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3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates
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Within 48 hours (Afnor and U.S. AOAC®) the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate helps determine aerobic bacteria populations. Using a simple procedure this plate also helps detect lactic-acid bacteria.

The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate enumerates total aerobic bacteria present in the sample tested. Following a simple protocol they can also be used for enumerating anaerobic bacteria in processed meats and in high acid foods. Fast & accurate results in 48 hours (Afnor and U.S. AOAC®) with three easy steps:1) Inoculate - 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are easy to inoculate. Lift the top film and add sample. 2) Incubate - The space saving design maximises incubator space. 3) Enumerate - A red indicator dye in the plate colours all colonies red. This Petrifilm Plate can also be read in 4 seconds using the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader.

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 6400  3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates 6400 100 plates/box, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates (AC) for total aerobic population determination. 
6406 COC 2005-04 PF - Data Sheet (MSWORD 647.5 K)  6406  3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates 6406 1000 plates/case, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates (AC) for total aerobic population determination. 

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates are sample-ready to use at any time to streamline your testing process. The indicator dye and built in grid allows fast accurate identification of colonies.
  • By using labour-saving 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, you’ll have time to monitor critical control points more often.
  • Increased technician labor productivity. Reduced costs.
  • A survey of 274 plants who converted to 3M Petrifilm Plates from traditional agar methods found an average labour savings of 45% and an average increased technician efficiency of 80%.

    Our full line of easy-to-use 3M Petrifilm Plates can provide you with many benefits over traditional methods:
  • Accurate results in three easy steps: inoculate, incubate and count
  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Standardization of methodology
  • Consistent and reliable test results

    Reliability you can count on.
    When you use 3M products, you gain an international partner that has the resources to support you.

  • Brochure

    PDFEnvironmental Monitoring Procedures Article - Brochure (PDF 1.3 MB)

    Data Sheet

    PDFPetrifilm Plates Guide to Dilution Preparation - Data Sheet (PDF 874.9 K)
    PDFPetrifilm Plates Sample Preparation Sheet - Data Sheet (PDF 190.7 K)


    PDF3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate Flyer - Flyer (PDF 358.9 K)
    PDF3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plates for Lactic Acid Bacteria - Flyer (PDF 325.9 K)


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