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Simplifying Culture Media Preparation

publication date: May 24, 2022
author/source: BioTool AG



Biotool Switzerland has introduced the ProfiClave PCX – a new space-saving system equipped with everything needed to simplify culture media preparation and speed up the process.

Designed for ease-of-use, operation of the PCX is via a large integral screen using a suite of powerful icon-based software that guides you intuitively, with onscreen support, through the culture media preparation process.

The PCX is equipped with a well-balanced and insulated pressure lid, sealing the system to start media preparation is fully automatic. The PCX software guides you logically through the starting procedure. All operating conditions are automatically checked to ensure the culture medium is effectively mixed, heated, sterilized, and quickly cooled to the desired filling temperature right from the start. For the filling process, the medium is kept stable at the selected filling temperature.

At the heart of the PCX is new thermal boiler heating technology that delivers energy-efficient production and an innovative pre-sterilized auto-lock hose connection that minimizes connection time to your media filler while maintaining a contamination-free environment. The PCX is designed to be economical down to the last milliliter of your culture media, with the sampling tube automatically centering itself at the lowest point of the cuvette.

Operator safety was paramount in the design of the PCX. The pressure vessel closure is automatic and is temperature and pressure dependent. Additional mechanical latches secure the unit even in the de-energized state. The medium feed and discharge ports are automatically locked against opening in the hot / or pressurized state. Unintentional opening is not possible.

During the development of the PCX, special emphasis was placed on smooth surfaces on the outside and inside of the system. After removal of the cuvette, there are no heating elements or any other fittings to get in the way, so the pressure vessel can be easily cleaned right down to the bottom. In addition, the PCX is equipped with an automatic self-cleaning program, whereby the entire system with all hoses and valves can be quickly and effectively automatically rinsed with heated water ready for your next media preparation routine.

The ProfiClave PCX sets a new standard for simple, sterile automated culture media preparation and reproducible filling and stacking of Petri dishes with agar. Combining the ProfiClave PCX with the Biotool TubeFiller, or other brands of media filler, even large series of tubes in existing racks can be filled automatically.

Combining the ProfiClave PCX culture media preparator together with a PetriSwiss series dispensing and dosing system from Biotool Switzerland provides the perfect, high productivity culture media combination for your laboratory.


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About BioTool AG

Drawing upon many years’ experience of the needs for laboratories and through consultation with leading researchers, BioTool Switzerland has developed an outstanding range of high-quality instruments with enhanced performance and reliability to accelerate the workflow in your laboratory. Drawing upon technical innovation, a high level of cost consciousness, and flexibility to adapt to customer needs – Biotool Switzerland is widely recognized as a trusted supplier to food, healthcare, pharma, and cosmetic labs worldwide.


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