A colony picker add-on for Tecan liquid handlers
Pickolo is a colony picker add on for Tecan liquid handlers
Compatible with Fluent and Evo series
Fully automated microbial colony picking
Advanced colony picking, fully integrated with upstream and downstream workflows.
Diverse selection criteria
Many options to find, filter and sort colonies:
- Isolation distance
Multiple plate types
Pickolo works with agar plates of various types and layouts:
- Petri dish
- SBS format
- multi well plates
- 6 well
- 24 well
Flexible picking technique
- Multi hit
Pick with or without agar height detection or create your own custom picking mode
Pickolo is used successfully by hundreds of labs around the world
Pickolo is used in labs in various fields such as:
- Health care
- Synthetic biology
Pickolo is used in microbiology labs around the world.
Handle mammalian colonies
Being integrated with a liquid handler allows Pickolo the unique advantage of being able to aspirate colonies.
Handle mammalian cell clones, stemcell colonies and hybridoma clones grown in semi solid agar.
Extend Pickolo image analysis with plugins
Pickolo image analysis can be extended with plugins to performs sophisticated tasks.
Various plugins are available and custom ones can be added. You can even write your own.
For example halo detection plugin – measure size of halos around colonies and pick based on halo size
Advanced image analysis capability enable colony picking even from difficult media types such as blood / chocolate agar.
Pickolo is Fast
Pick up to a 1000 colonies/hour