Australasian Medical and Scientific Compact Dry X-BC plates

Tuesday, 07 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Australasian Medical & Scientific Ltd


Enumerate Bacillus cereus with confidence using the Compact Dry X-BC plates distributed by Australasian Medical and Scientific. In March 2020 MicroVal issued a certificate for the Compact Dry X-BC plates, which has been validated to ISO 16140 against reference method (EN ISO7932:2004) for the enumeration of Bacillus cereus in a broad range of foods.

Compact Dry X-BC is a ready-to-use dehydrated plate for the enumeration of Bacillus cereus in a variety of foods, raw materials and water. Coupled with a swab, the Compact Dry X-BC may also be used for the analysis of Bacillus cereus on surfaces within the production area.

The 50 mm diameter plate contains a dehydrated culture media and a cold-water soluble gelling agent in a non-woven cloth matrix. The self-diffusing membrane allows a 1 mL aliquot of sample to evenly spread across the surface of the plate, eliminating the need for a spreader. Within seconds, the medium is hydrated and forms a gel. Compact Dry X-BC plates are incubated at 30°C for 24 hours with Bacillus cereus forming blue-green colonies on the surface of the medium.

The dehydrated plates are ready to use and certified for a broad range of foods. A self-diffusing medium means no spreader is required. The dehydrated plates have no stacking limits during incubation and are room temperature stable.

The Compact Dry range offers a wide variety of plates for in-house quality assurance personnel or laboratories to conduct routine microbiological analysis including Total Viable Count, E. coli, Coliform, Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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