Schleicher & Schuell GmbH, the filtration company, introduced a truly unique colony counter
system that counts bacteria directly from membrane filter paper.
Synbiosis, manufacturers of automated colony counters
, recently installed a ProtoCOL RGB system at Oxoid's UK-based R&D and QC laboratories.
There are many types of automatic colony counters (ACC) geared for a range of applications.
The leading manufacturer of high-end ACCs is Synoptics' Synbiosis division, whose ProtoCOL line of colony counters is distributed by Microbiology International in the US.
The company focuses on automating the pre-analytical and analytical steps involved with traditional microbial enumeration with a product line that includes colony counters
, plating systems, anaerobic workstations, susceptibility test software, air samplers and sample prep tools.
The new feature, which now comes as standard with the complete Synbiosis ProtoCOL range of automated colony counters
, can be used to automatically view, live on screen, each plate alongside a histogram of colony size distribution.