Microbiology products
Contam Swab
Contam Swab is a swab containing a chromogenic culture medium used for the detection of microorganisms directly from surfaces.

Stored at room temperature, smeared on a surface, incubated at 37°C for 18-24 hours, the Contam Swab product range delivers an easy and convenient detection of microorganisms directly from surfaces through a clear color change of the culture medium.

Viral Transport Medium
VTM is suitable for collection and preservation of clinical specimens containing viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Chlamydia spp., Mycoplasma spp. and Ureaplasma spp. The transport medium can be used with swabs and aspirates and is available in a plastic, screw cap tube (or a bulk format, 200 mL glass bottle). The transported microorganism remains viable for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature. VTM does not contain guanidium thiocyanate.

• 10-25°C storage temperature.
• 1 year shelf life.
• Contains antimicrobial agents to minimize bacterial and fungal contamination, without affecting viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma.
• A pH indicator (red phenol) indicates the medium integrity during the shelf life of the product.
• The tube stands upright on the laboratory bench thanks to the skirted, flat-bottom, while the conical shape allows an appropriate centrifugation of the sample.
• 16x100mm skirted tube with plastic red cap. Sterile. 100/pack
Oxi Control E6 PLX
Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 7953 spores inoculated on poliflex coupons for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization control
USP (United States Pharmacopoeia), EP (European Pharmacopoeia) and DAB (Deutsches Arzneibuch) standards recommend to use bioindicators during sterilization processes. Biological indicators Oxi Control GST E6/E5/E4/E3 PLX are used for regular control of vaporized hydrogen peroxide surface sterilization cycles and validation of sterilizers. These biological indicators use a poliflex support (coupon), that is not permeable to hydrogen peroxide.

Poliflex coupon is inoculated with Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 7953 spores and is inserted into a Tyvek®/Polytene envelope. Tyvek® side of the envelope is permeable to vaporized hydrogen peroxide, while the Polytene side of the envelope is not permeable to vapors. A small circle on the coupon visibly ensures that it is inoculated and correctly oriented in the envelope.

Biological indicators Oxi Control GST E6/E5/E4/E3 PLX are produced under strictly controlled conditions in order to satisfy the requirements indicated in the current USP and EP editions and in accordance with ISO 11138 and EN 866 standards.

Oxi Control GST E6 PLX
ref. 91085
20 coupons + 20 SteriTest medium tubes
1-5 x 10e6 UFC/coupon
D VHP (1.6±0.5 mg/l , 30°C) = 1.5-4.0 minutes

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Zona Industriale, 64026 Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE)
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Waltham, MA 02452
United States
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