The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced is a compact instrument that automates the enumeration of 10 different 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates and the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk to enhance laboratory productivity and ensure accurate, consistent readings. Results are stored in the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Manager Software for data analysis.
Following incubation, 3M Petrifilm Plates can be easily fed into the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced where each plate is imaged and enumerated via onboard fixed artificial intelligence in less than six seconds. Each 3M Petrifilm Plate artificial intelligence network was trained and validated with a wide assortment of food matrices to ensure accurate plate enumeration.
The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Manager Software utilizes a simple and streamlined user interface to collect, store, and report 3M Petrifilm Plate results. The system recognizes 10 barcode symbologies which enables users to easily map details such as technician, food type, and dilution, rather than transcribing by hand. Results can be exported to a user’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and other reporting tools. Additionally, the 3M Petrifilm Plate Manager Software allows users to access results from multiple PCs that are connected to a company intranet.