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Air Monitoring Media


Active & Passive Air Monitoring with Ready-to-Use Culture Media 

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Solutions for the Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics Industries

A comprehensive range of ready-to-use agar media and testing solutions is available from Merck to keep manufacturing facilities in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries safe. Our culture media for active air monitoring – settle plates and contact plates, agar strips and media cassettes - are optimized for use with the respective Merck air monitoring system while, for passive air monitoring, a wide variety of settle plates allow continuous monitoring at critical points. Choose from a range of high-quality media formulations to conveniently check air and compressed gas lines – and get results rapidly and reliably. The media products are optimized for use in either less critical clean rooms or highly critical clean rooms and isolators.

Our products have been developed in close cooperation with users and authorities to ensure they are tailored to the needs of our customers and follow international guidelines for critical and controlled environments such as EU, cGMP, USP or FDA Aseptic Guidance.

Contact Plates for Air Monitoring

Contact Plates

Contact plates are the perfect match for our MAS-100® air sampling systems. They are available for non-critical areas as well as for critical areas.

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HYCON® Agar Strips for Air Monitoring

HYCON® Agar Strips

Merck’s HYCON® Agar Strips are the perfect media for use with the RCS® microbial air monitoring systems. These strips are available as total count or selective media for specific microorganisms.

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M Air T® Cassettes for Air Monitoring

M Air T® Cassettes

M Air T® Cassettes are the perfect media for use with the M Air T® microbial air samplers. Our pre-filled agar cassettes are sterile and easy to load.

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Settle Plates for Air Monitoring

Settle Plates

Merck's settle plates are the ideal media for use with the MAS-100® microbial air sampling systems. They are available as gamma-irradiated and non-irradiated settle plates.

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