The spiral plater eliminates the need for serial dilutions and plates out your samples so that bacterial enumeration is easy, consistent and effective. A wide range of deposition profiles is available. Applications include dental research, food microbiology, calculating antimicrobial concentration (MICs) or studying the microbiome.
The WASP Touch® is a precision laboratory instrument designed to deposit accurate volumes of liquid sample in an Archimedes spiral onto the surface o...More About Whitley WASP Touch®
Whitley WASP Touch®
The WASP Touch® is a precision laboratory instrument designed to deposit accurate volumes of liquid sample in an Archimedes spiral onto the surface of a rotating agar plate. Spiral plating is well documented and validated as an effective method for the enumeration of microorganisms.
Designed for the needs of modern microbiology laboratories, the WASP Touch® is a fundamentally different spiral plater with no need for a separate vacuum source. With touchscreen operation the system is extremely simple to use and provides real cost savings and process improvements.
Whether you are working in the field of dental research, food microbiology, calculating antimicrobial concentration (MICs) or studying the microbiome, this robust, reliable device could really save time and money in your laboratory.
WASP Touch® provides Automated Intelligent Monitoring Software (AIMS) to guide you through set-up and daily check routines – ensures consistent trouble-free plating. Precise quantities of sanitising fluids are dispensed automatically to maintain optimum levels. This ensures effective and efficient sanitisation takes place.
The deposition profiles possible with WASP Touch® allow bacterial and fungal colonies to be enumerated over a 100,000-fold (5 log10) range, from a minimum of 20 cfu/ml in 1000 μl pour plate mode to a maximum of 2 x 106 cfu/ml in 10 μl logarithmic mode. An optional Extended Volume Package is available, however, to allow for a greater number of replicates plates, linear deposition profile and a wider range of deposition profiles.
Spiral plating techniques are recognised in ISO 4833-2 & 7218 as well as the AOAC 977.27 standard.
Optional fully comprehensive maintenance and breakdown contracts are available to prolong the life of your investment. (Note: different arrangements apply in different countries).
The Whitley VS602 is an electronic laboratory vacuum pump. It was specifically designed for use with the Whitley Automated Spiral Plater and enables ...More About Vacuum Source 602
Vacuum Source 602
The Whitley VS602 is an electronic laboratory vacuum pump. It was specifically designed for use with the Whitley Automated Spiral Plater and enables liquids to be suctioned away prior to a new sample being taken for the next plating.
- Programmable from 0 to -20”Hg
- Built-in liquid sensor that prevents operation when the reservoir is full
- 3 x 1 litre chemically-resistant, durable, polypropylene, injection-moulded flasks are supplied with each unit
- Universal voltage.