Compact Dry ETB

Article no: 1002941
  • Ready and easy to use portable plate: Preparation of medium is not required, which eliminates waste of medium as well as sterilizing apparatus to prepare the medium.
  • Detection of colonies on plate is simple and clear.
  • Single colonies on the plate can be isolated for further identification tests
61,88  incl. 19% VAT 
40 pcs
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Delivery time: 1-3 days

ETB are Enterobacteria that are gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria. Compact Dry ETB are ready-to-use, chromogenic Compact Dry plates that are suitable for both in-process and end-product control. Using Compact Dry ETB it´s very easy to detect Enterobacteriacae. It´s substrates allows the easy differentiation of the Enterobacteria from other groups.

Scope of delivery

  • 1400 Plates
  • 500 Plates
  • 240 Plates
  • 40 Plates


Article Number 1502889 | 1402942 | 1002942 | 1002941
Incubation time and temperature 24 ± 2 hours at 37 ± 1 °C
Shelf life 16 months after manufacturing
Storage Room temperature (+ 1 to + 30 °C)


Extraction procedure

Sample preparation

  • Viable count in water or liquid foodstuff
  • Drop 1 ml of specimen (dilute if necessary) on the middle of the Compact Dry plate.
  • Viable count in solid foodstuff
  • Add buffer solution (e.g. 0.9% saline solution, PBS, buffered peptone water, etc.) to the specimen and homogenize by stomacher®. Drop 1 ml of specimen (dilute if necessary) on the middle of the dry sheet of the Compact Dry plate.
  • Viable count in swab test specimen
  • Use a sterile wet swab to wipe the surface which should be analyzed and put it back into the device with wiping solution.
  • After shaking the device (approx. 10 seconds) drop 1 ml of wiping solution (dilute if necessary) on the middle of the Compact Dry plate.
  • Use the Compact Dry Swab (Art. No. ZCS1002953, content 40 pcs) as single application (1 ml) or Promedia ST-25 (Art. No. Z0302, content 10 pcs) as multiple application (10 ml) for this procedure.

Test instructions

  • Open the top cover of the Compact Dry plate. Drop 1 ml of sample in the middle of the plate.
  • Sample diffuses automatically and evenly into the sheet and transforms the dried sheet into a gel within seconds.
  • Put the cover again on the plate and place it in the incubator in a horizontal position
  • After incubation, count the number of all grown colonies on the plate.


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