Optimized, semi-automated manual plate reading system for AST

The Thermo Scientific Sensititre Vizion Digital MIC Viewing System is a semi-automated solution that helps microbiology laboratories accurately and efficiently read and record minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) readings from Sensititre antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) plates.


Simply place your MIC plate into the loading tray and use the customizable lighting options to calibrate optimally to your microorganism type. The Vizion System displays a digital plate image from which you can select MIC values onscreen within a predefined supportive template. The system increases traceability and reduces manual reading and recording errors.


The Vizion System stores MIC plate images in the powerful Thermo Scientific Sensititre SWIN Software, which also offers immediate data review, expert interpretation via an Expert System, and optional LIS/LIMS connectivity to expedite access to results and facilitate faster decision-making. With this instrument, you can even consolidate offline testing onto one platform for maximum efficiency.


The Vizion System shares common features with all components of the Sensititre AST System: it produces accurate, reliable, consistent results; it fits seamlessly into an integrated AST workflow including manual, semi-, and fully automated options; and customers receive the benefit of premiere Thermo Scientific support and service.

In addition, the Vizion System offers these additional features for optimized plate reading.


Customizable and reproducible lighting options optimize visual interpretation of a wide range of organisms, including:

Streptococcus spp.
Haemophilus spp.

Klebsiella spp.

Mycobacterium spp.

Staphylococcus spp.
Stenotrophomonas spp.

Acinetobacter spp.

Semi-automated touchscreen-driven reading and interpretation

With a recorded, auditable reference image.

Connectable Expert System

Fully customizable Expert System and optional LIS connectivity save time, reduce errors, and speed valuable information to clinicians.

Onboard QC

Onboard quality control management modules facilitate recordkeeping.

Epidemiological tracking

Monitor and track emerging resistance patterns and streamline reporting with the SWIN Epidemiology Module option.



“We reduced our setup time, decreased time spent reading plates manually, and advanced manual plate reading with the touch screen application of the Vizion System. The time savings these provided gave us more time for other value-added tasks.”


“With the Vizion System, there is no need to manually record MIC results. The system automatically saves digital images for all isolates so they can be reviewed at any time. The Vizion is an excellent teaching tool, and easily documents proof of competency for technologists.”


References available on request


Technical characteristics

Test type: MIC

Product type: Digital MIC viewing system

Assay range

Antimicrobial agents: Various

Species: Various

Physical characteristics

Instrument dimensions: 

26.3 cm (W) x 35.4 cm (D) x 31.5 cm (H)

10.4 in (W) x 13.9 in (D) x 12.4 in (H)


9.5 kg; 21 lb


Power requirements: 220/240 VAC, 60 Hz

Power consumption: 8 watts

Safety testing

Standards met: ETL, EMC

Ordering information

* Not all products are available for sale in all territories. Please inquire.

Regulatory status varies by product and region. Please consult individual product pages.
Use with certain microbial species is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.