Protos 3 is a revolutionary 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 colour on chromogenic plates. This provides accurate, objective and fully traceable results.
The compact Protos 3 attaches via USB to a computer, where microbiologists can input their plate identification and with the one-click colony counting and chromogenic ID software can rapidly analyse a wide range of plate types. The count results can be automatically transferred to Excel where the count, plate ID and images can be saved. This GLP compliant process, with its full audit trail eliminates transcription errors to provide accurate, objective data, which can be reviewed at any time and used to produce professional reports.
Protos 3 can be used with both small and large plates (up to 150mm) to read a range of format types including spiral, pour, spread and dilution series plates. The system’s camera is so sensitive it can routinely detect colonies as small as 43 microns and the unique LED lighting system and Protos 3 software allows analysis of an infinite number of colonies on one plate in seconds, making this an ideal system for use in busy food and environmental microbiology laboratories.
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Fully traceable results
Excellent detection performance
Simple to use
Multiple plate reading functions
|Construction||Ergonomic housing constructed in high density foam
Integral CCD camera and lens
|Light shield||2 sliding doors to prevent excessive ambient light|
|Camera||1.4m pixel scientific grade CCD camera
USB integral camera with f1.2 lens
|Resolution||For standard 90mm plates, smallest detectable colony is 43 microns|
|Imaging||3 channel capture for colour images|
|Lighting||Unique 3 channel (red, green, blue) LED lighting (patent pending)
Multi-array LED lighting (computer controlled)
Lower lighting with upper reflective lighting for all applications
|Detection modes||Colony counting and Chromogenic ID|
|Count modes||Separation of touching colonies, exclusion areas, colour mode, shape mode, size mode|
|Database||SQL database stores all data and image locations|
|450mm(h) x 500mm(d) x 400mm(w)|
More and more laboratories require IQ/OQ/PQ verification these days. Synbiosis's IQ/OQ/PQ procedures take the user through each step in the verification of a Synbiosis system in meeting the demands of the laboratory, regulatory compliances and standard operational procedures (SOP). These simple procedures allow the user to verify that a system meets defined installation, quality and performance specifications.
Installation Qualification (IQ)
This verifies that when a system is unpacked it conforms with all purchasing, shipping and unpacking documents. Once this procedure has been followed the system is then ready for the operational check process.
Operational Qualification (OQ)
This procedure establishes if the system meets all the operation and functionality specifications. An operational test is also included at this stage.
Performance Qualification (PQ)
A performance check will establish if the system meets the specification for the nature of the purpose it was intended for. This is verified by using a simple target to establish if the system can meet performance criteria.
Each set of IQ/OQ/PQ documents contains a complete set of procedures and checklists for following the verification steps. Included with each ‘pack’ is a simple calibration device (target image) so that the performance of the system can be checked against the PQ requirements. Each set of documents is unique to a particular system and has to be ordered with the system itself. The document pack has full instructions for use and implementation.
Who does this?
Customer - typically a customer can perform these tests by themselves. Their own internal QC department will be familiar with these processes.
Synbiosis or its distributors
Trained Synbiosis personnel or trained distributors can also perform the IQ/OQ/PQ procedures, normally at a nominal charge.
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