Product information Automated Spread plate machine ‘Rosie’
This machine is designed at the request of, and in close collaboration with ILS in England. The machine has 12 storage lanes for 80 Petri dishes in each lane, but can be, if desired, built with 6 lanes (480 or 960 Petri dishes). The machine is therefore even more compact.
We are quality driven. The benefit for you? Almost no dysfunction and a low maintenance contract cost. Therefore a fast return on investment is achieved.
When the analyst scans the sample, ‘Rosie’ knows which agar plates are needed and delivers up to six Petri dishes. By touching the knee pedal, the machine opens the Petri dishes. The analyst adds the sample. Due to the LIMS communication and the integrated pipette and dilute station Amanda (optional), the system knows the right volume. We only scan the first dilution barcode, all dilutions thereafter are known. No room for mistakes.
After touching the knee pedal again, the Petri dishes start to rotate, so the analyst only needs to hold the spreader for a second or two on the plate to achieve a homogenous layer. When finished, a touch with the knee pedal closes the dishes and Rosie prints a 2D barcode on the dishes and starts to stack them according to their agar and incubation conditions in the storage. While printing and stacking, new Petri dishes will be brought to the workstation (if there is no need for new sample scanning).
The machine itself needs 30 seconds to
- acquire six dishes
- Print 2D code
This is only 5 seconds per plate. The analyst and the sample types influences the total time.
The machine lets you work faster and more precisely.