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SphereFlash® – Automatic Colony Counter

The SphereFlash® is an Automatic Colony Counter that meets all the requirements of modern microbiology laboratories while increasing their throughput.
SphereFlash® is a one-size-fits-all solution that reads automatically different types of plates with the same instrument.


Reflection-free illumination

The lighting is done through LEDs oriented to the internal wall of a moving spheric chamber and comes from above and/or below the chamber. The result is an unprecedented uniform and reflection-free illumination in both colonies and petri plates.
The moving sphere automatically closes the chamber and prevents the area from any external light.

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Main benefits

No adjustment needed: Count the CFU in just one click with the powerful Artificial Intelligence of SphereFlash®AI Colony Counting Software.

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Wide range of colony counting: Easy & intuitive yet powerful software. Even the LITE version will detect a wide range of colony types with minimal or no user parametrization.

Reflection-Free Illumination: Its patented spherical chamber eliminates reflections in both colonies and Petri plates and provides uniform illumination for an improved image capture for better, more reliable and consistent results.

Audit Trail: Security-relevant chronological set of records that will provide documentary evidence of the sequence of activities that have affected a specific operation or event in the SphereFlash®.

Report generation: Easy and automatic generation of result reports with customizable layout to include your Company logo and/or information.

Statistical Report: statistical report is now available with the Software of the SphereFlash®, add as many plates as you wish and customize the report of your results.

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Ordering information

Description Cat. No.
SphereFlash® + Colonies LITE Software for automatic colony counting. 90007000
Colonies PRO upgrade Software 90007001
Halos PRO upgrade Software 90007002
SphereFlash® AI Colony Counting Software (cloud storage) 90007009
SphereFlash® AI Colony Counting Software (image pack) 90007010 90007011 90007012
Description Cat. No.
Centering device ~87-91 mm ø 900013473
Centering device 65-70 mm ø (Rodac plates) 900013513
Centering device 54-60 mm ø 900013512
Compact Dry adapter 900013347
Petrifilm adapter 900013525
MC-MEDIA adapter 900013536
Barcode Scanner 90005701

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Technical Specifications and computer requirements

Dimensions 288 × 220 × 371 mm (1,34 × 8,66 × 14,6 in)
Weight 5,5 kg (12,13 lb)
Processor PassMark CPU Mark from 2500 to 8000 points
Interface 1 free USB 3.0 Port
Screen resolution FullHD screen (1920×1080) recommended
Applications Microsoft Excel® 2007 or higher, 64 bits to open exported Excel® files
Virtual PDF printer to create PDF reports
Software specifications SphereFlash® AI
Colony Counting Software
Colonies LITE Colonies PRO Halos PRO
Internet connectivity Required
Operating system Microsoft Windows® 10, 11
(x64 platforms)
Microsoft Windows® 7, 8.1, 10, 11
(x64 platforms)
Free disk space 100 MB App: 100 MB Database: 10 GB (5000 results & images)

Specifications subject to change without notice

*Computer not included


Installation Qualification (IQ)

Operation Qualification (OQ)

How to Verify & Calibrate Halos PRO

How to Verify & Calibrate Colonies LITE & PRO