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Dehydrated Culture Media


Dehydrated Culture Media
Professionals around the world carry the critical responsibility of assuring that their institutions deliver the highest quality products or test results. They know that consistent, superior media is an essential ingredient of accurate laboratory testing whether in food, water, pharmaceutical/biotech production, or in university research. Time after time they confidently reach for BD Difco™ and BBL™ brand Dehydrated Culture Media, Media Additives and Peptones/Hydrolysates. How has BD earned the trust of professionals worldwide?

Experience counts when it comes to microbiological media manufacturing. High quality media evolves because of countless refinements over time, undertaken to create the perfect blend. BD has refined research, manufacturing and quality control processes to achieve the top performing formulations and the highest standards for Difco and BBL media.

BD offers media with a proven record of performance backed by over 180 years of combined Difco and BBL expertise. Excellence starts with our integrated peptone production at the BD Difco Detroit manufacturing facility and continues at our new, DCM, Peptone/Hydrolysate milling and blending plant located in Sparks, MD. Here we bring together these ingredients to formulate the wide variety of Difco and BBL products you’ve come to trust.

In 2003 the tradition of excellence continues with an expanded research, and processing and manufacturing area for our new non-animal DCM, Peptones/Hydrolysate and Tissue Culture Products. We are posed to meet the non-animal product needs of our customers.

BD is the only worldwide DCM, Peptone/Hydrolysate, and prepared media manufacturer with ISO 9000 Certification.


Enhanced Custom Program
The BD Custom Program is a formalized program designed to accommodate a broad range of product applications including Environmental Monitoring, Quality Control and Biopharmaceutical production. Our experience is available for the custom development and manufacture of prepared tubes, bottles, plates, bulk liquids in flexible containers, dehydrated culture media, peptones and media blends. The BD Custom Program provides expeditious solutions to unique media needs.

Dehydrated Culture Media and Ingredients
Dehydrated Culture Media and Ingredients
BD supplies greater than 400 different Difco™ and BBL™ brand media formulations in dehydrated form for the convenience of the laboratorian and bioprocessing specialist.

Peptones/Hydrolysates
Peptones/Hydrolysates
Peptones (protein hydrolysates) and extracts are used in the formulation of culture media for the cultivation of heterotrophic microorganisms.

Tissue Culture
Tissue Culture
BD Cell™ MAb Media are provided as a basal medium or as complete media formulated to produce high yield monoclonal antibody secretion.