Air Monitoring - Environmental Control Solutions

Leading-edge Sampl’Air™ instrument and key reagents conveniently bundled for effective regular air monitoring

  • Lower risk of airborne disease transmission

  • High-performance instrument offers ease in regular monitoring

  • Relevant culture media for both unprotected and protected areas

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Healthcare facilities must be vigilant in the fight against airborne transmission of pathogens that can cause severe, even life-threatening infections, particularly in debilitated or immunocompromized populations. These airborne pathogens are a factor in the spread of Healthcare-Associated Infections, which lead to serious repercussions both in terms of patient outcomes and financial strain on health institutions. For example, in 2011, the WHO estimated that “In Europe, HAIs cause 16 million extra days of hospital stay and 37 000 attributable deaths (and contribute to an additional 110 000) annually. Associated costs: approximately € 7 billion.” Being proactive with regular, effective monitoring of your air environment will help meet patient-care objectives, keep costs down and meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for the hospital environment. bioMérieux brings you a smart, bundled solution to make your air monitoring easy and reliable

High-performance air monitoring

bioMérieux’s air monitoring solution is based on the best-in-class Sampl’Air instrument. Sampl’Air is robust, with a stainless steel sampling grid that can be steam sterilized and is resistant to disinfectants and peracetic acid. It is intuitive, easy-to-use and easy-to-transport because it’s lightweight (device + case + accessories <3.5 kg). Each unit is individually tested with its grid installed and comes with a quality control certificate, ISO 14698-1 compliant.

  • Secured sampling, accurate & reproducible
    • Sampling volume adjustable from 50 litres to 10 m3
    • Electronic speed and flow rate control
    • Delayed start adjustable from 1 s to 60 min
    • Remotely control several Sampl’Air units simultaneously
  • High capacity battery
    • Load indicator and secured cycle
    • Lasts up to 4 hours (24 10-minute samplings)
    • Capacity tested on more than 10,000 uninterrupted cycles
  • 90 mm standard Petri dishes standard format
  • Alphanumerical display of messages and parameters
  • Gain full traceability (Sampl’Air Pro)

Bundled your way

bioMérieux takes the complexity out of selecting the right instruments and reagents for regular, reliable air sampling. Build your package in a way that’s right for you with the Sampl’Air instrumentation and the culture media you require.

Culture media
Unprotected Area - e.g. Operating and emergency rooms

  • TSA or PCA: Total count
  • MCA or Sabouraud: Yeast & mold detection

Protected Area - e.g.: Isolator

  • TSA Triple wrapped ionized
  • Sabouraud Triple wrapped ionized

Beyond air

In healthcare institutions, environmental monitoring and control includes more than air: your surfaces and water zones also need to be monitored to ensure a safer environment for patients, control costs related to HAIs and infectious outbreaks and meet regulatory requirements with confidence. Be sure to learn about bioMérieux’s other Environmental Control Solutions dedicated to surface and water monitoring.




Weight of device + case + accessories <3.5 kg (device only 1.8 kg)

Air Control Culture Media

Unprotected Area - e.g.: Operating and emergency rooms

  • TSA or PCA: Total count
  • MCA or Sabouraud: Yeast & mold detection

Protected Area - e.g.: Isolator

  • TSA Triple wrapped ionized
  • Sabouraud Triple wrapped ionized



 NEW  Practical guide to Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals

bioMérieux HAI booklet

Aaron Fernstrom and Michael Goldblatt, “Aerobiology and Its Role in the Transmission of Infectious Diseases,
Journal of Pathogens, vol. 2013, Article ID 493960, 13 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/493960

Ducel G, Fabry J, Nicolle L, eds.
Prevention of hospital-acquired infections: a practical guide.
Second edition (WHO document WHO/CDS/CSR/EPH/2002.1.2). Geneva, World Health
Organization, Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Response, 2002

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities

European Commission, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council
Action Plan against the rising threats from Antimicrobial Resistance. COM (2011) 748.

ECDC/EMEA Joint Technical Report.
The bacterial challenge: time to react. 2009 EMEA/576176/2009.


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