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Ultra-HD automatic colony counter

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Ultra-HD automatic colony counter - Unequalled image quality

Scan 4000 is an automatic HD colour colony counter. It is adapted to all sizes of Petri dishes and any culture media. Its indirect lighting system gives great user comfort, high accuracy and excellent reproducibility. Scan 4000 is also an inhibition zone reader

  • Minimum size of detected colony: 0.05 mm
  • Camera: 5 megapixels - zoom x 69
  • Counting on Ø 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
  • Counting on pour, surface, Spiral, circle mode plated dishes
  • Counting on chromogenic agar, PetriFilmTM, MC-media PadsTM, Compact DryTM, Easy PlateTM, filtration membranes
  • Inhibition zone reader

Colony counting

Inhibition zone reading

The largest range on the market

The Scan 4000 allows reading on Petri dishes of up to 150 mm diameter, and on square Petri dishes of 120 mm. This makes it the colony counter with the most possibilities on the market, for more flexibility in your work. Scan 4000 reads also inhibition zones on round or square Petri dishes.

Accuracy and repeatability

The counting of Petri dishes is long, tedious and can vary from one person to another. The Scan 4000 can count up to 1000 colonies in 1 second in a constant and repeatable mode. Counting accuracy reach up to 98%. The minimum colony size is 0.05 mm.

White LED Dome lighting: reflection and shadow free

Petri dishes are difficult to lighten as they are transparent and reflective. Heterogeneous lighting creates artefacts on the edge of the agar and on the sides of the Petri dish. These artefacts may be counted as colonies and can ruin an accurate counting.

We have designed a white diffusing dome for 360° lighting without reflections or shadows. The lighting is spread evenly everywhere and allows you to count the colonies on the entire surface.

Ultra high resolution camera

Equipped with a German 5 megapixels camera and a Japanese lens, the Scan 4000 offers the best image quality of the INTERSCIENCE range. See details you would not see with your bare eye!

Reading on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish

Place the Petri dish where you want, the Scan 4000 automatically detects it and zooms on it. You can count on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish and avoid missing a colony nestled on the meniscus agar.

21 CFR Part 11 included

The Scan software complies with FDA recommendations, particularly on audit trail and security of results.

The user account management, integrated in the software, allows the creation of up to 5 levels of rights. The Supervisor-Administrator has all the roles while the other roles are subject to certain rights. Password management secures user accounts.

Ideal with dataLink full traceability system

dataLink is a complete traceability system for the microbiological analysis of a sample, from its plating with easySpiral Pro or easySpiral Dilute platers to colony counting. After incubation, the reading of the datamatrix code makes it possible to collect the information of the sample and its plating and to automatically launch on the colony counter the associated parameters.


Data import

Scan 4000 connects to the LIMS in bi-directionality and can be connected to the diluter and plater via dataLink traceability system.

Data recording

After each approved counting, the Scan 4000 automatically saves and exports the counting parameters and results to a CSV file.

Data export

Scan 4000 offers multiple export possibilities to save manual input time. It also increases the security and quality of your analyses. Usually, Petri dishes are thrown away after counting and no further verification is possible in the event of a claim. With Scan 4000, all reports are archived.

Export your results to your PC or archive them in CSV, ExcelTM, OpenOfficeTM, PDF, SCA, BIO format. You can also export images from the camera in JPEG, PNG and BMP format.

Print of the results

All data, images, photos and results are exportable in printable reports, sca, pdf, jpg, xls, csv.


The Scan 4000 colony counter is used in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, veterinary and public institutes research.


Scan 4000 automatic colony counters have 3-YEAR warranty (parts and labour) just by sending the warranty card back.

Scan 4000

Type of colony counterAutomatic
Stainless steelcheck
LIMS/SIL connectioncheck
USB connectioncheck
Available with dataLink/dataLink pro traceability systemcheck
Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishescheck
LCounting on chromogenic dishescheck
Counting on PetrifilmTMAutomatic
Counting on Compact DryTMAutomatic
Counting on MC-Media PadsTMAutomatic
Counting on easyPlateTMAutomatic
Counting on filtration membranesAutomatic
Inhibition zone readercheck
Automatic detection of Petri dishescheck
Counting on 100% of the Petri dishcheck
CountingAutomatic with manual control
Automatic separation of clustered coloniescheck
Creation of polygonal exclusion zonescheck
Manual control to add or substract coloniescheck
Counting timeUp to 1000 colonies per second
Minimal size of colony0.05 mm
CameraUltra HD CMOS color camera
LensHD japanese lens
Zoomx 69
Resolution5 megapixels
Lighting technologyWhite LED Dome
Lighting systemAutomatic with 7 combinations, top and/or bottom light, white or black background
Color detection7 colors on the same dish + 1 color to exclude
Counting on Petri dishesØ 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
Colony countercheck
Data exportRecountable session, PDF, jpg, png, bmp, ExcelTM
Data securityModified data traceability in conformity with 21 CFR part 11 / Connexion with LIMS/SIL systems
Results/traceabilityImage / sample number / comments / date / time
LanguagesFrench, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German
Voltage - Frequencies100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz
FusesT3,15A L 250V 5x20 mm
Power140 W
Warranty after recording the warranty card3 years
International protection marking00
In compliance with21 CFR Part 11, ISO 7218 and AOAC 977.27
Operating sytemWindowsTM 10 or 11
ProcessorIntel i5 or better, 2.8 GHz, quad core recommended
RAM4 GB (2 GB of RAM must be reserved for the exclusif use of the Scan)
EquipmentsUSB 3.0 port free
Screen1280 X 1024 pixels or superior
Software updates after recording the warranty card3 years
Dimensions (w x d x h)47 x 47 x 64 cm
Net weight25 kg
Box (w x d x h)60 x 63 x 80 cm
Gross weight32 kg