3M™ Petrifilm™ aerobic count plates

Manufacturer: 3M™

Within 48 hours (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 for processed meats and in high acid foods. Fast, Accurate, Results in 48 hours (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 optimises 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.


3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates are 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 labour 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 
  • Standardisation of methodology 
  • Consistent and reliable test results 

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