Media Preparation Unit

The Media Preparation Unit provides an enormous range of media for the cultivation of bacteria and fungi, as well as some tissue culture media. Following consultation with the co-ordinator, MPU can also make special media, trial batches of media or experimental media.


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Orders and Enquiries

Ordering Requirements

Media Catalogue

The Media Preparation Unit, MPU, produces a wide range of bacteriological/mycological media and some tissue culture media for teaching and research laboratories in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as well as external clients including Hospital and Pathology laboratories.

Quality Policy

The Media Preparation Unit's Quality Policy is to respond to our customers requirements by:

  • working in partnership with our customers and suppliers
  • providing Bacteriological Culture Media of the highest standard
  • having an ongoing commitment to quality
  • supplying customer's special requirements on time

This commitment to the Quality Policy is supported by:

  • Professor E Hartland, Head of Department: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dr K Keech, Scientific Operations Manager: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ms E Paraskeva, Co-Ordinator: Media Preparation Unit
  • All the staff and support staff of the Media Preparation Unit

Conditions of Use

  1. Media purchased from the Media Preparation Unit will only be used for in vitro laboratory purposes
    or in vivo use in laboratory organisms (as defined by AQIS)
  2. Handling and disposal of the media will be done so in accordance with the AS/NZS 2243 Safety in Laboratory Standard

For further information:

Phone the Media Preparation Unit office: (03) 8344 5414

Email: mpu@microbiology.unimelb.edu.au