EZ-Campy System

Campylobacter jejuni is a Gram-negative microaerophilic organism, which means it has a requirement for reduced levels of oxygen. It is relatively fragile, and sensitive to environmental stresses (e.g ., 21% oxygen, drying, heating, disinfectants, acidic conditions). Because of its microaerophilic characteristics the organism requires 3 to 5% oxygen and 2 to 10% carbon dioxide for optimal growth conditions. This bacterium is now recognized as an important enteric pathogen.

Surveys have shown that C. jejuni is the leading cause of bacterial diarrheal illness in the United States. It causes more disease than Shigella spp. and Salmonella spp. combined.

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Features

  • Create a microaerophilic environment perfect for Campylobacter in just 15 seconds
  • Reduces cost compared to gas generating envelopes
  • Perfect for the culture of small numbers of microaerophiles
  • Eliminates need for gas packs
  • Full color touch screen display with real time monitoring
  • Optional printer for traceability
  • Automatic detection of jar leakage
  • Your current jars can be adapted for use with our system
  • Easily access, add or remove plates from your jars, replace lid and run a new cycle
  • Easily access, add or remove plates from your jars, replace lid and run a new cycle
  • Incorporates PIN code protected user access levels for additional security
  • Small foot print, saves bench space

FAQ's

How does the EZ-Campy System work?

For microaerophilic conditions the EZ-Campy System removes half the air in the jar one time and replaces this with anaerobic gas mixture.

Is a Jar Gassing System right for me?

While obligate anaerobes should be processed using an anaerobic workstation, a jar gassing system is suitable for facultative anaerobes and microaerophiles. The evacuation and replacement method is considered to be the most efficient way to create microaerophilic conditions within a gas jar. The EZ-Campy System produces conditions this way without any of the disadvantages of gas generating envelopes. There is no chemical waste and condensation levels are much lower, so plates are more convenient to handle and read following incubation.


Specs

EZ Campy System
Dimensions
(W x D x H) mm
200 x 400 x 350
Weight Kg - lbs 16.6 - 36.5
Gas Requirements 1 x ANO2
(10% H2, 10% CO2, 80% N2)
Gas Consumption
(on average)
Varies depending on use
Power Requirements 110 V, 50-60 Hz
Regulator Outlet Range 2-6 bar (30-90psi)
Stainless Steel Jars
9-Plate 48-Plate
Overall Height 220 mm 330 mm
Internal Depth 140 mm 250 mm
Maximum Diameter 185 mm 255 mm
Internal Diameter
155 mm 215 mm
Capacity 3 Liters 10 Liters
Weight 1.2 kg 2.7 kg

**Microbiology International does not recommend jar gassing systems for the isolation of obligate anaerobes. Anaerobic jar gassing systems require users to inoculate samples and handle the agar plates on the bench at atmospheric oxygen levels which can reduce the recovery rates for a range of clinically significant strict anaerobes. Jar gassing systems are suitable for facultative anaerobes and microaerophilic samples. An anaerobic workstation is recommended for strict anaerobic samples to insure maximum recovery, isolation and identification.

Accessories

Microbiology International offers two different types of anaerobic jars, plastic or stainless steel, that are compatible with your EZ-Campy System. The plastic jars have a 9-plate capacity and the lids are fitted with carrier clips for catalyst sachets used for anaerobic cycles. The jars will vent automatically if too much pressure is applied.

Plastic Anaerobic Jars

The stainless steel jars are available with a 9-plate capacity or 48-plate capacity. They are the most durable jars offered, and are constructed to last sample after sample. The lids are fitted with carrier clips for catalyst sachets used for anaerobic cycles. The jars will vent automatically if too much pressure is applied.

Stainless Steel Anaerobic Jars

Printer for printing out data for traceability and accreditation purposes

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Adaptor kit for jars fitted with pre-drilled holes

Oxiod low temperature catalyst (pack of 5)


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