Real-time incubator and colony counter

The real-time revolution!
ScanStation is a real-time incubator and colony counting station centralizing incubation, detection and counting of up to 300 Petri dishes simultaneously.


ScanStation 100

Real-time incubator and colony counter

100 Petri dishes

ScanStation 200

Real-time incubator and colony counter

200 Petri dishes

ScanStation 300

Real-time incubator and colony counter

300 Petri dishes




E.g.: Coliforms on VRBL agar incubated at 37°C

Real-time bacterial growth

From the beginning of the incubation, the 100 Petri dishes are photographed every hour. Colonies are detected and counted as soon as they appear. Discover their bacterial growth hour by hour and get anticipated results.

ScanStation - Bacterial growth in real-time


A revolutionary concept

Colony counting is done automatically during incubation.
You get a video of the bacterial growth in real time.


ScanStation - Inside - Incubateur

An incubator of 100 Petri dishes

ScanStation 100 is composed of a rotating storage carousel with a 100 Petri dishes capacity.

The 100 Petri dishes are processed simultaneously in this thermoregulated incubator with Peltier module ± 1°C.



High performance results

ScanStation - 3x sooner


Results in 8 h instead of 24 h

ScanStation - faster


Up to 300 Petri
 dishes counted together 

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 Elimination of artefacts 

ScanStation - Identical


Keep your agar & method


Traceability export data - Connection SIL/LIMS


 Traceability export data - 21 CFR Part 11


Traceability export data - PDF


Traceability export data - JPG


 Traceability export data - CSV



The data are archived and accessible throughout incubation till the final validation of the results.


Data integrity

ScanStation saves images and videos of bacterial growth from the start till the end of the incubation. You can recover the data beyond the incubation date.

The bacterial growth video helps validate the results by showing the distinction between a particle and a bacterium, avoiding false positives. Images taken at regular intervals enable to visualize the beginning of the growth of micro-organisms such as molds in order to facilitate counting.

ScanStation software complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines. It allows electronic signatures, audit trails and encrypted data for security reasons. You can assign different users rights depending on the access levels.

Data integrity


Mono or multi-batch

The loading of Petri dishes can be done at the beginning or during the incubation. ScanStation simultaneously processes batches with different light settings or different incubation time.




The integrated barcode reader can read most 1D/2D barcodes on the market, including QR codes and datamatrix.

ScanStation is compatible with Spiral platers and the dataLink system. This will avoid double data entry, a source of error, and save time.

Traceability system with DataLink