The Media Plate Filler

Pour petri dishes or microtiter/SBS plates with media automatically. From agar to ketchup, the Media Plate Filler can handle most liquids used in the biotech and food industry. No programming required.

30 SBS plates or 45 Petri dishes per run

What we can help you achieve

Remove repetitive strain | Highly repeatable filling | Free up time in the lab

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Pours up to 4 different media at once – both solid and liquid medias
Run time: 10-25 min.
Takes both petri (45) and SBS (30).

Save time

Set-up time of less than 5 minutes


Fill plates automatically with ±2% precision and free up time

Happy employees

Removes repetitive work to reduce strain injuries

Watch our 3-minute explainer video on operating the Media Plate Filler

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5 easy steps from start to finish


Place plates in trays and slide into robot


Place tubes in your preferred media


Choose desired program on the touch screen


Wait 10-25 min. for the robot to fill plates


Pull out your plates and start spottting

To find out how you can easily automate plate pouring in your laboratory, contact us today. We are happy to provide a demonstration so you can compare processes side-by-side in a real lab environment.


Carl-Emil Grøn


Magnus Nyborg Madsen

Product overview

The Media Plate Filler lets you pour liquid media into round or rectangular formats easily and accurately. All you have to do is load the machine with plates and media, select the plate format and press the start button – 30 minutes later, your plates will be ready for use.


  • Easy to use – very simple user interface built for and with real users
  • Fully enclosed cabinet to prevent contamination – can also be operated in a laminar flow environment.
  • Capable of dispensing to industry standard plates types:
    • Microplate/SBS/microtiter (formats: omnitray & 4/6/8/24 well)
    • Petri dish (90mm)
  • Reproducible dispense with surface height & quality
    • Great value for downstream automation, for example in colony picking and automated imaging.
  • No sloshing of media on the sides
  • Easily fill plates with cultures embedded in media.
  • Capable of pouring agar media, food samples, reagents/solutions and more.
  • Removable trays to easily load/unload plates and for easy cleaning.
  • Easy to clean


The Reshape Media Plate Filler is easy to integrate into existing workflows. Common applications:

Screening: Automate manual plate pouring and achieve highly repeatable agar surfaces, ideal for automated organism imaging and colony picking. Quickly evaluate mutant fitness by pouring different agars into wells on the same plate, allowing you to directly test for agar composition, antibiotic concentration or any other parameter side-by-side in a single plate.

Interaction analysis: Easily switch from single-well petri dishes to 8 or 24 well SBS plates, allowing you to physically increase the number of test surfaces and conduct high-throughput studies of for example metabolite interactions in bacteria networks.


In order to ensure cleanliness of the operation, two options are available:

  1. Cleaning with 100℃ demineralised water. The Media Plate Filler is equipped with a cleaning program using hot water. Simply insert the tubes into a container with hot water after a run and press the button. This method is suggested for sterile media.
  1. Removal of tubes. The Media Plate Filler has easily changeable tubing. In case a more thorough cleaning is required, the tubes can be removed and cleaned separately. This method is suggested for non-sterile media.



Dimensions (W x D x H) 70 cm x 60 cm x 55 cm
Formats 90 mm Petri dish, SBS plates (1/4/8/24 well)
Batch size 45 Petri dishes, 30 SBS plates
Speed 5 minute setup, 25 minute runtime and plate cooling
Pump Peristaltic
Certification CE compliant
Installation requirements 230V outlet

Experience the next generation of lab automation.

We're happy to do in-lab demonstrations - let us know that you're interested with an email!