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On June 5, 2018, Merck Life Science Philippines launched their latest product: the MC Media Pads at HAMBURG Trading Corporation’s facility in Sta. Rosa Laguna. HAMBURG, one of the top distributors of Merck, hosted the event. The unveiling was attended by Quality Assurance and Quality Control  personnel of the top food and beverage companies in the Philippines.

Lenie Bermudez, President of HAMBURG Trading Corporation, welcomes guests during the launch of MC Media Pads on June 5, 2018 at the HAMBURG office in Laguna.

Hanna Braza, Telemarketing Specialist for Lab Water and Biomonitoring for Merck officially introduced the MC Media Pads. Merck’s latest offering “is designed for convenience and rapid routine testing of microbial contaminations in food and beverage products.” Because the pads are coated with a growth medium and chromogenic substrate for specific detection, the results are faster, and the read-outs are improved.

Menchie Amoroso, Product Manager for HAMBURG Trading mentioned that the MC Media Pads is a breakthrough because it surpasses industry standards as it has a lot of improvements, notable and distinct advantages over usual and existing products in the market.  Some of its advantages include automatic diffusion of the sample, color coded for fast and secure differentiation of pads, visible grid for better read out, has product label, lot and expiry information on each pad, space for sample name and specifics, long transparent lid for easy opening and closure, with a shelf-life of up to 36 months, and compliance to AOAC-PTM, Microval and ISO 11133 standards.

Merck showcased some of their products while HAMBURG exhibited their cocoa powder.

After the seminar, participants visited booths with different Merck products. They also toured the new HAMBURG warehouse, laboratory, and demo kitchen.

As a leading distributor of Merck, HAMBURG will be the EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR of MC Media Pads for the Luzon food and beverage clients except those being handled directly by Merck Philippines.

For more information about the MC Media Pads, click here.

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