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  • Prepared Agar Plates

    All of our pre-poured plates are manufactured locally at our facility in Frederick, MD. We offer custom label options, including printing directly on the side of the Petri dish, single batch lots, long shelf-life and custom formulations. We can use standard Petri dishes or your custom container. Our products are prepared with the highest quality components. All prepared plates come in 20 plate units.

    Our staff microbiologist oversees strict adherence to good manufacturing practices, proper aseptic technique and regular decontamination of production areas to ensure product sterility is not compromised. Finally, we perform sterility and growth performance tests on all finished product.

    Prepared Agar Plates

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    Used for the detection and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus in foods.

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    XLT-4 Agar

    Xylose Lysine Tergitol-4 is a selective culture medium for the isolation and identification of non-typhi Salmonellae from food and environmental samples. It is similar to XLD agar however the agar is supplemented with the surfactant, Tergitol 4, which causes inhibition of Proteus spp. and other non-Salmonellae. Successful growth of Salmonella will result in growth of red colonies with a black center.

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    Double Modified Lysine Iron Agar (DMLIA)

    DMLIA is recommended for the selective and differential isolation of Salmonella spp. from food. However, some Salmonella spp. could be overlooked on LIA due to their atypical appearance and the growth of non-salmonella Enterobacteriaceae. LIA was modified to provide better detection of hydrogen sulfide-positive and -negative strains through the addition of novobiocin, bile salts, lactose, and sucrose.

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    Brilliant Green Agar with Novobiocin

    BGN: BG Sulfa Agar is a selective medium recommended for the isolation of Salmonellae other than S. typhi and S. paratyphi, from food samples. The addition of novobiocin to the medium reduces the incidence of competitor organisms with Salmonella.

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    Prepared Agar Plates

    Prepared Agar Plates

    Chromogenic Media Prepared Plates are also available

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    Standard Methods Agar

    Standard Methods Agar conforms to APHA (American Public Health Association) and AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists) specifications for the enumeration of bacteria in dairy, food and other sanitary materials. This formulation is also synonymous with Plate Count Agar and Tryptone Glucose Yeast Agar, also used in standard methods.

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    Modified Oxford Listeria (MOX)

    MOX with addition of antibiotics, is used for the selective isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from food. Typically, L. mono is visible after 24 hours but continued incubation may allow for the detection of slower growing stains.

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    EZ-Media Bottled Media

    EZ-MEDIA Bottles

    EZ-MEDIA Bottles are sterile ready to use or sterile concentrated enrichment broths and dilution buffers for food microbiology. The products are available in both 500ml and 1 Liter sizes. The enrichment broths come as sterile and ready to use but there is also a 5x concentrate of BPW(ISO) available. Dilution buffers (Butterfield’s Phosphate diluent (BPD) and Phosphate Buffer) are available as ready to use or 10x concentrate. Ultra-pure sterile de-ionized water is also available (less than 1.0µSi).

    EZ-Media Bottled Sterile Water

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