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Laboratorios CONDA, S.A.

New Cromogenic Media


Laboratorios CONDA launches its latest chromogenic medium to isolate Staphylococcus aureus in clinical samples. With this medium, Staphylococcus aureus grows magenta in color while all other bacteria of the genre grow in different colors.


S.aureus is a pathogen which causes superficial and systemic infections. Due to its prevalence and clinical implications, its detection is of vital importance.

Staphylococcus Chromogenic Agar contains the necessary nutrients to develop staphylococcus and, at the same time, the mixture of chromogenic substrates allows the identification of the different species.


S.aureus: magenta
S.xylosus: dark blue
S. saprophyticus: greenish-blue
S.epidermidis: light green
The inhibitors prevent the development of the accompanying flora. The staphylococcus usually develops within 24 hours, although there may be some strains which take up to 48 hours.

It can also be used for food, but confirmation is required.

Download the product datasheet here.