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Synbiosis™ Protos 3

The Protos 3 is an automated colony counter and chromogenic identification system. Using its sensitive CCD camera and unique lighting coupled with powerful analysis software, Protos 3 counts colonies in seconds and automatically identifies microbial species by their color on chromogenic plates.

Supplier:  Synbiosis™ PROTOS3

Catalog No. 01-257-326



  • Fully traceable, reproducible results
    • Can input plate identification using 1D or 2D barcode
    • Automatic capability to transfer and print results and images
    • Saves counts to Excel to eliminate keying errors
    • Saves images in TIFF, Excel, and report formats
    • Archives results in accessible SQL database
  • Increases throughput
    • Accurately detects colonies as small as 0.043 mm
    • Precisely counts individual colonies in seconds
    • Capable of analyzing 75 plates in 5 minutes
  • Excellent detection performance
    • True color recognition using unique 3 color lighting
    • Identifies multiple different colony colors on one plate
    • Analyzes all plate colors with a choice of light and dark backgrounds
    • Classifies by size, color, and shape
  • Simple to use
    • Intuitive software
    • Easily connects to computer via USB
    • Corrects for agar defects, touching colonies, or sample debris
    • Marks colonies with symbols to show each counted
    • Easy to exclude areas from a count
    • Adjustable counting area
  • Multiple plate reading functions
    • Pour plates
    • Spiral plates
    • Multi-sector plates
    • Gridded plates
    • Streak plates
    • Dilution series plates
    • Species identification
    • Large plates (up to 150 mm)


Automated Colony Counter and Chromogenic Identification System
Injection-molded Resin
30 to 150 mm
Automatic colony counting and chromogenic identification
115 V




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