Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

World-leading developers of image analysis and data processing solutions for the comet assay, Ames test, automatic colony counting and many other areas of scientific research and industry. Our Sorcerer automatic colony counter is used to test drinking water quality as well as pollution levels. It provides instant automatic plate counting for exceptional speed and efficiency, and has a proven range of applications including Ames tests, TVCs and coliforms. Comet Assay IV, our comet assay scoring software can be used for many applications, including testing the genotoxicity of water, and offers single click scoring for unrivalled speed and reproducibility, as well as powerful data processing utilities. SpeckCheck 2, our pulp and paper analysis system, detects dirt, ink and other contaminants in pulp and paper, provides comprehensive measurements including area, intensity and shape, and conforms to TAPPI specifications.

Company details

St Francis House, Olding Road , Bury St. Edmunds , Suffolk IP33 3TA United Kingdom

Locations Served

Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

An enviable reputation
Perceptive Instruments Ltd., founded in 1990, develops, manufactures and supplies image analysis and data processing solutions for many areas of scientific research and industry. Our products are used primarily in the pharmaceutical & health care industries, as well as environmental monitoring, food and manufacturing industries. We have established an enviable reputation based upon our willingness and ability to completely satisfy our clients’ needs. We provide standard 'off the shelf' systems and customised solutions based on current or novel technologies. Examples of special solutions include systems for antibiotic testing, vaccine development and robot vision.

Offering international, dedicated support
With over 70% of our sales made outside the United Kingdom, Perceptive Instruments has a wealth of experience in supplying and supporting our products throughout the world. We are committed to maintaining a centralised support system, ensuring a dedicated level of after-sales service, from a team of experts continually working in your best interests. As a result, the vast majority of pre-sales and post-sales support is conducted direct from the UK in order to maintain a personalised and informed service. Purchasing from Perceptive Instruments remains hassle free, with demonstrations offered either in person or via remote access.

A strong client base
Organisations throughout the world use our image analysis systems and data processing software. They range from Universities and other research institutes to small/medium sized companies and multi-nationals. We pride ourselves in our friendly and thorough approach, and as a result have built up successful, long-term relationships with our customers. You can view a list of existing clients by clicking here.

A unique Quality Management System
ISO 9001:2008 logoPerceptive Instruments remains one of a handful of Image Analysis & Data Processing companies worldwide whose management processes have been officially registered to ISO 9001:2008. This standard set out the quality requirements for an organisation, whose business processes range all the way from design and development, to product, installation and servicing. Our ISO 9001:2008 approval also includes ISO 90003:2004 which provides guidelines for the software development process.

You can find out more about our commitment to quality by viewing the Quality System page. If you have any comments or questions regarding our quality measures, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team. You can also view our certificate in PDF format.