Product Code THTS 009
TRANSPORT MEDIUM AMIES W/ CHARCOAL is used for transportation and preservation of bacteriological samples. Amies introduced his modification of Stuart?s Transport Medium to overcome a number of problems. Stuart?s Transport Medium suffered from overgrowth by coliforms that were capable of utilizing sodium glycerophosphate. Scientist ?Amies? replaced this problem of component with an inorganic phosphate buffer system. In the formulation of Amies Transport medium, Charcoal neutralizes fatty acids that are toxic to microorganisms. The addition of charcoal to the medium also extended the survival time of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from 24 to 72 hours.