Our group tests the potency of clinical and pre-clinical meningococcal vaccines by counting around 60-120 tiny colonies per streak in six streaks on each plate post SBA assay. This is time consuming and difficult to do manually when we have more than 100 agar plates to count, which is why we decided to test the ProtoCOL 3. We were so impressed by how easy it is to use that we decided to buy the system.
The service and support we had from Synbiosis was excellent and everything was delivered on time and installed well. Using the ProtoCOL 3 has totally changed the way we work, we can now count around 300 agar plates per day, as well as generate results on vaccine potency, something which would have taken us a week to do manually. We’re extremely pleased to have the ProtoCOL 3 in our laboratory.