APAS: Automated Plate Assessment System


Clever Culture Systems’ Automated Plate Assessment System (APAS) technology brings intelligent plate reading to microbiology opening up a world of technological possibilities. The platform technology streamlines the plate triaging stage of the microbiology workflow, delivering reliable and consistent plate results three times faster than a highly skilled scientist. Meticulously developed by microbiologists and computer vision experts, the APAS technology uses sophisticated algorithms to capture and read full plates, bi-plates and multiple agar types, categorising and differentiating between colonies independent of agar and artefacts.
The technology was first applied to a manual reader, the APAS Compact, and this product has received FDA clearance.

APAS Independence


Using the innovative APAS technology, the APAS Independence is a stand-alone automated culture plate reading instrument that not only screens plates, but also sorts them into significant and insignificant growth at a rate of 200 plates per hour. It accurately and efficiently identifies organism morphologies and quantifies growth, providing microbiologists with quality imaging and reports to review further. It also identifies negative plates and by removing them out of the workflow, provides laboratories with more time to focus on plates of significance. With a variety of analysis modules and plate media variations available such as Urine Analysis and Infection Control/MRSA Analysis, and more being developed, laboratories only need to pay for the modules they need.

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APAS Independence Assisted Laboratory


APAS Independence Accessories


Qualification Tools provided with the APAS Independence have been designed to assure the reliability and correct function of the APAS Independence instrument by performing system checks. Two type of carriers for input and output of plates are also included with the instrument.

Imaging Diagnostic

Colour Calibrator

System Check Part 1

System Check Part 2

Camera Alignment Check

Single Stack Carrier

Quad Carrier

APAS Incubot


The APAS Incubot is an APAS enabled, automated incubator with in situ plate reading. The modular instrument holds 1400 plates and can be paired with any streaker. This innovative new product is currently in development.

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