VIT® Bier Megasphaera/Pectinatus

Fast and reliable detection of beer spoilage bacteria

VIT® Bier Megasphaera/Pectinatus detects all members of the genus Pectinatus and additionally Megasphaera cerevisiae in the sample. In comparison with conventional methods VIT® Bier Megasphaera/Pectinatus allows time savings of five to eight days.

An ideal complement to our VIT® Bier plus L. brevis.

The analysis is easy to conduct – only few minutes hands-on time. The results are provided within 3 hours. Analysis is performed by using a fluorescence microscope. All essential expendable materials required for analysis are contained in the kit. Package size: 25 analysis.

Analysis can be performed with following samples:

  • Isolates (directly)
  • Liquid enrichment (directly)
  • Beer and beer based drinks (short pre-enrichment)
  • Biofilms (short pre-enrichment)
  • Environmental samples (short pre-enrichment)


  • detection of all members of Pectinatus and Megasphaera cerevisiae bacteria in one single analysis from one single sample
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • fast detection
  • highest specificity
  • detection is based upon our reliable VIT® gene probe technology
Please read the instructions in the manual carefully. Consistence of samples may vary. Therefore we recommend an internal validation or contact our specialists if you need further information.

The product is available with the following package sizes:

Package size Article number
25 analysis 01210007

This product is also available as a service.


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