Muscan device

Automated scanning

Optical analysis at its edge

The patented MuScan(TM) detection device allows for rapid, automated full field scanning of a surface containing fluorescently stained cells. The LED-based MuScan system is highly robust, shock-resistant and has a small footprint. In combination with the dedicated Sieve-ID(TM) test kits the MuScan(TM) allows a fast and sensitive detection of micro-organisms. High quality images are obtained using patented optical scanning regimes with optimal background reduction. The sample plane is set for each individual sample to be analyzed, ensuring accurate in focus scanning of a complete sample within minutes. Each separate image obtained from a sample is stored and accessible for image analysis processing using the dedicated CFR compliant MuScan(TM) GMP software.


A full-field in focus scanning comprising of 280 images just within minutes.


Stable low voltage LED light sources with high intensity to obtain best results.


Just connect and use. Robust in its design for shipment and with frequent use.


Requires only a small space on your laboratory work bench; just 15x50cm.

High Quality

Only the best in an optimal design for highest quality in optical analyses


The smallest fluorescence is measured and discriminated from the background.

Optical scanning

A fully automated, continuous in focus scanning. Smart three colour scanning.

Low voltage

The MuScan is powered at the low voltage of 12-24V. Less voltage giving more power.

Optimal visualization of fluorescence

The MuScan(TM) device allows for detection of many different micro-organisms like bacteria, fungi and yeasts. As each image from the membrane is in focus throughout the whole image field, all microbes retained on the membrane are efficiently detected. Herewith the number of contaminants in the sample is accurately measured, even with higher precision compared to compendial methods. In contrast with other fluorescent microscopes, there is no need for manual focussing throughout the sample. moreover, due to the use of highly condensed beams of light with sharp edged wavelengths, the effect and thus impact of sample bleaching is highly limited. This in combination with storage of each image for subsequent image analysis, provides a major advantage for accurate analysis and quantification of samples.

  • Muscan Screen

Bakers' yeast stained with specific and generic stain, discriminating viable from dead yeast cells

Optical innovations

Even though the current MuScan(TM) device is optimal for its current use, we continue to further improve the MuScan(TM) device by introducing more and other features. These developments are always defined based on customer experiences and desires. If you have a specific request or feature you would like to have implemented in your MuScan(TM) system, please let us know.

IQ / OQ / PQ

The CE-marked MuScan(TM) device, including GMP software, needs to be installed in a laboratory under defined conditions. To ensure proper installation under cGMP guidelines, we offer Installation and Operation Qualification documentation, customized for the MuScan(TM) device at your site. The IQ / OQ can be performed either by the customer, by Innosieve Diagnostics or your local contact. To allow internal validation of the MuScan(TM) and the GMP software in combination with our Sieve-ID(TM) kits, we have prepared a PQ document. This PQ document will allow you to perform initial validation (so-called PQ1) of the MuScan(TM) and kits prior to matrix testing specific for your application (PQ2). For more information about the IQ / OQ / PQ documentation, please contact us.

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