The Isoplater has several advantageous Ergonomic features. Firstly, and most importantly, by automating the tedious manual streaking process this substantially reduces the incidence of repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. As we all know, this can be a crippling and very expensive long term disability.
Another significant ergonomic feature of the Isoplater is that there are no consumables used. The Isoloops, which streak the specimen, have a life of greater than 20,000 plates per set of four and therefore, you are not throwing away or having to recycle any plastic disposables for every culture. In addition, this substantially reduces costs for other equipment and supplies used in streaking like disposable loops, gloves, biohoods, bunsen burners, air conditioning, etc.
Lastly, as a result of improved isolation of colonies, this reduces the number of repeats and mixed subcultures which, again reduces costs, time wasted and consumables.
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