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colony counter

a device used for counting colonies of bacteria growing in a culture. It usually consists of an illuminated, transparent plate divided into sections of known area. Petri dishes containing colonies of bacteria are placed over the plate, and the colonies are counted according to the number within the areas viewed.

colony counter

An apparatus for counting bacterial colonies in a culture plate.
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After a year of development work, we are confident that our resulting aCOLyte 3 system is the best value technology available and will significantly increase microbial testing throughput in any food, environmental or clinical laboratory which chooses an aCOLyte 3 colony counter.
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Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, today introduced aCOLade, its affordable, manual colony counter with automatic result recording, ideal for use in any microbiology laboratory.
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Synbiosis, a world leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL SR automated colony counter is being used at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Loughry Campus, Northern Ireland (a major provider of education, training and technical services to the Northern Ireland food industry), to enumerate different coloured colonies of bacteria and guarantee the highest food safety standards.