Effortless Microbial Dilutions with Inlabtec’s Advanced Technology

Serial dilutions are a crucial step in microbiological analysis, allowing enumeration of viable microorganisms through concentration reduction. The traditional serial dilution method involves using capped glass test tubes filled with 9 ml of sterile diluent, where 1 ml of the sample is pipetted into the first tube, mixed, and then transferred to the next, creating a decimal dilution series.
The widely used serial dilution method, which requires pre-filled glass test tubes, offers a well-established and dependable option. However, the manual process can be time-consuming and labour-intensive, as it involves the careful preparation of filled, sterile test tubes and requires proper handling and mixing techniques to ensure reliable dilutions for accurate results. If the preparation of test tubes is replaced by pre-filled disposable containers, material costs increase, and considerable amounts of unwanted plastic waste are generated.

Inlabtec’s Eco-Smart Serial Dilution Bags

We aimed to combine the convenience of pre-filled containers for sample dilutions with a modern and sustainable approach to resource utilization. This effort resulted in the creation of our innovative bag system, offering users the following benefits:

Sustainability through sensible use of resources
  • Reduce energy, water, and laboratory space usage compared to test tube methods.
  • Enjoy a 90% reduction in plastic waste and disposal costs, as well as lower energy consumption for transportation, storage, and disposal, compared to conventional consumable.
  • Make a positive impact on the environment with our Serial Dilution Solution.
Cost savings through simplification
  • Stop spending time on setting up test tubes and/or buying expensive containers with our simple-to-use bag system.
  • Cut costs with our solution—lower purchasing, transportation, storage, and disposal expenses compared to traditional consumables.
  • No specialist training or expertise required.

Productivity gain through acceleration
  • Say goodbye to handling multiple test tubes and caps, and enjoy the convenience of automation.
  • Fast and standardized dilutions with just a simple pipetting.
  • Effortless commissioning: Simply connect diluent and pipette.
  • Conclude your productive day with ease—decommissioning and cleaning are a breeze.

Constant reliability and quality through innovation
  • Achieve precise and consistent dilution results every time with our Serial Dilution Solution.
  • Experience homogenized sample dilutions with precise diluent volumes and standardized mixing.
  • Enjoy a clear and reliable process with defined work steps.
  • Ensure unrestricted cell growth for sensitive microorganisms with our high purity Serial Dilution Bags.
  • Eliminate variations in results caused by individual technicians’ techniques.
  • Use any type of diluent from any container with ease.
  • Save valuable lab space with our compact system and consumables.
  • Reliably used for years by the world’s leading testing service providers.
Efficiency through user-friendly technologies
  • Compatible with all standard 10 ml pipettes for precise diluent volume determination.
  • Designed for minimal hand movements during dilutions, our solution safeguards your employees from stress-related complaints.
  • Commission and operate with ease, thanks to its intuitive design.
  • Integrates seamlessly into your existing work processes.
  • Enjoy low operating costs, with no need for regular external maintenance.

Traditional vs. Inlabtec’s Innovative Approach

The Inlabtec Serial Diluters offer automation, efficiency and a streamlined workflow for serial dilution.

Working StepTraditional MethodInlabtec's innovative approach.
Preparations for a serial dilutionHave filled test tubes ready at the workplace. Place the test tubes required for a dilution series clearly arranged in a separate rack.Start up Serial Diluter.
Insert bags and turn dosing lever to the front.
Transfer 1 ml sample into 9 ml diluentTake a test tube, remove the cap, pipette the sample into the test tube and close the test tube again.Pipette the sample into the bag.
Mix sample and diluentPress the test tube with the sample onto the Vortexer for totally > 5 seconds. Alternate between pressing and releasing to create turbulence in the test tube for a homogenous mixture.Automatic Serial Diluter: no action needed.

Semi-Automatic Serial Diluter: Move the dosing lever to the right.
Transfer 1 ml diluted sample into Petri dish and/ or perform next dilution stepUncap the test tube again and pipette from the dilution into the Petri dishes and/or into a next test tube to perform a further dilution. Store used test tubes separately from unused test tubes to prevent errors due to mix-ups.Pipette from the dilution into Petri dishes and/or into next bag to perform a further dilution.

Experience the Swiss-engineered ease and efficiency of Inlabtec’s serial dilution solution and discover the benefits of our Serial Diluters today!

Savings Calculator

For equipment, the related cost savings and the payback period are of interest. The savings calculator provides initial answers to these questions. For a precise profitability analysis, however, the distributor must be contacted. There are country-specific price differences as well as the price of Serial Dilution Bags is lower, the greater the demand. Because of simplicity and internationality, calculations are based on US Dollars [USD].