The Microtox® Model 500 (M500) analyser is a laboratory-based, temperature-controlled, self-calibrating photometer that measures acute toxicity.

Microtox® M500 is a biosensor-based measurement system that uses bioluminescence technology to monitor for either accidental or deliberate contamination of both water supplies and waste water. With over 2,900 instruments sold worldwide, the Microtox® toxicity test system is the industry standard for rapid toxicity screening and analysis. DeltaTox® II is the portable toxicity analyser used with the Microtox® technology.

Microtox® rapid toxicity detection is an in vitro test system that uses bioluminescent bacteria for the detection of toxicity in water and is used as a screening system to detect the relative toxicity of a sample. Applications include the testing of samples containing biological toxins, industrial effluent, industrial process waters, municipal effluent, drinking water eco toxicological samples, hazardous waste, soil, sediments, storm water and medical products for bio reactivity.

For a full list of scientific papers written about our Microtox® technology visit the white papers section of our website. 

Key features: 

  • Test sensitive to more than 2,700 different simple and complex chemicals
  • Results available in as little as 15 minutes*
  • Cost effective and easy to perform tests
  • More than 2,900 instruments sold worldwide

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