The Growth Direct® System features a non-destructive detection method that requires no reagents. You can proceed directly to identification of colonies in flagged cassettes without re-culturing.
Autofluorescence Imaging Replaces Human Eyes
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are part of the Growth Direct® System’s core technology, causing illuminated samples to fluoresce without destroying them. By combining digital imaging technology with sophisticated software algorithms, the Growth Direct® System can detect and count the autofluorescence of growing microbes with accuracy and consistency—even when sample volumes increase, without the variability of manual counts by error-prone human eyes.
Advanced Robots on Board for High Throughput and Capacity
Designed for maximum throughput with minimal load times, the Growth Direct® System consists of multiple robotic arms, two on-board incubators, and an imaging system. Automatic loading of up to 120 cassettes can be completed in under 20 minutes, and as many as 660 user-prepared samples can be continuously processed at two different temperatures for environmental monitoring, water testing, and bioburden testing.
Hidden Benefits of Rapid Microbial Detection
Test results with the Growth Direct® System can be made available in dramatically less time than with manual compendial methods, enabling faster product release and enhanced data integrity and security. There are also benefits that support a leaner, less wasteful QC Micro Lab. These include:
Fewer defects and errors
Less time waiting for results
Prevention of over-production
Simplified transportation of samples
Elimination of unnecessary staff interactions with samples