Antibiotic Medium #4 (Powder)
Storage RT/4°C Shipping RT
Components shown as g/liter
Dehydrated culture media suitable for the microbial assay and detection of antibiotics in milk and plate counts in pharmaceutical products. Formulated in acordance with the specifications and protocols as listed by the FDA, Grove and Randall and USP 23.
The activity of an antibiotic can be demonstrated under suitable conditions by its inhibitory effect on organisms. Antibiotic assays are performed by the cylinder plate method and the turbidimetric assay. These media has been formulated according to the specifications and procedures listed by the Food and Drug Administration, European Pharmacopeia, Code of Federal Regulations, and the USP. The Antibiotic Media are identified numerically and also, where applicable, with names assigned by Grove and Randall in Assay Methods of Antibiotics.
Store the sealed bottle containing the dehydrated medium at 2 to 30.0°C. Once opened and recapped, place the container in a low humidity environment at the same storage temperature. Protect it from moisture and light. The dehydrated medium should be discarded if it is not free flowing or if the color has changed from the original light beige color.
Directions: 1. Dissolve 26.5grams per liter of distilled/deionized water, heating to boiling with stirring until completely solubilized.
2. Dispense into appropriate containers, loosen caps and autoclave for 15-30 minutes at 121ºC (15 psi). Storage:Store powdered media at RT. Opened bottles should be capped tightly and kept in a dark, low humidity environment. Prepared media should be kept at 4°C and used within a short period of time.
Microbiological Analysis: Micrococcus luteus (ATCC 9341)
Appearance: Light beige, homogeneous and free flowing
Solubility: Light to medium amber.and turbid to clear.
pH: 6.6 ± 0.2
Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
1. CRF:21, 300.50 2. Bacteriological Analytical Manual, Sixth Ed. (1984) 3. Assay Methods of Antibiotics, Grove, D.C. and Randall, W.A., Medical Encyclopedia Inc., N.Y. (1955) 4. USP XXI, Rockville, MD (1985)