The original inspiration dates back to the closing years of the nineteenth century. It was a basic culture of isolating pure cultures. It was achieved through the application of manual streaking methods. Just think though that the originations of today’s petri dish supplies had been nothing but labor intensive, inconsistent and bio-hazardous to boot. But through automated workings an isoplater now eliminates all such negatives while at the same time improving isolation rates, standardizing results, protecting existing labor, increasing their productivity rates and lowering the costs of the workshop owner.
Standardization, would you believe, is achieved through robotic means. This has the caveat of achieving efficiency of purpose and precision which, of course, has a direct bearing of achieving accurate results. In this sense, every single petri dish being produced is streaked identically. And this, of course, is consistency. The achievement of uniform high quality results ensures that readings, enumerations and sub-culturing occurs at faster and easier rates.
The use of the isoplater has the effect of reducing the number of mixed sub-cultures and specimen re-plating. The isoplater is deemed to have a proven track record. The use thereof is also dependable and user friendly. Original installations have produced over two million petri dishes with the added result that there is no evidence of tiring. Industrial customers are introduced to the manufacturing processes through comprehensive manuals and video demonstrations. The saying goes that the isoplater is actually quite easy to operate and maintain.
One important advantage of its use is that of safety in the workplace. It is possible to safely handle dangerous and infectious specimens by way of utilizing negative pressure containments and HEPA filters in order to exhaust air. The removal of smoke ensures that the protection of labor is maintained.