MEDIAJET Petri Dish Filler

Petri Dish Filler

Product story

Looking for a reliable walk-away Petri dish filler?

When filling agar medium into Petri dishes, a sterile environment is of utmost importance. However, the risk of contaminating the agar medium if poured manually into Petri dishes should not be underestimated. Even if using a peristaltic pump, sterility might be jeopardized as dishes and tubes are manipulated by hand. In addition, filling a large number of Petri dishes manually is a painstaking process.

The INTEGRA Petri dish filler helps you to avoid these drawbacks. MEDIAJET can process up to 1100 dishes in a single hour and provides truly reliable walk-away operation. Equipped with a UV lamp, the filling chamber where Petri dishes are automatically filled with agar medium, is kept free from contamination.

How it Works

How it works

MEDIAJET offers the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments or test tubes of various diameters and length. At the same time, MEDIAJET requires only minimal bench space in the laboratory.

  • MEDIAJET Petri dish filler features an intuitive user interface

    Easy Handling

    The intuitive user interface makes it very easy to control all functions of MEDIAJET. The operation of the system is entirely self-explanatory, as all functions and prompts are explained in plaintext.

  • MEDIAJET Petri dish filler guarantees reliabel walk-away automation with sophisticated Feed-In/Stack-Out technology

    Reliable Walk-Away Automation

    With the novel Feed-In/Stack-Out technology, MEDIAJET guarantees a reliable operation. Typical production variations in the diameter or shape of the Petri dishes are easily handled by the unit, as they are actively guided throughout the entire filling process. The optical dish sensors of MEDIAJET can be easily adjusted to virtually every Petri dish brand at the user interface level.

  • MEDIAJET Petri dish filler has a agar spread function for media cost reduction

    Media Cost Reduction

    MEDIAJET has a built-in "Agar Spread Function" which ensures a homogenous distribution and an even surface of the agar. It helps to optimize the Agar level in the Petri dish and thereby allows a significant reduction of media costs.

  • MEDIAJET Petri dish filler is equipped with a UV lamp to provide a clean environment

    Eliminating sources of contamination

    For consistent Agar plate quality, a clean environment is essential. The surface of the filling chamber is manufactured of a single piece of resistant PE, which allows efficient cleaning. In addition, MEDIAJET is equipped with a UV lamp extending over the full length of the rotor where the dishes are opened during the filling process. The lamp emits powerful 2.1 W UV-C radiation for optimal bactericidal activity in the area most vulnerable to contamination.

  • MEDIAJET process documentation

    Process Documentation and Validation

    MEDIAJET provides all features necessary to support the individual needs in quality control. All process relevant information can be documented using a standard external printer or by directly transferring the information to a personal computer.

    In connection with MEDIACLAVE, these data can also be printed on its embedded printer. If connected to MEDIACLAVE 10 or MEDIACLAVE 30, an electronic log file including the MEDIAJET process data is created.

  • MEDIAJET Petri dish filler offers possibility to imprint dishes

    Petri Dish Imprinting

    Different optionally available inkjet printer connection kits allow the connection of three different brands of inkjet printers (MARKEM-IMAJE, LINX, Domino – DOWNLOAD OVERVIEW). All inkjet printer systems permit to apply a wide variety of information onto the Petri dishes like alphanumeric text, expiry/production date or barcodes.

    All supported inkjet printers allow side wall imprinting. Alternatively, dishes can be imprinted on the bottom using the LINX 5900 (4900) inkjet printer module.

See it Work

See it work

Apps

Applications

Filling of Ø 35, 60 and 90 mm Petri dishes

Using MEDIAJET vario

MEDIAJET vario allows the filling of Ø 90, Ø 60 or Ø 35 mm dishes by using the corresponding conversion set.

In just a few minutes, MEDIAJET vario base unit can be converted and adjusted to fill the Petri dishes of choice, providing invaluable flexibility to your media preparation lab.

