If you need to do a lot of colony picking and screening we recommend the
ROTOR+ PIXL package.

If you need to do mostly screening, with small amounts of single colony picking then
ROTOR+ PhenoBooth+ Stinger could be a more suitable solution.


The Stinger is a modular extension of ROTOR+. It is not a standalone product.
For a standalone colony picker check out PIXL.

What is it?

The ROTOR+ PhenoBooth+ Stinger package brings together the instrumentation required to screen at ultra high-throughput with the flexibility to cherry pick single colonies of interest from randomly plated colonies or high-density arrays.


How does it work?


The Stinger uses reusable, autoclavable pins to sample microbial colonies. In conjunction with in-built ROTOR+ software, users can select source colonies to be picked, and then re-array those colonies. Flexible colony selection methods, either by importing .csv files or by manual selection on the intuitive Cherry Picker software, are suited for a wide range of tasks, from picking a few strains of interest to rearranging the entire arrays. Use PhenoBooth+’s colony picking software upgrade to image plates, select random colonies that you are interested in and export the coordinates ready for picking.

For more information see PhenoBooth+ and Colony Picking upgrade.

What can I use it for?

Selectively re-array groups, or individual colonies from large microbial arrays


Produce custom arrays comprising functionally-related strains/mutants


Random colony picking

Generate a subset of library arrays to follow up with initial screening results


Accurately and reliably pick colonies from high-density arrays


Pin large arrays of a single strain from a source library


Quickly and easily mate specific colonies of interest from high-density arrays
Image plates at high-resolution

What is The Stinger?

The Stinger is an automated modular extension to the ROTOR+ robot for easy, ultra-fast rearrangement of high-density library arrays of yeast, other fungi, bacteria, and algae from colonies grown on solid agar or in liquid culture.  It is designed for the picking and spotting of user-specified colonies from high-density arrays onto solid agars in 96-, 384-, 1536-, and 6144-density format.

What does The Stinger do?

The Stinger expands the functionality of ROTOR+ by enabling the re-arraying of specific individual colonies of interest from high-density agar plates and multi-well dishes.  The Stinger allows researchers to easily and accurately produce custom arrays comprising functionally related strains/mutants, or to generate a subset of library arrays to follow-up with initial screening results.

Generate a subset of library arrays to follow up with initial screening results


Accurately and reliably pick colonies from high-density arrays


Pin large arrays of a single strain from a source library


Quickly and easily mate specific colonies of interest from high-density arrays
Image plates at high-resolution

Interested in seeing the Colony Screening Suite in action?

A ROTOR+ demo is cooler than your average boring sales presentation, we’ll actually do some remote science with you!

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ROTOR+

High-throughput screening

ROTOR+ PIXL

Automate precision colony transfer at ultra-high densities.

PhenoBooth+

High resolution colony imaging.

Patrick Cai

Accurate colony
picking platform

ROTOR+ PhenoBooth+ Stinger has more than 98% picking accuracy regardless of agar height.

PhenoBooth+ and Stinger
picking accuracy

High-throughput screening of saccharomyces and non-saccharomyces yeast strains in beer and cider industrially relevant media

To determine whether PhenoBooth+ can be used to
assess the growth performance of conventional and
non-conventional yeast strains.

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