Compact Dry™ Prepared Media Plates - 54052

Compact Dry™ is a simple and safe procedure to determine and quantify microorganisms in food and beverage, raw materials, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and internal environmental monitoring. The ready-to-use Compact Dry™ chromogenic plates are suitable for both in-process and final product controls.

  • Ready-to-use
  • Self-diffusing media - no need for a spreader
  • Room temperature storage vs competitive products with storage at temperatures less than or equal to 8ºC
  • Rigid transparent plates with removable lid - no leakage
  • Innovative stacking design
  • Easy to label
  • Ability to subculture without damage to colonies
  • Widest available parameters and broadest application
  • Convenient, fast and accurate results

Coliform are characterized as non-sporeforming Gram-negative bacilli, defined by their ability to ferment lactose to produce acid and/or carbon dioxide gas. The enzyme in charge of breaking down lactose is B-galactosidase; present in all coliforms. Escherichia coli also utilizes 3-glucuronidase. Compact Dry™ EC contains selective agents and two chromogenic substrates: Magenta-Gal and X-Gluc capable of detecting Coliform B-galactosidase enzyme and E. coli B-glucuronidase enzyme, respectively.

Part number: 54052
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Model :Compact Dry™ EC
Pathogen :E. coli/Coliform
Incubation :35°C for 24 hours
Quantity :Pack/100