LYOPHILIZED REFERENCE MICROORGANISMS

MICROBIOLOGY

Microswab Plus

MicroPellet RT

MicroPellet RT Plus

MECCONTI offers 5 different product lines of lyophilized reference microorganisms :

MicroSwab: A MicroSwab consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device. This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. Use MicroSwabs whenever a defined assay value is not needed. The MicroSwabs are up to 4 passages removed from reference strain.

MicroSwabPlus: The MicroSwabPlus also consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device.This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. Whereas MicroSwabs are up to 4 passages removed from reference strain the MicroSwabPlus are only 2 passages removed from reference strain.

MicroPelletRT: A MicroPelletRT consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain with a defined mean assay value inside a plastic vial and one separate vial with 1ml rehydration fluid. Addind the reconstitution fluid to the pellet vial it forms a suspension with a defined assay value of 10-100 CFU/0,1ml as mandated by USP and Ph.Eur. for growth promotion tests.

MicroPelletRT10: A bigger format of MicroPelletRT and is intended for customers who perform a lot of testing. A MicroPelletRT10 consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain with a defined mean assay value inside a plastic vial and one separate vial with 10ml rehydration fluid. Addind the pellet to the reconstitution fluid vial it forms a suspension with a defined assay value of 10-100 CFU/0,1ml as mandated by USP and Ph.Eur. for growth promotion tests.

MicroPelletRTPlus microorganisms can be used to perform various essential quality control functions including microbial detection and enumeration, equipment calibration, method validation, bioburden determination, antibacterial effectiveness and lethality testing. MicroPelletRTPlus are available in concentrations ranging from 102 to 108 CFU per pellet. Rehydration fluid for this product line is available in sets of 2 vials of 1 ml each as a separate product.

Microswab

MicroSwab: A MicroSwab consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device. This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. Use MicroSwabs whenever a defined assay value is not needed. The MicroSwabs are up to 4 passages removed from reference strain.

A practical source for microorganisms.

The MicroSwab show several advantages, which make them a great source for ATCC®∗ derivatives, if defined assay value is not required.

  • each lyophilized preparation is less than or equal to 4 passages from a reference culture
  • the pen-like microswabs are easy to use
  • they can be stored at 2-8°c
  • more than 400 different strains are available, traceable to authentic atcc®∗ reference cultures
  • microswabs are sold in economical units of two
  • a certificate of analysis for your qm documentation is included

MicroSwabs - there's no easier way!

  • do you know other products similar to ours? then you may be aware of the following problems:
  • some products also have a container of rehydration fluid inside a pen-like device. however, this container is made of glass; you have to apply a substantial amount of pressure to break it in order to rehydrate the lyophilized pellet.
  • other lyophilized preparations have to be pinched a homogenous suspension with the rehydration fluid.
  • our microswabs are easy to handle. and this for the following reasons:
  • with the following simple actions you have inoculated your culture media.
microswab pen-like device
1. break
2. squeeze
3. shake
4. inoculate

MicroSwabPlus lyophilized reference microorganisms

MicroSwabPlus: The MicroSwabPlus consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device. This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. The MicroSwabPlus are only 2 passages removed from reference strain.

ONLY 2 PASSAGES FROM THE REFERENCE STRAIN

  • The MicroSwabPlus show several advantages, which make them a great source for ATCC® derivatives, if defined assay values are not required, but a minimum of 2 passages is mandatory.

    • each lyophilized preparation is less than or equal to 2 passages from a reference culture
    • the pen-like microswabsplus are easy to use
    • they can be stored at 2-8°c
    • microswabplus are sold in economical units of two
    • a certificate of analysis for your qm documentation is included

MicroPelletRT lyophilized reference microorganisms

MicroPelletRT: A MicroPelletRT consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain with a defined mean assay value inside a plastic vial and one separate vial with 1ml rehydration fluid. Adding the reconstitution fluid to the pellet vial it forms a suspension with a defined assay value of 10-100 CFU/0,1ml as mandated by USP and Ph.Eur. for growth promotion tests.

A QUALITY ASSURANCE CHALLENGE FOR GROWTH PROMOTION TESTS ACCORDING to USP/Ph.Eur.

The MicroPelletRT are a cost-effective alternative to labour-intensive dilution/colony count procedures.

