Synbiosis NewsLetter

by Admin

Posted on 2021-01-15 01:55:13

Synbiosis website

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a newly revamped Synbiosis website.This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to all essential information. It has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on the company's mission to manufacture and supply world leading, innovative systems for the automation of colony counting and inhibition zone measurements analysis. The website goes live today, 26th October 2017 and is located at the same address:

We believe that going forward this site will allow our visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence.


Software upgrades - version 1.2.6

The latest versions of the aCOLyte 3, Protos 3, ProtoCOL 3 and ChromaZona software upgrades are now available for downloading from

On the ProtoCOL and ChromaZona upgrade, we are pleased to announce that the following change has been made:

  • New disc and zone detection type added called Automatic Zone Classification

A full list of all other changes are available on the website.


Launch of new chromogenic ID media software module for ISO® 9308-1 compliant plates

The Chromogenic ID software for use with Synbiosis colony counters has a new validated module for automatic identification of bacteria cultured on Liofilchem and Merck ISO 9308-1 compliant chromogenic media. Using this upgraded software allows microbiologists to precisely identify a range of coliforms in drinking water and disinfected pool water.

The new Chromogenic ID software module for use with Synbiosis ChromoZona, ProtoCOL 3, and Protos 3 automated colony identification systems, guarantees that using these systems’ patent digital colour imaging technology microbiologists can generate true to life colour plate images of E.coli and coliforms cultured on Liofilchem Chromatic™ Coliform Agar ISO and Merck’s Chromocult® Coliform Agar.

By analysing the plate images, the Chromogenic ID software can easily distinguish between purple/violet and salmon pink/red colonies, providing quick identification of E. coli, Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp. and Citrobacter spp.on these ISO® 9308-1 compliant chromogenic plates. This reduces misidentification, providing consistent data no matter when or which microbiologist is reading the plate. The plate images can then be stored in a secure SQL database for cross checking if necessary, and means the software is ideally suited for use in quality accredited testing laboratories.

“Eye identification of bacteria using chromogenic media depends on the lighting above and below the plate, as well as the colour vision and experience of the microbiologist” comments Kate George, Sales & Technical Director at Synbiosis. “Our new software module for Liofilchem and Merck’s ISO 9308-1 compliant plates is a great solution to the problems associated with this error prone manual method creating a standardised, consistent and objective test. This means scientists using ChromoZona, ProtoCOL 3 and Protos 3 systems can be confident of correctly identifying water borne pathogens every time.” (Alat Laboratorium)