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MicroFast Count Plates

MicroFast enables customers to enumerate microorganisms, yeasts and molds in a low cost, waste reducing format that fits the needs of the modern environmentally and efficiency conscious laboratory.

MicroFast count plates contain a thin film of dry rehydratable culture media, epoxy resin, and a color indicator. Intended for the testing for food, food material and environmental surfaces, the microbial count plates are designed to allow the visual count of bacterial, yeast, and mold colonies, aided with the color identification for differentiation of bacteria, yeast, and mold where required.

These microfilm plates are

  • Easy to use,
  • Reduce storage and disposal costs,
  • Require no agar preparation, and
  • Is a cost effective alternative to agar based methods.

Currently in order to perform enumeration tests, laboratory either needs to prepare culture media from dehydrated powder, sterilize and pour plates or purchase large volumes of petri dishes filled with prepared culture media/agar. This media in petri dishes needs to be stored in a refrigerator until needed, taking up a lot of valuable storage space. With MicroFast microbiological count plates the storage space required is minimal as is the quantity of disposable waste generated per test leading to reduction in costs. MicroFast plates are simple and efficient to use requiring less consumables and minimal training. With an 18 month shelf life the ability to respond to fluctuating demand far exceeds that of traditional media based methods.
 

Reliable Results in Three Steps

During incubation, the enzyme or microbial metabolite reacts with the chromogenic substrate to display a specific color. Through observing the change of color, microbial detection can be realized.

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MicroFast Aerobic Count Plate

Aerobic Count Plates - MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast Aerobic (AC) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for aerobic count test for food, food material and production environment.

MicroFast Coliform Count Plate

Coliforms Count Plates - MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast Coliforms (CC) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for coliforms count test for food, food material and production environment.

MicroFast Coliform & E.coli Count Plate

Coliforms and E.coli Count Plates - MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast Coliforms and E.coli (EC) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for coliforms and E.coli count test for food, food material and production environment.

MicroFast Yeast & Mold Count Plate

Yeast and Mold Count Plates - MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast yeast and mold (YM) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for yeast and mold test for food, food material and production environment.

MicroFast Enterobacteriaceae Count Plate

MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast 2 Enterobacteriaceae (EB) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for the determination of Enterobacteriaceae in food, drinking water, raw material and in food processing environment.

MicroFast Staphylococcus aureus Count Plate

MicroFast® 2 count plates use innovative technologies such as rapid diffusion systems and new-generation microbial coloration to achieve rapid proliferation and interpretation of colonies, greatly improving the detection efficiency in the laboratory. MicroFast 2 Staphylococcus aureus(SA) Count Plate is a sample-ready-culture medium system which contains improved media, cold-water-soluble gelling agent and indicator that facilitates colony enumeration. It is intended for Staphylococcus aureus test for food, food material and production environment.

Aerobic Count

AOAC PTM: 032103

Applications: Frozen ground beef, heat processed chicken drumstick, vegetable chips, frozen strawberries, pasteurized liquid milk (2% fat), and stainless steel environmental surfaces.

E. Coli Count

AOAC PTM: 102103

Applications: Fresh raw ground beef (75% lean), sliced deli ham, raw whole milk, fresh bagged mixed greens, frozen fish and stainless steel.

Coliforms Count

AOAC PTM: 102102

Applications: Fresh raw ground beef (75% lean), sliced deli ham, raw whole milk, fresh bagged mixed greens, frozen fish and stainless steel

Enterobacteriaceae Count

AOAC PTM: 032103

Applications: Raw whole milk, pasteurized liquid milk (2 % fat), butter, cream cheese, chocolate milk, stainless steel and environmental surface sponge.

S. Aureus Count

AOAC PTM: 122102

Applications: Unpasteurized (raw) whole liquid milk, cream puff, frozen fish, sliced deli ham (ready-to-eat), fresh pasta salad (with vegetables) and stainless steel environmental surface sponge.

Y and M Count

AOAC PTM: 122101

Applications: Yogurt, sliced raw apples, raw almonds, salad dressing, and dry pet food.