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    Real-time incubator and colony counter

Real-time incubator and colony counter

  • ScanStation 100

ROHS, CE, ISO 9001

  • High performance result
  • Capacity: up to 100 Petri dishes
  • integrated barcode reader

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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 accomodate 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.

1 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

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 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.


The data are archived and accessible throughout incubation till the final validation of the results.

Data integrity

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.


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.

Reference439 100
Capacity100 Petri dishes
Reading time in between each dish30 minutes or 1 hour
Petri dish sizeØ 90 mm right-side up or upside down and Ø 55-65 mm (with adaptor for Ø 55-65 mm dishes ref : 439 180)
Type of plating acceptedPour plate, surface, Spiral, filtration membrane
LoadingSingle or multi-batch
Camera resolution5 megapixels
Interface23 inches touch screen
Data exportExcel™
Video playerPlay, zoom, pause, replay, during and after incubation
Included computer systemPC Windows 10 desktop with Intel i7 processor
SoftwareScanStation software
Incubation temperatureFrom 20°C to 45°C
Accuracy of incubation temperature± 1°C (checked by a 9-point mapping system)
Recording of the temperatureEvery minute
Heating and cooling technologyPeltier modules, compressor free
External temperatureFrom 18°C to 25°C
Max external humidity temperature70%
Max incubation time10 days
LED internal lightN
Electronic locking doorN
Pressure sensitive gripper to adapt itself to any kind of dishN
Robotic architecture with incubator, gripper and colony counterN
Extra rigid mass aluminum platformN
External dimensions (w x d x h)136 x 83 x 91 cm
External dimensions (handles dismantled - w x d x h)136 x 79 x 91 cm
Height of the storage unit55 cm
Total height with storage unit146 cm
Weight of the ScanStation280 kg (without option)
Weight of the storage furniture70 kg
Transport box dimensions (w x d x h)196 x 96 x 207 cm
Gross weight (without option)430 kg
Voltage - Frequencies100-240V~ 50-60 Hz
Power2000 W
Warranty1 year
1 computer with pre-installed ScanStation software, 1 touch-screen monitor, 1 wireless mouse, user's manual, 1 maintenance kit