HYSERVE: Compact Dry Culture Test Plates

Compact Dry products come in 50mm diameter plates which contains dehydrated culture media and a cold water-soluble gelling agent in a non-woven cloth matrix. The medium is instantly hydrated when inoculated with a sample over the cloth matrix to form a gel within seconds. Tetrazolium salt or other in redox indicators ensure the grown colonies will be coloured and therefore easily distinguished from possible residues on the plate, making them easy to use and accurate in labs, classrooms or industry.

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Compact Dry is a ready-to-use test method which helps to reduce the time needed to perform microbial testing. The plates can be used to test raw materials as well as finished products like food, beverage, meat, cosmetics and other samples.

Compact Dry plates are incredibly easy to use and read. Simply place 1ml of sample onto the dehydrated medium, and the liquid samples will self diffuse evenly over the whole plate. Incubate at the temperature specified for your sample type, and the grown colonies will flourish, and are ultimately pigmented with chromogenic substrates and redox indicators to allow you to identify bacterium, yeasts, moulds, etc by their resulting colour.



Unlike other culture plates and test methods, Compact Dry plates are easy to store – requiring no refrigeration prior to use. In fact, they are happy to be stored at room temperature for up to two years, and can be used over an incubation temperature range of 20 – 42°C.

The rigid structure of the plates allow for easy transportation, and for an unlimited number of units to be stacked safely in an incubator. Risk of contamination is eliminated by using the covering lid.

Compact Dry Menu

Compact Dry TC

Total Aerobic Count Plate

Compact Dry YM

Enumeration Of Yeast And Moulds

Compact Dry EC

Enumeration Of E. Coli and Coliforms

Compact Dry LS

Dry Film Media For Listeria

Compact Dry CF

Enumeration Of Coliforms

Compact Dry ETB

Enumeration Of Enterobacteriaceae

Compact Dry ETC

Enumeration Of Enterococci

Quick Facts

  • – Ready to use
  • – Rapid and easy to interpret results
  • – Self-diffusable membrane means a spreader is not required
  • – No height limits when stacking for incubation
  • – Room temperature storage and long shelf life
  • – AOAC, MicroVal amd NordVal Approved

Available in packs of 40, 240, 500 and 1404.

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