Automatic Colony Counters offer inhibition zone analysis.

Press Release Summary:

Compliant with traceability and productivity of microbiological analysis, Scan® 500/1200 color colony counters offer automatic recording of images and results. Included software (v4) includes features for detection and differentiation of 7 different colors on same dish for counting of chromogenic media and analysis of inhibition zones. Digital image of the sample placed in Scan 1200 is displayed at 7 fps; camera resolution is 1,280 x 960 pixels, and image can be reduced/enlarged.

Original Press Release:

New INTERSCIENCE's Scan® Software Features: Automatic Colony Counting on All Media + Inhibition Zones Analysis

INTERSCIENCE is proud to present the V4 version of the Scan® automatic colony counter software.

Competitive, equipped with a high-tech user-friendly software, INTERSCIENCE's automatic colony counters reach an unequalled level of performance.

Features include:

  • Instant results

  • Traceability: automatic recording of images and results, recountable anytime, data export to ExcelTM

  • Chromogenic media: counts up to 7 colors on the same plate

  • Inhibition zone analysis

  • Adaptable (reads Spiral, spread and pour Petri dishes, Petrifilm, RIDA Count/ Sanita-kun, filtering membrane, Compact Dry, inhibition zones)

  • Made in France by INTERSCIENCE

    High-performance software:
    INTERSCIENCE Scan® 500 and Scan® 1200 are high-technology automatic color colony counters in compliance with today's demands of traceability and productivity of microbiological analysis. The automatization of fastidious operations enables quick, standardized and reliable results. New features of the Scan® software include the detection and differenciation of 7 different colors on the same dish for the counting of chromogenic media and the analysis of inhibition zones. Interscience's Scan® software is today the most innovative and reliable automatic colony counter on the market !

    INTERSCIENCE's know-how:
    Entirely developped by Interscience, the Scan® software centralizes all the functions of the Scan® in one window making its use intuitive and user-friendly: it has a visualization window where the detected colonies are high-lighted and marked with a cross, one cursor to optimize counting, customizable settings adaptable to any kind of agar....Clustered colonies are automatically separated and any defects on the plate are corrected. In less than a second, colonies are marked with a cross and counted.

    Ensured by the automatic saving of the data: results and screenshots are immediately saved and can be checked and re-counted anytime. The export of the results to ExcelTM is also a feature which is greatly apreciated by the labs. The Firewire connection ensures the rapid transfer of high-resolution images. The Scan® 1200 can also be connected to a LIMS and to a bar-code reader.

    The Scan® 1200 allows the counting of small colonies and the counting of dishes with a lot of colonies. The digital image of the sample placed in the Scan is displayed at 7 frames per second. The camera resolution is 1280x960 pixels and the image can be reduced or enlarged. The "zoom" function enables you to see the colonies in detail and differenciate them clearly from particles. Thanks to the multiple lighting combinations, the Scan adapts to any kind of agar and colonies. The lighting by LEDs allow 6 different settings. Lighting by LEDs adds great flexibility in the reading and the robutsness of the Scan. It is a unit which requires no maintenance.

    The Scan® automatic colony counters guarantee a quick use and in compliance with the G.L.P "Good Laboratory Practice". No special training is necessary. To try the new version of the Scan® software, download a trial version on our website !

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