INTEGRA Biosciences has released an updated MEDIAJET automated Petri dish filler. The new MEDIAJET now offers the flexibility for high throughput filling of Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments, and test tubes of various diameters and length. An integrated shaker function provides a convenient solution for pour plate applications.
The MEDIAJET biplate option provides an efficient and reliable means to fill two-compartment Petri dishes automatically. A new MEDIAJET shaker function enables the automation of pour plate production. A new special Petri dish processing mode has been implemented that allows generation of agar dishes with highly planar surfaces—a feature that will particularly benefit automatic colony counting.
The new MEDIAJET provides facility, via an optional inkjet printer module, to automatically imprint Petri dishes with all the relevant data on either the side or bottom of plates to ensure complete traceability.
The MEDIAJET vario Petri dish filler can be converted from filling 90 mm diameter dishes to 60 mm or 35 mm diameter dishes in less than 5 minutes. Operational downtime and media loss due to dish jams are completely eliminated. The MEDIAJET has an “Agar Spread Function” capability that provides the most efficient use of agar through ensuring homogeneous distribution and an even surface. By minimizing the agar level in each Petri dish, the new system enables up to 20% savings on media use compared to some traditional systems.
This product was featured in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 10, November/December 2009, p. 10.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery