UVP ColonyDoc-It Colony counting made easy

  • Quickly and accurately count colonies with the quick click software interface
  • Easily process time lapse counting, zone sizing, and spiral counting
  • Streamline your research with multiple excitation sources to visualize white light and fluorescent colonies

Product Details

The unique UVP ColonyDoc-It Imaging Station enables researchers to quickly and accurately count colonies. The high resolution digital color camera identifies the smallest colonies. Plate and filter sizes from 33-150 mm can be accomodated. Doors create a darkroom environment, eliminating ambient light. Applications include microbiology, hygiene studies, antibiotic testing, quality control GFP colonies, and fluids contamination.

System Capabilities

  • DigiCam 130 digital color camera with 17.9 megapixel resolution

  • Select from several light sources for illuminating a wide range of stained media

  • Slide the filter selector to one of two positions

  • A wide range of emission filters are available

  • The plate alcove accommodates pour, spread and spiral plates and filters with sizes from 33 mm to 150 mm

  • Capture colony sizes as small as 0.08 mm

  • Generate fast automatic and accurate colony counting with detailed statistics

  • Define parameters including eight color differentiation, split or merge, filter by group or size

  • Attach the door (not shown) to create a darkroom environment when imaging colonies with GFP fluorescence

​​​​​​Select from Several Light Sources

When colony samples require different light sources, the UVP ColonyDoc-It enables the easy selection of bright LED lighting. The white light and fluorescent sources visualize a wide array of bacterial, yeast and mold colonies with samples found in air, water, food and cosmetics. The blue light is used for colonies stained with green fluorescent protein (GFP). Doors (detachable) create a darkroom environment when imaging colonies with GFP. Select from: darkfield, epi and transillumination white light, or epi blue light.

Colony Counter Software

The UVP ColonyDoc-It software loads on your computer for camera control, image capture and analysis. The software enables automatic and manual colony counting capabilities. Users can define specific counting parameters including color differentiation, splitting or merging colonies, identifying filters by group or size. Users can create templates for specific camera settings and analysis functions, allowing the same settings to be selected each time an experiment is run. The accurate count and statistical reporting functions enable researchers to immediately identify and determine experimental parameters that are critical for colony growth and inhibition. The software generates statistics and displays the most critical information about the colony area, perimeter, average diameter and circularity. The data is easily exported into Excel.

Technical Data

UVP ColonyDoc-It
  • Epi White
  • Transillumination White
  • Epi Blue
  • Darkfield
FilterTwo Positions
Camera Resolution17.9 MP
Dimensions (L x W x H)12.5 x 13 x 17.5 in. (318 x 343 x 445 mm)
Weight20 lbs

Order Information

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115 V230 VModel


97-0539-02UVP ColonyDoc-It Imaging Station
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