Interscience Scan® 4000 Ultra HD automatic colony counter/zone reader; 69x Digital zoom; 5 MP; 1000 colonies per second; Minimum colony size: 0.05 nm; Inhibition zone measurement accuracy: ± 0.1 mm; Lighting: Automatic - 7 combinations, white lighting abo

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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.

  • 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, PetriFilm™, MC-media Pads™, Compact Dry™, filtration membranes
  • Language: English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German

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.

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.

21 CFR Part 11 Included
The Scan software responds to FDA recommendations, including electronic signatures, audit trails, and security of results. User account management is integrated into the software. The supervisor can manage accounts and passwords directly, without always calling on the network administrator.

White LED Dome lighting
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.

The white diffusing dome provides 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 megapixel 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 naked 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.


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

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, Excel™, OpenOffice™, PDF, SCA, BIO format. You can also export images from the camera in JPEG, PNG and BMP format.

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

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.


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.

Type of colony counterAutomatic
CameraUltra HD CMOS colour camera
LensHD Japanese lens
Zoom× 69
Resolution5 megapixels
Counting timeUp to 1000 colonies per second
Minimal size of colony0.05 mm
Lighting technologyWhite LED Dome
Lighting systemAutomatic with 7 combinations, top and/or bottom light, white or black background
CountingAutomatic with manual control
Counting on Petri dishesØ 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
Counting on PetriFilmAutomatic
Counting on MC-Media Pads™Automatic
Counting on Compact DryAutomatic
Counting on filtration membranesAutomatic
Colony counterY
Inhibition zone readerY
Automatic detection of Petri dishesY
Counting on 100% of the Petri dishY
Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishesY
Counting on chromogenic dishesY
Automatic separation of clustered coloniesY
Creation of polygonal exclusion zonesY
Manual control to add or substract coloniesY
LIMS connectionY
USB connectionY
Available with dataLink traceability systemY
Stainless steelY
Colour detection7 colours on the same dish + 1 colour to exclude
Data exportRecountable session, pdf, jpg, png, bmp, Excel
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
Dimensions (w × d × h)47 × 47 × 64 cm
Weight25 kg
Box (w × d × h)60 × 63 × 80 cm
Gross weight32 kg
Voltage - Frequencies100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz
FusesT3,15A L 250V 5 × 20 mm
Power140 W
International protection marking00
Operating sytemWindows : Seven™ (Service Pack 1) or 8 or 10
Processor(Quad core recommended) Intel i5 or i7 or AMD FX 6000 or superior
Frequency2.8 Ghz or superior
RAM8 GB or superior (1 GB of RAM available)
Equipments2.0 USB port, 3.0 USB port
Screen1280 × 1024 pixels or superior
Graphics cardAMD or NVIDIA (chipsets are not recommended)
Software update3 years
Warranty3 years
In compliance with21 CFR Part 11, ISO 7218 and AOAC 977.27

Delivered with: 1 Scan software, 1 connection cable, 3 control dishes, 1 user's manual

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