If you’re a laboratory professional who thinks a programmable coffee maker is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Not only can you wake up to fresh brewed java at your prescribed time, you can now arrive at your workplace and find freshly made culture media ready and waiting to be used, thanks to the recent development of a new programmable media preparator.
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Say hello to the Masterclave 20 Automated Media Preparator, the brainchild of bioMérieux, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo., introduced in November 2016.
“With its automatic water-filling and autostart features, the Masterclave 20 has the ability to prepare fresh agar or broth that is ready when lab operations begin,” says J. Stan Bailey, PhD, director of scientific affairs for bioMérieux Industry.
With this preparator, one medium can be made at a time, during a cycle that takes less than 90 minutes.
“The Masterclave 20 is compact, mobile, and adaptable to any workspace,” Dr. Bailey relates. “A built-in cleaning gun provides fast and efficient cleaning. Our proprietary ‘I Connect’ technology offers fully automated traceability with built-in RFID (radio frequency identification), email alerts, and laboratory information management system (LIMS) connectivity capability. And the instrument is ISO 11133, ISO 7218, and GMP (good manufacturing practices) compliant.”| | | Next → | Single Page
About Linda L. Leake, MS
Linda L. Leake, doing business as Food Safety Ink, is a food safety consultant, registered SQF contract auditor, and award-winning freelance journalist based in Wilmington, N.C. Specializing in agriculture, food, food safety, and travel, her articles have appeared in some 89 print and online publications. Along with garnering awards for her articles and photographs, she holds the prestigious Master Writer status with American Agricultural Editors’ Association. Majoring in Dairy Science, she completed a BS in Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Food Safety at Michigan State University. She’s an active member of IAFP, Toxicologists Without Borders, Inc., and the National Dairy Shrine. She’s currently enrolled in the International Development Doctoral Program at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Reach her at Llleake@aol.com.