Systec GmbH is a manufacturer of autoclaves (steam sterilizers), especially laboratory autoclaves, media preparators and dispensing devices for liquid media and microbiological culture media. Systec develops and manufactures, certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, a wide range of products for the modern laboratory, science and research as well as biotechnology, pharmacy, quality control and production. Systec autoclaves are successfully used in research as laboratory autoclaves as well as in production as industrial autoclaves (. as production autoclave in the pharmaceutical industry or the food industry) for more than 20 years. Read more
Classically Legionella spp. are found in cooling towers, air conditioners, spa equipment, fountains, humidifiers and showers, hot and cold water systems, oil/water emulsions used for lubricating lathes, misting devices, decorative fountains and water features, dentistry tools, TMV's (thermostatic mixing valves). The mode of transmission is through inhalation of airborne droplets. Legionella detection and identification methods fall into 2 categories: those methods that are aimed at the clinical diagnosis of disease and those aimed at monitoring and identifying risk in water systems. These methods are listed separately.