Smart association of 2 relevant media on one plate

Get smart! With chromogenic culture media bi-plates, you get the smart association of two relevant media – 1 reading, 2 answers and many advantages.

  • Get the information you need on 2 cultures in one reading
  • Reduce the number of plates to inoculate and read
  • Save space in the fridge and incubator
  • Cut waste in half with less packaging


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It’s a 2-in-1 for the lab! To meet your daily culture and identification challenges, bioMérieux has created an exclusive range of bi-plates. On each bi-plate, a CHROMID® culture medium is paired with another medium – either a conventional culture medium or another chromogenic medium. The selected cultures provide complementary information to quickly and easily give you a more complete picture about the pathogens that may be involved in an infection. Simultaneous identification is faster identification, and timely answers can contribute to better healthcare at the patient, institution and public health levels. For example, the CHROMID® MRSA /CHROMID® S.aureus bi-plate provides direct identification of Staphylococcus aureus and also allows you to screen for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), an organism involved in healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Rapidly knowing whether S. aureus is resistant or not enables better decisions to treat patients and manage HAI.

  • Easily read two complementary results at once on a single plate
  • Reduce number of plates to read and increase result traceability and sensitivity
  • Increase practicability and performance in the lab for a number of savings:
    • Space savings: bi-plates requires less storage in your fridge and incubator
    • Cost savings with fewer plates
    • Time savings thanks to streamlined workflow
    • Waste reduction with less packaging


CHROMID® Candida / Sabouraud Gentamicin Chloramphenicol 2 agars

  • Direct identification of Candida albicans within 24 hours
  • Selective isolation of yeasts and mold
  • Incubation: 24/48 hours
  • Ref: 43464


CHROMID® CPS® Elite / Columbia CNA +5% sheep blood

  • Isolation, enumeration and direct identification of E. coli, Proteus, Enterococci and KESC*
  • Selective isolation of fastidious bacteria
  • Determination of haemolysis
  • Incubation: 18 hours
  • Ref: 418229

* Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratia and Citrobacter



  • Screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Direct identification of S. aureus
  • Selective isolation of Staphylococci
  • Incubation: 24 hours
  • Ref: 43466


  • Screening of extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL)
  • Detection and differentiation of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis showing acquired vancomycin resistance (VRE)
  • Incubation: 24/48 hours
  • Ref: 43470


  • Screening of Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase-producing Enterobacterales (ESBL) and gram-negative bacilli with resistance
  • Incubation: 18/24 hours
  • Ref: AEB525770



  • Association of CHROMID® CARBA and CHROMID® OXA-48
  • Screening of carbapenemase producing Enterobacterales
  • Identification:18/24 hours
  • Ref: 414685


Granada / Columbia CNA +5% Sheep Blood Agar

  • Direct identification of Group B Streptococci
  • Isolation of Group B Streptococci non-hemolytic and Group A Streptococci, which may be responsible for meningitis, pneumonia or puerperal sepsis
  • Detection of haemolysis
  • Incubation: 24 hours
  • Ref: 43467


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CHROMID bi-plate product range
CHROMID® Candida / Sabouraud Gentamicin Chloramphenicol 2 agar > CHROMID® Candida / Sabouraud gentamicin chloramphenicol 2 agar 43464 20 biplates x 90 mm
CHROMID® CPS® Elite / Columbia CNA +5% sheep blood > CHROMID® CPS® Elite / Columbia CNA +5% sheep blood 418229 20 biplates x 90 mm
CHROMID® MRSA /CHROMID® S.aureus > CHROMID® MRSA / CHROMID® S.-aureus 43466 20 biplates x 90 mm
CHROMID® ESBL / CHROMID® VRE > CHROMID® ESBL / CHROMID® VRE 43470 20 biplates x 90 mm
BLSE agar > BLSE agar AEB 525770 20 biplates x 90 mm
CHROMID® CARBA SMART > CHROMID® CARBA SMART 414685 20 biplates x 90 mm
Granada agar / Columbia CNA +5% Sheep Blood > Granada agar / Columbia CNA 43467 20 biplates x 90 mm

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