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 528 Masterclave 60
Media preparation capacity  5 to 28 litres 10 to 60 litres
Sterilization temperature 95-125°C 95-125°C
Sterilization duration 1 to 99 min  
Dispensing temperature 25-80°C 25-80°C
Accuracy 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    
Heating power    
Power supply 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

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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