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Consumables Technology

Our proprietary growth media and cassettes are designed to deliver faster, more accurate results while enhancing throughput and ease of use.

Industry-Standard Growth Media

The Growth Direct® System features proprietary consumables designed to facilitate high-throughput automated handling and image processing. While our consumables are comprised of the same media and materials used in traditional compendium methods to simplify validation, they enable test results to be produced faster and more accurately while also improving ease of use and system throughput.

Non Destructive

Non-Destructive Testing

No reagents are needed for sample analysis. Positive samples continue to incubate so that final colony units (CFUs) can be analyzed and sent for microbial identification without regrowth steps that waste critical time.


Reduced Contamination Risk

Media-filled cassettes are produced in controlled cleanroom environments, then irradiated to ensure high quality and long shelf life. Once cassettes are loaded, colony imaging, counting, and data recording are all handled automatically to safeguard sample integrity and the welfare of your people.

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Improved Sample Management

Each of our media-filled Growth Direct® System cassettes is delivered with a unique 2D identifier label. There is also room for a system-generated, customer-applied label with an additional 2D barcode for sample identification. 

For Environmental Monitoring

  • Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin
  • TSA with LP80HT (histidine and thiosulphate)


For Water and Bioburden Testing

  • R2 Agar (R2A) for water testing 
  • Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) for yeasts and molds 
  • Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) for general product testing


How Do Our Consumables Compare?

Click the link below to download a study performed by Dawn McIver of MicroWorks, comparing the Growth Direct® System's environmental monitoring cassettes to conventional media.

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Growth Direct® System Media Types for Water and Bioburden Applications

Item No. Description
BR2A-048 Bioburden Cassettes, R2A, 48 cassettes per case
BSDA-048 Bioburden Cassettes, SDA, 48 cassettes per case
BTSA-048 Bioburden Cassettes, TSA, 48 cassettes per case
B150-048 Bioburden Filtration Funnels, 150ml, 48 funnels per case
B250-048 Bioburden Filtration Funnels, 250ml, 48 funnels per case
BBVL-048 Bioburden Vision Lids, 48 lids per case

Growth Direct® System Media Types for Environmental Monitoring Applications

Item No. Description
ET80-100 Environmental Monitoring Cassettes, TSA LP80, 100 cassettes per case
ET80HT-100 Environmental Monitoring Cassettes, TSA LP80HT, 100 cassettes per case
EMVL-100 Environmental Monitoring Vision Lids, 100 lids per case

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