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Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs

500-50000 CFU, suitable for microbiology, certified reference material, Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland

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Synonym(s):
Microbiological standards, Certified reference material, Enterococcus NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

certified reference material

Quality Level

Agency

ISO 17034
ISO/IEC 17025

form

disc (hydrosoluble)
solid

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

packaging

package of 10 discs

manufacturer/tradename

Manufactured by: Sigma-Aldrich Production GmbH, Switzerland

application(s)

environmental
food and beverages

microbiology

storage temp.

−20°C

suitability

Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus spp.

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General description

Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs are Certified Microorganisms Standards (Certified Microbiological Reference Materials), which can be used as quantitative and qualitative control organisms. They contain colony-forming units (CFUs) in the range of 500-50000 CFU per disc.

The technology allows long-term conservation and renders the organisms resistant to temperature changes. They are intended to be used as daily internal quality control organisms.

These microorganisms are certified according to ISO/IEC 17025 and produced under reproducible conditions compliant with ISO 17034 using authenticated strains from NCTC. These ready-to-use microbiological controls minimize the need for maintaining control strains in the test laboratory and guarantee the use of an authenticated control culture for every quality control test.

Lenticule® discs are prepared from a traceable culture obtained freeze-dried from the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) or National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF) and are manufactured by Sigma-Aldrich under license from UK Health Security Agency.

Application

Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 775 Lenticule® discs are used as reference strains in routine quality control for food, beverage, water, and environmental testing. Additionally, they are excellent for use in method development and validations, as starter cultures, and for use in research studies and educational purposes.

Features and Benefits

  • Ready-to-use at convenient CFU ranges
  • No dilution required
  • Quick rehydration in 10 minutes
  • At least 16 months of shelf life in a standard -20 °C freezer
  • Complete with a comprehensive certificate of analysis
  • No maintenance of stock cultures
  • No recovery time or pre-enrichment step is necessary
  • Robust, efficient, and reliable
  • Easy-to-use
  • Cost-effective

Other Notes

Strain origin: NCTC 3191

Other cell culture collections:

  • DSM 20478
  • ATCC® 19433
  • CECT 481
Click here to access BacDive database for more info on metabolism, genome, growth media and more
Strain History - Accessioned into the NCTC in 1920 < Dr C. L. Hannay (National Institute for Research in Dairying, Shinfield, UK). Isolation substrate unknown, geographic orgin unknown, before 1921.

Legal Information

ATCC is a registered trademark of American Type Culture Collection
Lenticule is a registered trademark of The Secretary of State for Health (United Kingdom)

Storage Class Code

6.2 - Infectious substances

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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