Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
31 March 2004
NEW BROTH MEDIUM FOR SAFER CULTIVATION OF FASTIDIOUS ORGANISMS
Oxoid Limited has further extended the comprehensive range of Oxoid Culture Media with the addition of Heart Infusion Broth (CM1032) - a highly nutritious liquid medium for the cultivation of streptococci, pneumococci, meningococci and other fastidious organisms.
Developed to give performance characteristics equivalent to Brain Heart Infusion Broth, new Oxoid Heart Infusion Broth is free from bovine brain material.
Though the bovine brain used in Oxoid Brain Heart Infusion Broth is not Specified Risk Material (SRM), its exclusion in Heart Infusion Broth may ease potential regulatory issues for the user in certain applications.
In addition to the cultivation of streptococci, pneumococci, meningococci and other fastidious organisms, Oxoid Heart Infusion Broth can be supplemented with yeast extract, haemin and menadione to improve the growth of Bacteroides spp. Simple additions to this medium will also make it suitable for blood culture or the cultivation of yeasts and moulds.
For further information about new Oxoid Heart Infusion Broth or any other culture medium, telephone + 44 (0) 1256 841144, fax +44 (0) 1256 329728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.