Compact Dry YM


Compact Dry is a simple and safe procedure for the determination and quantification of microorganisms in food, cosmetics and other raw materials, including pharmaceuticals. Ready-to-use Compact Dry Chromogenic Plates are suitable for both process and end product control.

On the chromogenic substrates of Compact Dry YM plates, yeasts and molds show different color reactions and are therefore very easy to distinguish: the chromogenic substrate X-Phos causes a blue coloration in almost all yeasts. Bacterial growth is inhibited by antibiotics. Thanks to the cavity of the Compact Dry plates, the molds develop their characteristic three-dimensional shape in different colors



Matrix: Raw materials, finished products, environmental samples from the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
Incubation time and temperature:  Incubate at 25 ± 2 °C for 5- 7 days
Presentation: Packs of 4 units
Mode of use:
  1. Remove the cover.
  2. Deposit 1 ml of the sample in the center of the surface of the Compact Dry plate.
  3. The sample is automatically and homogeneously dispersed on the film and transforms the dry film into a gel in a few seconds.
  4. Replace the cover on the plate. Incubate for the prescribed time.
Weigh the sample
Add the diluent
Homogenize the sample
Removing the plates
Remove the cover
Add 1 Ml of sample
Wait for the sample to be absorbed
Put the plate down
Bring the plate in incubation
Perform reading
Interpretation of results:

Yeasts have a blue coloration. Molds form cottony-looking colonies with characteristic colors. You can also use the incubation time/temperature recommended in national regulations for the enumeration of molds and yeasts.

Storage and shelf life:

Keep at room temperature, from 1 to 30 °C. Shelf life 18 months.