Pioneering diagnostics

Culture

Pre-poured culture media, a fundamental tool in microbiology, are used today to screen patients who are carriers of multiresistant bacteria.

A culture medium is a nutritive preparation that allows the growth of isolated colonies of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast or mold). It is the first step for their identification.

Chromogenic culture media ensure the direct isolation and reliable, rapid identification of bacteria. Among other things, they are used to screen patients infected with multiresistant bacteria responsible for healthcare-associated infections.

  • Thanks to the incorporation of chromogenic substrates, these media combine the isolation and identification of the target microorganisms in a single step, reducing the time to results.
  • They are very easy to use: simply observe the color of the cultures and you have the result. The specific chromogenic substrate contained in each medium makes it possible to distinguish each type of colony by its color.

The development of chromogenic culture media has given a new impetus to this traditional tool, delivering results that are rapid, reliable and easy to interpret.

Our solutions

We have more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing culture media. Our culture media production site in Craponne (France) is the largest in Europe.

As the European leader for the production of pre-poured media (PPM), both conventional and chromogenic, we offer an extensive range of culture media (over 100 products available in different forms: Petri plates, tubes, vials).

bioMérieux is a pioneer in the development of chromogenic culture media.

  • Committed to the fight against healthcare-associated infections, our Company produces media for screening patients who are carriers of multiresistant bacteria.
  • The  CHROMID® range of culture media comprises high medical-value tests allowing the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.
  • The streaking and incubation manual processes are automated and standardized by the WASP® Walk-Away Specimen Processor automated plate streaking system, and by the WASPLab™ system, an innovative incubation, imaging and digital analysis system that reduces the time needed to identify bacterial growth.

For more information, visit the bioMérieux Culture Media website