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HYCON® Agar Strips


HYCON® Agar Strips

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The Perfect Media for Our RCS® Air Sampler

A wide range of HYCON® Agar Strips by Merck is available specifically for RCS® Microbial Air Samplers. There are several total count media, selective media for yeasts and molds, coliform organisms and staphylococci. Gamma-irradiated products in sterile double packaging are also available.

Using standardized media which are manufactured in controlled cleanroom environments allows for the complete validation of the RCS® Systems according to ISO 14698-1/2. Each individual agar strip is welded into a re-sealable sleeve and 100% visually controlled, ensuring maximum safety in critical environments.

HYCON® Agar Strips are used for monitoring of ambient air and compressed gases with the RCS® High Flow Touch Microbial Air Sampler and the RCS® Isolator. They are also applied with the RCS® Plus Ex Microbial Air Sampler for monitoring of explosion hazard areas.

Additionally, for Gamma-Irradiated Products

  • Gamma-irradiated for maximum safety
  • Specifically designed for applications within isolator and clean room environments
  • Double packaging allows for easy transfer into critical areas
  • Contained additives for neutralization of more than 5,000 ppm of hydrogen peroxide (only TCI- γ)
HYCON® Agar Strips

HYCON® Agar Strips

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Reliable quality
  • Manufactured under strictly controlled aseptic conditions
  • Fully validated according to EN ISO 14698-1/2 in combination with RCS® Systems
  • Also available as gamma-irradiated consumables in sterile double packaging for use in critically controlled areas
Safe & Convenient
  • Re-sealable sleeve ensures sterility and allows for secure handling
  • Individually packed and 100% visually checked
  • Validated storage from 2-25 °C, thus allowing room temperature storage (except Agar Strips S and C)
  • Shelf life of up to six months: saves costs when fewer incoming goods controls are needed
  • Available as total count media and selective media: adapts to, depending on user requirements