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Outsourcing to SGL an in-house bespoke or proprietary media formulation offers the opportunity to improve both the consistency and quality. It saves time and you always have the product available when you need it. As an independent media producer we have the flexibility to manufacture custom batches of prepared media where formulation, format, fill size, packaging and QC testing can all be tailored to suit your process. Short lead times are not a problem and neither are small batch sizes, so whether you require a completely new medium, or simply a different pack or fill-size, contact our Technical team using the form below or call us on +00 44 1536 403 815

Manufactured To The Highest Standards

  • All production takes place in a clean room environment. Our custom poured plate production facility has clean-rooms validated to: ISO 14644-1 (Class 7), EU GMP (Grade C) and all poured plate manufacturing is on fully automated production lines.
  • GMP and GLP techniques are employed throughout all production and laboratory areas.
  • Rigorous QC examination is conducted by our UKAS accredited Laboratory with certificates available online via our website HERE.

Bespoke Culture Media

Our ability to produce a bespoke culture media for your use in large or small batches as and when you need it is enhanced due to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Corby, Northants. In this facility we have invested in equipment and processes to meet the exacting standards of quality and customer service being demanded by today’s microbiologists. Both bottled media and pre-poured plates are manufactured in clean room environments under precisely-controlled conditions to ensure optimal performance, quality and maximum shelf life for all bespoke products.

The Tightest Controls

Factors that affect stability during manufacture, such as exposure to heat are tightly controlled,  Fo (total heat applied) is measured for all autoclaved products. All pre poured plates are poured and dried in a class 100 air flow with carefully controlled humidity to ensure that plates are dry and sterile. Pre poured plates and bottled media are stored under carefully controlled conditions prior to dispatch, ensuring that our products when they reach the customer are of the highest quality available.

Certified Production for Your Peace of Mind

All activities are certified to ISO 9001: 2015 with quality control accredited by UKAS to EN ISO/ IEC 17025:2005, ensuring consistent high quality products with continual improvement of processes and services in line with customer requirements.


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