BioPaddles are flexible dual-agar paddles each containing microbe-specific media enclosed in a sterile vial. Identify and quantify microbes in air, soil, water, or any surface! BioPaddles do not require any other testing equipment – only a magnifier and warm place (35°C or incubator) are needed.
Liquid Sampling: Remove the paddle from the vial using the handle and fill the vial (approximately 40ml) with the sample. Insert the paddle, swirl for 15 seconds. Pour out the liquid, and replace the paddle in the vial and incubate.
Surface Sampling: Remove the paddle from the vial using the handle and gently touch each paddle media surface to the sample surface twice per side. Replace paddle in the vial and incubate.
Air Sampling: Remove the paddle from the vial using the handle. Invert and mount the circular cap into the vial, exposing the agar covered paddle. Expose for 15 minutes. Replace the paddle in the vial and incubate.
All BioPaddle™ products come with a free app! LaMotte BioPaddle Colony Identification App lets users compare an “unknown” colony to “known” colony examples for a particular BioPaddle media type to one of 6 microhabitats (clinical, air, water, soil, surface and food). The App has the option of capturing your BioPaddle image and comparing it to “known” examples. Also contains information regarding organisms, microhabitats, microbiological techniques, and more!