VIT® Beer Megasphaera/Pectinatus

Test kit for the rapid analysis of beer spoilage bacteria

Item Number: 01210007

Detection of beer spoilage bacteria

VIT® Beer Megasphaera/Pectinatus rapidly detects Megasphaera cerevisiae and all members of the genus Pectinatus in one test run. In comparison with conventional cultivation methods VIT® Beer Megasphaera/Pectinatus allows time savings of five to eight days. The testkit represents an ideal complement to our VIT® Beer plus L. brevis

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

Analysis can be performed with following samples:

  • Isolates, biofilms (direct)
  • Liquid enrichment (direct)
  • Beer and beer based drinks (short pre-enrichment)
  • Hygienic samples (short pre-enrichment)

 

Send us also your sample for analysis: Rapid identification of Megasphaera cerevisiae and Pectinatus spp.

Phase contrast (left), identical microscopic image after VIT® analyis (right): Megasphaera cerevisiae and Pectinatus spp. shine red.
Phase contrast (left), identical microscopic image after VIT® analyis (right): Megasphaera cerevisiae and Pectinatus spp. shine red.

Advantages

  • identification of Megasphaera cerevisiae and all members of Pectinatus spp. in one test run
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • fast analysis time
  • highest specificity
  • detection is based upon the reliable VIT® gene probe technology