BioStage Single-Stage Impactor
The SKC BioStage® viable cascade impactor meets NIOSH requirements and ACGIH® recommendations for sampling indoor and outdoor mold and bacteria. The BioStage comprises an inlet cone, precision-drilled 400-hole impactor stage, and a base that holds a standard-size agar plate. A high flow sample pump, such as the QuickTake 30, operating at 28.3 L/min pulls microorganisms in air through the holes (jets) where they collect onto the agar surface. Testing demonstrates that BioStage provides performance equivalent to the industry-standard Andersen N-6. What sets BioStage apart from other samplers is its SureLock positive seal (instead of bulky spring clamps) to ensure sample integrity.