Sterile cone prefilled with specific liquid sample
    •  Air is aspirated and drawn into the cone forming a vortex
    • Particles are centrifuged into the wall of the cone and separated from air
    • Contaminants in the liquid sample are ready for analysis

    Long time Monitoring option

    Bio-aerosol samplings with Coriolis µ are limited to 10 minutes as evaporation naturally occurs during collection. The long time monitoring option allows to maintain the collection liquid volume constant over the entire sampling. Air sampling can be done over extended period of time (from 1 minute to 6 hours of collection) to assess biological contamination.

    This option converts the air sampler Coriolis µ in an air monitoring equipment that provides new possibilities of investigation for biodiversity, indoors air quality, outdoor biological pollution air monitoring, veterinary and food industry or Biomedical & Health facilities. The user sets manually the injection rate of collection liquid that will be automatically pours inside the cone during the air sampling.

    Traditional value is 0,6mL/min is standard environment. The device can be paused to control the adjustment of the liquid level. This option is compatible with any Coriolis µ – a software upgrade is required. Coriolis μ shipment box The Coriolis μ shipment box is designed for nomade sampling or storage. In double-walled robust plastic, it can be used for multiple shipments to the sampling site.


    Coriolis µ, portable air sampler, is dedicated to air quality control and air quality monitoring in environmental and pollution research, pharmaceutical, food and veterinary industries, biomedical and health environment.

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    Expert advice

    Sophie Dubacq

    Application and Product Specialist

    "For an environmental control, place several Coriolis µ at different point in order to create a network and control a large area. "


    "We use the Coriolis as part of the research microorganisms in the environment with very low level but very high risk. This is, for us, the only Air Sampler that allows both to maintain the integrity of the microorganism that is to be analyzed by culture, but allows immediate methods (microscopy) or fast as fluorescence, PCR , DNA etc."

    Michel Thibaudon


    "Coriolis allows a straightforward intervention between field and bench work when applying molecular tools to target specific fungal species or strains in environmental air samples."

    Carla Viegas

    Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon


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