Fast and efficient media dispensing into culture tubes and conicals

The media preparation process is a very important part of the work in a plant tissue culture lab. However, it is also a very time consuming part due to the wide variety of culture vessels (for e.g. multiplication and rooting), as well as culture tubes (to e.g. grow single plantlets or store genetics) being used. The variety in shapes and formats of vessels and tubes make it difficult to make the media production process more efficient. Other key reasons for the large amount of time needed are slow autoclaves or mediaclaves and using manual or slow-working dispensing equipment (e.g. pipettes and peristaltic pumps). With our steam-driven ‘Premium’ media preparator a batch of media could already be produced in approximately 35-40 minutes. In addition, our automated multiple dispensing system for culture tubes and conicals will allow you to also automate the media dispensing process, reducing manual labor, and save a significant amount of time.

Establish a more automated dispensing process

The media dispensing process can be more efficient with our semi-automatic dispensing system for culture vessels and our automated dispensing system for culture tubes and conicals. The latter will allow you to easily dispense your media into the pre-sterilized conical tubes and flat bottom glass tubes that are available at Lab Associates. As this system is communicating with our media preparator, it will also be able to automatically sterilize the dispensing tube with steam before starting the dispensing process. Once the media preparation program has been finished, you will be able to dispense media into 48 (6 x 8) tubes in a single run and with one simple push of a button.

The standard version of this dispensing system is set up with 2 programs: 1 for dispensing into 48 glass tubes and 1 for dispensing into 48 conical tubes. This will also allow you to easily dispense your media batch into 2 different types of culture tubes.

Racks for 48 culture tubes

Suitable racks for dispensing media into 48 conical tubes or 48 flat bottom glass tubes using this automated system can also be purchased at Lab Associates B.V.

LA-Automated multiple dispensing system - tubes

LA-Automated multiple dispensing system - tubes

LA-Automated multiple dispensing system - conicals

LA-Automated multiple dispensing system - conicals