Compact Dry

It is a simple and safe procedure to determine and quantify microorganisms in raw materials, in-process products, finished products and environmental samples with focus on food, cosmetics and others.

Compact Dry

It is a dry culture medium originating in Japan, which is used for bacterial counts without requiring preparation for use by food manufacturers.

International Certifications

To ensure reliability, Compact Dry has obtained certifications from AOAC in the USA and MicroVal and NordVal in the EU. In Japan, the analytical approaches have been included in the Standard Methods of Analysis in food safety regulation.

Compact and dry plates:

Compact Dry

is a simple and safe procedure for determining and quantifying microorganisms in foodstuffs, cosmetics and other raw materials, including pharmaceuticals. Compact Dry ready-to-use chromogenic plates are suitable for both in-process and final product controls.
Rigid transparent plates with removable lid

Keep your colonies intact with space between the media and lid. Easily remove the plastic lid for quick inoculation. Count your colored colonies clearly through the gridded back surface of the cassette

Ready to use

1ml sample dropped in the middle of the plate turns the dry media to gel that diffuses evenly and automatically on the plate. No need for a spreader, no need for an extrar step

Designed for stacking


Save precious incubator space with a product that is designed to stack in the incubator with low risk of contamination.

Almacenamiento a temperatura ambiente

Keep storage simple with plates that have an extended shelf life and can be stored long term at room temperature.

CompactDry products

CompactDry offers 16 different media for the following organisms:

User's manual
Aoac International

International Certifications

To ensure reliability, Compact Dry has obtained certifications from AOAC in the U.S. and MicroVal and NordVal in the EU. In Japan

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With offices in 11 countries

CompactDry has offices in Canada, United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

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We are in constant growth, with more than 10 years in the Latin American market.