CANAL DISH (CD), THE NEW ANTIMICROBIAL TESTING APPARATUS
Objective: This writing aims to introduce new antimicrobial test apparatus called Canal Dish (CD), theoretically.
Methods: We have designed two types of CD such as Circular CD (CCD) and Square CD (SCD). Internally, the CCD is a 80 mm diameter circular while the SCD is a 80Ã—80 mm square CD plate. Both of them contain 2(40Ã—2) mm parallel travelling canals from the each CD-centre having radius of 3 mm. Canals are 6 mm in depth.
Results: The features of CCD and SCD indicate possible allowance of various size, low media consuming, the inclusion of multiple microorganisms and/or test samples/doses, ease of handling; therefore, understanding, rapidity, and economy.
Conclusion: CD may replace currently used Petri dishes due to its cost-effectiveness, rapidity, ease of handling and a wider range of applicability.
Keywords: Antimicrobial assay, Canal dish, Circular, Square, New apparatus
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