Rotors for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
Filling Ø 90, Ø 60 or Ø 35 mm dishes with MEDIAJET vario
Filling of Biplates

Using MEDIAJET vario with biplate option

The amount of required agar can be reduced by using two-compartment Petri dishes. MEDIAJET vario with biplate option is an efficient and reliable solution to fill two-compartment Petri dishes automatically.

Filling two-compartment Petri dishes using MEDIAJET vario Petri dish filler with biplate option
Filling two-compartment Petri dishes using MEDIAJET vario with biplate option
Blood Agar preparation

Production of high quality blood agar – MEDIAJET in combination with the DOSE IT

Brownish color of an agar plate if erythrocytes are lysed (left). Typical light red color of high quality blood agar plates (right).
Brownish color of an agar plate if erythrocytes are lysed (left). Typical light red color of high quality blood agar plates (right).

The quality of blood agar plates is of prime importance for the reliable determination of hemolysis type – a common technique in medical diagnostics to classify Gram positive cocci. If combining the MEDIAJET Petri dish filler with the DOSE IT peristaltic pump, the blood can be added to the agar immediately before pouring the plate. This minimizes the time the blood is exposed to hot agar medium and thus efficiently reduces thermally induced lysis of erythrocytes.

Read more about blood agar preparation using MEDIAJET and DOSE IT

Blood agar preparation using MEDIAJET Petri dish filler and DOSE IT peristaltic pump
Blood agar preparation using MEDIAJET and DOSE IT
Independent pump function

This feature is especially useful when filling Petri dishes or tubes of unusual sizes or shapes.

The MEDIAJET pump can be independently used for other applications like the manual filling of tubes or bottles. Dispensing can be conveniently triggered by the optionally available foot switch. This feature is especially useful when filling Petri dishes or tubes of unusual sizes or shapes.

 

Independent pump function of MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
Independent pump function
Test tube filling

The TUBEFILLER option is the perfect extension to the functionality of MEDIAJET. It allows you to convert the automated Petri dish pourer into a test tube filler in just a minute.

This unique solution from INTEGRA Biosciences makes MEDIAJET the most versatile system for media dispensing in the market.

Racks for test tubes of various diameters and length can be processed continuously. This makes the TUBEFILLER suitable for a wide range of applications, including the production of agar slants, broth cultures or NaCl dilutions.

TUBEFILLER Option for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
MEDIAJET TUBEFILLER Option
Tech Info

Tech info

Find here a quick overview of the product specifications. More detailed information can be found in the download-section below.

MEDIAJET filling rate
900 / 1 100 dishes per hour
TUBEFILLER filling rate
1000 tubes/hour (at 10 ml, 4 mm ID tubing)
Carousel capacity
360 / 540 (90 mm Petri dishes)
Footprint (W x D)
655 x 634 mm
Power supply
200 W, 100 - 200 V 50/60 Hz
Weight
47.0 kg (Basic unit)
Downloads Parts and Numbers

Parts and numbers

Instruments

MEDIAJET and MEDIAJET vario

MEDIAJET base unit

For Ø 90 mm Petri dishes. Requires rotor and carrousel. Includes tubing set 103 030.

Description Part No.
Without cooling 103 005
With cooling 103 006

MEDIAJET vario base unit

For Ø 35, 60, or 90 mm Petri dishes. Requires rotor, carrousel and conversion set.

Description Part No.
Without cooling 113 000
With cooling 113 001

MEDIAJET vario base unit with biplate option

For Ø 35, 60, 90 mm, or two-compartment Petri dishes. Requires rotor, carrousel, and conversion set.

