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Plair SA – MBV | Signature of a collaboration agreement

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Signature of a collaboration agreement to develop next-generation solutions for rapid microbiological detection

Plair SA, the Swiss creator, manufacturer, and provider of instruments for real-time bioaerosol monitoring, and MBV AG, the Swiss global leader in viable air sampling, jointly announce on 2 November 2020 the start of a strategic partnership to bring to the market new and innovative automated solutions for microbiology monitoring that combine the technology of both companies.

As part of the agreement, NewGen Holding AG, the parent company of MBV, will invest in Plair’s share capital to strengthen the collaboration between the experts.

Plair SA

Plair is a start-up company, a spin-off from the University of Geneva, specialised in the early detection and identification of airborne particles in outdoor environments based on its state-of-the-art laser technology. This technological leadership allows Plair to extend its applications to instantaneous, viable particle monitoring in indoor controlled environments such as cleanrooms.


MBV is a family-owned industry expert that develops, manufactures, distributes, and services market leader MAS-100® microbial air sampler solutions. The high-quality, innovative instruments are used around the world to monitor areas in which microorganisms can have a negative impact, for instance in the pharma, cosmetics and food industries, in scientific research and in the manufacture of medical devices.

To read the full press release, please click here.