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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Compact, Automated Colony Picking

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The benchtop-sized Pick-in Master PM-1s Colony Picker from Microtech Nition (Chiba, Japan) has a footprint of 26x20x28 inches while delivering full automation. Its 4-million pixel CCD camera has a 24-bit RGB color resolution (1670 colors) and renders full-color images of all the features on the plate. The advanced and intuitive image recognition software uses various parameters such as feature color, adjacent colony proximity, ellipsis diameter, feature symmetry and number of pixels; it can program the PM-1s to identify and pick E coli, yeast, plaques, bacteria or any other features of interest. In addition, a timer-controlled UV lamp sterilizes the plates. B-BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL. Sunnyvale, CA; Tokyo, Japan. www.b-bridge.com



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