New research has confirmed that packaging materials from NanoLogix, a biotechnology company focused on the detection and identification of live bacteria, can significantly extend the shelf life of petri plates, offering new possibilities for the manufacture and storage of agar-filled petri dishes. When sealed in the company’s patented FlatPack packaging for 19 months, the company’s Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) plates performed as well as a competitor’s week-old plates. Traditionally, agar-filled petri plates have been manufactured at regional locations near the end-user to avoid potential breakage in transit. NanoLogix petri-based products can be stored at room temperature for months or more, reducing energy requirements and allowing for production and distribution from a central location. For more information, visit NanoLogix.