Description Part No.
With cooling 113 002
MEDIAJET petri dish filler base unit
MEDIAJET base units
Required parts

Rotors, carousels and conversion sets

Rotors

Description Part No.
For Ø 90 mm Petri dishes 103 271
For Ø 90 mm biplate Petri dishes (for MEDIAJET vario with biplate option only). Can also be used for standard Ø 90 mm Petri dishes 113 806
For small 90 mm (Ø 90S) Petri dishes 103 272
For large Ø 90 mm (Ø 90L) Petri dishes (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 460
For Ø 60 mm Petri dishes (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 271
For small Ø 60 mm (Ø 60S) Petri dishes (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 276
For Ø 35 mm Petri dishes (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 272
Rotor for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
MEDIAJET rotor

Carousels

Description Part No.
For Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, capacity of 360 103 020
For Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, capacity of 540 103 021
For large Ø 90 mm (Ø 90L) Petri dishes, capacity of 360 (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 022
For large Ø 90 mm (Ø 90L) Petri dishes, capacity of 540 (for MEDIAJET vario only 113 023
For Ø 60 mm Petri dishes, capacity of 360 (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 020
For Ø 35 mm Petri dishes, capacity of 360 (for MEDIAJET vario only) 113 021
Carousels for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
MEDIAJET carousels

Conversion sets (MEDIAJET vario only)

Description Part No.
For Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, comprises the adaption insert, head plates for feeder and stacker piston and 1 tubing set 113 051
For large Ø 90L mm (Ø 90L) Petri dishes, comprises the adaption insert, head plates for feeder and stacker piston and 1 tubing set 113 055
For Ø 60 mm Petri dishes, comprises the adaption insert, head plates for feeder and stacker piston, gripper left, gripper right and 1 tubing set 113 052
For small Ø 60S mm (Ø 60S) Petri dishes, comprises the adaption insert, head plates for feeder and stacker piston, gripper left, gripper right and 1 tubing set 113 056
For Ø 35 mm Petri dishes, comprises the adaption insert, head plates for feeder and stacker piston, gripper left, gripper right and 1 tubing set 113 053
Conversion set for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
MEDIAJET conversion set
General Accessories and Consumables

Nozzles, tubings, interface cable, UV lamp

Accessories

Description Part No.
Filling nozzle for Ø 90 mm Petri dishes 103 032
Filling nozzle for Ø 60 and 35 mm Petri dishes 113 032
Tubing set for Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, comprising 1.5 m silicone tubing (6 mm inner diameter) and filling nozzle 103 030
Tubing set for Ø 35 and 60 mm Petri dishes, comprising 1.5 m silicone tubing (6 mm inner diameter) and filling nozzle 113 030
Communication interface cable for process documentation on MEDIACLAVE printer (MEDIAJET to MEDIACLAVE) 103 046

Consumables

Description Part No.
UV lamp TUV11W to reduce the risk of contamination during the filling process 103 705
Silicone tubing for Petri dish filling, 25 m bulk roll (6 mm inner diameter) 171 036
Silicone tubing for TUBEFILLER option, 25 m bulk roll (2 mm inner diameter) 171 032
Silicone tubing for TUBEFILLER option, 25 m bulk roll (3 mm inner diameter) 171 033
Silicone tubing for TUBEFILLER option, 25 m bulk roll (4 mm inner diameter 171 034
Petri Dish Imprinting

Printer connection kit, table stand, cart

Printer Connection Kit

Description Part No.
For MARKEM-IMAJE 9020/9028 inkjet printer including the fixing device and the interface cable, for Ø 90, Ø 60, and Ø 35 mm PD. Without printer. 103 080
For MARKEM-IMAJE 9232/9410 inkjet printer including the fixing device and the interface cable, for Ø 90 and Ø 60 mm PD. Without printer. 103 091
For LINX 4900/5900/CJ400 inkjet printer (side wall printing), including the fixing device and the interface cable, for Ø 90 and Ø 60 mm PD. Without printer. 113 845
For LINX 4900/5900/CJ400 inkjet printer (bottom imprinting). Includes interface cable. Ex factory option, without printer. 113 840
For Domino A320i/A420i inkjet printer including the fixing device and interface cable, for Ø 90 and Ø 60 mm PD. Without printer. 113 060

Please note that MEDIAJET units manufactured before March 2013 (serial numbers <10'313'569/11'313'248) are only compatible with MARKEM-IMAJE 9020/9028 inkjet printers.

