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Scan 4000 - Colony Counter

Scan 4000 - Colony Counter

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Ultra-HD automatic colony counter

Unequalled image quality

Ref. 438 000

Scan 4000 is an automatic HD colour colony counter. It is adapted to all sizes of Petri dishes and any culture media. Its indirect lighting system gives great user comfort, high accuracy and excellent reproducibility. Scan 4000 is also an inhibition zone reader.

  • Minimum size of detected colony: 0.05 mm
  • Camera: 5 megapixels - zoom x 69
  • Counting on Ø 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
  • Counting on pour, surface, Spiral, circle mode plated dishes
  • Counting on chromogenic agar, PetriFilmTM, MC-media PadsTM, Compact DryTM, Medi.CATM, filtration membranes


Product Description

The largest range on the market

The Scan 4000 allows reading on Petri dishes of up to 150 mm diameter, and on square Petri dishes of 120 mm. This makes it the colony counter with the most possibilities on the market, for more flexibility in your work. Scan 4000 reads also inhibition zones on round or square Petri dishes.

Colony counting - en masse and surface

Surface and pour

Colony counting - Spiral
 Colony counting - Circle




Colony counting - PetriFilm
Compact DryTM
MC-Media PadsTM

Colony counting - Filtration membranes
Filtration membranes

Colony Counting - 150 mm diameter


Accuracy and repeatability

The counting of Petri dishes is long, tedious and can vary from one person to another. The Scan 4000 can count up to 1000 colonies in 1 second in a constant and repeatable mode. Counting accuracy reach up to 98%. The minimum colony size is 0.05 mm.

Total flora before and after counting

Total count before/after counting

Graphique Comptage manuel EN

Manual counting

Graphique Comptage automatique EN

Automatic counting


21 CFR Part 11 included

The Scan software complies with FDA recommendations, particularly on audit trail and security of results.

The user account management, integrated in the software, allows the creation of up to 5 levels of rights. The Supervisor-Administrator has all the roles while the other roles are subject to certain rights. Password management secures user accounts.

Picto 21 CFR Part 11

Scan 4000 - 21 CFR Part 11 intégré



Traçabilité export donnés - Connexion SIL/LIMS ENTraçabilté import données - Code barres ENImport data traceability - DataLink

SIL/LIMS connection

Scan 4000 connects to the LIMS in bi-directionality and can be connected to the diluter and plater via dataLink traceability system.


Traceability export data - CSV

After each approved counting, the Scan 4000 automatically saves and exports the counting parameters and results to a CSV file.


Traçabilité export donnés - Connexion SIL/LIMS EN     Traceability export data - 21 CFR Part 11      Traceability export data - Saving and archiving sessions
SIL/LIMS connection  Audit trail   Backup and archive 

Traceability export data - PDF Traceability export data - JPGTraceability export dataTraceability export data - CSV

Scan 4000 offers multiple export possibilities to save manual input time. It also increases the security and quality of your analyses. Usually, Petri dishes are thrown away after counting and no further verification is possible in the event of a claim. With Scan 4000, all reports are archived.

Export your results to your PC or archive them in CSV, ExcelTM, OpenOfficeTM, PDF, SCA, BIO format. You can also export images from the camera in JPEG, PNG and BMP format.



Print of the results

All data, images, photos and results are exportable in printable reports, sca, pdf, jpg, xls, csv.

Scan rapport imprimé EN

Printed report example


White LED Dome lighting:
reflection and shadow free

Petri dishes are difficult to lighten as they are transparent and reflective. Heterogeneous lighting creates artefacts on the edge of the agar and on the sides of the Petri dish. These artefacts may be counted as colonies and can ruin an accurate counting.

We have designed a white diffusing dome for 360° lighting without reflections or shadows. The lighting is spread evenly everywhere and allows you to count the colonies on the entire surface.

White LED Dome Lighting


Scan 4000 qualité de l'image EN

Scan 4000 Ultra high resolution camera

Ultra high resolution camera

Equipped with a German 5 megapixels camera and a Japanese lens, the Scan 4000 offers the best image quality of the INTERSCIENCE range. See details you would not see with your bare eye!


Reading on 100% of the dish

Reading on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish

Place the Petri dish where you want, the Scan 4000 automatically detects it and zooms on it. You can count on 100% of the surface of the Petri dish and avoid missing a colony nestled on the meniscus agar.


Traceability system with DataLink

Ideal with dataLink full traceability system

dataLink is a complete traceability system for the microbiological analysis of a sample, from its plating with easySpiral Pro or easySpiral Dilute platers to colony counting. After incubation, the reading of the datamatrix code makes it possible to collect the information of the sample and its plating and to automatically launch on the colony counter the associated parameters.



Scan 4000 automatic colony counters have 3-YEAR warranty (parts and labour) just by sending the warranty card back.

Logo Garantie 3 ans EN



The Scan 4000 colony counter is used in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, veterinary and public institutes research.

Application - FoodApplication - EnvironmentalApplication - Pharmaceutical

Application - CosmeticsApplications - VeterinaryApplication - Public research



Reference 438 000
Type of colony counter Automatic
Camera Ultra HD CMOS color camera
Lens HD japanese lens
Zoom x 69
Resolution 5 megapixels
Counting time Up to 1000 colonies per second
Minimal size of colony 0.05 mm
Lighting technology White LED Dome
Lighting system Automatic with 7 combinations, top and/or bottom light, white or black background
Counting Automatic with manual control
Counting on Petri dishes Ø 55 to 150 mm round Petri dishes and 120 mm square Petri dishes
Counting on PetriFilmTM Automatic
Counting on MC-Media PadsTM Automatic
Counting on Compact DryTM Automatic
Counting on Medi.CATM Automatic
Counting on filtration membranes Automatic
Colony counter Y
Inhibition zone reader Y
Automatic detection of Petri dishes Y
Counting on 100% of the Petri dish Y
Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishes Y
Counting on chromogenic dishes Y
Automatic separation of clustered colonies Y
Creation of polygonal exclusion zones Y
Manual control to add or subtract colonies Y
LIMS connection Y
USB connection Y
Available with dataLink traceability system Y
Stainless steel Y
Color detection 7 colors on the same dish + 1 color to exclude
Data export Recountable session, PDF, jpg, png, bmp, ExcelTM
Data security Modified data traceability in conformity with 21 CFR part 11 / Connexion with LIMS/SIL systems
Results/traceability Image / sample number / comments / date / time
Languages French, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German
Dimensions (w x d x h) 47 x 47 x 64 cm
Weight 25 kg
Box (w x d x h) 60 x 63 x 80 cm
Gross weight 32 kg
Voltage - Frequencies 100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz
Fuses T3,15A L 250V 5x20 mm
Power 140 W
International protection marking 00
Operating system WindowsTM 8 or 10
Processor Intel i5 or better, 2.8 GHz, quad core recommended
RAM 4 GB (2 GB of RAM must be reserved for the exclusive use of the Scan)
Equipment USB 3.0 port free
Screen 1280 X 1024 pixels or superior
Software update 3 years
Warranty 3 years
In compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 7218 and AOAC 977.27
Delivered with: 1 Scan software, 1 connection cable, 3 validation plates, 1 user's manual