Microbial Culture

Culture media formats to suit every laboratory

Whether you prefer to make your own media, buy prepared plates, or take advantage of easy-to-prepare convenience formats, our culture medium expertise and rigorous quality standards have made us a preferred supplier and trusted source of prepared media to laboratories all around the world.

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Atmosphere Generation Systems

Find a variety of formats and sizes of atmosphere generating supplies to help you maximize incubation space and organism growth at the same time. All of our environmental solutions are designed to deliver the anaerobic, microaerophilic or CO2 conditions you need for microorganisms to thrive.

Dehydrated Culture Media

Protect the quality and safety of your finished products with a vast selection of high quality base products, supplements, and special blends, including a wide range of animal-free formulations. All of our dehydrated media is tested for quality and performance before, during, and after manufacturing to make sure our finished product meets the needs of your finished product.

Prepared Culture Media

Save time and labor with prepared media. Eliminate time consuming media preparation and achieve accurate, consistent results at every step of your workflow with a variety of high quality ready-prepared media plates and convenience formats.

Culture Media Preparation Guide

Free guide: save time and waste in your culture media preparation

Our culture media experts share their top tips in five key areas of media preparation to help you ensure your culture media is fit-for-purpose for accurate and easily interpreted results.

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QuickBag media sample offer

Sample offer: See how QuickBag Media can simplify your enrichment media preparation

Try a free sample of Thermo Scientific™ QuickBag™ Buffered Peptone Water* and see how it could simplify your enrichment media preparation.

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Microbiology Quality Control

Bring efficiency through best practice to microbiology quality control testing

Safeguarding the purity and identity of quality control organisms through proper maintenance is critical to achieving accurate control results for culture media and reagents. Our guide highlights industry guidelines and best practices to ensure compliance to standards, as well as approaches to reduce the time spent maintaining frozen stock cultures.

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Increasing Laboratory Efficiency with Thermo Scientific Bi-plates

Do you need to be more efficient and increase the productivity in your routine lab while reducing costs? Watch now to find out how Thermo Scientific™ Bi-plates can help address these challenges.

Change the way you control quality

Change the way you control quality

Enable quick and safe preparation of ATCC* and NCTC cultures for routine quality control testing with Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ direct-streak inoculating loops. Gel-preserved for enhanced viability and convenience.

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ATCC Licensed Derivative
*The ATCC Licensed Derivative® Emblem, the ATCC Licensed Derivative® word mark and the ATCC catalog marks are trademarks of ATCC. Remel Inc. is licensed to use these trademarks and to sell products derived from ATCC® cultures. The identity, purity, and authenticity of the Licensed Products are exclusively the responsibility of Remel Inc., and not ATCC.