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Compact Dry, from Anachem, is a new, convenient, easy to use and cost effective alternative to standard methods for microbial colony identification and counting. This innovation in dry film technology provides rapid confirmation of negative or positive results. It is ideal for use in the testing of raw materials or finished products in food, beverage, and cosmetic microbiology laboratories. Results obtained have an excellent correlation with conventional methods.

Quality of your results is fully assured with Compact Dry. The Total Count version is the first product to receive overall European MicroVal approval. This independent international study was made under the supervision of CCFRA and is according to the newest European Norm EN ISO 16140. All other Compact Dry systems are AOAC approved

Compact Dry uses dehydrated selective or differential media in a compact, robust plate format. It offers significant advantages over other dry film techniques available. Samples are dispensed into the middle of the plate where they self diffuse evenly over the entire surface. The covering lid eliminates the risk of contamination of the media and enables an unlimited number of units to be stacked safely together. The sealed plates are then incubated at the temperature and time specified by the test protocol.

The rigid Compact Dry construction enables easier manipulation, protecting your samples in transit around the laboratory. Compact Dry plates have a long shelf life (up to 2 years) and can be stored at room temperature.

The system is available for a wide range of micro-organisms.

  • Compact Dry TC (Total Count) - bacteria form red colonies
  • Compact Dry EC (E. coli and Coliforms) - bacteria form blue & red colonies
  • Compact Dry CF for Coliforms
  • Compact Dry YM for yeast and moulds
  • Compact Dry SA for Staphylococcus aureus
  • Compact Dry ETB for Enterobacteriaceae
  • Compact Dry ETC for Enterococci in food & water
  • Compact Dry SL for Salmonella
  • Compact Dry VP for Vibrio parahaemolyticus

All methods when compared using regressional line data plotted against each other show a good correlation per samples tested..

Compact Dry combines the features and benefits of traditional plate media with the advantages of dehydrated film media. This unique combination will shorten your test time, increase your lab efficiency and so reduce your costs.

To receive your FREE Compact Dry brochure and see how it can start helping you contact Anachem using the contact details at the top of this page.


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Source: Anachem Ltd View latest company information

Posted: October 25, 2007
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