Speedy Breedy - How It Works
Speedy Breedy is a portable, sensitive, precision respirometer which detects and monitors microbial activity. Detection of microbial activity is determined as a consequence of pressure transients relating to gaseous exchanges within a closed culture vessel of 50 ml working volume, as a result of microbial respiration.
Samples are added to a culture vessel containing a suitable medium and where present, contaminating microorganisms begin to grow. Speedy Breedy has advanced mixing technology that homogenises the culture conditions for rapid growth of microbes and efficiently converts gaseous changes in the culture medium into pressure variances in the headspace, therefore allowing detection of pressure transients due to metabolic processes where microbes are present.
Continuous data collected by the Speedy Breedy is analyzed in real time to provide pressure transients. Detection algorithms process these pressure transients to alert when significant changes have taken place.
Speedy Breedy measures both positive and negative pressure meaning that monitoring can be performed on a range of microbial processes reacting to differing conditions within the culture chamber.