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MIT's First Production Rapid Microbial Identification Systems Manufactured by OSI Optoelectronics Passes Rigorous Testing

Micro Identification Technologies, Inc. previously announced on January 4, 2011 that it had received the first production MIT 1000 System from OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO), a subsidiary of OSI Systems. MIT now announces that after rigorous evaluation and performance testing in its laboratories, the System passed all tests and is now ready for volume production.

MIT contracted with OSIO in 2010 to manufacture MIT's Rapid Microbial Identification System, the MIT 1000. OSIO has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia and India. "All of OSIO's world class facilities are ISO 9001:2000 certified, FDA registered and GMP compliant making them a perfect company to fabricate MIT's Systems for its food safety applications and its planned pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic applications," stated Michael Brennan, MIT's Chairman.

The MIT 1000 Rapid Microbial Identification System can identify bacteria in less than five minutes after culturing and at a cost of less than 10 cents per test. The MIT 1000 is a certified AOAC Research Institute (RI) test method for Listeria, one of three bacteria (the others are Salmonella and E.coli) that are responsible for most of the worldwide food contamination events. The AOAC Research Institute reviewed the MIT 1000 System's user software, bacteria identification test procedures, system user documentation, and after a lengthy independent test cycle, certified the MIT 1000 System for Listeria identification and accuracy, and system ruggedness.

MIT is in the process of preparing for Identification and Accuracy Certifications for E.coli and Salmonella. When ready, the Certification testing is expected not to exceed two months.

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