Automated culture media preparator

  • Improved workflow
  • Batch to batch reproducibility
  • Quality homemade culture media
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MASTERCLAVE is an automated culture media preparation system, and part of bioMérieux’ AES Blue Line. 
This range of solutions places automation at the heart of your laboratory and improves your workflow, from media to sample preparation.


Available in three different capacities, the robust MASTERCLAVE demonstrates high performance for the preparation of your culture media, agar or broth.
With its high core temperature precision control, and its high efficiency stirring system, MASTERCLAVE prepares your medium and guarantees : 

Homogeneity - Fertility -  Sterility



MASTERCLAVE: workflow optimization through lab automation

  • Productivity: with MASTERCLAVE, get rid of manual preparation steps such as stirring the media water and autoclaving bottles
  • Reproducibility: with automation, avoid human error and benefit from batch to batch reproducibility
  • Flexibility: MASTERCLAVE is ideal for both agar and broth
  • Ease of use: to start a cycle, simply add powder and distilled water into MASTERCLAVE. No need to supervise your media during the cycle



2 different media preparation systems for your very  own specific needs

ideal for broth or agar and with a capacity of 5 to 28 litres, MASTERCLAVE 528 offers three different stirring speeds for distribution and can operate a complete cycle in 75 minutes



with a capacity of 10 to 60 litres, this system guarantees standardized and cost-effective production, and can prepares 60 litres of media within 90 minutes




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AES Blue Line : a complete range of solutions

With the AES Blue Line, bioMérieux offers a complete range of automated solutions for your culture media preparation and sample preparation operations 


  Masterclave 09 Masterclave 528 Masterclave 60
Media preparation capacity  1 to 9 litres 5 to 28 litres 10 to 60 litres
Sterilization temperature 95-125°C 95-125°C 95-125°C
Sterilization duration 1 to 60 min 1 to 99 min  
Dispensing temperature  25-80°C 25-80°C 25-80°C
Accuracy Microprocessor-based regulation, accuracy +/-0.5°C in stabilized phase Microprocessor-based regulation, accuracy +/- 0.5°C after temperature stabilization Microprocessor-based regulation, accuracy +/- 0.5°C after temperature stabilization
    Temperature compensation for high volume supplements addition  
Safety   Safety cover locks above 80°C Safety cover locks above 80°C, electronically controlled lid & safety cover closing
Autoclave or water bath volume 12 litres    
Heating power 3000 W    
Power supply  230 V+/- 10 V – 50/60 Hz, 16A 400V +/- 10% three-phase + neutral, 16A (or 230 V +/- 10%, 10 A three-phase w/o neutral, 20 A), 8 KW 400V +/- 10% three-phase + neutral + ground, 32 A, 18 KW or 230 V +/- 10%, three-phase + ground, 32A
W x H x D 500 x 435 x 590 mm / 60 kg
20” x 17” x 23” / 133 lb

760 x 1100 x 580 mm /91 kg
30” x 43” x 23” / 200 lb

1030 x 1250 x 700 mm / 170 kg
41” x 50” x 28” / 375 lb

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