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New opportunities for removal of bacteria and fungi in fruit laboratories

Lapanday Agricultural is one of the biggest banana producers in the Philippines. They have discovered effective Bio Turbo technology that helps to eliminate airborne pathogens in their banana tissue culture laboratory.



Not many of us know that banana trees start their life in a laboratory. Every single tree that is planted in the field has spent its first days in a glass jar with a special nutrient jelly. The main challenge for scientists is that this jelly can also be a fertile nutrient for fungi and bacteria. If they find their way into the jar the banana plants have little chance to grow. For the company this means having a high potential for losses, as each jar requires large investments of highly specialized labor.

Carlos Barquero, Lapanday Chief Operating Officer, was looking for a solution to deal with the airborne pathogens and decided on a Bio Turbo technology after attending Asia Fruit Logistica trade show.



Typically, the Bio Turbo is used for removing ethylene and airborne pathogens from storage rooms. The Lapanday’s team however, has found it to be a helpful technology that delivers good results when dealing with airborne pathogens in the laboratory. “There is a 50 percent reduction of infected glass jars since we’ve installed the Bio Turbo systems,” commented Mr. Barquero.

Bio Turbo is a patented four stage air purification technology that effectively eliminates ethylene and 99.5% of airborne bacteria. The technology uses Ozone, never releasing it outside the system, which makes Bio Turbo completely safe.

For more information:
Oleg Kuts
+1 503 659 5680 

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