Bio Shield Tech is an authorized Stocking distributor For Hygiena

ATP Testing Meters, Swabs, Incubators, Calibration Controls and Accessories.

Bio Shield Tech offers adenosine triphosphate (ATP) tests of choice by companies around the world because of their ease of use, guaranteed performance, and affordable cost. Each of the patented options—EnSURETouch, SystemSURE Plus, and EnSURE—are crafted from state-of-the-art technologies with cutting-edge designs while being highly reliable and simple to use. When used in combination with SureTrend tracking software by Hygiena, your company can quickly and easily track results over time, spotting trends and analyzing, reporting, and archiving your results.

 EnSURE™ Touch: Companies can quickly and easily collect data and then analyze and report results from multiple tests in this advanced monitoring system that can rapidly receive verification data. Features of EnSURE™ Touch include a 5-inch touch screen, cloud-based software, and wireless sync technology.

 ATP Tests
 Microorganism Tests
 Process Efficiency Tests
 Allergen Prevention
 Sure Trend Software

We put together a complete line of ATP monitor packages and kits so you have everything needed to get started with ATP testing



Starter Package includes the following: 1 EnSURE Touch ATP Meter, 1 Case of 100 US2020 UltraSnap Swabs and 1 Swab transport Cooler

Complete Package includes the following: 1 EnSURE Touch ATP Meter, 1 Case of 100 US2020 UltraSnap Swabs, 1 CalCheck Calibration Control, 1 CK25 Positive Control Kit and 1 Swab transport Cooler

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Using ATP monitors is a time-tested method of reducing pathogen spread and preventing cross-contamination in the food and beverage industry to maintain high standards of food safety and quality. These systems allow food industry professionals to quickly obtain objective measurements of their cleaning protocols and the current status of hygiene while also pinpointing any areas of risk.

The American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) has outlined specific beer and wine testing protocols to protect quality and safety during the production processes. Precision is key and, if substandard sanitation procedures take place, the integrity of entire batches could be compromised. Bio Shield Tech offers ATP monitors and testing swabs that make it easy for breweries to improve sanitation and thereby protect their products and the reputation of their brands.

Increasing numbers of people are incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diets, which means that the risk of microbial contamination needs to be effectively mitigated more often to uphold food safety and maintain product quality. The technologically sophisticated yet easy-to-use ATP meters by Hygiena allow fruit and vegetable growers and processors to release their products more quickly, which can extend their shelf life.

When environmental services managers need actionable data about the cleanliness of their surfaces and equipment, they need it, stat. Thanks to the Hygiena data analysis software, the environmental cleaning teams at healthcare facilities can evaluate cleaning procedures, troubleshoot problems, and improve upon methodologies to get hospitals and other medical facilities sanitized and safe. ATP monitors can then help them to ensure that their high standards continue to be met.

Keeping medical facilities clean and sanitized is a key concern of infection control professionals in their quest to prevent healthcare-acquired infections. Having objective data about surface and equipment cleanliness at their fingertips allows them to coordinate with their environmental services teams to improve upon and then uphold sanitization standards. Healthcare professionals can then hold everyone to measurable standards throughout their facilities via information gathered by ATP meters.

Ineffective sanitization standards in cannabis cultivation facilities can be quite problematic, contaminating ingredients and spoiling products—which in turn can lead to unhappy customers. Easy-to-use ATP tests can detect bacteria, allergens, residues and more to allow facilities to cut contamination off at the pass, providing customers with products cultivated in a sanitary environment. The use of ATP meters will also help cannabis cultivation companies get ahead of the regulatory curve.

Choose Bio Shield Tech as Your ATP Test Supplier

As an authorized stocking distributor for Hygiena, you can count on receiving top quality testing products that are easy to use and economical with highly reliable results. The Bio Shield Tech team has the insight and experience companies need to select the best testing and monitoring products for your unique needs. We pay close attention to the rapidly evolving industry protocols and developments to continue to bring you the best options on the market today.

We only work with today’s industry leading manufacturers, such as Hygiena, to bring you the latest in cutting-edge technologies to help ensure that you’ll have the most hygienic work environment possible. Our team then carefully packages all orders using exceptional standards so that you can proceed with confidence, knowing that your products have been handled with the utmost care from when they were manufactured until they arrive at your destination. Please contact us with questions about ATP monitors and more. We’re here to help!

ATP Test and Meter FAQs

What does ATP test for?
ATP stands for “adenosine triphosphate” and this substance exists in the cells of all organic/biological material. As food molecules break down, ATP leverages the chemical energy that occurs during this process, using it as fuel for other processes of cells. Testing for its presence is therefore a way to determine how clean surfaces really are, with ATP tests quickly assessing them and providing results.
How does an ATP meter work?

