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Press Release - For Immediate Release
For information contact: Jeanne Ottoson (909) 946-3197

White Paper Illustrates Technique for Multi-Color Bacterial Counting

January 27, 2010 --

UVP, LLC offers a white paper defining the technique to count multiple color bacteria (Focal Points FP-149). The ColonyDoc-It Imaging Station captures brilliant color colony images. The software then differentiates between multiple colors when counting the colonies. The white paper describes the materials and methods used for differentiating between b-glucuronidase positive (blue) bacteria and negative (yellow) bacteria. The results generated shows detailed counts of each color and percentage of the population determined to be positive in b-glucuronidase. Janelle Batman, UVP Product Manager states, "the ColonyDoc-It's high resolution color camera and advanced software algorithms provide researchers the means to finely differentiate among the myriad colors expressed by colonies."

Colony counting - multiple color bacteria, capture brilliant color colony images!

The ColonyDoc-It Station's innovative design enables users to automatically count colonies quickly and accurately. The station features:

  • Integrated high resolution digital color camera for brilliant color colony images
  • Several light sources for illuminating a wide range of stained media
  • Use of pour, spread and spiral plates and filters with sizes from 33 to 150mm
  • Capture colony sizes as small as 0.08mm
  • Count colonies automatically and generate detailed statistics
  • Doors create a darkroom environment
  • GFP fluorescence with epi blue light and optional GFP filter
The ColonyDoc-It Station allows time lapse counting and applications such as microbiology, quality control, environmental and pharmaceutical applications. Go to uvp.com/colony.html for more information.

About UVP, LLC - UVP is a global leader in life science imaging, supplying imaging systems for academic, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology applications. With core expertise as the leading developer and manufacturer of ultraviolet products since 1932, UVP continues to provide innovative products and specializes in fluorescence and luminescence-based imaging applications for the life sciences. The organization provides comprehensive service and support to customers and dealers worldwide. UVP's headquarters and manufacturing operations are located in Upland, California. European Operations, Ultra-Violet Products Ltd., is headquartered in Cambridge, England.

For information from UVP, LLC contact Jeanne Ottoson, E: jottoson@uvp.com ; T: (909) 946-3197, www.uvp.com