A bio monitoring device used to detect virus and other microbial threats in air and surfaces, is now available in Kenya after a medical equipment company secured its distributorship deal.
Lynge Holdings Ltd, distributors of biomedical, analytical, and industrial equipment, has begun selling the ADC-200 Bobcat, a small and portable dry filter air sampler that collects viruses, fungi and bacteria.
The ADC-200 Bobcat, which runs on battery power or wall power, samples outdoor or indoor environments in relatively quiet operation.
“The light-weight, portable, dry filter air sampler can be used to monitor airborne bacteria, and viruses,” Lynge Holdings Ltd sales and marketing director Janet Sigey says.
“ADC-200 Bobcat provides simple and straightforward methods for collection and detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens present in an environment,” she explains.
She adds that the introduction of Bobcat Air sampler will enable hospitals and other close quarter living areas such as prisons, schools, police stations and military camps detect presence of viruses in the air or surfaces, offering a master detection toll that eliminates guesswork diagnosis.
“There is evidence Covid-19 has potential to spread through aerosols – particles that hover in the air after a person has left,” she says.
According to Sigey the new device provide simple methods for collection and detection of virus contamination and other pathogens at previously undetectable levels.
The air monitoring and testing gadget will not only help in surface, fomite, and aerosol contamination measurements but is also expected to provide environmental parameter implications that can be effectively utilised to stem the pandemic.
And with Kenya moving towards phased reopening of the economy including easing travel restrictions enforced to curb the spread of Covid-19, Sigeyi bets on the innovation to help address gaps in environmental controls and provide proactive air contamination monitoring tool.