For safe and efficient viable monitoring of air and personnel
The new lockable ICRplus settle plates
Lockable ICRplus settle plates from Merck Millipore, the life science division of Merck, are suitable for viable air and personnel monitoring in cleanrooms and isolators.
The new plates are based on the original Merck Millipore ICR settle plate technology and provide semi-quantitative determination of microbial contamination. They feature a new two-way closure system: the 'Closed' position allows safe transportation and aerobic incubation, while the 'Vent' position expands incubation for the detection of anaerobic and microaerophilic micro-organisms.
ICRplus settle plates are filled with Casein Soybean Digest Agar (TSA), which is recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance for Industry (2004): Sterile Drug Products Produced by Aseptic Processing – cGMP. They are offered in formulations with neutralisers for the inactivation of disinfectant. Additionally, the plates can be used for the detection of fastidious bacteria when used in combination with chocolate agar and lecithin, Tween 80 and histidine (LTH).
ICRPlus settle plates are filled with Casein Soybean Digest Agar
ICRplus settle plates are produced under aseptic conditions, gamma-irradiated and triple-bagged, making them optimal for personnel monitoring, passive air sampling and active air sampling with sieve like samplers (e.g. MAS air samplers) in isolators and cleanrooms. Furthermore the new products enable inactivation of residual vaporous hydrogen peroxide (VHP) during active air sampling.
Each settle plate contains a data matrix barcode, which allows secure identification and supports the 'paperless' lab. The 90mm plates have a high filling volume of 30ml, which allows prolonged incubation.