Product Code TM 026
Antibiotic Assay media are used in the performance of antibiotic assays. Grove and Randall have elucidated those antibiotic assays and media in their comprehensive treatise on antibiotic assays. Schmidt and Moyer have reported the use of antibiotic assay medium for the liquid formulation used in the performance of antibiotic assay. These media are prepared according by the FDA. Antibiotic Assay Medium No. 20 is used for turbidometric assay of Amphotericin B using Candida tropicalis ATCC 13803 as test organism. This medium is also known as Yeast beef broth. This medium is also used in assaying mycostatic activity in pharmaceutical related preparations.
Turbidimetric antibiotic assay is based on the change or inhibition of growth of a test microorganims in a liquid medium containing a uniform concentration of an antibiotic. After incubation of the test orgainism in the working dilutions of the antibiotics, the amount of growth is determined by measuring the light transmittance using spectophotometer. The concentration of antibiotic is determined by comparing amounts of growth obtained with that given by the reference standard solutions. Use of this method is appropriate only when test samples are clear.
for microbiological assay of Amphotericin B using Candida tropicalis