TECTA™ B4 Rapid Automated Microbial Detection System

All the TECTA™ benefits in a smaller more portable unit, lab-equivalent microbiology testing has never been this easy and accurate.

The TECTA™ B4 has all the features and benefits of the larger TECTA™ B16 but with only four testing compartments, giving it a much smaller footprint. Similar to the B16, the TECTA™ B4 is a complete, self-contained automated microbiology testing system capable of providing laboratory-grade results on-site with unprecedented time-to-result performance.

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About the TECTA™ B4 Automated Microbiology Detection System

TECTA™ is an automated microbiological platform that uses patented Polymer Partition technology to rapidly and reliably detect E. coli, Total Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms and Enterococci contamination. The TECTA™ B4 platform is simple, sensitive and flexible, allowing for testing of samples at any time of the day. TECTA™ B4 will automatically transmit data allowing for immediate notification on electronic devices, such as mobile phones or laptops, as soon as a contamination event is detected. The B4 also features optional quantitative reporting in CFU per 100ml on positive results.

The cost-effective B4 is ideal for situations where multiple locations need stand-alone units or when testing requires the unit be transported to various external sites. In the lab, the unit has a much smaller footprint freeing up desk space while still performing the same high standard of testing as the larger model.

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What makes the TECTA™ B4 so easy to use?

  • Lab-in-a-box system significantly reduces time and organisation associated with transporting samples to centralised testing laboratories
  • Reduces time and costs associated with sample preparation
  • Results can be obtained in as little as 2 hours, and no more than 18 hours
  • Eliminates the need to employ specialised personnel


  • Eliminates the unpredictability or inconvenience of needing to read results after-hours or on the weekends
  • Can be operated by anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • No additional laboratory hardware required
  • No need for sample dilution
  • 2 modes for rapid operation

Item Code Description Unit
ENDTECTAB4-230 TECTA B4 Automated microbiology detection Each
ENDTECTA-CCA-48 TECTAlert CCA test cartridges for Total Coliforms + E.coli 48/pack
ENDTECTA-ECA-48 TECTAlert ECA test cartridges for E.coli (only) 48/pack
ENDTECTA-FCA-48 TECTAlert FCA test cartridges for Faecal Coliforms 48/pack
ENDTECTA-ENA-48 TECTAlert ENA test cartridges for Enterococci 48/pack

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