Macrolab II

Capture a complete culture plate in one go and automatically count the number of colonies

Macrolab captures a complete plate in one go, processes the image and measures the diameter of the circles.
This process is time-saving, objective, qualitative, allows immediate archival of results and is more accurate and reliable compared with manual counting. The software will use algorithms to distinguish colonies and provide accurate counting.

Samples are loaded manually 

Samples are loaded manually

The systems takes about 20 seconds to acquire an image and start analysis. 

Composed out of 3 modules

High resolution camera The Macrolab platform contains a high resolution camera with a telecentric lens.
Different types of samples are captured in seconds Our software controls all essential parts of the automation workflow
The right tools are essential but only validated tools add value.

High resolution camera

High resolution camera

The Macrolab platform contains a high resolution camera with a telecentric lens.

A motorized drawer -specimen stage- with an adaptable plate holder can handle different types of samples, such as SRD plates, Petri dishes, 96 well plates, ...

Our software controls all essential parts of the automation workflow.

Different types of samples are captured in seconds

Different types of samples are captured in seconds

Our software controls all essential parts of the automation workflow

Macrolab is very robust on the mechanical side and ensures the highest possible image quality by using telecentric lenses. Samples are loaded manually. The systems takes about 20 seconds to acquire an image.
The optimum speed of the routine combined with accuracy of analysis makes the difference.

The right tools are essential

The right tools are essential

but only validated tools add value.

Validation ensure that every step of the process does exactly what it’s supposed to do without a guarantee of reliability. Validation renders reliable processes and results in qualitative products.
MicroTechniX establishes documented evidence that a system will do what it purports to do.

More about GAMP (Good Automated Manufacturing Practice)

The right tools are essential

Light Source

Different light sources can be installed, such as transmitted, reflected or fluorescent light.
The exact place and hardware belonging to the chosen light source will be adjusted to your requirements.

Examples: LED, HBO/XBO, halogen, ... 

but only validated tools add value.

The right tools are essential

Optical Component

Can be fixed - telecentric lens with fixed magnification - or motorized Or with different zoom options, eg, stereo- or inverted microscopes.

but only validated tools add value.

The right tools are essential

Camera

Different camera types can be implemented, each will be installed with its own driver and firmware.
A driver enables the PC to recognize the camera, and the firmware ensures compatibility with possible software updates. 

but only validated tools add value.

The right tools are essential

Computer

All components described above are connected to a computer via USB, RS232 or TCP/IP.
The computer consists of hardware, software, monitor, keyboard and mouse - build in to your system. The computer controls the camera, light sources, specimen stage and optical component -if it is motorized. The MAPx software will allow the user to work with well-defined workflows and will drive image acquisition and image analysis. The layout of the interface is designed with ease of operation in mind. 

but only validated tools add value.

The right tools are essential

Housing

All components are enclosed in a housing to ensure that the housing stays closed while the system is running. Safety circuits are foreseen to shut down motor power in case of an emergency. 

but only validated tools add value.

The right tools are essential

Specimen Stage

This is a motorized platform to move your sample to the optical component. A joystick can be fitted for manual control. 

but only validated tools add value.

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