Cambridge, UK: The Synbiosis and Syngene divisions of Synoptics Ltd, will be showing automated colony counting systems and quick and easy imaging of gels and blots on Stand 111, Hall 3 at Analytica 2014.

For microbiologists, Synbiosis staff are showing the ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counting and zone measurement system, which can automatically produce antibiotic and vaccine potency analysis results from count and zone data from plates of 30-150mm. The numerical count data and plate images can be directly transferred to Excel or SynStats (Synbiosis’ statistical analysis package) avoiding errors in data transfer, ensuring accurate, compliant result reporting and archiving every time. The ProtoCOL 3 system is suitable for integration into GMP/GLP, CFR 21 Part 11 compliant pharma and biotech facilities.

For researchers looking for a low-cost automated colony counter, the aCOLyte 3 for a rapid count of pour, spread and spiral plates will also be on stand. The automated counter can read plates of up to 90mm in seconds, generating plate count results up to ten times faster than manual counts.

Syngene’s imaging experts will be introducing the new G:BOX Chemi XRQ gel doc system capable of capturing 4 million pixel images. The system is ideal for scientists needing to produce precise images of different gel types and chemiluminescent Western, fluorescent and multiplexed blots with high sensitivity.

Also on stand will be the PXi 4EZ Touch, Syngene’s established cost-effective, image analyser for researchers wanting an easy-to-use HD touch screen driven method of rapidly generating imaging results from chemiluminescent and fluorescent blots and 1-D gels stained with any type of visible or fluorescent dye.

Laura Sullivan, Syngene and Synbiosis Divisional Manager stated: “We are excited to be showing a range of new and established high quality workstations to speed up gel and blot analysis and for automating colony counting this year. Researchers visiting us will be delighted to see the range of choice of sensitive and easy-to-use automation developed and manufactured using our imaging expertise in Cambridge. We are looking forward to welcoming scientists on to Stand 111 at Analytica and to letting them experience first-hand how the great performance of our market leading technology would enhance the quality of their research results.”