Contact Agar for isolator and clean room monitoring
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Merck Millipore has launched a vegetable-based contact Agar for environmental monitoring of isolators and clean rooms.
The Vegetable Contact Agar LTHTh - ICRplus determines a surface’s count of bacteria, yeasts and mould by promoting efficient microbial growth under both aerobic and anaerobic incubation conditions.
A series of neutralisers will counteract a vast variety of disinfectants, allowing microorganisms to grow even if the surface of the agar contains residual amounts of disinfectant.
The new contact plate provides a safe surface monitoring method because the Vegetable Contact Agar LTHTh - ICRplus is composed of high quality peptones of non-animal origin. This eliminates the potential contamination risk of TSE/BSE transmissible agents.
“Our new vegetable-based contact agar is designed to ensure safety by reducing contamination risks during the manufacture of biopharmaceutical drugs and other medicinal products,” said Dr. Yvonne Hochheimer, Project Manager, Merck Millipore.
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