The 3M™ Mini Flip-Top Vial with 10 mL Neutralizing Buffer is a leak-resistant plastic cylinder with a flip-open lid that seals securely for safe shipping and handling.
It is ready to use and filled with 10 mL of Neutralizing Buffer, which is an ideal diluent for food, beverage, and environmental samples and is a cost-effective alternative to mixing in-house. 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 handling. It opens with one hand and stays open for easy sample additions, making it ideal for sample processing while the convenient-size vial saves on lab space. This product is made in the USA and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality assurance. It is intended for lab use only.
The use of Neutralizing Buffer is advised when testing for the presence of microorganisms that may occur on dairy and food equipment disinfected with chlorine or quaternary ammonium compounds and is capable of inactivating the bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect of these composites. Neutralizing these chemicals is crucial in accurately detecting the presence of potentially harmful microorganisms. Using Neutralizing Buffer in the microbiological examination of surfaces in standard methods to test dairy products and foods and is also recommended as well as for the digestion and decontamination of mycobacterial specimens.