Planet-Safe® Petri dishes from Diversified Biotech are made from polylactic acid (PLA), a biodegradable and compostable resin derived from a variety of non-GMO renewable resources such as sugar beets, sugarcane and corn.
PLA bioresin is substantially more hydrophilic than petrochemical resins such as polystyrene. This beneficial property allows a variety of anchorage-dependent eukaryotic cell species to grow in liquid culture on the Petri dish surface without added coatings such as extracellular matrices (ECM), proteins, collagen, fibronectin, poly-D-lysine, or specialty plasma gas treatments.
Ideal Platform For Microbial Growth
Planet-Safe® Petri dishes are ideal for growing bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Excellent optical transparency enables microscopic examination of cells while resisting organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones and hydrocarbons.
Disposing of Planet-Safe® labware is easy and environmentally responsible. All Planet-Safe® labware is commercially compostable. Alternatively, Petri dishes may be incinerated, releasing carbon dioxide and water, or disposed of in a landfill where spent growth media will aid PLA breakdown into neutral components.
- 375/case (25 sleeves of 15)
- Dimensions: 100 x 15mm (nominal) 90 x 16mm (actual)
- Sterility: E-beam irradiated
- Volume: ~70mL
- Surface: Highly hydrophilic and suitable for cell growth