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Testing volume: Up to 600 samples per hour

Parameters: Somatic cell count

For use by: Central milk testing laboratories

Technology: Flow cytometry complies with IDF and FDA/NCIMS requirements for somatic cell counting

Samples: Raw cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk

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Fossomatic™ FC

Effective herd improvement with somatic cell counting

Fossomatic™ FC performs accurate milk analysis using somatic cell counting. It is a high-capacity analyser that meets the demands of farmers in need of fast and reliable Dairy Herd Improvement, (DHI) results. It is also available as part of CombiFoss™ FT+.

Fossomatic FC

Accurate and immediate results

Fossomatic™ FC is based on flowcytometry technology that counts and characterises particles and cells. It can be directly translated as the measurement of cells while they are flowing.

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How Fossomatic™ FC works

The Fossomatic™ FC counts somatic cells based on recognition of DNA from the cells.

A mixture of milk and staining solution is surrounded by a sheath liquid and passed through a flow cell. In the flow cell, the stained somatic cells are exposed to light of a specific wavelength. The cells then emit fluorescent light pulses at a different wavelength, the pulses are counted and displayed.

The design of the flow cell ensures that only one somatic cell is detected at a time. Higher precision can be obtained at grading limits using precision set-up feature.

The Fossomatic™ FC+ can be integrated with a MilkoScan™ FT+ multi-component analyser to form a CombiFoss™ FT+, without reducing sample capacity and at the same time promoting operational effectiveness by sharing the Foss Integrator software platform.

CasesAt the cutting edge of quality control of milk

Dairy One, a leading milk testing laboratory in the USA has benefited from the high accuracy and fast turnaround time of the MilkoScan™ FT+

FOSS Case Story Qlip automated laboratory

CasesWelcome to the automated laboratory

Automated operations help the Qlip central milk testing (CMT) laboratory in Zutphen, the Netherlands, keep up with evolving demands while providing a more flexible quality control service for farmers and dairies.

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Central configuration, support and surveillance

Mosaic™ networking software from FOSS lets your specialist team configure, manage and monitor your FOSS equipment via the Internet.

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Proven platform

Fossomatic™ FC includes the best of proven technology such as:

• Closed reagent handling 
• Effective waste handling 
• Accurate measurements based on FOSS Flow Cytometry 
• High-precision at grading limits using precision set-up

Advanced technology

To match the increasing demands of the modern laboratory Fossomatic™ FC includes advanced features such as:

• Robust pressurized pump system for sheath liquid 
• Heating of rinse liquid 
• Temperature-controlled liquids to optimize staining and cleaning 
• Software platform (FOSS Integrator™ IMT) for ease of use, result-handling and traceability

Integrated system

Fossomatic™ FC uses the same efficient conveyor system as MilkoScan™, Fossomatic™, CombiFoss™ and BactoScan™

Integrated software platform

FOSS MilkoScan™ FT+, Fossomatic™ FC and CombiFoss™ FT+ share the same powerful Foss Integrator™ software platform offering advanced data handling and storage facilities for traceability while a common user interface promotes more efficient laboratory operations.

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