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Microsart @media: Maximum Safety in Microbiological Quality Control
Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduces advanced system for agar and membrane transfer
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading global supplier for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, is introducing Microsart @media to complement Microsart @vance, a product line for microbiological quality control in these sectors.
Microsart @media are agar media dishes for Microbial Limits Testing according to the USP (Chapter <61>) and EP (Chapter 2.6.12). They are pre-filled with various agar media types, such as Tryptic Soy Agar or R2A Agar, sterile packaged and ready-to-use in combination with Microsart @filter units. Moreover, the Microsart @media features an innovative patented lid that allows touch-free transfer of the filter membrane onto the media without using any tweezers. In addition, easy access to the colonies after incubation is given due to the liftable lid. The intelligent design and ease of use eliminates almost all handling mistakes.
The combination of Microsart @media and Microsart @filters introduce a brand-new agar and membrane transfer concept. Thanks to their concerted development the matching Microsart @media active lid fits perfectly onto the Microsart @filter base. The few steps required between sampling and incubation save time and labor, while delivering more reliable results. The touch-free membrane transfer eliminates membrane manipulation and handling, thereby minimizing a major source of secondary contamination.
A profile of Sartorius
The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2012, the technology group earned sales revenue of 845.7 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs around 5,500 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.