Passive air monitoring of microbial contaminants: don’t settle for second-best

As part of Merck Millipore’s complete range of environmental monitoring solutions, settle plates for passive viable air monitoring provide a reliable, convenient and flexible complement to active air sampling

As part of Merck Millipore’s complete range of environmental monitoring solutions, settle plates for passive viable air monitoring provide a reliable, convenient and flexible complement to active air sampling. These settle plates enable semi-quantitative determination of microbial contaminations in ambient air but are also suitable for personnel monitoring (e.g. gloves) as well as for active air monitoring with the MAS-100 samplers.

And that’s not all: settle plates are easy to use, efficient, and enable continuous monitoring during production processes. Because they are fairly small, they are ideally suited for usage in confined spaces.

Merck Millipore’s passive air sampling solutions are perfectly tailored to the requirements of different applications. The triple-bagged and gamma-irradiated ICR settle plates are designed for use in critical cleanrooms and isolators, while the single-bagged LI Settle Plates are the ideal solution for less critical cleanrooms and other controlled environments. These products have one thing in common: they meet all relevant international standards and regulations, including EU cGMP, FDA Aseptic Guide and USP 34 <1116>.

LI Settle Plates are designed for microbial passive sampling during environmental monitoring in less critical areas. Each plate is labeled with a data matrix barcode, containing its reference, lot, serial number and expiry date. Paperless documentation makes the transfer of data more secure while saving time and effort.

Room temperature storage and their long shelf life add to the convenience of the LI Settle Plates, which are produced in cleanrooms to minimise the risk of contamination. The plates’ high filling volumes allow prolonged exposition and incubation. They can also be used for personnel monitoring or as disposables for active air monitoring with MAS air samplers.

ICR Settle Plates for use in isolators and critical cleanrooms reach beyond the features of the LI Settle Plates. They are gamma-irradiated in their final packaging and come in transparent, H2O2-impermeable triple-barrier packaging for safe transportation in cleanrooms (ISO 5) and isolators. SDA is provided in pink plates, making it easy to distinguish between SDA and TSA.

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