The ColonyDoc-It Imaging Station from UVP is configured with multiple light sources for illuminating colonies. An integrated digital color camera captures high resolution colony images. The plate alcove accommodates a variety of plate types and sizes from 22 to 150 mm. The process enables accurate and automated colony counting.
The software loads on the user’s computer to control the camera functions, image capture, and colony counting. The software interface features an intuitive layout with the ability to automatically count colonies with the touch of a button. Software parameters can be defined including color differentiation and filtered by group or size. Numerous software capabilities include split, merge, add, and delete colonies. Colony sizes as small as 0.08 mm can be identified. The software generates statistics and displays the most critical information about the colony area, perimeter, average diameter, and circularity. The data is exported into Excel. The software supports 21 CFP Part 11 compliance.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 11, November, 2008, p.36.
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