Solar-Cult® Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems (Solar Biologicals)

This sterile pre-moistened cellulose sponge is designed for sampling microbiological contamination on almost any surface. It is a convenient ready to use product designed to eliminate the costly, time-consuming steps of diluent preparation, sterilization and application to sampling devices. The system consists of a cellulose sponge that has been moistened with 10 mL of transfer diluent and then sealed in a foil pouch. Possible contamination, by diluent and/or sponge during the moistening step, is eliminated by sterilizing the sealed product with Gamma Radiation. The robust construction of the sponge permits sampling microbiological contamination of large surface areas by allowing the user to vigorously rub almost any surface.

The cellulose sponge was selected on the basis of an exhaustive study carried out by EF Daly, F Pagotto and JM Farber at the Banting Research Center of Health Canada. These researchers observed that the cellulose sponge was the best sampling material available in terms of its non-inhibitory effects on food-borne pathogens.

To meet specific user requirements, a choice of three different diluent materials is available:

Neutralizing Buffer assists in the recovery of microorganisms in samples taken from surfaces exposed to sanitizing agents. It has the ability to inactivate the bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects of sanitizing agents such as chlorine and quaternary ammonium compounds (Difco Manual).

Buffered Peptone Water assists in the recovery of fastidious pathogenic microorganisms recommended for use in HACCP.

Butterfields Phosphate Buffer is the buffer of choice recommended by the United States Federal Department of Agriculture for use in HACCP.
Each lot of diluent is tested to ensure it meets commercial manufacturer criteria and recovers food-borne pathogens
The Solar-Cult easy-tear open foil pouch was selected to ensure a high quality, stable product with a long shelf-life. The foil material is a technically proven vapor-barrier that prevents moisture loss. This packaging encourages user confidence that when they are ready to collect a sample that the sponge they use is also ready to work



Description/Item No. Details Mfr. Item No. Packaging Qty. Your Cost/Qty Purchase
Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems
3060-82
Solar-Cult® Cellulose sponge pre-moistened with 10 mL Neutralizing Buffer, individually wrapped in foil pouch, Sterile BS-10NB-1 Individually wrapped in foil pouch. pack/100
$181.70
$147.18/PK
19% discount
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Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems
3060-90
Solar-Cult® Cellulose sponge pre-moistened with 10 mL Buffered Peptone Water, individually wrapped in foil pouch, Sterile BS-10BPW-1 Individually wrapped in foil pouch. pack/100
$181.70
$147.18/PK
19% discount
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Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems
3060-92
Solar-Cult® Cellulose sponge pre-moistened with 10 mL Buffered Peptone Water, individually wrapped in foil pouch, Sterile BS-10BPW-5 Individually wrapped in foil pouch. pack/500
$830.48
$730.82/PK
12% discount
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Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems
3060-65
Solar-Cult® Sampling Kit, 1 - Sterile cellulose sponge pre-moistened with 10 mL Neutralizing Buffer, individually wrapped in f BS02NB Individually wrapped in foil pouch. pack 50
$228.15
$118.64/PK
48% discount
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Pre-moistened Cellulose Sponge Sampling Systems
3060-60
Solar-Cult® Cellulose sponge pre-moistened wit 10 ml. Neutralizing Buffer, individually packaged in 4 oz vial, Sterile. SV-10NB-1 Individually packaged in a 4 oz. vial. pack/100
$215.45
$174.51/CS
19% discount
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