Micro Identification Technologies Inc. is focused on becoming a global leader in developing and marketing products and processes that detect and identify microbial organisms for the food safety and health care industries.
The company believes that its MIT 1000 system will be able to replace current bacterial detection and identification methods. Current methods of taking a culture and sending it to a laboratory are both costly and time-consuming (48-72 hours). The portable MIT 1000 system will cut costs to only $0.10 a test and reduce the identification time down to mere hours.
The MIT 1000 system requires only a small sample of the culture to be placed into a test vial. Then laser light strikes the test material and an array of 35 photo-detectors collect data representing the light scattering pattern. These patterns are then compared, by computer, to a database of such patterns. Each pattern is unique to a species of bacteria – a sort of ‘fingerprint’ identifying the specific bacteria.
Micro Identification Technologies intends to first go after the food processing market. The company envisions massive growth in demand for testing due to the globalization of US food sources and mounting pressures for efficiency within the industry itself. The company is also targeting the health care field where the rising instances of MRSA bacterial infections is also increasing demand for rapid, cost-effective methods of detection.
The company plans to expand its distribution network beyond the United States into 10 countries internationally. This will allow Micro Identification Technologies to grow sales quickly and potentially make the company cash flow positive within a year. For more information on the company and the MIT 1000, please visit their website at www.micro-identification.com.
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