Contact Plates for Surface & Personnel Monitoring


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ICR/ICRplus, RT/RTplus Contact Plates for Surface and Personnel Monitoring

Merck’s contact plates are available as gamma-irradiated and non-irradiated for surface and personnel monitoring in critical and less critical areas. The ICR/ICRplus, RT/RTplus Contact Plates contain either Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA), Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) or vegetable peptone media of non-animal origin to reduce the risk of BSE/TSE contamination to an absolute minimum.

Learn more about our ready-to-use contact plates for monitoring surfaces and personnel in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

heipha ICR/ICRplus Contact Plates
ICR/ICRplus Contact Plates

The ICR/ICRplus Contact Plates are gamma-irradiated and triple-bagged for monitoring of isolators and critical clean rooms.

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heipha RT/RTplus Contact Plates
RT/RTplus Contact Plates

The RT/RTplus Contact Plates are single-bagged and non-irradiated for use in less critical clean rooms.

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Secure & Reliable
  • Data matrix barcode on each plate for paperless and secure identification of individual plates
  • Transparent, H2O2-impermeable triple-sleeve packaging for safe transportation in clean rooms and isolators 
  • CLOSED and VENT closure options of ICRplus and RTplus Contact Plates for safe transportation and variation of incubation conditions
  • Room temperature stability allows storage at site of use
  • Long shelf life for fewer incoming goods controls
  • Sabouraud Dextrose Agar in pink plates to make TSA and SDA plates easily distinguishable
  • A large variety of formulations for monitoring sanitized, dry surfaces
  • Supplemented with neutralizers of a wide range of disinfectants and ß-lactam antibiotics
  • New formulation of non-animal origin available for minimal risk of BSE contamination (in ICRplus plates only)


Oct 16
16/10/17 - 18/10/17
12th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Bethesda, MD, USA
Industrial Biomonitoring North America 20171016
Nov 07
07/11/17 - 08/11/17
PharmaLab Congress
Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss
Dusseldorf, Germany
Water Purification,Reagents Chemicals and Labware,Life Science Research,Industrial Biomonitoring,Analytics and Sample Preparation Europe 20171107
Nov 14
14/11/17 - 16/11/17
A3P Annual Congress
Congress Center - Espace Bellevue
Biarritz, France
Industrial Biomonitoring,Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Europe 20171114