Bacterial Growth Imaging Services

Bacterial Growth Imaging Services

The growth or death rate of bacteria is affected by a variety of physical factors in their environment, including temperature, osmotic pressure, pH, and oxygen concentration. Each type of bacteria has its optimal growth conditions, and when the growth environment changes, its growth rate will also change. Because bacteria play an important role in industry, food, and pharmaceuticals, it is necessary to monitor and analyze the growth of bacteria under different conditions by imaging technology.

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Bacterial Growth Imaging Analysis

Growth curve measurement is often used in microbiology. Measuring bacterial growth with enzyme labeling instrument can provide better time resolution and higher throughput. However, using a microplate reader to assess bacterial growth cannot observe the morphological characteristics of bacteria in real time. CD BioSciences uses a powerful automatic digital time-delay bright field imaging system to quickly, high-throughput, noninvasive and real-time monitor microbial growth and morphological characteristics.

Bacterial Growth Imaging Analysis Workflow

The following are the specific steps of bacterial growth imaging analysis:

Mycoplasma culture

Mycoplasma culture

Step 1
Mycoplasma staining

Mycoplasma staining

Step 2
Microscope imaging

Microscope imaging

Step 3
Image analysis

Image analysis

Step 4


Optical density of the medium OD
The growth rate of bacteria in different environments
Image of bacterial morphology

Growth curve of bacteria in different environments
Optimal conditions for bacterial growth
Provide other data according to your needs

Our Advantages

  • Provides rapid real-time analysis of bacterial growth
  • Allows for more in-depth study of bacterial growth/growth inhibition
  • Visualization of low bacterial concentration
  • Experienced scientists provide experimental consultation
  • Reasonable price and short turnaround time

CD BioSciences has a professional team and advanced imaging equipment. The entire process of bacterial growth imaging analysis is operated by experienced technicians to ensure the accuracy of the experiment. If you have any needs, please feel free to contact us. We will provide you with a one-stop service, including bacterial culture, image acquisition and image analysis.

  1. Ancin-Murguzur F J, Barbero-López A, Kontunen-Soppela S, et al. Automated image analysis tool to measure microbial growth on solid cultures[J]. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2018, 151: 426-430.
  2. Loutfi H, Pellen F, Le Jeune B, et al. Real-time monitoring of bacterial growth kinetics in suspensions using laser speckle imaging[J]. Scientific reports, 2020, 10(1): 1-10.

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Please note: Our services can only be used for research purposes. Do not use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures!

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