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Information on the Microbiologics Lyophilised Reference Cultures
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Microbiologics® specialises in producing lyophilised reference cultures for quality control laboratories. Ready-to-use reference cultures will alleviate labour-intensive processes of preparing, storing, and maintaining in-house cultures.

Each lyophilised microorganism is no more than four passages from the reference culture and is authentic and traceable. Choose from more than 800 microorganism strains derived from well-known culture collections from around the world including ATCC®, NCIMB, NCTC and more.
Standard Features:
  No-preincubation required
  Available in sets of microorganisms
  Long shelf life (up to 24 months)
  Shipment at ambient temperature
  Refrigerated storage (2-8°C)
  Online Certificate on Analysis
  Product Warranty
  Authentic and traceable to reference cultures
  No more than four passages from reference culture (KWIK-STIK and LYFO DISK®)
  Microorganisms which are one passage from the reference culture are available in theLab-Elite™
  Microorganisms which are two passages from the reference culture are available in the KWIK-STIK Plus
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Product Type Product Description
Go to Microbiologics websiteAs an ISO Guide 34 accredited manufacturer, Microbiologics offers Lab-Elite™ Certified Reference Materials to help ISO 17025 accredited laboratories meet the requirements of this standard. Lab-Elite™ Certified Reference Material is delivered in an easy-to-use KWIK-STIK™ format and includes a Certificate of Analysis inside the canister.

Over 40 reference strains are available in the Lab-Elite™ format. Click here for a full list.

Lab-Elite™ is 100% traceable (sources from licensed, traceable strains).
Lab-Elite™ Applications:
  Suitable for use in ISO 17025 accredited laboratories
  Quality Control of Research
  When the ID of microorganism is required
  For validation and verification of processes and instruments
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Go to Microbiologics websiteLYFO DISK® is a lyophilised pellet containing a single strain of a microorganism and is the most economical reference stock culture option. LYFO DISK® is known for its ease-of-use; simply re-hydrate the pellet and inoculate.
  LYFO DISK® is available in a resealable vial containing 6 pellets of a single microorganism strain.
  No more than four passages from the reference microorganism.
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Go to Microbiologics websiteThe KWIK-STIK™ is well-known for its clever design and accurate, repeatable results. It is a self-contained unit featuring a single microorganism strain in a lyophilised pellet, a reservoir of hydrating fluid, and inoculating swab. Each KWIK-STIK™ unit has a peel-off identification label for easy documentation.
  KWIK-STIK™ is available in packs of 2 individual KWIK-STIK units and in packs of 6 individual KWIK-STIK units.
  No more than four passages from the reference microorganism.
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Go to Microbiologics websiteKWIK-STIK™ Plus microorganisms are designed to meet the needs of labortories requiring QC microorganisms that are a limited number of passages from the reference culture. KWIK-STIK™ Plus microorganisms are two passages from the reference culture, allowing for more sub-cultures.

80 reference strains are available in the KWIK-STIK™ Plus format. Click here for a full list.

KWIK-STIK™ Plus microorganisms has the same characteristics as the KWIK-STIK™ with additional features:
  KWIK-STIK Plus are lyophilised microorganisms preparations that are two passages from the reference culture.
  A peel-off label which contains a Certificate of Assay that specifies the identity and traceability fo the microorganisms to a reference culture, and the number of passages the microorganism preparation is removed from the reference culture.
  KWIK-STIK™ Plus comes in a canister containing five KWIK-STIK™ Plus units of a single strain.
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Microorganism Sets
Go to Microbiologics websiteMicroorganism Sets offered by Microbiologics® contain the manufacturer's recommended quality control strains for bacterial identification systems (e.g., Vitek®) and bacterial detection products (e.g., Colilert®). Miscellaneous Sets offered by Microbiologics® include the quality control strains for sensitivity testing, and appropriate microorganism groupings for a wide selection of additional quality control tests. Ordering microorganisms in sets simplifies the ordering process and offers the best value with a savings of 5% or more over ordering several individual microorganisms.

Microorganism sets are available for many instruments including:
  Vitek® and Vitek® 2
  BD BBL™ Crystal™, Phoenix™ and GeneOhm™
  Cepheid® Smart Cycler® and GeneXpert®
  Roche LightCycler®
Choose from three packaging options:
  LYFO DISK® (vial of 6 lyophilised pellets of each microorganism)
  KWIK-STIK™ 2 Pack (2 self-contained units of each microorganism)
  KWIK-STIK™ 6 Pack (6 self-contained units of each microorganism)
Look for the ATCC Licensed Derivative® Emblem for products derived from ATCC® cultures
Microbiologics® is registered trademark of Microbiologics, Inc. St Cloud, MN, USA
LYFO-DISK® is a registered trademark of Microbiologics, Inc. St Cloud, MN, USA. Lab-Elite™, KWIK-STIK™ and KWIK-STIK™ Plus are trademarks of Microbiologics, Inc in the United States and other countries
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