SYNBIOSIS' ProtoCol colony and plaque counter
Some researchers spend weeks designing the perfect experiment and executing it with military precision, but before celebrating the fabulous results must confront the mundane chore of counting colonies. "Did I stay in school all these years to do this?" many wonder. In light of an ever-increasing pool of available technology, there must be a more efficient way to do this, right? Right. SYNBIOSIS' ProtoCOL automated colony counter puts an end to the manual count-and-click method of tallying colonies.

Using upper-incident light or bottom-transmitted light, ProtoCOL can count colonies or plaques on poured or spiral plates in under a second, accurately recording count and size data as it does so. Unique software automatically compensates for sample and plate variations, such as agar thickness, and selected areas of plates can be removed from the count while an average count per unit area is applied to the...

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