Culture Media Preparation

Culture Media Preparation

The Systec Media product range is the ultimate in automated culture or liquid media preparation and distribution equipment.

Culture Media is a liquid or gelatinous substance containing nutrients in which microorganisms or tissues are cultivated for scientific purposes. Systec technology has been thoroughly developed to ensure the rapid but gentle sterilisation of the media that your laboratory uses.

Precise controlling and monitoring of temperature, time and pressure during the sterilisation process guarantees constant high quality. Add your ingredients and let the Systec MediaPrep do the rest.

The automated filling of plates and dishes has never been simpler or more accurate than with the Systec MediaFill. Having your media process fully automated will save you and your team valuable time in the laboratory. 

We are proud to be Systec's exclusive distributor in the UK. Their products bring an unrivalled level of build quality and sterilisation to the market. Learn more about the models available below, or contact us today for expert advice from your local Avidity Science contact. 

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Systec Mediaprep and Mediafill: The Ultimate Automated Dispensing Solution

Prepare, Sterilise, Dispense

The Systec Mediaprep allows for the rapid and gentle sterilisation of culture medium. It is available with sizes ranging from 10 litres to 120 litres. An integrated PT100 temperature sensor monitors and adjusts the temperature of the media throughout the sterilisation cycle. The Mediafill is available with 3 carousel sizes holding up to 220,440 or 660 petri dishes. It can handle petri dishes with diameters of 90mm, 60mm and 35mm as well as biplates and triplates, and can accommodate up to 26mm deep dishes, with a processing rate of 900 plates per hour. For the ultimate automated dispensing solution, both systems can be paired together by simply connecting them using a pre-sterilised silicone tube.

Highly effective heating and cooling

The Systec Mediaprep's powerful heating elements ensure fast heating - total cycle time including heating, sterilising and cooling is between 60 and 120 minutes, depending on the vessel size, the amount of medium and the temperature of the cooling water. The sterile-filtered support pressure prevents the medium from foaming or over-boiling.

Safe to Operate

Control of the Mediaprep door and loading hatches is temperature and pressure dependent. The inadvertent opening of the door is impossible. The media vessels are exchangeable, and thanks to the integrated handle grip, easy to remove and clean.

A true walkaway system

An integrated printer on the Mediafill can save the user a considerable amount of time by automatically labelling petri dishes during the filling process with text, numbers barcodes or data matrix codes. A pager supplied with the system will also notify the operator of any relevant alerts or required action to be taken, making it a true walkaway system.


Watch the Systec Culture Media Preparation System in action to learn more: 

Guides and Case Studies

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