COVID-19 Business Interruption

Firstly, we hope you, your families and colleagues are well and safe. With recent announcements from the UK Government requiring businesses to temporarily close and for people to work from home where possible whilst maintaining social distancing, we are taking the following immediate actions until further notice: Manufacturing of items for stock will cease. Third-party ISO17025 calibration services will cease. We have implemented additional goods inwards processing quarantine and cleaning procedures, therefore standard factory calibration and repair services will continue, but will now take longer to perform.  Please continue to send your air samplers to our regular business address. We will continue to supply items from stock until exhausted. Technical Read More …

Why Choose High Flow Microbial Air Samplers

Introduction Most microbial air samplers sample at 100 litres per minute, taking 10 minutes to sample 1m3 of air. Ten minutes can be a long time waiting on site for something to complete; made even worse if multiple samples are needed with different media and in several zones within an area. This time represents a cost to your business, added downtime to production or disruption to your customers. The use of high flow rate samplers may appear obvious in this case – shorter time to take samples. But, is this correct in real life situations and will a high flow Read More …

We’re expanding again!

We are pleased to announce some exciting news for Cantium Scientific Limited. Due to continued growth for our business, a move to a larger facility is necessary. The new and improved premises will allow for increased production capacity and facilitate larger stock holding to meet ever increasing demand. Temporary Closure To make way for construction of the new building, we need to close temporarily for one week, commencing 6th November 2017. During this period, office and workshop facilities will be relocating to a temporary workspace until the end of November. We will be unable to process any orders during the temporary Read More …

Important Announcement – Business Expansion

Over the past 25 years, Cantium Scientific Limited has worked in close partnership with F W Parrett Limited.  This successful business relationship has allowed the MicroBio bioaerosol samplers to develop into the models sold world-wide. On 1st April 2017, Cantium Scientific Limited acquired all MicroBio sales, service and support operations from F W Parrett Limited. This is an exciting time for Cantium Scientific Limited, in addition to our increasing sales and distributor base, we are now the single point of contact for all distributors of MicroBio bioaerosol samplers.  This will not only enhance the level of operational efficiencies, service and support already offered, but consolidate future product Read More …

Sequential Sampling on MicroBio MB2 Samplers

Sequential sampling enables a programmable volume of air to be sampled over an extended period of time. Monitoring for short periods could risk missing potential hazards that may occur during the day. The MicroBio MB2 can now be set up and left to work autonomously sequential sampling up to 10,000 litres over a 24 hour period.

Celebrating 21 Years of MicroBio Bioaerosol Samplers

MicroBio bioaerosol samplers are celebrating 21 years of setting the standard for affordable air sampling! In 1994 working in collaboration with F W Parrett Ltd we designed and introduced our first bioaerosol sampler: the MicroBio MB1.

Importance of impaction velocity for sampling viable organisms

We are often asked ‘how can MicroBio samplers be that good at sampling compared to others costing more than twice as much?’ The simple answer: the impaction velocity of organisms is kept low enough, between 9.8 and 11 metres per second for MicroBio sampling heads, so their viability is not compromised when impacting upon sample plates, but not too slow as to flow through the air stream and miss the plate altogether! Our sampler design concentrates on viable bioaerosol collection rather than the aesthetics of the product.  What’s important is capturing a viable sample, rather than just looking the part. Research has shown (Stewart et al, Appl Environ Microbiol. Read More …