BD Kiestraâ„¢ WCA

Optimize your Microbiology Workflow     Optimize your Microbiology Workflow

The BD Kiestra™ WCA  (Work Cell Automation) is a modular solution designed for labs of all sizes that enables automated specimen processing, plate incubation and digital imaging in a compact footprint.



BD Kiestra WorkCell Automation


The New Standard for Specimen Processing BD Kiestra™ InoqulA™ automates the processing of both liquid and non-liquid bacteriology specimens to help streamline workflow, enable standardized processes and ensure consistent and high quality streaking. For more information, please go to the InoqulA webpage.

Intelligent incubation is possible with the 2nd generation BD Kiestra™ incubator. The BD Kiestra™ ReadA Compact intelligent incubation and imaging system combines the perfect atmosphere with automatic dynamic digital imaging and individual plate storage within a small footprint. The ReadA Compact uses a new high resolution industrial camera and three different LED light sources, ensuring an optimal image is created for all sample and media types. Depending on your needs, the WCA concept can be configured with up to three ReadA Compact systems.

Reading - Digital Imaging
The ReadA Browser software application provides an easy to use and clear plate image overview per specimen so that the growth dynamics can be reviewed. Users can choose a specimen or patient driven overview.

Reading - Telebacteriology
Working anytime and anywhere is now possible. As a result of the Internet, boundaries of time and location have disappeared. The ability to work from multiple locations allows for flexibility to create an optimal workflow and a quick response time.


The BD Kiestra™ ReadA Compact is under development and not available for sale or use.