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Streamline analysis
of inhibition assays with PIXL

When screening thousands of isolates, manually measuring zones of inhibition can pose a bottleneck to the discovery of antimicrobial compounds. However, PIXL’s workflow for zone of inhibition analysis enables faster screening without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

Create a colony picking protocol in minutes

1. LOGIN
Each user can have their own passworded profile. PIXL remembers the last used settings; stores templates and logs user actions and parameters.

2. SELECT THE SOURCE PLATE
Petri or PlusPlate. Pick from the whole plate or define sectors of interest.

3. DETECT ZONES
Automatically locate central colonies and measure their inhibition zones.

4. REFINE ZONES
Refine zone selection by size, shape, proximity, and overlap percentage.

5. CHOOSE COLONIES OF INTEREST
Filter selected colonies by size, colour, and shape.

6. SELECT THE TARGET PLATE
Select the number of replicates; on any density, in any pattern, agar, or liquid.

7. PICK YOUR COLONIES
Review your workflow, estimated time, and number of plates required, then press go and walk away.

8. EXPORT DATA
Export your protocol, colony information, and parameters as a CSV file.

1. LOGIN
2. SELECT THE SOURCE PLATE
3. DETECT ZONES
4. REFINE ZONES
5. CHOOSE COLONIES OF INTEREST
6. SELECT THE TARGET PLATE
7. PICK YOUR COLONIES
8. EXPORT YOUR DATA

Integrate your zone of inhibition analysis with PIXL
and gain a multitude of benefits

EFFICIENTLY SCREEN COLONIES
FOR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY

Intelligent detection algorithms enable automatic calculation of radii measurements of inhibition zones. By refining selected zones based on size, shape, proximity, and overlap percentage, you can efficiently screen and pick the most promising isolates with antimicrobial potential.


Rapidly isolate and purify
strains of interest

By using PIXL to isolate colonies based on their morphological characteristics, such as size, colour, and shape, it is possible to quickly identify and pick strains from environmental samples for further cultivation and analysis.


Effortlessly pick diverse microorganisms

Out of the box, PIXL is compatible with even the most diverse microorganisms, without the requirement for additional expensive hardware. 2D and 3D mixing of the nozzle head ensures enough colony material is picked for inoculation.

Why PIXL?

Maintain Sterility

Agar Sensing

Filter Zones

Colony Selection

User-friendly

Which PIXL set-up is right for you?

PIXL


For those interested in selecting aerobic
microorganisms, a standard version
of PIXL is available.

AUTOMATION-READY
PIXL

PIXL, equipped with a light curtain that can be easily integrated with various robotic arm providers..

PIXL WITH ANAEROBIC CHAMBER

A customised anaerobic chamber designed for PIXL with user experience in mind, making integration seamless.

Featured Resource

Bioprospecting filamentous
actinomycetes with Isomerase

Martin Sim from Isomerase tested PIXL’s ability to pick colonies with atypical phenotypes.

Frequently Asked Questions

90mm Petri dish and OmniTray SBS rectangular plate can be used as source plates for the zone of inhibition workflow. However,
more plate types are supported in other PIXL workflows such as Random colony picking.

Yes, you are able to run the zone of inhibition workflow to image and export rich phenotypic data on each colony and inhibition zone.

The radius is measured in millimetres from the centre of the colony to the edge of the clearing zone.

PIXL’s intelligent algorithm can detect inhibition zones with an overlap of less than 20%.

Yes, PIXL will detect secondary colonies inside the inhibition zones.

Yes, PIXL is able to pick secondary colonies inside the inhibition zone.

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