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
Cost savings through simplification
Productivity gain through acceleration
Constant reliability and quality through innovation
Efficiency through user-friendly technologies
Traditional vs. Inlabtec’s Innovative Approach
Inlabtec simplifies the process by using a Serial Diluter, reducing manual steps and potential sources of error compared to the traditional method involving test tubes. The Inlabtec Serial Diluters offer automation, efficiency and a streamlined workflow for serial dilution, as can be seen from this comparison.
|Working Step||Traditional Method||Inlabtec's innovative approach.|
|Preparations for a serial dilution||Have 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 diluent||Take 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 diluent||Press 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 step||Uncap 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!
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].