Pneumococcus Colonies (image) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Share Print E-Mail Caption Pneumococcus colonies (as seen here) ordinarily must be counted manually to determine whether pneumonia vaccine is effective on a patient. The NICE software from NIST automates the process. Credit NIST Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.