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Merck's New Chromogenic Medium for Detection of Enterobacter sakazakii

Chromocult Enterobacter sakazakii

An excellent value chromogenic medium for the detection of Enterobacter sakazakii in milk powder and infant formula

No matter how accurate infant milk formula is produced, it will not be sterile and may occasional contain pathogen. Such a pathogen, Enterobacter sakazakii, found in powdered infant formula was associated with outbreaks of really severe disease in neonates and babies. The disease is unreasonably hazardous because of its very high mortality rate, 20-50% of the infants who contracted the disease died and for survivor's often severe and long lasting complications results including neurological disorders.

Merck's new ChromoCult® Enterobacter sakazakii Agar will increase the security in detecting this microorganism in milk powder and infant formula.

Thanks to its chromogenic detection system, based on the alpha-D-Glucosidase - an enzyme specific for E. sakazakii - only the colonies of E. sakazakii appear turquoise while other bacteria grow colourless. ChromoCult® Enterobacter sakazakii Agar allows a fast and reliable detection within only 24 hours with no further confirmation step.

Your benefits:

  • Best value for money
    A low price chromogenic medium for reliable, fast and safe detection of Enterobacter sakazakii.
  • Highest security
    There is no safer way than to use the unique chromogenic technique to detect all Enterobacter safely and clearly.
  • Simplified analyses
    Clear turquoise coloured colonies allow easy interpretation within 24 hours.
Available products: Merck Catalogue No.
ChromoCult® Enterobacter sakazakii - 100g 100873.0100
ChromoCult® Enterobacter sakazakii - 500g 100873.0500
Buffered Peptone Water - 500g 107228.0500
Lauryl Sulfate Broth - 500g 110266.0500
Sodium Chloride - 500g 106404.0500

For further information about the wide range of products available from Merck Millipore please contact Merck Millipore (see details above) or EMD Chemicals in the USA or click the link below.


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Posted: March 28, 2007
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