Compact Dry™ – Plate testing

Compact Dry™ is a ready-to-use dehydrate plate media allowing users to perform microbial testing on food, beverage, meat, cosmetics, and raw materials

Each plate contains chromogenic substrates producing colonies to grow and develop specific colors for easy counting. Compact Dry™ is the perfect hybrid between traditional agar plates and film agars, sporting a rigid plastic outer for greater stack ability and no leaks, along with the tough media-infused woven pad being self-diffusing to reduce damage to agar when applying your sample.


Easy to use

In three simple steps you are on your way to testing;

  1. Add 1mL of the desired sample for testing
  2. Incubate at the required temperature and time period
  3. Read the plate by identifying the coloured colonies

No refrigeration required

Compact Dry™ plates are stored at room temperature so there is no waiting time for plates to reach ambient temperature.

Reading made easy

Countable ranges are 0-300 CFU, Compact Dry™ even has their own app available for Smart Phones to count plates.

Compact Dry™ has a large range of plates available for pathogenic microbes: 

  • E.coli and Coliforms
  • Coliforms
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Listeria Species
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Enterobacteriacea
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio Parahaemolyticus
  • Bacillus cereus

Also available are Compact Dry™ range for non-pathogenic microbes:

  • Total Count
  • Yeast & mould
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Enterococcus
  • Water heterotrophic bacteria

Accreditations in AOAC, NordVal, MicroVal