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Ultra-HD automatic colony counter

Unequalled image quality

Ref. 438 000

Scan 4000 is an automatic HD colour colony counter. It is adapted to all sizes of Petri dishes and any culture media. Its indirect lighting system gives great user comfort, high accuracy and excellent reproducibility.

  • Minimum size of detected colony: 0.05 mm
  • Camera: 5 megapixels - zoom x 69
  • Counting on Ø 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
  • Counting on pour, surface, Spiral, circle mode plated dishes
  • Counting on chromogenic agar, PetriFilmTM, MC-media PadsTM, Compact DryTM, filtration membranes
  • Language: English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German


The largest range on the market

The Scan 4000 allows reading on Petri dishes of up to 150 mm diameter, and on square Petri dishes of 120 mm. This makes it the colony counter with the most possibilities on the market, for more flexibility in your work.


Colony counting - en masse and surface

Surface and pour

Colony counting - Spiral


 Colony counting - Circle




Colony counting - PetriFilm

Compact DryTM
MC-Media PadsTM

 Colony counting - Filtration membranes

Filtration membranes

Colony Counting - 150 mm diameter

Ø 150 mm



Accuracy and repeatability

The counting of Petri dishes is long, tedious and can vary from one person to another. The Scan 4000 can count up to 1000 colonies in 1 second in a constant and repeatable mode. Counting accuracy reach up to 98%. The minimum colony size is 0.05 mm.

Total flora before and after counting

Total count before/after counting

Graphique comptage manuel

Manual counting

Graphique comptage automatique

Automatic counting


21 CFR Part 11 included

The Scan software responds to FDA recommendations, including electronic signatures, audit trails, and security of results. User account management is integrated into the software. The supervisor can manage accounts and passwords directly, without always calling on the network administrator.

Picto 21 CFR Part 11

Scan 4000 - 21 CFR Part 11 intégré




Traceability export data - Connection SIL/LIMS

SIL/LIMS connection

 Import data traceability - bar code


 Import data traceability - DataLink


Scan 4000 connects to the LIMS in bi-directionality and can be connected to the diluter and plater via dataLink traceability system.



Print of the results

All data, images, photos and results are exportable in printable reports, sca, pdf, jpg, xls, csv.

 Scan rapport imprimé EN

Printed report example


White LED Dome lighting:
reflection and shadow free

Petri dishes are difficult to lighten as they are transparent and reflective. Heterogeneous lighting creates artefacts on the edge of the agar and on the sides of the Petri dish. These artefacts may be counted as colonies and can ruin an accurate counting.

We have designed a white diffusing dome for 360° lighting without reflections or shadows. The lighting is spread evenly everywhere and allows you to count the colonies on the entire surface.

 White LED Dome Lighting


Scan 4000 qualité de l'image EN

Scan 4000 Ultra high resolution camera

Ultra high resolution camera

Equipped with a German 5 megapixels camera and a Japanese lens, the Scan 4000 offers the best image quality of the interscience range. See details you would not see with your bare eye!

Reading on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish

 Reading on 100% of the dish

Place the Petri dish where you want, the Scan 4000 automatically detects it and zooms on it. You can count on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish and avoid missing a colony nestled on the meniscus agar.



Traceability system with DataLink

Ideal with dataLink full traceability system

dataLink is a complete traceability system for the microbiological analysis of a sample, from its plating with easySpiral Pro or easySpiral Dilute platers to colony counting. After incubation, the reading of the datamatrix code makes it possible to collect the information of the sample and its plating and to automatically launch on the colony counter the associated parameters.



Scan 4000 automatic colony counters have 3-YEAR warranty (parts and labour) just by sending the warranty card back.

Logo Garantie 3 ans EN



The Scan 4000 colony counter is used in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, veterinary and public institutes research.

Application - Food

Application - Environmental

Application - Pharmaceutical

Application - Cosmetics

Applications - Veterinary

Application - Public research