Measurement Solutions

Measurement solutions for clinical, industrial and research applications

Clinical Research and Diagnostics

Xylem’s portfolio of glucose analyzers measure glucose and lactate in blood, plasma, and serum; and lactate in blood, plasma, and cerebrospinal fluid, and are used extensively for glucose measurement in diabetes, cancer, and stem cell therapy research. Results provide information to growth factors, metabolism, toxic agents, and more.

Other applications include glucometer manufacturing settings and exercise physiology studies. Our complete line of refractometers serve the sports science industry to ensure athletes receive optimum levels of hydration during training and competitions.

Food & Beverage

Xylem’s analyzers measure selected key ingredients and byproducts, including common parameters like temperature and pH, in process settings and in quality assurance laboratories.  This near real-time measurement is essential to the quality and safety of food production. Among the analytes are glucose, sucrose, lactose, starch, choline, glutamate, and ethanol. In food spoilage applications lactate and ethanol levels provide quantitative evidence of unwanted microbes. 

Employing enzyme electrode biosensor technology, Xylem’s analyzers capture results from raw material analysis through final product QC testing and effluent monitoring.  Our systems also test for a variety of contaminants that can be found in food such as benzene, herbicides, dyes, and pesticides. Laboratory refractometers allow for precise measurement of byproduct concentration in the food and beverage industry.

Bioprocessing and Biofuels

Xylem’s analyzers also measure important nutrients and metabolites including glucose, glutamine, and methanol in bioprocessing applications. The analyzers can also monitor the level of potentially harmful byproducts like lactate and ammonium. The biopharma industry uses Xylem’s rapid electrode-based measurements to both monitor and control biopharma processes.

Xylem analyzers also measure xylose and glucose in biofuel applications to monitor fermentation progress in cellulosic ethanol research and measure residual ethanol during distillation in production facilities.

Online Monitoring & Control

Xylem offers several products for online monitoring and control of key analytes in cell culture bioreactors, offering a simple and cost-effective solution for real-time monitoring. Customers have the option to choose from a range of specialized pumps and equipment to support process control.

OI Analytical
OI Analytical

Instruments that detect, measure, analyze and monitor chemicals in liquids, solids & gases


Sensors, instruments, software and data collection platforms for water quality monitoring