Product Code TMV 021
Antibiotic Veg Assay Medium No. 10 is prepared by incorporating vegetable peptones in place of animal peptones, making the medium BSE-TSE risks free. This can be used for the same purpose of Antibiotic Assay Medium No. 10 for the performance of various antibiotic assays. Grove and Randall have elaborately elucidated the methods to perform these assays and various media used for that. Schmidt and Moyer have reported the use of antibiotic assay medium for the liquid formulation used in the performance of antibiotic assay. Antibiotic Veg Assay Medium No. 10 is used as a seed agar for assay of Polymyxin B, Colistin methate sodium, Colistin & carbenicillin.
All conditions in the microbiological assay must be carefully controlled. Test organisms are inoculated in sterile seed agar cooled to 40-45?C and spread evenly over the surface of solidified base agar. After incubation, the concentration of the antibiotic being assayed is determined by measuring the zone of inhibition obtained, with that of reference standard antibiotic Polymyxins are reported to have slow diffusion in agar giving smaller zone of inhibition. However, the reduced agar concentration (1.2%) in this medium improves the diffusion of Polymyxin in the medium. Polysorbate 80 is reported to function synergistically with Polymyxins against spheroplasts of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Polysorbate 80 enhances the penetration of Polymyxin through the cytoplasmic membrane and hence is an appropriate ingredient in the medium used for assay of Polymyxin.
for assay of Polymyxin-B, Carbenicillin, Colistin and Colistimethate sodium