VeganSure® dehydrated culture media

VeganSure® dehydrated culture media

Following the ongoing success of our VeganSure testing service, we can now supply vegan dehydrated culture media (DCM) worldwide. So, if your testing facilities for vegan beauty and cosmetics products are in-house or sub-contracted, you can perform routine microbiological testing and assure the safety of your vegan cosmetic products, in line with your brand’s ethical stance.

All VeganSure DCM products are validated against traditional media to ensure quality of results and meet the requirements of the UK and EU Cosmetic Regulations. All animal-derived ingredients usually found in standard culture media and neutralisers are replaced with plant-based or synthetic alternatives, such as papaya-derived enzymes, soya bean, and plant peptones. The VeganSure DCM collection comprises eight products:

  • VeganSure® Agar (VSA). A general-purpose agar, which supports the growth of a wide range of microorganisms. It can be used as a vegan alternative to Tryptone Soy Agar (TSA).
  • Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). Used for the preparation and maintenance of fungal test strains used in the growth promotion test. The extract from potato and dextrose provides a nutritionally rich base that encourages mould sporulation and pigment production.
  • V7 Neutralising Broth (VN7). This VeganSure neutraliser covers the broadest range of preservatives and is recommended for use in challenge testing of water-miscible cosmetics.
  • Vegan Maximum Recovery Diluent (VMRD). Used as an isotonic diluent for maximum recovery of microorganisms.
  • Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA). Used for the preparation and maintenance of fungal test strains used in the growth promotion test.
  • VeganSure® Broth (VSB). A vegan alternative to Tryptic Soy Broth (Soybean-Casein Digest Broth), this is used for the cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms and recommended for testing bacterial contaminants in cosmetics.
  • V Nutrient Agar (VNA). A general-purpose medium for the cultivation of a wide variety of organisms that are not demanding in their nutritional requirements, for example, organisms that can be isolated from air, water, dust etc.
  • V Nutrient Broth (VNB). A vegan alternative to traditional nutrient broth and used for the cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms.

Suitable for all cosmetic microbiological testing, VeganSure® Agar (VSA), V7 Neutralising Broth, Vegan Maximum Recovery Diluent (VMRD), and Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) are registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark, meaning that companies who use them can claim the VeganSure stamp of approval, without having to be physically audited by The Vegan Society.

Registration of Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA), VeganSure® Broth (VSB), V Nutrient Agar, and V Nutrient Broth with The Vegan Society’s Trademark is underway.

Additionally, the media is sold in handy single 1L shot sachets and all packaging is either 100% recyclable or biodegradable.

Please click here for more information, about our VeganSure DCM, including technical specifications.

To order VeganSure® DCM, or for any further information, please contact us.