COLIBRÍ™ is an open platform system, which automatically picks colonies based
upon digital coordinates specified by the laboratory technologist reading images in WASPLab™. It’s a natural continuation of WASPLab™. COLIBRÍ™ can prepare Mass Spec target plates, accommodate consumables from different manufacturers, such as various sized tubes and bottles to prepare McFarland suspensions, Apply Kirby-Bauer Disks, and prepare purity plates for full laboratory traceability and automated workup.
Identification and susceptibility tasks are highly important in Microbiology and must to be done quickly, efficiently and to a high standard. Reliable and accurate diagnosis depends on the accuracy of testing done after a specimen has been cultured.
Colibrí™ is the first instrument of it's kind and closes the loop of automated specimen processing in Microbiology, completing tasks such as automatic colony picking, MALDI-TOF seeding, and preparing McFarland suspensions and Purity plates.
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Technological innovation is nothing without human collaboration. That’s why, from the first Walk-Away Specimen Processor prototype to full lab automation to the advanced Colibrí™, automated colony picker COPAN has consistently solicited input from the Microbiology community. New modules and improvements are a direct result of COPAN’s roots in the Microbiology lab.
Accurate, Reliable, Open Platform System
Automatic colony picking based on digital coordinates chosen by user for fast and accurate picking.
Performs pre-analytical steps related to IS/AST ensuring quality and precision.
Seeds colonies into multiple manufacturers' tubes and applies barcode for traceability
COLIBRÍ™ can work in-line with WASPLab™ or as a standalone workstation. Offline plates not managed by the WASPLab™ can be loaded onto the instrument where colonies can be manually designated for picking using an onboard camera and touch screen.
Colibrí™ seeds MALDI-TOF target plates and automatically applies matrix to the plate, eliminating unnecessary manual interaction! The system works with all manufacturers’ targets.
Colibrí™ seeds colonies into various sized tubes and bottles to prepare McFarland
suspensions and applies barcode labels. The onboard Nephelometer automatically checks the opacity of the suspensions and prepares a purity plate to check quality of the culture made in the suspension tube.
Prepares Purity Plate for Consistency and Assurance
What is Colibrí?
Colibrí™ is a universal automated colony picker which fully automates specimen work up.
Do I have to have a WASP®DT or WASPLab™ system in order to use Colibrí™?
No. Offline plates not managed by the WASPLab™ can be loaded onto the
instrument where colonies can be manually designated for picking
using an onboard camera and touch screen.
If used with WASPLab™, Colibrí™ automatically picks colonies based upon digital coordinates specified by the laboratory technologists reading images in the
How did you come up with the name Colibrí™?
Colibrí™ is an Italian word that means hummingbird.