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MXSMEND48

Millipore

Milliflex Cassette

Prefilled with m-Endo LES Agar designed for the recovery of coliform organisms

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Synonym(s):
m-Endo LES Agar
eCl@ss:
32160801
NACRES:
NA.74

Quality Level

form

plate (pre-poured agar)

shelf life

6 mo.

feature

ready-to-use

packaging

cassette of 10 mL
pack of 48 tests

manufacturer/tradename

Milliflex®

storage condition

protect from light (right side up)

color

slightly opalescent rose

input

sample type cosmetics
sample type beer
sample type pharmaceutical(s)
sample type bottled water

pH

7.2±0.2 (25.0 °C)

application(s)

bioburden testing
cosmetics
microbiology
pharmaceutical
water monitoring

compatibility

for use with Milliflex®

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

suitability

coliforms

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6 mo.

shelf life

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feature

ready-to-use

feature

ready-to-use

feature

ready-to-use

feature

ready-to-use

packaging

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packaging

cassette of 10 mL, pack of 48 tests

packaging

cassette of 10 mL, pack of 48 tests

packaging

cassette of 10 mL, pack of 48 tests

manufacturer/tradename

Milliflex®

manufacturer/tradename

Milliflex®

manufacturer/tradename

Milliflex®

manufacturer/tradename

Milliflex®

pH

7.2±0.2 (25.0 °C)

pH

7.2±0.2 (25.0 °C)

pH

7.2±0.2 (25.0 °C)

pH

7.0±0.2 (25.0 °C)

General description

Milliflex® Cassette are ready to use agar-based media to be used with Milliflex® or Milliflex Oasis® system for convenient, rapid and reliable bioburden testing. The prefilled agar cassette helps to streamline the microbial contamination testing workflow with quality assurance and avoiding risks of exogenous contamination. Each plate is a 3-piece assembly containing approximately 10ml of the media. m-Endo LES Agar is a selective media for detecting total coliforms in drinking water. Sodium lauryl sulphate and sodium desoxycholate are inhibitors of gram-positive bacteria, basic Fuchsin is a pH indicator, sodium sulphite is added to decolorize the basic fuchsin solution and the ethanol additive increases the antibacterial nature of the formulation. Lactose fermenting bacteria produce acetaldehyde that reacts with the sodium sulphite and fuchsin to form red colonies. The development of a metallic sheen occurs when the organism produces aldehydes with the rapid fermentation of lactose. The sheen will be suppressed if the inoculum is too heavy.

Application

Milliflex® Cassette prefilled with m-Endo LES Agar is used in Bioburden testing and general microbiological analysis of water, wastewater and dairy products. It is widely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and brewing industry.

Culture Medium

m-Endo LES

Analysis Note

Coliform colonies appear deep red with distinct green metallic sheen
QC organisms
E. coli (ATCC 25922)

P. aeruginosa (ATCC 9027)

E. aerogenes (ATCC 49701)

S. aureus (ATCC 6538) as negative control
Target Microorganisms: Coliform species

Legal Information

MILLIFLEX is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
MILLIFLEX OASIS is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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