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AUTOMATED COLONY COUNTERS

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Flash & Go frees highly qualified microbiology lab staff from labor-intensive and time-consuming colony counting and antibiotic inhibition zone measurements. Additionally, its state of the art image analysis software that can read an entire Petri plate instantaneously enables labs to heavily enhance their productivity and result reproducibility. Any microbiology lab involved in colony enumeration/ inhibition zone measurement, be it industrial, clinical, environmental, or research oriented may largely benefit from the use of this tool.

Once inserted in the colony counter, plates are illuminated with a sophisticated LED lighting system, next, a picture of them is taken with a high resolution camera. Instantly, the software detects colonies or haloes according to color and records a count or measure. Other than for colony counting, it can be used in Phage plaque assays and Ames testing for enumeration. On the other hand, it can measure inhibition zones during antibiotic potency measures and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST).

SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS

User-friendly: While fully customizable, Flash & Grow is simple and easy to use.

Powerful Image Processing: An entire Petri plate is read in a Flash! Cutting edge customizable image processing enables differential counting of colonies with any color.

Upscalable: Upgrades will allow labs to scale up their levels of automation in Petri plate reading starting with basic colony counting/inhibition zone measurements and ending at fully automated robotic plate feeding.

Traceability: Full operator, sample and result traceability. Identification data can be scanned in using a barcode reader.

Verification and Validation: Centering calibration and count verification procedures ensure the unit’s performance.

Cat No. Description
90006010 Flash&Go + basic Software for automatic colony counting.



MANUAL COLONY COUNTER

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Counting colonies with the unaided eye is a slow, tedious, and sight-damaging task. IUL’s colony counter eases and quickens this process through the use of LED lighting and a high quality magnifying glass. Any microbiology lab involved in colony enumeration will find this tool to be absolutely vital. Petri plates are inserted inside the colony counter where they are properly lit and magnified. Operators can tick detected colonies with a specifically devised marker, meanwhile a digital display will increase the total counts. Pointers that can directly contact colonies are also available.

SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS

High Quality Magnification: IUL’s DOT Colony Counter has a large 200 mm diameter lens with a DINx2 magnification power.

Pointer Technology: Colonies are counted by directly touching these with a pointer or by marking them on the Petri dish with a felt tip pen.

Adapted for any plate: Multiple adapters are available 60 mm, 70 mm, 80 mm, 90 mm,100 mm, 120 mm, and 150 mm.

Send colony counts to PC applications through USB: Colony counts can be sent to PC applications such as a spreadsheet. Results are sent as standard PC keyboard keystrokes.

Lightning scalable intensities: Bottom light, 4 selectable intensities, On/Off switching powered from the instrument. Upper light (depending of the glass magnifier ordered), On/Off switching powered from the instrument.

Cat No. Description
90008700 DOT Colony Counter with 120mm Magnifying Glass with Light.
90008701 DOT Colony Counter DOT System with 100mm Magnifying Glass