3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates


Solution Overview & Benefits

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Plates are sample-ready plates that replace conventional agar, petri dishes, media pads and disposable filter funnels used in the microbial testing of water. Each plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicators in a dry, shelf-stable format.

There are four 3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates available to cover a variety of testing needs:

  • Heterotrophic Count
  • Coliform Count
  • Enterobacteriaceae Count
  • Yeast and Mold Count


  • Eliminates the need for agar preparation
  • Compact: Frees up space in labs, incubators, refrigerators and trashes
  • 18 month shelf life
  • Reduces the chance for error
  • Compatible with membrane filtration


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Available online: yes

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