Using the colony counters
, higher counts of CFUs were seen on the agar plates from used non-charcoal brushes compared with those from used charcoal brushes.
After a year of development work, we are confident that our resulting aCOLyte 3 system is the best value technology available and will significantly increase microbial testing throughput in any food, environmental or clinical laboratory which chooses an aCOLyte 3 colony counter
This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the Color QCOUNT automated colony counter
versus the manual hand-count method of counting colonies by color on chromogenic agar plates.
The easy to use aCOLade colony counter
is being used in the Onsite Microbiology Testing Laboratory at Pukka Pies to accurately count mixed colonies on TVC (Total Viable Count) plates, as well as bacterial colonies including coliforms, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter spp.
Martin Smith of Synbiosis commented: "Many microbiologists want an inexpensive manual colony counter
that is simple to use, flexible enough to read large and small plates and allows their results to be easily saved.
Finally, for counting all types of colonies, the COUNTERMAT FLASH Automated Colony Counter
combines the latest digital camera technology with a patented illumination device that lights the plate through an adjustable reflection ring.
Bibby Sterilin have also updated their SC5 colony counter
. The lightweight and portable SC6 has a new averaging facility that allows the counting of multiple plates and the automatic calculation of the average.
Manufacturer of automated microbiological solutions, Synbiosis, recently announced the development of a 3M[TM] Petrifilm[TM] plate holder for use with its ProtoCOL, automated colony counter
. This will allow microbiologists to automatically count any type of colony grown on Petrifilm[TM] and could help to identify potentially life-threatening microbial contamination quickly and conveniently.