This is a low cost diagnostic instrument for creating bacterial indentifications directly from colonies on petri dishes using a reagent-free technology called Elastic Light Scatter. This is fast, does not damage the colony and provides an immediate result without any biochemistry. This is technology designed under NIH grant 1R56AI089511-01 "A distributed clinical & biodefense national network for rapid organism identification" —J. Paul Robinson, Principal Investigator.

Automated bacterial analysis system—scans colonies and classifies them.