Microbiological Testing - Laundry and Sanitation

LaMotte BioPaddles
Microbiology Simplified!

  • Ready to use. Saves time!
  • Longer shelf-life than traditional Petri dishes
  • No refrigeration required
  • Simple incubation requirements
  • Unique design enhances colony morphology characterization

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 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 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. 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 include a free app! LaMotte BioPaddle Colony Identification App lets users compare the “unknown” microbe growth on the BioPaddle to a library of photos of “known” microbe colonies from 6 microhabitats (clinical, air, water, soil, surface and food).


BioPaddle™ Products – all packaged 10 paddles per box. Includes a technical information sheet.

Note: Dated material. Specify ship date. Orders may be placed in advance. Orders are shipped Mondays and Tuesdays from Maryland.





BioPaddles® - Nutrient Agar (NA)

Order Code: 5550

The BioPaddles® NA/NA can be used for the cultivation of a wide variety of non-fastidious bacteria.

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BioPaddles® - Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SAB)

Order Code: 5551

The BioPaddles® SAB/SAB can be used for the Selective isolation of fungi (yeasts and molds) (SAB).

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BioPaddles® - Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) & Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (RB)

Order Code: 5552

The BioPaddles® TSA/RB can be used for the cultivation of a wide variety of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms (TSA) Selective enumeration and cultivation of yeasts, molds and Actinomycetes from food and other surfaces. (RB)

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BioPaddles® - Nutrient-TTC Agar (NUT-TTC) & MacConkey Agar (MAC)

Order Code: 5553

The BioPaddles® NUT-TTC/MAC uses Nutrient-TTC Agar (NUT-TTC) MacConkey Agar (MAC) for the isolation and differentiation of Gram (-) enteric bacilli. Coliform Testing / Recovery of Stressed Coliforms.

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