Counting bacterial colonies is a very important part of product quality control. The LemnaTec Colony Counter fulfills several requirements concerning the reliable assessment of bacteriological colony quantification. Plates are uniquely identified by barcode readings and images accurately documented in the LemnaBase database systems. The images are then analysed and counted colonies are visualised.
All resulting data is stored together with the original and result images. This documentation more than meets the requirements of quality insurance programmes: Not only is the data stored, but also the original images and all data surrounding the imaging conditions. No-counts are also recognised, and they are of even greater interest to long-term quality insurance protocols as they document the important non-contamination of the tested products.
Specific robust image analysis methods are available for a wide range of bacterial test types.