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- Company Name: Micro Identification Technologies
- About Company: Micro Identification Technologies Inc. ("MIT"), formerly Micro Imaging Technology is a development stage public company (OTCBB "MMTC"), objectives are to become a global leader in developing, supporting and marketing rapid systems and processes that detect and identify microbial organisms. MIT has developed and patented a technology for rapid microbe identification. The technology is a non-biological identification process that is extremely fast, easy to use and does not rely on conventional chemical or biological processing, fluorescent tags, gas chromatography or DNA analysis. The system measures scattered light intensity as individual microbes pass through a laser beam. The intensity pattern of the scattered light is a direct consequence of the size, shape and external and internal optical characteristics of the microbe. By measuring scattered light at specific angles, the system detects and differentiates objects the size of bacteria, protozoa, yeasts and molds.
- Company Background: The MIT advantages are the system's low cost, ease of use and accompanying significant reduction in the time and expense for testing procedures and the ability to test for multiple bacteria in one process. The system is statistically based and embodies a unique MIT Microbe Library of pre-measured light scattering identifiers - or fingerprints - derived from the measurements of tens of thousands of individual microbes for each species and subspecies to be detected (see, Attachment A - Microbe Library).The Microbe Library is founded on basic measurements that differentiate one microbe from another and is general, flexible and easily extended to non-biological particles - with new microbe identities quickly and easily added.
MIT concluded "Proof-of-Principle" testing in 1999, during 2005 prototype systems were constructed that demonstrated the ability to detect and identify the pathogenic microbes Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. Subsequently, two patents were awarded which will be further expanded as research and development progresses. During the later part of 2006 a small number of pre-production units were assembled - initial customer installations began in mid 2007.