Imaging systems

EMMA | microbial EM re-imagined

EMMA can standardize and automate your Microbiological Environmental Monitoring.

Our (patent-pending) optics system captures ultra-precise images and uses artificial intelligence to analyze your samples. Perfect for environmental monitoring assays. This unique optical acquisition system allows to acquire high resolution image of 100% of the plate surface, including the wall (meniscus) of the Petri dish, and standardize your documentation process to ensure 100% data integrity.

EMMA is a fully integrated system: including camera, barcode reader and the computer:

  • Image acquisition of 100% of the surface while the lid is on the Petri dish to avoid contamination
  • Compatible with Petri Dishes from every supplier: Ø 55mm – Ø 90mm, both locking & standard lid.
  • Compatible with all types of media (TSA, brown, red,…)
  • Integrated 2D barcode reader to automatically identify the Petri dish in the scanner
  • Focus on Data integrity to ensure error-proof sample identification and audit trail (21 CFR part 11 compliant)
  • Reporting tools and possibility to connect to the EM software (Novatek, Moda, LIMs,…)
  • AI-models available as powerful upgrade to further automate your analysis


Environmental Monitoring in GMP facilities

EMMA is revolutionizing the world of environmental monitoring. EMMA utilises a unique, patent-pending optical system to generate images of petri dishes that cover 100% of the surface whilst keeping the lid on. In combination with powerful artificial intelligence software enabling automated detection of positive and negative Petri dishes, CFU counting and a software platform that is CFR21 part 11 compliant, EMMA is ready to take your data integrity to a higher level and optimise your workflow.

The optical system

MicroTechniX developed an entirely new optical system for EMMA ensuring the walls of a Petri dish can be imaged with the lid on. A high-resolution camera in combination with an application specific lens allows to image 100% of the Petri dish surface, including the walls, whilst keeping the lid on. This approach allows to generate high quality images for downstream analysis by AI or an operator.

Calibration and consistency

The calibration parameters you employ are saved in a digital file that’s valid for your system and any other Microtechnix imaging device, anywhere in the world. Just send the digital file to another lab for complete consistency and a simple, smooth assay validation. Microtechnix calibration methodology of imaging systems ensures reproducibility and repeatability of the result between systems. Consistency is then over time, between labs and operators. Combined with analysis powered by artificial intelligence, EMMA ensures a reproducible and consistent reading of Petri dishes avoiding false negatives in Environmental Monitoring.

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MacroLab II EMMA Brochure

language english

type application

size 2 MB


Sample capacity

1 Petri Dish manually (automatic loading available, see EMMA RL)

  • 1 image per sample
  • Petri dishes ø 55mm up to 90mm
  • 5 megapixel camera to acquire high resolution images (Width 2048, height = 2448 and pixel size =3.5µmx3.5µm)
  • Mounted on Microtechnix patent-pending lens
Measurements housing(W x D x H)

50 x 50 x 42 mm

Gross weight (without options)

27 kg

Ambient operational temperature

+6°C to +30°C

Max permissible relative air humidity

75% at 30°C

Type of plates accepted

Petri Dishes : handle plates of every supplier Ø 55mm, Ø 90mm, locking & standard lid


24” inch touch screen

Data export

.csv, .xls, .pdf, .mp4 video, .jpeg, .png, .bmp

Possibilities to enhance the capacity

Orbitor robot to load up to 100 plates per run

Accessories available

Stacker to load up to 20 plates per position

Operating system

Windows 10


Dedicated MTX Environmental Monitoring Application


1 year warranty

Voltage and frequency



21 CFR Part 11; “ALCOA+” principle for Data Integrity


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