Skip to main content

Microbiology is our Passion

Established over 95 years ago within the UK National Health Service and trading as a private limited company for the past 30 years, SOUTHERN GROUP LABORATORY (SGL) is an independent media manufacturer that offers an extensive range of pre-prepared bottled media, plated media, stains and reagents for all microbiology applications





Request Comparison QuoteView Pre-Poured Products

Browse By Industry

Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic

292 products

Food & Beverage

301 products

Water & Environmental

247 products

Clinical & Veterinary

424 products

Pre-Poured Burkholderia Cepacia Selective Agar (BCSA)

SGL’s Burkholderia cepacia Selective Agar (BCSA) in 90mm plate format is a selective growth medium specifically designed to meet the formulation requirements listed in USP <60> to recover Burkholderia cepacia, a bacterial species of rising importance in the pharmaceutical, clinical and cosmetic industries.


Pre-poured Plates

SGL provides a comprehensive range of pre-poured plates including standard media used in routine testing across all microbiology sectors through to bespoke formulations for specialist applications.

View Range

Bespoke Formulation

We manufacture in small batches as well as producing batches of a bespoke nature. As such we can supply product with custom specified formulations, formats, packaging or QC requirements to order.

Enquire Today

Bottled & Bagged Media

SGL provides high quality bottled media into a wide range of microbiology laboratories for standard applications, as well as bottled/bagged media solutions for many specialist processes.

View Range


PDF Guide


View our product guide for a representative sample of our product range. Can’t see what you need? Due to the range of formats we can’t show it all! For something specific Contact Us.

View Guide
PDF Guide


Download the SGL container guide for SGL standard formats. Can’t see what you need? SGL specialises in bespoke manufacture. Contact the team for a special format or packaging requirement.

View Guide

Latest News & Updates

July 25, 2023 in General News

Student Work Experience at SGL

  SGL was delighted to have 2 students (Benjamin and Kiera) join us once again in our QC lab for their Student Work Experience We know first-hand how valuable time…
Read More
July 18, 2023 in General News

Customisable Pre-Poured Media Solutions

SGL offers customisable pre-poured media solutions to facilitate your Microbiology Workflow. Fully tailored, high-quality media products for all microbiology applications.   Do you produce a “specific to you” culture media…
Read More
March 20, 2023 in General News

SGL Helping Laboratories Cut Costs

  How can SGL help your lab? SGL is helping many customers reduce their laboratory costs without compromising on quality by supplying our pre-poured culture media solutions. All businesses are under…
Read More
July 19, 2022 in General News

30 Years Supplying High Quality Microbiology Products

2022 marks SGL's 30th year manufacturing high quality microbiology products for all applications. Starting with just 7 employees and 1000sqft (with no cleanroom!), now occupying 30,000sqft with over 80 staff.…
Read More
Close Menu

"*" indicates required fields


This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Translate »