Biofilm tests, Water testing, Clean roomS, and much more...

Discover all the potential applications of nomad testers!

nomad is best-in-class when it comes to ease-of-use on-site or in the field. This is thanks to our unique design which minimizes external contaminants during the test and simplifies testing and sampling, all in a single self-contained tester!

 

DESIGNED AND OPTIMIZED FOR ON-SITE TESTING

 

nomad's unique design makes it the perfect way to perform quick and easy microbial tests in the field.

 

Minimize contamination

Our unique design minimizes external contaminants which could affect results.

PREVENT ERRORS

Sampling and testing are done as a single procedure, minimizing handling errors

FACILITATE TRANSPORT

Our testers once closed are stable and don't need any particular precautions for transport

GET RESULTS FAST

Incubation starts within minutes of sampling, saving time and getting you results faster than sending to a lab

NO LABORATORY REQUIRED!

 

nomad's unique self-contained design eliminates the need for in-lab testing – all our testers can be used in minimal lab settings, with basic aseptic precautions.

 

FOR BIOBURDEN TESTING AND MUCH MORE,
DISCOVER NOMAD TESTER APPLICATIONS

nomad Testers are designed for use in situations where a microbiology lab and specialized expensive equipment are not readily available.

Examples of such situations include:
  • Testing in the field or at a remote site
  • Facilities not equipped for laboratory testing
  • Surges in testing volume beyond normal testing capacity
  • Stealth testing in a public environment
  • Testing on short notice immediately after an unexpected event has occurred
  • Auditing up and down the supply chain
  • Momentary need for troubleshooting, campaign, study

In this page you will find the information you need to get started testing quickly in your field including intended usage guidelines, a list of potential applications by industry, testing solutions fora variety of sample types and a product application guide.

For further information about how to create an effective testing program, check out our guidance on effective microbial monitoring.

BIOFILM TESTING – A COMMON USE CASE

Biofilm build-up is a serious risk that can affects water distribution systems and medical implants. Once biofilm has formed, it can be a complex problem to treat, so prevention is far preferable to finding a cure.

DIY out-of-the-lab microbial monitoring and testing devices, such as nomad, are a useful tool in detecting and preventing biofilm build-up.

As part of a wider biofilm prevention strategy, regular monitoring of total flora counts provide early warning of microorganism growth. Typically in water counts of 100cfu/ml or above are a sure indicator of a problem brewing. nomad CFU testers can help you avoid spoilage by detecting problems early with our self-contained CFU testers. Find out how nomad works in our science page.

WHETHER FOR BIOBURDEN TESTING, WATER TESTING LABS OR OTHER MICROBIAL TESTS,
NOMAD IS DESIGNED FOR YOUR INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

To satisfy industry business needs, nomad Testers are design to make testing, sampling and storage easier and faster.

 

Self-contained

All-in-one sampling container, filter and culture media

Ready-To-GO

No equipment necessary, sterilized and ready to use

Easy to Store And use

Long shelf-life at room temperature, grid-marked filter and reading charts provided

Reliable RESULTS

Culture media selected for and tested with most common environmental and hygiene indicator organisms

NOMAD IS DESIGNED To TEST


  • Filterable liquids including some hard to filter liquids, solid surfaces by swabbing or rinsing, some pastry
  • Enumeration of total flora (HPC), indicator organisms (coliform) or spoilage organisms (Yeast and Mould)
  • Monitoring programs where changes in microbial counts are relevant to assess the performance of a process or procedure
  • Low to medium resourced facilities

Once you've started testing, learn how to interpret your data.

NOMAD IS Not intended FOR TESTING


  • Unfilterable liquids
  • Ultra-clean/sterile samples for which a volume larger than 1ml should be tested
  • Pathogens
  • Presence/Absence of microbial contamination
  • Air

INDUSTRIES WITH APPLICATIONS
FOR ONSITE NOMAD TESTERS

Healthcare Facilities

CLEAN LOGISTICS, TRAVEL

MuseumS, Education

  • Staff training
  • Research studies
  • Preventing artefact damage from mould/bacteria

DEFENCE, AEROSPACE, Navy

Biopharma, Medical Devices, Cosmetics

  • Surfaces
  • Plant mapping
  • Raw materials and W.I.P.
  • Equipment
  • Purified water

Consumer Water AND WATER TREATMENT

  • Well water
  • Recreational water
  • DI resins
  • Water storage tanks
  • Point-of-use

Food and
Beverage

  • Soda fountains
  • Cold rooms
  • CIP Rinse, post harvest wash and cleaning waters
  • Storage containers and silos
  • Incoming vegetable & fruit
  • Contamination sensitive process steps: heat exchangers, seed germination, cutting tools, filling heads…

Fuels and Chemicals

  • Fuel storage and transport tanks
  • Intermediate product

Laboratory

Machinery and Equipment

  • Equipment maintenance
  • Filling heads
  • Connections, Points Of Use valves,Heat exchangers

MicroElectronics

Power generation

  • Cooling towers

 

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT USING OUR MICROBIAL TESTING KITS IN YOUR BUSINESS?

We'd love to hear from you to answer any questions you might have!

HOW TO USE NOMAD TESTERS :

GUIDE TO TESTER APPLICATIONS

 

Interested? Learn how to use

nomad Tester in your business


IMPROVING HAND-HYGIENE COMPLIANCE WITH
NOMAD MICROBIAL TESTERS

 

Despite the numerous reminders posted in most clean facilities, hand-washing compliance can be a persistent issue affecting performance and outcomes.


What if you could show your staff the difference hand-washing makes?

With nomad now you can!

 

DEMONSTRATING HAND-WASHING EFFECTIVENESS WITH NOMAD TESTERS


Monitoring programs can provide many benefits to your business.


Sometimes for hand-hygiene compliance, it can make a big difference for staff to see what effect their hand-washing regimen really has.

1. FINGER TEST

Gather staff together and following the soft-surface/finger method, run a microbial enumeration test on the unwashed finger of a volunteer using a red nomad Tester.


2. WASH HANDS

Ask the staff member to wash their hands following their normal hand-hygiene regimen.


Watch the WHO video on proper hand-washing procedure


3. FINGER TEST AGAIN

Using a new nomad Tester, run a second CFU test on the same finger.


4. INCUBATE AND SHOW RESULTS

Incubate the two testers, marked 'before' and 'after' in a room temperature environment for 48hrs.


Gather your staff again and together compare the difference between the two.


The red nomad Testers are convenient for visualising and discovering our microbial environment, and increasing microbial awareness of hygiene.

WANT TO GET STARTED?
ORDER YOUR NOMAD TESTERS TODAY!

Get started quickly, no specialized training or equipment required!