< UV BioTag



It's not uncommon for food samples to inadvertently become contaminated with control strains used in the laboratory. This leads to false-positive results which can have severe financial and regulatory implications. UV-BioTAG, our line of reference strains containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) markers, makes is easy to distinguish standard microorganism strains from laboratory control strains. Optimized for highly visible fluorescence, UV-BioTAG strains provide better stability because the GFP marker is integrated into the chromosome rather than the plasmid. With UV-BioTAG, you can quickly and reliably establish whether a positive test result can be traced back to a control strain cross-contamination issue, or if it is from another source.


1. Fluoresces under UV light to distinguish QC strains from other possible contaminants
2. Instant dissolve pellet reduces preparation time
3. Ready-to-use format saves time and money
4. Refrigerated storage is easy and economical
5. Online Certificate of Analysis provides detailed strain information
6. Traceability to reference cultures ensures authenticity
7. Technical Support experts available for guidance
8. Product warranty


1. Enumeration Methods
2. Detection Methods
3. Demonstration of Capability (DOC)
4. Media QC
5. Validation/Verification
6. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


1. UV-BioTAG Swab: 6 all-in-one devices including a lyophilized microorganism pellet, ampoule of hydration fluid and inoculating swab
2. UV-BioTAG Vial: 6 lyophilized microorganism pellets in glass vials
3. Illustrated Instructions for Use

Available Products
CodeDescriptionPack Size
MB01287UV-SCronobacter sakazakii G-78 derived from G-566 Swabs
MB01227UV-SEXPORT LICENSE - Escherichia coli (O157:H7) EC43 derived from FDA ESC1177 (STEC)6 Swabs
MB01283UV-SKlebsiella aerogenes G-126 derived from G-326 Swabs
MB01271UV-SListeria innocua (6a) modified from NCTC 112886 Swabs
MB01249UV-SListeria monocytogenes (1/2a) derived from FDA LS8086 Swabs
MB01248UV-SListeria monocytogenes (1/2b) derived from FDA LS8106 Swabs
MB01250UV-SListeria monocytogenes (4b) derived from FDA LS8066 Swabs
MB01279UV-SSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Abaetetuba Sal75 derived from Sal726 Swabs
MB01280UV-SSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Bispebjerg Sal89 derived from Sal846 Swabs
MB01282UV-SSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Nottingham Sal93 derived from Sal876 Swabs
MB01226UV-SSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Senftenberg Sal59 derived from FDA SAL56976 Swabs
MB01281UV-SSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Tranoroa Sal91 derived from Sal866 Swabs
MB01224UV-SShigella flexneri SF84 derived from FDA SHI05526 Swabs
MB01276UV-SShigella sonnei SS61 derived from FDA SHI05516 Swabs
MB01285UV-SYersinia enterocolitica G-79 derived from G-396 Swabs
MB01284UV-SYersinia enterocolitica G-85 derived from G-406 Swabs