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Precise, Powerful Molecular Pathogen Detection

To lessen the risk of costly recalls or brand-damaging headlines, food testing labs need fast, accurate and convenient tools for detecting the presence of pathogens in their raw ingredients, environmental samples and finished products. For decades, labs around the world have chosen the award-winning BAX® System as their preferred method for food safety testing. 

With a robust list of both real-time and end-point assays globally validated for a wide variety of foods and environmental sample types, the BAX® System Q7 is sure to meet the demands of food processors across the entire supply chain.


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BAX System Q7 PCR pathogen detection system full desktop computer setup 

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Various dangerous foodborne pathogens commonly found in products and environmental samples 

Major assays for today's top food safety concerns.



E. coli


L. monocytogenes


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Accuracy. Reliability. Ease-of-Use.

In the food & beverage industry, accurate results mean fewer re-tests, shorter storage time for products on hold, and less waste of truly safe food. BAX® System features, such as intuitive layout & software interface and internal positive control tablet, reduce potential errors to help ensure tests are run properly.

BAX® System results are often available within 24 hours after sample incubation starts, instead of days or weeks later after colonies have grown.


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BAX® System SalQuant™

Salmonella Quantification

Hygiena is pioneering diagnostics with the ability to quantify salmonella using BAX Q7 and our BAX System Real-Time Salmonella Assay.

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 Proven Performance

The BAX® System Q7 is configured for convenience, minimizing operator handling and and improving ease of use. In addition, outstanding sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy round out the system's compelling value to its users. Read those customer's stories in the case studies listed here. 

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  • 96-well format for maximum sample throughput
  • Robust validations including AOAC and AFNOR
  • Clear and reproducible results, independent of operator technique
  • Internal positive control with every assay to validate negative results
  • Continuous detection during PCR cycling collects data in "real-time" reducing time to result
  • Automated cycling, detection and analysis without the need for expert skill
  • Multi-wavelength real-time detection to identify multiple targets in a single sample
  • LIMS compatible system allows for easy storage, retrieval and printing


Instrument Specifications

  • Dimensions: 14 in x 18 in x 20 in (34 cm x 45 cm x 40 cm)
  • Weight: Approx. 75 lbs (34.1 kg)
  • Power usage: 950 watts
  • Nominal current draw: 8A
  • Power requirements: 11-240 VAC ± 10% , 50-60 Hz ± 1%, 15 amp circuit, grounded outlet
  • Fuses: Two 12.5 A, 250 V, 5 x 20 mm
  • Filters: 5 excitation, 5 emission
  • Halogen bulb: 12 V, 75 W
  • Thermal range: 4-100° C
  • Thermal homogeneity: ±1.0° C well-to-well within 30 seconds of reaching 60° C
  • Thermal accuracy: ±0.5° C (35°C-95°C) 3 minutes after reaching set point temperature
  • Ramp speed: ±1.6-3.5° C per second
  • Warm up time: 5 minutes or less from 25° C start
  • Sound: 65 decibels maximum

Environmental Parameters

  • Room environment: Altitude at or below 2000 m (6500 ft) above sea level. Temperature at 10-35° C (50-95° F). Relative Humidity 20-80% (non-condensing).  Locate away from heaters, cooling ducts, and out of direct sunlight. Protect from accidental spills. Non-conductive pollutants only.
  • Sample throughput: 1-96 tests per batch, time dependent on assay

Delivered System

Computer workstation with CD read/write drive, monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables. Microsoft® Windows® operating system and BAX® System application BAX® System documentation package.

Catalog No.

Legacy Order Code  Hygiena Product Code Description Quantity
    Instruments & Workstations  
D12535562 ASY2018 BAX® System Q7 Screener EQ Pkg (120V) 1
D12535605 ASY2020 BAX® System Q7 Screener EQ Pkg (220V) 1
D14982588 ASY2016 BAX® System Q7 Screener EQ Pkg  with Digital Heating Block 1
D13261742 ASY2013 BAX® System Q7 Workstation 1
D13261758 ASY2014 Auxiliary Package for BAX® System Workstation (120V) 1
D13261764 ASY2015 Auxiliary Package for BAX® System Workstation (220V) 1
D15219469 MCH2019 BAX® System Q7 Windows Upgrade Package w/ or w/o ESA 1
    Additional Equipment  
D11676874 MCH2014 Heating Block (120V) Double Block System  
D11781705 MCH2026 Heating Block (220V) Double Block System  
D11648317 MIS2021 Dry Block Insert  
D11676629 MIS2030 Insulator For Both Lysate & PCR Blocks  
D11677154 MIS2017 Cooling Block  
D11677140 MIS2039 PCR Cooling Block (Insert Only)  
D14614252 MCH2023 Thermal Block  
D12522123 MCH2011 Cell Disrupter for Y&M (120V)  
D12522135 MCH2012 Cell Disrupter for Y&M (220V)  
D12778652 KIT2026 Calibration Kit  


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