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  • Life Technologies’ line of advanced tools for microbiology research complements the IDEXX portfolio of trusted water testing products for Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
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Dynabeads

Versatile Dynabeads immunomagnetic separation (IMS) technology

  • Targets common contaminants present in water, food, and environmental samples
  • Is widely accepted and routinely used in environmental microbiology laboratories around the world

Dynabeads products

Item Quantity Catalog Number
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73001
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73011
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73002
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73012

Dynabeads IMS products
Dynabeads are coated with affinity-purified antibodies against specific surface markers on microbial pathogens, which are common contaminants of food, water, and environmental samples.

Semiautomated IMS

Invitrogen MX7 Mixer
Semiautomated Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS)

The Invitrogen MX7 Mixer, U.S. EPA approved for Method 1623 (PDF, 92 KB), automates the steps of the Cryptosporidium and Giardia magnetized mixing isolation protocols, creating a semi-automated IMS method.

The only protocol change from your existing method is the use of a rotator instead of manual rocking, making it easy to incorporate the Invitrogen MX7 Mixer into your work flow. The same magnetic separators are used, but the MX7 Magnetic Mixer significantly reduces the risk of repetitive strain injuries. In parallel studies performed by independent laboratories, data produced using the MX7 Mixer were equivalent to those obtained following the standard IMS method.

Semiautomated IMS products

Item Quantity Catalog Number
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73001
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73011
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73002
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73012
Dynal L10 tubes 5 tubes 74003
Dynal MX7 Mixer 1 unit 15915D
Dynal MPC-6 Semiautomated Mixer Head 1 unit 15914D
Dynabeads MX Mixer Base 1 unit 15902
Dynal MPC-S Mixing Wheel 1 unit 15911
Dynal MPC-1 Magnet 1 ea (owv 5–50 mL) 12001D
Dynal MPC-S Magnet 1 ea (owv 20 µL–2 mL) A13346
Dynal 12-tube Mixing Wheel 1 unit 15903

Manual IMS

Invitrogen Magnets and Mixers
Manual Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) Using Invitrogen Products

Immunomagnetic separation is a regulatory agency-approved method used for the concentration and isolation of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in water. Accurately performing this task provides valuable information, giving an indication of public health significance. By utilizing IDEXX-provided Invitrogen products to execute the IMS method, the separation and isolation of such pathogens can be easy, rapid, and accurate.


Manual IMS Products
Item Quantity Catalog Number
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73001
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73011
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73002
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73012
Dynal L10 tubes (5 pack) 5 tubes 74003
Dynal MX1 Mixer 1 unit (5-mL and L10 tubes) 15907
Dynal MX4 Mixer 1 unit 15910
Dynabeads MX Mixer Base 1 unit 15902
Dynal MPC-S Mixing Wheel 1 unit 15911
Dynal MPC-1 Magnet 1 ea (owv 5–50 mL) 12001D
Dynal MPC-6 Magnet 1 ea (owv 5–15 mL) 12002D
Dynal MPC-S Magnet 1 ea (owv 20 µL–2 mL) A13346
Dynal Sample Mixer* 1 unit 94701
Dynal Sample Mixer Rod* 1 unit 94702
Dynal Sample Mixer Platform* 1 unit 94703

Note: MPC®-6 can be used as an alternative to MPC®-1.
* Available in U.S. only

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