Evaluation of an Automated Instrument for Inoculating and Spreading Samples onto Agar Plates.

  title={Evaluation of an Automated Instrument for Inoculating and Spreading Samples onto Agar Plates.},
  author={John Glasson and Lindsay Guthrie and David J Nielsen and F A Bethell},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={46 4},
The findings from a preliminary assessment of a new instrument designed for the inoculation and spreading of specimens for microbiological analysis onto agar plates are described. The study found that the instrument was able to select full or biplates from a number of input cassettes, each containing different agar types. Samples were then inoculated by the instrument onto the agar surfaces and spread by a novel plastic applicator. Following this, the instrument labeled the plates and sorted… CONTINUE READING

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