The Scienceware® Colony Counter provides a cost effective and accurate way to count colonies of bacteria or other microorganisms grown on an agar plate.
“Although the latest advances in colony counters have been towards automated and robotic systems, there still remains a need for accurate, simple to use and lower cost hand held units,” says Laura Geenen, Product Manager for Bel-Art Products. “For labs who do counting on an irregular basis or only count a few plates at a time, the expense of investing space and dollars in a larger system is probably not warranted when a hand-held unit like our new Scienceware® model can efficiently and accurately get the task done.
Simple to operate, the Scienceware® Colony Counter marks, counts, and gives an audible and visual alert each time a count is registered on the digital display. Error is reduced by the ability to count both up and down to verify sample counts. Able to store up to 35 sample counts in its memory, it can also display the sum total of all colonies counted.
Long life, red and black felt-tip markers, a protective storage case and a 3V lithium battery are included. Also available is a complete counting system that includes the new Colony Counter, a magnifier, light box, AC adapter, and counting grid.
Suggested list price for the Scienceware® Colony Counter, catalog no. F37862-0002, is $225.00. The complete Scienceware® Colony Counter System, catalog no. F37863-1000, has a suggested list price of $585.00. Replacement battery and pens are also available.