'Lab Lemco' powder

'Lab Lemco' Powder is a refined meat extract that is very light in color and has been in production since 1865.[1] This product is used in a wide range of bacteriological growth media. It has growth-promoting qualities for the culturing of cells in laboratories,[2] and is much easier to handle than most other meat extracts. [3]

Lemco refers to the original producer of the meat extract, the Liebig's Extract of Meat Company.


  1. ^ Smith, Alison Smith, Marketing Manager, Oxoid. "History of the agar plate" (Web). Article. labnews.co.uk. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  2. ^ Waterworth, Pamela M. (March 1972). "The lethal effect of tryptone-soya broth". Journal of Clinical Pathology. 25 (3): 227–228. doi:10.1136/jcp.25.3.227. PMC 477267. PMID 4622999.
  3. ^ "Oxoid - Product Detail".