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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.

Real-time bacterial growth

From the beginning of the incubation, the Petri dishes are photographed every hour.

Colonies are detected & counted as soon as they appear, from the beginning of the incubation. Follow the growth curve of the colonies.

Discover their bacterial growth hour by hour and get anticipated results.


The ScanStation, incubator and automatic colony counter, integrated itself into different fields of application. Its flexibility allows it to adapt to any protocol such as bioburden, challenge tests, counting and quality control. Real-time monitoring offers anticipated results for validation.

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