Anaerobe Systems was founded in 1978 by Mike Cox. Working in a clinical diagnostic lab, Mike struggled to recover and grow anaerobic organisms he was certain were causing a variety of infections. Mike, knowing that anaerobic bacteria “don’t like oxygen”, founded Anaerobe Systems to produce culture media sterilized, poured, and packaged under strict anaerobic conditions. Mike also invented and patented the first gloveless anaerobic chamber allowing scientists to more easily manipulate and work up anaerobic organisms under completely anaerobic conditions. Mike was a founding board member for the Anaerobe Society of the Americas, and recently a recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. He is considered one of the preeminent experts in anaerobic microbiology and is a co-author of the CLSI M56-A guideline “Principles and Procedures for Detection of Anaerobes in Clinical Specimens”.
Anaerobic Culture Media
Anaerobe Systems produces the world’s only true pre-reduced anaerobically sterilized (PRAS) culture media. Our agar, broth, and transport media are sterilized under anaerobic conditions which means they are never exposed to oxygen until opened by the end user. We make a wide variety of general enrichment, selective, differential, and transport media. Anaerobe Systems can also work with customers on a one-on-one basis to develop custom formulations not commercially available, and to produce that media using our PRAS manufacturing techniques. See why our PRAS media is the best choice for anaerobic cultivation!
Anaerobe Systems developed and patented the first gloveless anaerobic chamber over 40 years ago and ever since has been closely involved in anaerobe chamber design, development, and functionality. We not only design, manufacture, and sell a line of anaerobe chambers, but also use our anaerobe chambers in a real world setting on a daily basis. Our quality control microbiologists work inside of our chambers every day to grow a wide range of anaerobic organisms on the culture media we produce. Learn more about our AS-580 and AS-150 gloveless anaerobic chambers here.