The 3M™ Flip-Top Dilution Bottle with 90 mL Butterfield's Buffer is a leak-resistant plastic cylinder with a flip-open lid that seals securely for safe shipping and handling.
The Butterfield's Buffer is an ideal diluent for enumeration of microorganisms from food, water, and environmental samples. The solution is decontaminated through gamma irradiation for long shelf life. The handy flip-top style provides a fast, easy and reliable bottle for sample processing. Flip-open lids can be opened with one hand and the hinged lid stays open for easy sample additions. The 90 mL fill volume along with the easy-opening, leak resistant flip-open lid is ideal for collecting, adding, and safely shipping samples. The convenient hinged lid stays open for easy sample addition and the 45 mm bottle opening makes it easy to pipette into and out of the bottle. Each bottle is equipped with an integrity seal that guarantees bottle has not been previously opened. This product is made in the USA and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality assurance. It is intended for lab use only.
Butterfield's Buffer is used as a diluent for the preparation of dilutions for sample dilution of water, dairy products, foods, and pharmaceuticals prior to microbiological testing processes. It may also is used to dilute “washed” samples of cattle or swine to be tested for generic E. coli. It is formulated to the standard found in the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods and is also recommended as a general diluent in laboratory procedures by the Federal Drug Administration and in the Bacteriological Analytical Manual.