Microbiology media

Microbiology media

Contract manufacturing services of ready-to-use culture media for :


Food product testing


Cosmetic product testing


Environmental testing

Indicia manufactures more than 400 different media
under OEM agreements and under its own Indicia brand

• Diluant
• Broth
• Agar

Check our data sheets in the Resource Center

We cover all packaging requirements



500ML, 3L and 5L

Various flasks

Various flasks

few ml up to several litres

Wide-neck vials

Wide-neck vials

Various tubes

Various tubes


Petri dishes

Petri dishes

90/55/65 mm or square

An unrivaled technical expertise and industrial infrastructures for the manufacturing and packaging of your culture media

Raw material
  • Supplied by the customer or selected by Indicia under supplier management process.
  • Formulation in accordance with our customer manufacturing instructions.
  • Mixing in  autoprocessor or tanks (heated or non-heated).
  • In process QC management.
  • Product autoclaving in its final packaging.
  • High capacity autoclaves with qualified cycles.
& Secondary
  • Verification of product quality by visual inspection.
  • Labelling according to customer specifications in terms of label format, logo, bar code, flash code, etc.
  • Secondary packaging in boxes then on pallets as required.
  • QC on finished products conducted by in-house laboratory, according to European Pharmacopoeia and/or ISO reference standards.
  • Custom controls on request.
  • Physical, Chemical, Sterility and Performance testing

An experienced team committed to support the development, transfer and manufacturing of your media

With over 20 years’ experience, Indicia assists its customers in all steps for a successful industrial application:

  • Development of formulation and supplementation
  • Sourcing of raw materials
  • Pilot batches
  • Scale-up and industrialisation
  • Implementation of regulatory Quality Controls
  • Documentation system and recording
  • Risk analysis
  • Stability studies

We put Quality at the core of everything we do

ISO Certifications

NF EN ISO 9001.

In-house Quality Control capabilities

European Pharmacopoeia, ISO 11133 (food), ISO 21149 (cosmetic)

Experienced Staff

Indicia’s technicians hold the required authorisations which are regularly renewed.

Full Traceability

Extensive documentation system (procedures, records, instructions, etc.) recorded within individual batch file

« Since 2005, our facilities have undergone more than 100 regulatory and client inspections »

Success Stories : for more than 10 years, Indicia introduced new market standars for liquid media bags

Indicia has developed in 2011 innovative bags for liquid media packaging.


We built in our facility in St Genis L’Argentière a dedicated line with high capacity autoclave.


We are today leader in Europe for ready-to-use media in 3l and 5l bags producing more than 175 000 units per year.