Manual colony counting is a daily, tedious task, in every microbiology laboratory, regardless of the industry: environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage, or personal care. The counting and tracking processes are exacting, therefore time-consuming, and require considerable concentration for microbiologists. However, this important task can be made less of a chore, by using a digital counter or an automatic colony counter. These two tools can make colony counting and tracking more comfortable and time efficient for microbiologists, everywhere. Here are their highlights:
- A digital counter, such as the DOT, features a DINx2 magnification power lens, with an adjustable light. These features enable microbiologists to tick detected colonies while maintaining an accurate count on a digital display.
- The SphereFlash®, an automatic colony counter, allows microbiologists within 2 seconds to know the colony enumeration in one plate, thereby achieving standardized, highly accurate results.
The concern about indoor air quality has grown, not only in air-controlled environments such as pharmaceutical manufacturing areas, hospitals, and food processing facilities, but also in homes and workplaces. Deteriorated indoor air quality may cause adverse effects such as allergies, asthma, or sick building syndromes. Therefore, controlling the microbiological quality of the air is essential and several sampling methodologies have been widely employed. This leads us to the origin of IUL's air sampler Spin Air, an internal impaction-based indoor air sampler with a groundbreaking technology able to identify and quantify airborne microorganisms with an unbeatable accuracy and precision.