The Center for Biofilm Engineering, in collaboration with Montana State University’s Department of Visual Media and BioSurface Technologies, is please to present Standardized Biofilm Methods Training Videos. Continuing the technology transfer initiative that began with the CBE’s Knowledge Sharing Articles, which describe the statistical calculations associated with standardized methods development, these videos  are designed to assist researchers in the set-up and operation of the biofilm reactors referenced in the ASTM Standard Methods and the BioSurface Technologies Operator Manuals.

Training Video Playlist:

Video capture of CBE single tube method training video

Video: Single Tube Method

This video covers:
•ASTM Method E2871
•Disinfection and neutralization
•Biofilm removal and disaggregation 
•Link to calculate log reduction
•Helpful hints on: 

-Conical vials
-Splash guards
-Neutralization
-Sonication
-Filtration
 

 

Drip flow reactor methods training videos

This video covers:

•ASTM Method E2647
•Cleaning
•Assembly
•Flow Rate
•Inoculum and Sterilization
•Setup Flow Phase
•Calculate Log Density
•Autoclaving

                                                                                                                                    

 

This video covers:

•Cleaning
•Assembly
•Inoculating, initiating batch, and starting continuous flow to
grow a mature biofilm in the reactor

 

 

Collaborators:

CBE Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory
Darla Goeres
Kelli Buckingham-Meyer
Lindsey Lorenz
Diane Walker

Montana State University Visual Media Department
Kelly Gorham
Abbey Nelson

BioSurface Technologies
Stephen Pedersen
Bryan Warwood

CBE Communications
Skip Anderson
Kristen Griffin
Jill Story