Southern Group Laboratory

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Southern Group Lab Accreditations



In our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Corby, Northants, we have invested in equipment and facilities to meet the exacting standards of quality and customer service being demanded by today’s microbiologists. Both bottled media and pre-poured plates are manufactured in clean room environments under precisely-controlled conditions to ensure optimal performance, quality and maximum shelf life for all our media products.


Factors that affect media stability during manufacture, such as exposure to heat are tightly controlled,  Fo (total heat applied) is measured  for all autoclaved products. All pre poured plates are poured and dried in a class 100 air flow with carefully controlled humidity to ensure that plates are dry and sterile. Pre poured plates and bottled media are stored  under carefully controlled conditions  prior to dispatch , ensuring that our products when they reach the  customer  are of the highest quality available.


  • All activities are certified to ISO 9001: 2008 with quality control accredited by UKAS to EN ISO/ IEC 17025:2005, ensuring consistent high quality products with continual improvement of processes and services in line with customer requirements


  • All production takes place in a clean room environment. Our poured plate production facility has clean-rooms validated to: ISO 14644-1 (Class 7), EU GMP (Grade C) and all poured plate manufacturing is on fully automated production lines

  • GMP and GLP techniques employed throughout all production and laboratory areas

  • Rigorous QC examination with certificates available online


As an independent media producer we have the ability to manufacture in small batches and as such we can supply any commercial or custom-specified formulations to order. So, whether you require a completely new medium, or simply a different pack or fill-size, please call our Customer Services Department on 01536 403815.

Southern Group Laboratory

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E-H Cavendish Courtyard,
Sallow Rd, Corby,
NN17 5JX



Southern Group Laboratory is supported for business growth by:

Funding from Northampton Enterprise Partnership
Regional Growth Funding Received
EU Funding Recevied