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Welcome to our Technical FAQ - Sphere Flash Colony Counter page. Here you will find some tips and tricks, and answers to our frequently asked questions. Please click on the question of interest to reveal the answer. If you have a question that is not listed, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Here at Neutec Group we are always happy to assist you in getting the most out of our instrument solutions. 

 

What format does the colony counter save results in?
The SphereFlash colony counter software can save data in a Microsoft Excel friendly format – CSV and XML. Each result table is stored separately and can be named and cataloged by the user and get printed or saved in the chosen directory.
Can I customize the results table?
Customization of the result table is available in the SphereFlash Automated colony counter software ; comments can be entered and displayed with the results, all the different parameters can be displayed and the storing location can be selected.
Can the Sphere Flash colony counter be connected to the lab LIMS system?
The SphereFlash automated colony counter saves the result file in the folder designated by the administrator. The file (CSV or XML) can be eassily picked by any LIMs system and the results can be incorporated into the apporpiate fields.
How do I calibrate/verify the instrument?
Verification disks with known number of colonies, and a calibration disk are supplied with the SphereFlash automated colony counter - with a simple and quick calibration protocol that one would follow.