Samples are quickly and easily collected through Hygiena ATP swabs and then the swabs are placed into a luminometer. This meter reads the amount of light that the sample has produced, based upon the proportional amount of ATP in that sample. At a high level, the more bacteria or residue on the surface being tested, the more ATP will exist; and, the more ATP in a sample, the more light that the luminometer will produce.

How do you detect ATP? How has the ATP swab test changed testing?

Prior to the availability of ATP swab tests, food production professionals would check surfaces for the presence of pathogens through a combination of visual inspections (which are not highly effective) and microbial lab tests (which are not fast). Using ATP swabs can allow professionals to quickly get more precise results.

After a surface is swabbed, the sample is mixed with a testing solution that contains luciferase (a substance from fireflies). This triggers a reaction that can then be measured, with the amount of light being emitted providing information about contamination levels in just seconds. The light will be in direct proportion to the ATP found in the sample being tested.

Is ATP testing accurate?

As with any product, different brands can vary in effectiveness. Hygiena SystemSURE Plus has been demonstrated to be the most precise and accurate system available with an acceptable standard error limit of +/- 10%. Compare that to other systems and brands, which can have error limits of up to 130% (which is very imprecise and inaccurate) and you can easily see how SystemSURE Plus leads the field in ATP testing accuracy.

When should ATP testing be conducted?

Testing should typically be performed after a surface or piece of equipment has been cleaned but before sanitization takes place. This will allow your facility to determine the effectiveness of the cleaning protocol and will indicate whether additional cleaning needs to take place; if so, the surface or piece of equipment could then be re-tested to adjust your facility’s cleaning protocols. Whenever possible, hold off on sanitization processes until all residue is removed because sanitizers are less effective when some material is still present.

In some situations, sanitization needs to be done before testing can occur. Most sanitizing products will not change the results of Hygiena’s ATP swab tests, which means that there should not be sanitizer interference if the proper concentration is used and the appropriate dwell time is followed.

How many tests will it take to verify cleanliness with ATP monitors?

ATP swabs should be used on surfaces and equipment that have been cleaned; If used on ones that are known to be dirty or contaminated, the test result would already be known. So, the ATP testing should only be done after cleaning, choosing a statistically representative sample to interpret and report results.

What areas of a facility should be tested?

You can use ATP testing on any surface where you want to confirm its cleanliness. Using a hospital as an example, this can include patient rooms, surgical equipment and tools, operating rooms, lobbies and waiting rooms, staff workstations, including their keyboards, and places known to be high touch areas.

What is the optimal ATP swab technique?

To receive consistent readings, swab surfaces in consistent conditions—either consistently on wet or dry surfaces. (With Hygiena, you can easily recover maximum samples on dry surfaces because ATP swabs are pre-moistened.) Swab a 4’ by 4’ inch area or, if the area is hard to clean, swab as much of the surface as you can. To avoid contamination, make sure that you don’t allow the swab to come in contact with another surface and that you don’t touch its shaft.

When swabbing, apply enough pressure to pick up residue and any biofilm that may be there. A biofilm can form wherever microorganisms find the right environment with food and moisture. These undesirable microorganisms work collectively to create a sticky polymer that becomes a solid substance on a surface. Once a biofilm exists, it can be quite challenging to eliminate, which is why it’s so important to test for them.

During testing, rotate the swab to get samples on all sides. Then, place the swab back into its tube. When the testing device is activated, read the results as soon as you can.

What is the shelf life for Hygiena ATP tests?

Hygiena ATP tests have a shelf life period of fifteen months from the manufacture date at refrigerated temperatures of 2-8°C (35-46°F) and four weeks from the manufacturer date at room temperatures of 21-25°C (70-77°F). Each swab label comes with the expiration month and year printed on them for easy reference.

Why are ATP meters, monitors and other products by Hygiena more cost-effective?

Why is Bio Shield Tech the right choice for our ATP monitors and more?

Here are three reasons:

  • Expertise: Insights provided by our experienced professionals help teams like yours to understand current antimicrobial technologies and make the right choices for your needs. We’re well versed in the ever-changing industry developments and protocols.
  • Technology: We will only work with the leading manufacturers of testing equipment and more that your organization needs to combat bacteria. This includes Hygiena to help ensure hygienic conditions.
  • Selection: We offer a wide selection of the finest products on the market today, including Hygiena ATP monitoring systems and much more.