Principle: High resolution camera counts colonies or measure zones of inhibition
Suitability: High throughput labs that need automated, recordable plate interpretation
Capital equipment required: Yes
ProtoCOL 3 is the next generation instrument for colony counting, zone measurements (inhibition and AST), membranes, Petri-film and a range of other applications including: spiral plates, OPKA (opsonophagocytic killing assay), SBA (serum bactericidal assay), Multi-sector, Multi-well, SRD (single radial immunodiffusion) and Ames.
- High throughput, ProtoCOL 3 is typically used when large numbers of plates need to be counted or measured rapidly and accurately.
- Sensitivity, Due to its highlysensitive CCD camera with high resolution, colonies as small as 43 microns (0.043mm) can be easily counted and zones can be accurately measured to 0.1mm.
- Colour imaging, The unique LED lighting in the system gives full colour images.
- Traceability, All data generated has a full audit trail. All report generation is traceable and has an audit lock. Data is CFR compliant and the system can be connected to a LIMS if required