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Dual-Agar Paddles

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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.


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

All BioPaddle products include a free app! LaMotte BioPaddle Colony ID lite App allows users to compare the “unknown” microbe growth on the BioPaddle to a library of images of “known” microbe colonies from 5 microhabitats (air, water, soil, surface and food).

New BioPaddle Colony ID full app now available! Available in App store.

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

5550BioPaddles - Nutrient Agar (NA)
The BioPaddles NA/NA can be used for the cultivation of a wide variety of non-fastidious bacteria.
5551BioPaddles - Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SAB)
The BioPaddles SAB/SAB can be used for the Selective isolation of fungi (yeasts and molds) (SAB).
5552BioPaddles - Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) & Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (RB)
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)
5553BioPaddles - Nutrient-TTC Agar (NUT-TTC) & MacConkey Agar (MAC)
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.
5845AP Environmental Science Water Quality Assessment Curriculum Module
The AP Environmental Science WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT MODULE includes an extensive curriculum that uses the exploration of the Water Quality Index to teach students STEM-based skills. Classroom and field activities satisfy Section VI (Water Pollution) of the AP Environmental Topics Outline.
5845-PKGAP The Water Quality Assessment Package
Combines the Water Quality Educator (Code 5870-01) and the AP Environmental Water Quality Assessment Curriculum Module (Code 5845).
5846BioPaddle Total Coliform Activity
Fast and reliable cultivation and enumeration of coliform bacteria. Includes 5553/Nutrient TTC/MacConkey BioPaddles (10 paddles.)