Innovations in microbiology
Merck has pioneered innovation in microbiology for over 100 years. The culture of microorganisms is just one area in which Merck has remained at the forefront of innovation since day one. Discover our rich history of innovation:
Granulated culture media
Merck led the way in the granulation of powdered culture media in the early 1950s. These media combine peak performance with improved safety – and afford major advantages over conventional powdered media.
Fluorocult® and Chromocult® media
Fluorocult® and Chromocult® allow lab professionals to rapidly identify bacteria by their characteristic enzymes. With their simple color scheme, Chromocult® media slash preparation and incubation time, and minimize material use and labor costs. How? Chromogenic substrates assign easily distinguishable colors to each colony type – allowing clear, reliable identification.
MAS-100® air sampler
Reliable and highly precise, the MAS-100® air sampler meets strict cleanroom demands for measuring air contamination. This air sampler marries the latest technology and expertise with Swiss-made reliability and a unique design. Today, the MAS-100® is probably the most widely-used air sampler in the pharmaceutical industry.
This system for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence allows lab professionals to objectively assess hygiene in just 2 minutes. The HY-LiTE® testing system is based on rapid quantitative detection of ATP from food residue and many other sources of contamination.
Singlepath® and Duopath®
These lateral flow tests represent a breakthrough generation of assays for detecting pathogenic bacteria and the toxins they produce. Acting as mini-laboratories, the tests always include a built-in control reaction – and the product range covers all major pathogens. These tests return definitive results as rapidly as 20 minutes after enrichment of the sample.
foodproof® kits support modern labs working with foodstuffs or environmental samples. These innovative testing kits employ the latest real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology and combine flexibility, efficiency and speed. foodproof® kits display results as soon as they appear – a major advantage over conventional PCR kits.
Merck enforces a high-level quality management system based on the latest regulations such as ISO 11133 and 14001, and including all relevant certificates. We also regularly passes audits conducted by international companies and government authorities. When it comes to designing microbiology products, Merck completes every step of the process in-house. Our products are held in high esteem across the globe for their unparalleled quality, innovation, and safety. The secret of our success is simple: quality control and quality assurance are central to everything we do.