Orange Serum NPS & e.motion MF, 0.45µm

Nutrient pad sets - dehydrated media pads in petri dishes , pre-sterilized, along with suitable membrane filters for economical, time-saving microbiological quality control. No other ready-to-use culture media assures such consistently high quality and reproducible results up to 24 months.

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Sartorius Nutrient Pad Sets have been used successfully in the membrane filter method for more than 30 years. Practical and easy to handle, Nutrient Pads reduce labor and simplify many microbiological testing procedures. Microorganisms require the appropriate culture media for optimal growth. Nutrient Pad Sets are sterile, dehydrated culture media. Once they are moistened with 3.0 – 3.5 ml of sterile and demineralized (or pure ) water they are ready-to-use immediately. The level of moisture is optimal when an excess ring of water surrounding the NPS is visible.

The standard NPS box contains 100 sterile Nutrient Pads, each of which is individually inserted in a petri dish and sterilized. Ten each of these petri dishes are sealed in an aluminum bag. This special packaging in bags protects the sensitive formula constituents of the Nutrient Pad during transport and storage from fluctuations in humidity and temperature. As a result, it guarantees the high quality of our NPS throughout their entire shelf life up to 24 months. This makes the Sartorius Nutrient Pads Sets unique: No other ready-to-use culture media around the globe assures such consistently high quality and reproducible results up to 24 months.

Compliance with International Standards: Currently, Sartorius offers more than 30 different Nutrient Pad Set types to meet the diverse requirements of microbiological analysis. Aside from the European drinking water directive, they comply with other international regulations and recommendations: international pharmacopoeias, DIN and ISO standards, the American Standards for Water and Foods, mineral water regulations, brewery guidelines, such as MEBAC or EBC, and recommendations of the food industry, such as LMBG, NCA and ICUMSA, etc.

Includes Membrane Filters: All Nutrient Pad Set types are supplied with the appropriate membrane filters, which are also individually sterile packaged. Nutrient Pad Sets are also available with Microsart® e.motion Membrane Filters which are specially designed for the Microsart® e.motion Dispenser and can be conveniently inserted. The membrane filters are then automatically removed from their sterile package. All membrane filters, tailored to meet the special requirements of microbial detection, are available with 47 or 50 mm diameter.

  • Trouble-free storage up to 24 month
  • Compliance with international standards and references
  • Validation guide available
  • Highly versatile -multiple applications
  • Economical – no time consuming and labor intensive preparation of nutrient media (sterilization, cleaning etc.)
  • Easy handling – no need for comprehensive microbiological testing equipment


  • Application
    Microbial Enumeration  
  • Application Area
    Bioburden/Microbial enumeration  
  • Market
    Food & Beverage  

Biological Information

  • Target Microorganism
    Acid-tolerant microorganisms  

Compliance Information

  • Animal Components
  • CSA Compliant
  • Electrical / Battery item


  • Diameter
    ⌀ 47 mm  
  • Filter Diameter
    ⌀ 47 mm  


  • Reference Standards
    • APHA (food)  
    • IFU (International Federation of Fruit Juice)  

General Specifications

  • Culture Media
    Orange Serum (pH 5.5)  
  • Membrane Color | Grid Color
    green | dark green  

Materials of Construction

  • Filter Material
    Cellulose Nitrate (CN) / Mixed Cellulose Ester (MCE)  

Physicochemical Information

  • Pore Size
    0.45 µm  

Product Information

  • Media Format
    Nutrient Pads  
  • Pack Size
  • Package Type
    Dispenser Ready Dishes  
  • Packaging
    10 Bags of 10 Dishes  
  • Sample Type
    • Wine  
    • Food  
    • Fruit Juice  
    • Soft drinks, Concentrates  
    • Raw Materials  
    • Other Products  
  • Type


  • Delivery Condition
  • Incubator, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 18 Litre


    Compact, space-saving incubator for the incubation of membrane filters on culture carton discs or other culture media

  • Tweezers, stainless steel


    Membrane filters should be handled with tweezers to avoid possible contamination by hand contact. Sartorius stainless steel tweezers are flammable and autoclavable. The gripping surfaces are flat and rounded for gentle, firm hold of the membrane filter.

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