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Microbial Screening System

The Innovate System enables food & beverage manufacturers to rapidly confirm the quality of their product inventory for fast, efficient and safe product release.

Benefits of the Innovate System: 

  • Have actionable data 30 minutes after incubation 
  • Shorten production cycle times
  • Reduce inventory requirements and warehouse space costs
  • Receive earlier notification in the event of a contamination


Automated Product Sampling System

Now introducing the Innovate Autosampler III System, a high-volume automated sampling solution for high throughput bottling and aseptic packaging facilities. 

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Benefits of the Innovate Autosampler III: 

  • Increase lab productivity with the ability to sample up to ~2,000 assays per hour
  • Simplify your workflow by eliminating interruption from the sampling process

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Reduce Inventory and Warehouse Costs by Releasing Products Days Faster

Innovate rapid microbial screening systems are designed to meet the needs of today’s manufacturers for fast, efficient, and safe product release. From screening raw materials and work-in-process inventory to releasing finished goods, the Innovate  system is a great fit for packaged dairy, food, and beverage products where there is a low expectation of bio-burden such as in ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurized products.


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Innovate Cost Savings

For more than two decades, companies who package food, beverage and dairy products have preferred the reliable results generated by their high-throughput systems to confirm they are shipping safe products to market.

In the first five years of implementation, the average Innovate customer in the dairy industry saves more than $500,000.

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If It Can Grow Bacteria, The Innovate Can Test It

Cheese sauce. Pulpy juices. Thick puddings. The Innovate can test them all. No other rapid method covers the range of products and applications we can test. The Innovate system is flexible and easy to use, even with hard-to-test product types that are: 

  • Clear, opaque or highly pigmented
  • Filterable or non-filterable
  • Soluble or non-soluble
  • High or low pH
  • Preserved or non-preserved
  • Products in aseptic packaging

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  • Almond, nut flavored and oat milks
  • Brewed tea
  • Broths and soups
  • Condiments
  • Dessert mixes
  • ESL and UHT milks
  • Fruit and vegetable juices and concentrates
  • Ice cream mixes
  • Infant formulas
  • Nutritional protein drinks
  • Pudding
  • Sauces
  • Soy and rice drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Sweetened cream
  • Syrups
  • Yogurt-based drinks

Implemented Worldwide

Rapid microbial screening is easy to adopt and a smart strategy for dairy, beverage, and good companies. Our network of representatives and distribution partners around the world are ready to support you and to make your implementation and validation process run smoothly. Support options include:

  1. Instrument and software installation qualification and operation qualification (IQ/OQ)
  2. A step-by-step evaluation guide
  3. Three days of on-site, in-person instruction for you and your lab staff, including the initiation of validation


System Components

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Innovate System Components

The Innovate system has been designed to reduce labor and provide consistent quality results.

The Innovate System consists of: 

  • The Innovate high throughput benchtop instrument
  • Proprietary ATP reagents
  • Temperature control unit for extended reagent shelf life
  • 3X stainless steel injectors for consistent results
  • software for easy to read actionable data

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Innovate Reagents

The reagent technology, RapiScreen utilizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence, the industry standard for the rapid microbial screening of dairy, food and beverage products.

The standard ATP bioluminescence assay uses the enzyme luciferase to catalyze the consumption of light-producing microbial ATP.

RapiScreen precedes the standard bioluminescence assay with a sample treatment step using proprietary reagents. This treatment prepares the sample for screening by reducing non-microbial sources of ATP to ensure sensitive and reproducible results.

Manufactured to ISO-certified standards, our long-life reagents are stable for up to 5 days on the instrument for consistent and dependable product screening. The three variable-volume reagent injectors improve accuracy enabling you to combine multiple batches or protocols in a single run. 

Technical Support


Hygiena™ 24 Hour Technical Support

Thank you for requesting technical support for your Hygiena™ products.

If you are a current customer, please select your region below to proceed.

For immediate support, call the office nearest you:

Americas: 1.888.HYGIENA / 1.805.388.8007

Canada: 1-833-HYGIENA (1-833-494-4362) / 1-416-686-7962

International: +44 (0) 1923 818821

China: +86.21.51321081


  • Three variable-volume reagent injectors improve accuracy, reduce sample handling, increase flexibility
  • 96 samples in less than 30 minutes
  • Multi-tasking automation enables assay preparation while the system is in use
  • Simultaneously test multiple samples on a single microtiter plate
  • Onboard reagent temperature control enables reagents to be used on the system for up to 5 days
  • 3-hour monthly maintenance protocol
  • Instrument cooling unit ensures consistent, reliable results by reducing heat buildup in instruments that run 24/7
  • Robotic automatic sampling increases testing throughput in high-speed, high-volume operations


Instrument Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13 in x 17 in x 10.6 in (33 cm x 43 cm x 27 cm)
  • Weight: Approx. 55 lbs (25.2 kg)
  • Voltage: 110 - 240 V
  • Temperature Control Unit: 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5.1 in (9 cm x 9cm x 13 cm)
  • Reagent Tray: 5.1 in x 11.6 in x 1.5 in (13 cm x 29.5 cm 4 cm)

Environmental Parameters

  • Operating Environment Conditions: Ambient temperature < 86° F (30° C).
  • Relative Humidity: <85%
  • Do not expose the instrument to direct sunlight
  • Sample throughput: 96 samples 

Delivered System

Innovate instrument, temperature control unit, reagent tray, waste reagent bottle, power cord for the instrument, power cord for temperature controller, 3X stainless steel injectors, supplied screwdriver



Catalog No.

Legacy Order Code  Hygiena Product Code Description Quantity
220050 MCH4000 Innovate Microbial Screening System 1
82010 KIT4000 RapiScreen™ Dairy Kit (1000) 1
82050 KIT4001 RapiScreen™ Dairy Kit (5000) 1
1290500 KIT4012 Maintenance and Cleaning Kit 1
1291483 KIT4014 ATP Positive Control Kit 1
321410290 ASY4005 Microwash 290mL 1
321410370 ASY4011 Microwash 370mL 1