Odin family

Odin™ instruments are the all-in-one solution for cellular metabolic characterization, growth kinetics, and identification. Efficiently phenotype your microbes by screening hundreds or even thousands of different substrates and growth conditions in a controlled environment. Load up to 50 plates on Odin L, or up to 8 plates on Odin VIII and walk away – Odin will dutifully measure plates at the right temperature and right time.

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Heroically fast characterization

Profiling metabolic phenotypes is hugely important in determining how efficiently an organism can work.

Determine the best media to produce a drug product or find the best nitrogen-fixing bacterial strain, track production across passages, understand the metabolic impact of gene edits and a whole host of other applications.

A microbe may grow better at different temperatures or with different feed sources—to understand it all is a mind-boggling exercise!

With Odin, you can efficiently distinguish between cellular phenotypes under a variety of parameters. In conjunction with Biolog’s Phenotype MicroArrays, microbes are grown under a wide range of conditions, with data automatically captured to reflect growth and respiration of every well of the plate. You can literally screen thousands of conditions at the same time.

Checking for Growth

Odin sees what’s happening in two ways.

It measures a reporter dye at one wavelength to measure NADH production, effectively reporting the rate of metabolic respiration.

Odin also measures optical density (OD) at a second wavelength to determine how quickly the microbes are dividing. Taken together, you get a full picture of how your microbes grow best.

If you’re focused on cell growth, just leave the dye out. Odin automatically compares cell growth and metabolic activity curves to provide you with a clearer picture of how fast or slow your microbes are growing.

Checking IDs

Odin easily helps you classify your microorganisms or identify a contaminant.

For nearly 40 years, Biolog technology has been critical for microbial identification for many companies. A proprietary set of reagents are pre-arrayed on microplates, and respiration is monitored over time with a reporter dye. At every interval, Odin searches its extensive database of nearly 3,000 organisms to match the unique respiration fingerprint. Identify yeast, bacteria, anaerobes, or fungi with a single instrument.

Odin for You

Choose the right Odin based on your needs.

With a 50-plate capacity, Odin L has the flexibility to handle large experiments, multiple small experiments, and multiple operators at the same time. For labs with fewer users or lower throughput needs, Odin VIII offers the same powerful capabilities with a more compact 8-plate capacity.

Need help deciding which one is right for you?  

FeaturesOdin LOdin VIII
Microbial Identification
Phenotype Characterization
Temperature Control22-45°C22-45°C
Max Plate Capacity508
Detection: Optical Density at two wavelengths490nm or 590nm, 740nm490nm or 590nm, 740nm
Read intervals2-20min2-20min
Software AnalysisOdin SoftwareOdin Software
21 CFR Part 11 Compliance 

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