“The ScanStation is a real-time incubator and colony counting station designed for the pharmaceutical, the agro-food, the cosmetic industries and research. It is the world’s first product centralizing incubation, detection and colony counting of 100, 200 or 300 Petri dishes simultaneously.
In classical Pasteurian microbiology, the Petri dish must be placed in an incubator for 24h and up to 5 days. Then a time-consuming reading operation is performed to count colonies. The operator may notice the presence of invasive or confluent colonies mixed with air bubbles, debris, writings… increasing the margin of error on the final result. The ScanStation provides results as soon as the 6 hours after the beginning of the incubation which is up to 3 times sooner, faster and with inequalled accuracy."
Source : Interscience