Basic function

Common in PC / Smartphone

User's Manual

  • Member registration
    Please sign up as a member on the new account registration screen to use the app.
    *The password is very important information for you.
    Please set a password that is difficult to guess by other people.
  • Login
    You need to log in to the app to use.
    enter your registered e-mail address and password.
  • History of count
    You can see the history of colony counts.
    *Any incorrect analysis triggers an error message.
    Please see the list of reasons for errors.
  • Photograph (for smartphone only)
    A camera function to take a picture of colonies on CompactDry™.
  • Library
    A function to count the number of colonies in saved images.
    *You can select a maximum of 10 images at once.
  • Report
    Ability to report colony-counted images and results to specified email address in jpeg file and csv file.
  • Delete
    Function to delete saved colony-counted images data from cloud storage (aws).

Take a picture

Smartphone/digital camera

※The file format is jpeg or png only.


Upload the image


※Simultaneous transmission number of Max is 10 files at a time.


Count the number of colonies

Automatic calculation of bacterial count.

Restrictions for input images in Colony Counter

No warranty of accuracy is given for the following images

  1. 1
    Image resolution of less than 800 pix x 1200 pix.
  2. 2
    The background color is not white.
  3. 3
    Colored medium.
  4. 4
    A viscous sample is added.
  5. 5
    Food residues are contained.
  6. 6
    Highly concentrated colonies.
  7. Other
    • * The count result of "0" does not mean a negative result.
    • * It may cause a count error of approximately 3% in some images.
    • * Shimadzu Diagnostics takes no responsibility for the analysis results provided by this service.
    • * Detection range is between 1–250 cfu/plate.
    • * There are two types of misreads that can occur when using the @BactLAB™.
      - @BactLAB™ Application did not detect all of the colonies specific to the CompactDry™ plate.
      - The counter detected all the colonies but it categorized them incorrectly.