The Systec MediaPrep and MediaFill allow us to produce different types of media for plates right away instead of trying to order from an outside vendor that could take a while. It gives us a lot of flexibility of time. The systems are easy to use and reliable.
With C. diff. being a larger problem than it used to be, we are seeing a real uptick in the number of companies interested in it, thus explaining our need for the A35 workstation, as jars are just too cumbersome for our volume.
When to make that decision to switch from a jar to a workstation: once you have so many jars that it becomes unmanageable, and you run out of incubator space to cultivate those jars, you really need a chamber.