Industry News

Our news page will keep you informed of press releases and news articles on rapid and alternative microbiological method technologies and updates from technology suppliers.

Please click here to submit your news.

Micro Imaging Technology to Present the MIT 1000 at the International Conference for Food Safety and Quality

Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. announced that it will attend the 7th Annual International Conference for Food Safety and Quality on November 13-14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. We will have the privilege of making a brief presentation of our Rapid Microbial Identification System, the MIT 1000, to food safety professionals throughout the government, academia and food supply industries.

Each year, the Food Safety Institute of America hosts a conference which provides attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues, the latest science, innovative solutions to new and recurring problems, and the opportunity to network with thousands of food safety professionals from around the globe. "This conference will be another excellent opportunity to bring the MIT 1000 to the direct attention of the food safety community and those professionals who will embrace the value of our technology and its diagnostic capabilities," stated Jeff Nunez, MIT's Chairman and CEO. "As we expand on our marketing strategy and increase attention on the MIT brand, we anticipate that our product will continue to generate a great deal of interest."

The MIT 1000 is a stand-alone, optically-based, software driven system that can detect pathogenic bacteria and complete an identifying test in less than five (5) minutes for pennies per test. According to MIT's Chief Scientist, David Haavig, PhD, "In the U.S. alone, around 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses, resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths, are estimated to occur each year. The leading cause of these illnesses and deaths are three main strains of bacteria: E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Rapid identification of these disease-causing pathogens in food is critical to the health and safety of all consumers."

The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI) awarded the Company in June 2009, Performance Tested Methods SM (PTM) certification for the rapid identification of Listeria. The AOAC RI provides an independent third party evaluation and expert reviews of methods and will award PTM certification to methods that demonstrate performance levels equivalent or better than other certified bacteria identifying methods. The MIT System underwent hundreds of individual tests, including ruggedness and accuracy, to earn AOAC RI's certification for the identification of Listeria.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post

Contact Form