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ScanStation is a real-time incubator and colony counting station centralizing incubation, detection and counting of up to 300 Petri dishes simultaneously.
Colony counting is done automatically during incubation. You get a video of the bacterial growth in real time.
ScanStation is composed of a rotating storage carousel with a capacity of up to 300 Petri dishes. The Petri dishes are processed simultaneously in this thermoregulated incubator with Peltier module ± 1°C.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 users looking to couple multiple ScanStations in their lab. This accessory is available on the entire ScanStation range: ScanStation 100, ScanStation 200, and ScanStation 300.
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.