Demeter Media Preparator from Heateflex Corp.


The DEMETER™ is a highly traceable food microbiology testing lab instrument that automates the Media Preparation steps in the food testing process, resulting in both higher lab productivity and increased testing accuracy.  DEMETER™ delivers versatile flexibility for a lab, allowing it to run multiple tests with different media, and eliminating the need for an autoclave to heat and sterilize the test media. The system features a bar code scanner that records sample information from each test into an internal buffer that can be interfaced to a lab information management system (LIMS). This feature streamlines the recordkeeping needed to maintain yearly lab accreditation per ISO 17025:2005 standards, and to the increased regulatory compliance resulting from the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Customer applications include pathogen testing for:

  • E. Coli O157:H7
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella

DEMETER™ assists in automating media preparation with many media reagents, including the following:

  • BPW-Buffered Peptone Water
  • BPBW-Butterfield’s Phosphate- Buffered Dilution Water
  • TSB-Trypticase Soy Broth
  • LB- Lactose Broth
  • Fraser Broth

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Demeter™ increases pathogen testing profitability & throughput in food testing labs

A self-contained system that automates the manual, dehydrated media regent preparation step in a food testing lab, increasing throughput and accuracy. (3:06)

Heateflex Corp. Contact Information

Heateflex Corp.

405 E. Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91006-7227


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