arrows arrow-right arrow-left menu search rss youtube linkedin twitter facebook instagram arrow-play linkedIn
Bioidentification System Improve your industrial microbiology and sterile operations.

Battelle REBS™: Production & Manufacturing

Battelle’s Rapid, Enumerated Bioidentification System (REBS), provides a rapid and flexible next-generation microbial detection, identification and enumeration capability for industrial microbiology and sterile operations. REBS non-destructively detects and identifies microbial contamination in the air, in raw materials, in-process fluids or finished products within minutes from a single test sample. It increases manufacturing productivity, reduces inventory expenses and generates working capital.


REBS rapidly and accurately detects, identifies and enumerates particulates and microbiological contaminants without the need for expensive reagents and other consumables. It permits secondary identification confirmation using the original test sample due to the fact that it is non-destructive.

REBS can be configured to identify environmental or liquid samples, providing a highly flexible contaminant microbial detection and identification platform. It has demonstrated identification performance with contaminants such as bacteria, fungus, molds, yeasts and endotoxins. REBS offers an integrated quality assurance solution for your operations.

  • Perform rapid detection, identification, and enumeration without the need to culture
  • Detect single microbiological contaminants with spectroscopic identification
  • Phenotypically identify contaminants by analyzing molecular bonding within materials
  • Provide compatibility with many viability stain protocols
  • Provide non-destructive results, enabling secondary identification confirmation
  • Deliver automated detection, identification, and enumeration results reporting
  • Mean time between failures ~ 10,000 hours

Get integrated biodetection and bioidentification in minutes.*
Contact Us


  • Detects, identifies and enumerates in minutes

    • Yeasts, fungi, gram-positive and gram-negative cells, spores, molds

    • Determine objectionable limits within minutes, including chemical additives, composition and concentration

  • Single cell sensitivity

  • Non-destructive detection method permits secondary confirmation

  • Minimal sample preparation

    • Staining for viability only

    • No amplification of lysing

  • Sample traceability

    • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) compatibility

  • Size

    • Detection and identification engine: 46 cm × 46 cm × 61 cm (1.5’ × 1.5’ × 2’)

    • Detection and identification engine weight: < 45 Kg (100 lbs.)

  • Modular system with easily upgradable library for emerging contaminants

    • Software validation

    • Periodic library updates

    • Facility-specific library expansion services

    • Compliant to the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11

Extended Support
  • Technology validation services

  • Extended maintenance warranty and service contract

  • Leasing options available

  • Facility contamination tracking service

  • Facility risk assessment modeling

  • Complementary analytical methods development

  • In-line near real-time contamination control


Increase efficiency and avoid costly recall events with fast integrated biodetection and bioidenitification. 

  • Select particulate identity at biological, genus, species, and, in some cases, strain levels
  • Microbial identification library is easily upgraded for emerging contaminants
  • Identify contaminants within minutes and initiate mitigation within hours
  • Identify stressed or stained cells, including viable but non-culturable
  • Reduce product losses
  • Increase product surety without increasing labor costs
  • Low total-cost-of-ownership because consumables such as reagents are not required
  • Non-destructive detection allows secondary confirmation
REBS provides exceptionally low operating cost, high sensitivity and superior accuracy–-effectively increasing manufacturing productivity, reducing inventory expenses, and generating working capital.
*Demonstrated in laboratory tests with the top 10 microbes that caused product recalls over the last 10 years (L. Jimenez, “Microbial Diversity in Pharmaceutical Product Recalls and Environments,” PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Vol. 61, Issue 5, pp. 383–399 (2007).)