Printer Furniture

Description Part No.
Printer table stand for IMAJE 9020/9028 inkjet printer 103 085
Cart for MEDIAJET, with compartment for LINX 4900/5900/CJ400 inkjet printer and opening for connecting the printer head to MEDIAJET (bottom printing) 113 841
Blood Agar Preparation

Tubing set, peristaltic pump, interface cable

Description Part No.
Tubing set for blood agar suitable for adding 3 to 10 % blood in connection with the INTEGRA peristaltic pump DOSE IT. Includes filling nozzle for Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, tubing for media (6 mm inner diameter) and additive (2 mm inner diameter), glass T-piece, suction needle stainless steel 103 040
DOSE IT P910 - peristaltic pump for preparation of blood agar 171 000
Interface cable for connection of MEDIAJET to DOSE IT 103 047
Turbo Mode / Independent Pump Function

Extension pump head, tubing set, footswitch, tubes, tube colar

Turbo Mode Option

Description Part No.
Turbo mode kit for accelerating the filling rate of Ø 90 mm Petri dishes, comprising extension pump head and tubing set for Turbo mode (Part No. 103 035) 103 036
Tubing set for Turbo mode, including filling nozzle for Ø 90 mm Petri dishes and tubing for double pump head configuration (6 mm inner diameter, length 2.0 m) 103 035

Independent Pump Function

Description Part No.
Footswitch for independently using the MEDIAJET pump 143 200
Aspiration/dispensing tube for 6 mm inner diameter silicone tubing as suction or end-piece nozzle, 6 mm inner diameter, 10 cm length, stainless steel, one end dented 171 056
Aspiration tube, 6 mm inner diameter, 35 cm length, stainless steel, one end dented 171 066
Tube collar as weight for aspiration tubes with 4 – 6 mm inner diameter 171 074
TUBEFILLER Option

Device, racks, centring plates, tubes, tube collars, tubings

TUBEFILLER Option for MEDIAJET

Description Part No.
Includes filling arm, support plate compatible with racks of Ø 13, 16, 20, 25, or 30 mm test tubes and a 2.5 m (3 mm inner diameter) silicone tubing set with dispensing / aspiration tube and tube collar 103 010
Tubefiller accessories for MEDIAJET Petri dish filler
MEDIAJET Tubefiller

Test Tube Rack

Polypropylene, autoclavable (max. 121 °C)

Description Part No.
For Ø 13 mm test tubes, 6 x 15 capacity 103 070
For Ø 16 mm test tubes, 5 x 12 capacity 103 071
For Ø 20 mm test tubes, 4 x 10 capacity 103 072
For Ø 25 mm test tubes, 3 x 8 capacity 103 073
For Ø 30 mm test tubes, 3 x 7 capacity 103 074
TUBEFILLER test tube racks
TUBEFILLER test tube racks

Centring Plate

(required to provide an accurate positioning of Ø 16, 20, or 25 mm test tubes, which are longer than 15 cm)

Description Part No.
For Ø 16 mm test tube rack 103 065
For Ø 20 mm test tube rack 103 066
For Ø 25 mm test tube rack 103 067
TUBEFILLER centring plate
Centring plate

Aspiration/dispensing tube for silicone tubing

Description Part No.
2.0 mm inner diameter, 10 cm length, stainless steel, one end dented 171 052
3.0 mm inner diameter, 10 cm length, stainless steel, one end dented 171 053
4.0 mm inner diameter, 10 cm length, stainless steel, one end dented 171 054
Aspiration/dispensing tube for silicone tubing
Aspiration/dispensing tube

Tube Collar (Weight for Aspiration Tubes)

Description Part No.
For aspiration tubes with 1 – 3 mm inner diameter 171 071
For aspiration tubes with 4 – 6 mm inner diameter 171 074
Tube collars used as a weight for the aspiration tube
Tube collars