Efficient media Preparator: New generation

Newly extended range of automated culture media preparation instruments – the reference for over 35 years.

  • A new level of performance for highest productivity
  • Easy & flexible solution for any lab
  • Quality is the standard for total peace of mind
  • Part of the Blue Line system
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Extended range of automated culture media preparation instruments

Well-targeted patient care depends on accurate detection of pathogens – and high-quality culture media preparation is at the foundation of reliable test results. This means, among other things, assuring the homogeneity of the media, control and management of the cycle, temperature control, and traceability. MASTERCLAVE® has been the culture media preparator of choice for culture media manufacturers for more than 35 years. For labs and healthcare providers that want that same excellence for their in-house culture media preparation, MASTERCLAVE® ushers in the next generation with two new additions to the line for even greater flexibility and productivity.

The new MASTERCLAVE® range

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1L  – 10L

55 to 550 plates

1L – 20L

55 to 1100 plates

5L – 28L

275 to 1,540 plates

10L – 60L

550 to 3,300 plates

*Plates are 18 mL

The new MASTERCLAVE® range is designed to fit the needs all microbiology labs and healthcare institutions with four options from one to 60 L.


MASTERCLAVE® brings your lab to a new level of productivity.


  • Save time and free staff for other tasks by eliminating manual tasks:
    • Adding water
    • Homogenizing
    • Autoclaving
    • Water bathing
    • Traceability
  • Auto-fill/auto-start* so culture media is available when you need it – even as soon as the lab opens
  • Fully-automated traceability with automated program selection; downloadable reports
  • Pressurized distribution ensures consistent performance throughout the cycle
    • Consistent pour quality
    • Precision of distributed volumes
  • Light vessel design ensures lowest rate of lost volume

ECO mode: Saves on electricity and water consumption

* MASTERCLAVE® 20 only

Flexible, easy solution


MASTERCLAVE®’s new design also includes numerous unique innovations for even better flexibility, ease-of-use and safety:

  • Convenient under-bench use & storage: unique on the market
  • Ergonomic design for safer access and vessel retrieval
  • True mobility with optional kit
  • Patented lid – safe and easy
  • Fast, efficient cleaning with flat lid and optional integrated water-gun
  • Embedded dispensing with e-pump connection

Highest Culture Media Quality

It’s no coincidence that MASTERCLAVE® has been the gold standard of culture media manufacturers for more than 35 years. Your lab will gain the same peace of mind thanks to numerous features for the highest quality in terms of homogeneity, traceability and reproducibility between the different preparations made from the same lot.

The entire media preparation process is standardized and under control from start to finish:

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  • Homogeneity of media:
  • New, exclusive stirring paddle for maximized homogeneity
    • Centralized probe for uniform media temperature control
    • Sterilization control throughout tank
  • Exclusive air inlet filter on the lid – no contamination risk
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          • Agar dispensing at optimal temperature guarantees quick solidification & reduced condensation to limit contamination risk
          • Pressurized agar dispensing for precise, uniform volume and full 
          • standardization of plates
          • Storage and transfer of all cycle details
          • QA report is automatically generated with printed graph for easy reading
          • Compliance (standards including ISO11133, IS07218 and GMP) ensured
          • I-connect enhances information flow and data safety
          • Optional connectivity with LABGUARD® 3D

          BLUE LINE advantages

          The MASTERCLAVE® range is part of the innovative BLUE LINE system for automated of homemade culture media production. It’s a flexible system that lets you select the right automated and manual equipment to support your in-house production requirements, and fit your operational style and budget. In addition to the MASTERCLAVE® range, the AES BLUE LINE™ for clinical diagnostics includes:


          Consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country.


          MASTERCLAVE® technical specifications and reference numbers


          Power Supply

          MASTERCLAVE® 10


          1L  – 10L

          230V ± 10%, 16A 50 Hz

          200-210V ± 10% three phase w/o neutral 16A per phase, 60 Hz

          MASTERCLAVE® 20


          1L – 20L

          230/400V ± 10% three phase + neutral, 16A per phase, 50 Hz

          200-210V ± 10% three phase w/o neutral 16A per phase, 60 Hz

          MASTERCLAVE® 5-28


          5L – 28L

          400V ± 10% three phase + neutral, 16A (or 230V ± 10% 10A three phase w/o neutral, 20A), 8 KW

          MASTERCLAVE® 60

          #AESAP1065 (EC)

          #AESAP1067 (US)

          10L – 60L

          400V ± 10% three phase + neutral + ground, 32A, 18 KW (or 230V ± 10% three phase + ground, 32A

          Sound level

          < 70 dB

          < 70 dB



          Dim.(W x H x DP)

          550 x 440 x 650mm

          590 x 700 x 650mm

          760 x 1100 x 580 mm

          1030 x 1250 x 700 mm

          Weight, instrument only

          85 kg

          90 kg

          91 kg

          170 kg

          Temperature accuracy

          ± 0.5 °C in stabilized phase

          ± 0.5 °C in stabilized phase

          ± 0.5 °C in stabilized phase

          ± 0.5 °C in stabilized phase


          Please consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country

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