After processing these preparations of lyophilized microorganisms as directed you will achieve a quality assurance challenge as required by Ph.Eur./USP to perform growth promotion tests. MicroPelletRT can be traced back to ATCC reference strains and are not more than 4 passages away from the reference strain.

MicroPelletsRT have the following features:

  • each micropelletrt is packed separately in a vial- this prevents any spoilage of the lyophilized preparation by humidity etc.
  • micropelletrt are easy to use: simply unscrew the cap and rehydrate with the provided fluid. as micropelletrt are lyophilized and not just dried suspensions like other products currently available, they rehydrate instantly and can be used immediately
  • each pellet contains 100-1000 colony forming units (cfu’s), and when rehydrated with 1 ml it produces 10 doses of 10-100 cfu’s/0,1ml. no additional dilution step is necessary!
  • micropelletrt are delivered in economical packs of 2 vials with one pellet/vial
  • the necessary quantity of rehydration fluid (1 vial of 1ml per pellet) comes automatically with the pellets
  • micropelletsrt can easily be stored at 2-8°c
  • micropelletrt does not require dry ice. shipping costs are reduced

MicroPelletRT Plus lyophilized reference microorganisms

MicroPelletRTPlus microorganisms can be used to perform various essential quality control functions including microbial detection and enumeration, equipment calibration, method validation, bioburden determination, antibacterial effectiveness, and lethality testing. MicroPelletRTPlus are available in concentrations ranging from 102 to 108 CFU per pellet. Rehydration fluid for this product line is available in sets of 2 vials of 1 ml each as a separate product.

THE MICROPELLETSPLUS - MULTIPLE APPLICATION ENUMERATED CHALLENGES

MicroPelletRTPlus microorganisms can be used to perform various essential quality control functions including:

  • microbial detection and enumeration
  • equipment calibration
  • method validation
  • bioburden determination
  • antibacterial effectiveness
  • and lethality testing

Available in concentrations ranging from 102 to 108 CFU per pellet, MicroPelletRTPlus lyophilized microorganism preparations are extremely versatile. MicroPelletRTPlus can be used individually or several MicroPelletRTPlus pellets can be combined for a mixed microorganism population challenge. They can also be easily manipulated to deliver a wide variety of concentrations. For added convenience, MicroPelletRTPlus are delivered in economical packs of 2 vials with one pellet/vial. Rehydration fluid is available separately in sets of 2 vials of 1 ml each as a complementary product.

MicroPelletRT 10 lyophilized reference microorganisms

MicroPelletRT10: A bigger format of MicroPelletRT and is intended for customers who perform a lot of testing. A MicroPelletRT10 consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain with a defined mean assay value inside a plastic vial and one separate vial with 10ml rehydration fluid. Adding the pellet to the reconstitution fluid vial it forms a suspension with a defined assay value of 10-100 CFU/0,1ml as mandated by USP and Ph.Eur. for growth promotion tests.

IF YOU NEED MORE MATERIAL FOR YOUR GROWTH PROMOTION TESTS...

MicroPelletRT10 is a bigger form of MicroPelletRT dedicated in case when 10 doses of material per day is not sufficient.

After processing these preparations of lyophilized microorganisms as directed you will achieve a quality assurance challenge as required by Ph.Eur./USP to perform growth promotion tests. MicroPelletRT10 can be traced back to ATCC reference strains and are not more than 4 passages away from the reference strain.

 

MicroPelletsRT10 have the following features:

  • each micropelletrt10 is packed separately in a vial- this prevents any spoilage of the lyophilized preparation by humidity etc.
  • micropelletrt10 are easy to use: simply unscrew the cap and rehydrate with the provided 10ml fluid. as micropelletrt10 are lyophilized and not just dried suspensions like other products currently available, they rehydrate instantly and can be used immediately
  • each pellet contains 1000-10000 colony forming units (cfu’s), and when rehydrated with 10ml it produces 100 doses of 10-100 cfu’s/0,1ml. no additional dilution step is necessary!
  • micropelletrt10 are delivered in economical packs of 2 vials with one pellet/vial
  • the necessary quantity of rehydration fluid (1 vial of 10ml per pellet) comes automatically with the pellets
  • micropelletsrt10 can easily be stored at 2-8°c
  • micropelletrt10 does not require dry ice. shipping costs are reduced
  • micropelletrt10 expire 12 months after production if stored as directed
  • a certificate of analysis for your qm documentation is included