LuciPac Pen-AQUA is a kit for testing cleanliness levels of water and other liquid samples using firefly luciferase enabled bioluminescence techniques. Water and other liquid samples may contain ATP and/or AMP which might originate from microorganisms propagating in such samples, and improper cleaning of facilities. This device measures ATP+AMP levels immediately, indicating inefficient cleaning processes. For example, inadequate microbiological control of coolant or other industrial process water can be promptly detected using LuciPac Pen-AQUA.
This kit uses an enzyme cycling method based on a combination of luminescent reactions from firefly luciferase and pyruvate, orthophosphate dikinase (PPDK). This method produces a given amount of luminescence that is proportional to the amounts of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine monophosphate (AMP) present in the sample.