Acumedia® Dehydrated Culture Media

Acumedia® from Neogen® is dehydrated culture media (DCM) which has been expanding since 1978 with a range that now extends to over 400 formulations.

Ingredients, hydrolysates and peptones can all be critical components to a fermentation process, customer media or other growth supporting substance. Neogen’s Acumedia products include applications for pathogen enrichment broths to help deliver solutions for your biotechnology operation. Acumedia products are subject to a vigorous quality assurance process which includes safety data sheets, certifications of analysis, country of origin, and veterinary certifications. These essential documents are part of Neogen’s ISO 9001:2008 compliance, which help ensure that the agars, enrichment broths, hydrolysates, peptones, ingredients and other supplements adhere to the highest quality.

Acumedia microbiological culture media offers both selective and differential agars to help microbiologists test for specific microorganisms using traditional methodology. Agars and broths are available in ISO/USP/EP/JP formulations for regulatory microbiology testing requirements regardless of your location.

The unique layout of Neogen’s manufacturing facility minimizes the potential for cross contamination and allows for a continuous manufacturing process that is able to provide custom size packaging, fill weights, and formulations. The manufacturing facility is also CFR 820 FDA compliant.

Responsive manufacturing and flexible packaging sizes allows Neogen to provide appropriate sized products perfect for large commercial testing laboratories through to specialized research labs requiring smaller amounts of media.

Agar Formulations

Neogen® provides a wide variety of selective, differential and non-selective complete agar formulations for pour plates where confirmation or counts are needed. Acumedia® products are formulated to follow BAM, MLG, ISO, and Harmonized USP/EP/JP guidelines.

Membrane or Filtration microbiological tests

Neogen’s Acumedia® subsidiary has been recognized since 1978 as a premier manufacturer of high-quality dehydrated culture media for industrial, pharmaceutical, biotech, food safety and life science applications. Neogens filtration culture systems utilise traditional microbiology methods, combined with Neogen’s expertise in culture media to provide simple, culture based testing. Colitag provides an easy presence or absence measure of coliforms and generic E.coli with minimal equipment

Chromogenic Media

Chromogenic culture media provide a rapid and accurate method of isolating and enumerating target micro-organisms based on the detection of specific enzyme activities. Not only do chromogenic media enable faster detection of specific micro-organisms compared with classical culture media, they also improve sensitivity and can reduce the need for subculture or confirmatory tests.

Convenience Packaging

Acumedia EZ Prep is Dehydrated Culture Media (DCM) produced in foil packets to help streamline culture media preparation at your facility. Acumedia EZ Prep is weighed into individual ready-to-use packets which saves the end user time.

Enrichment Broths

Pathogen diagnostic tests rely on the growth of the pathogen of concern to a high concentration for detection. Acumedia® provides dehydrated culture media used for the enrichment of Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes


Neogen® offers hydrolysates for use in preparing microbiological culture media. Hydrolysates are products composed of the enzymatic digest of various proteins.


Neogen® offers a wide variety of ingredients for use in preparing microbiological culture media. Acumedia offers a variety of ingredients including: Yeast extracts, sugars, gelatin, milk products and soy. Our quality ingredients are microbiological grade to provide consistency in most applications.


Neogen® offers a wide variety of peptones for use in preparing microbiological culture media. Peptones are derived from the digest of casein, gelatin, soy or animal protein and can provide a source of amino acids, vitamins and carbohydrates in varying applications. Acumedia’s peptones provide the quality and consistency necessary from bench top to industrial applications.


The line of supplements from Acumedia® improves selectivity, growth promotion, neutralization and other facets of growth media. When preparing culture media where supplementation is necessary, these products are formulated to be easily used as directed.