Oculer, a leader in industrial microbiology rapid testing for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries,. Has successfully developed rapid, high-throughput, fully automated assays for the detection of bacteria and yeast & mould, enabling food and beverage manufacturers to detect microbial contamination in their products and manufacturing processes faster and more precisely than industry alternatives. 

Traditional methods are slow, costly and imprecise. Results are of limited value in a fast moving production environment because of the length of time required to obtain test results. 

Oculer provides a range of low-cost, versatile, high throughput microbiological assays for total viable count for aerobic bacteria, and yeast and moulds. 

Along with our proven instrument platform, Oculer’s  informatics allows a range of tests to be performed faster and more precisely than any alternative tests on the market.

Selective Media 

Proprietary bio-engineered selective media

Oculer designs, formulates and produces proprietary selective media to encourage the growth of the target microorganisms while simultaneously suppressing the growth of non-target microorganisms.

Optical Detection Technology

Oxygen sensor and 930 Series reader

Oculer utilises an oxygen sensor combined with an automated incubator / reader instrument. When microbes grow, they respire using oxygen and the drop in oxygen concentration causes the oxygen sensor to fluoresce. This fluorescent reaction is then detected, read and measured by the instrument.