S6 Macro M2

This model’s optical resolution is designed for white light image analysis in the macroscopic spectrum. It has been an industry leader for colony counting in larger well formats; however, this instrument’s motorized zoom optics also extend the field of analysis to 96-well plates. Colonies of up to 12 different colors can be differentially counted in the macroscopic range, in larger well formats. The S6 Macro M2 is high-throughput capable – up to 400 plates per run when equipped with our automated plate loader. It is specifically designed for regulated or academic visible light analysis, supporting 21CFR part 11 compliant workflows.

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  • Single and Double-Color ELISPOT
  • Viral Infectivity and Neutralization Assays, e.g.:
    • FRNT / FRA
    • PRNT / Viral Titer Assays
  • Bacterial and Yeast Colony Counting
  • 12 Distinct Visible Light Color Planes
  • Nucleic Acid and Protein Quantification
  • Visible Array Analysis
Plate formats
  • 6, 12, 24, 48 and 96 well plates
    (upgradable to all Petri dish formats)
Advanced Components
  • Precision stage (0.24 mm stepping)
  • Digital area scan camera with image resolution of up to 10 Megapixels
  • Computer Interface: USB 3.0
  • Integrated Barcode Reader
  • Optical Interface: Motorized zoom and focus
  • Lighting Top: 48 LED Ring (rated for 100,000 operating hours)
  • Lighting Bottom: High illumination, uniform luminescent flat light panel
Data processing features
  • Dell Optiplex SFF computer
  • CPU: 8-core i7; Memory: 16GB RAM, Graphics: Intel HD
  • Storage: 500 GB + 1TB GB (System + Data); Optical Drive: Slimline DVD+/-RW
  • Ports: 1x Serial, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 4x USB 2.0 Type A, 5x USB 3.1 Type A, 1x Ethernet, 1x DP
  • Monitor: 24” Professional Widescreen
  • Keyboard/Mouse: US-Layout / Optical Mouse
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x64 with Microsoft Office 2019 Business
Comes with Software
  • Imaging Unit (H x W x D); (Weight): 58.4 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm; (23” x 22” x 22”); 45.36 kg (100 lb)
  • Data Processing Unit (H x W x D); (Weight): 29cm x 9cm, 29cm; (11.4” x 3.7” x 11.5”); 4.99kg (11lb)
Power requirements
  • Voltage: 120/230 V AC, 60/50 Hz
Optional components (sold separately)