Real-time incubator and colony counter
- Interscience - ScanStation 100
Real-time incubator and colony counter
100 Petri dishes
ScanStation 100 is a unit centralizing incubation, detection and counting of Petri dishes. Colonies are detected & counted as soon as they appear. Follow the growth curve of the colonies. ScanStation 100 can accommodate up to 100 Petri dishes.
- Capacity: up to 100 Petri dishes
- Counting on pour plate, surface, Spiral, filtration membranes
- Petri dish sizes: Ø 55 to 65 mm, Ø 90 mm
- Accuracy of incubation temperature: ± 1°C
- Reading time in between each dish: 30 min or 1 h
Real-time bacterial growth
From the beginning of the incubation, the 100 Petri dishes are photographed every 30 min / 1 hour. Colonies are detected and counted as soon as they appear. Discover their bacterial growth hour by hour and get anticipated results.
A revolutionary concept
Colony counting is done automatically during incubation. You get a video of the bacterial growth in real time.
An incubator of 100 Petri dishes
ScanStation 100 is composed of a rotating storage carousel with a 100 Petri dishes capacity.
The 100 Petri dishes are processed simultaneously in this thermoregulated incubator with Peltier module ± 1°C.
1 robotic arm
A robotic arm transfers the Petri dishes for a time-lapse photography
The robotic arm transfers the Petri dishes from the carousel to the camera to perform a time-lapse photography.
ScanStation is equipped with a pressure-sensitive gripper which adapts itself to all Petri dishes.
1 automatic colony counter
The automatic colony counter detects and counts colonies as soon as they appear
The 5 megapixel ultra-HD camera detects colonies as soon as they appear before clustering or covering can occur, while dissociating the artefacts. So that you get more accurate and faster results. You can see the video of bacterial growth during and after incubation.
High performance results
Results in 8 h instead of 24 h
Up to 100 Petri dishes
Elimination of artefacts
Keep your agar & method
The data are archived and accessible throughout incubation till the final validation of the results.
ScanStation saves images and videos of bacterial growth from the start till the end of the incubation. You can recover the data beyond the incubation date.
The bacterial growth video helps validate the results by showing the distinction between a particle and a bacterium, avoiding false positives. Images taken at regular intervals enable to visualize the beginning of the growth of micro-organisms such as molds in order to facilitate counting.
ScanStation software complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines. It allows electronic signatures, audit trails and encrypted data for security reasons. You can assign different users rights depending on the access levels.
Mono or multi-batch
The loading of Petri dishes can be done at the beginning or during the incubation. ScanStation simultaneously processes batches with different light settings or different incubation time.
The integrated barcode reader can read most 1D/2D barcodes on the market, including QR codes and datamatrix.
ScanStation is compatible with Spiral platers and the dataLink system. This will avoid double data entry, a source of error, and save time.
Ergonomics optimized for your laboratory
The central screen reduces the ScanStation’s side space requirement. The linear space required is reduced from 245 cm to 175 cm compared to a ScanStation with a side screen and keyboard support. This is an attractive option for our customers looking to couple multiple ScanStations in their lab. This accessory is available on all ScanStation range: ScanStation 100 , ScanStation 200 and ScanStation 300.
Easy to clean and disinfect
To facilitate access to the bottom of the carousel, the 5-petal blocks removable can be removed by pulling on it, using a magnetic connection, so that the surface below the carousel can be cleaned easily. This makes 100% of the ScanStation floor area easily accessible and cleanable. This new feature is standard on the entire ScanStation range: ScanStation 100 , ScanStation 200 and ScanStation 300.
The ScanStation, incubator and automatic colony counter, integrated itself into different fields of application. Its flexibility allows it to adapt to any protocol such as bioburden, challenge tests, counting and quality control. Real-time monitoring offers anticipated results for validation.
|Capacity||100 Petri dishes|
|Reading time in between each dish||30 minutes or 1 hour|
|Petri dish size||Ø 90 mm right-side up or upside down and Ø 55-65 mm (with adaptor)|
|UType of plating accepted||Pour plate, surface, Spiral, filtration membrane|
|Loading||Single or multi-batch|
|Camera resolution||5 megapixels|
|Interface||23 inches touch screen|
|Data export||video mp4, pdf, jpeg, png, bmp, csv and xls|
|Video player||Play, zoom, pause, replay, during and after incubation|
|Included computer system||PC Windows 10 LTSC desktop with Intel i7 processor|
|Incubation temperature||From 20°C to 45°C|
|Automatic detection of Petri dishes||± 1°C (checked by a 9-point mapping system)|
|Recording of the temperature||Every minute|
|Heating and cooling technology||Peltier modules, compressor free|
|External temperature||From 18°C to 25°C|
|Manual control to add or substract colonies||70%|
|Max incubation time||10 days|
|LED internal light||check|
|Electronic locking door||check|
|Pressure sensitive gripper to adapt itself to any kind of dish||check|
|Robotic architecture with incubator, gripper and colony counter||check|
|Extra rigid mass aluminum platform||check|
|Dimensions (w x d x h)||135.3 x 82.3 x 94.4 cm|
|Net weight of the ScanStation (without option)||270 kg|
|Dimensions with handles dismantled (w x d x h)||135.3 x 78.6 x 94.4 cm|
|Furniture dimensions (height)||59,6 cm|
|Net weight of the storage furniture||70 kg|
|Total height with storage furniture||146 cm|
|Box (w x d x h)||168,6 x 96 x 207 cm|
|Gross weight (without option)||429 kg|
|In compliance with||21 CFR Part 11|
|Voltage and frequency||100-240V~ 50-60 Hz|
|International protection marking||20|
|Max power||2000 W|
Delivered with: 1 computer and its power cable OR 1 server with its power cable, 1 Wifi antenna connected to the computer or servor, 1 monitor with its power cable, 1 Display Port cable, 1 USB 3 cable, 1 wireless keyboard, 1 wireless mouse, 1 dongle for keyboard and wireless mouse, 1 general unit power cable, 1 temperature map, 1 user’s manual, 1 maintenance kit including 1 optical cleaner bottle and 1 grease pump, 1 test pattern
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