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The MIT-1000 Will Showcase at Malaysian Microbiology Symposium

Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. announced a collaboration with Biotek Sdn. Bhd., to exhibit the MIT-1000 rapid microbial identification system, at the 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology. The symposium will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from December 13 through the 15th this year and will address contemporary topics on microbiology from both national and regional perspectives.

The Malaysian Society for Microbiology is one of the oldest Societies in Malaysia. It was established forty years ago and today, remains one of the oldest and largest life science membership organizations with members from over 20 disciplines of microbiological specialization such as infectious diseases and agro-disease control, among other areas. "We were pleased to have Biotek MALAYSIA and Dr. LC Chai from University of Malaya visit our facility last month and thrilled when asked to team up to unveil the MIT-1000 at this year's event," stated Jeff Nunez, President and CEO of Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. "Biotek came on board as our Malaysian and our ASEAN distributor in 2009 and had purchased an MIT-1000 Demo System. The System was recently upgraded to the new MIT-1000 commercial system standard which will be showcased. Biotek has an excellent track record in sales, marketing and distribution of scientific products in microbiology and life science in ASEAN countries. They will do real justice to spreading the word on our breakthrough technology in this forum," Nunez continued.

The MIT-1000 is a stand-alone, optically-based, software driven system that can detect pathogenic bacteria and complete an identification test in less than five (5) minutes for pennies per test. According to MIT's Chief Scientist, David Haavig, PhD, "In the US 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."

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