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MacroLab II EMMA : The Environmental Monitoring Solution

MacroLab II EMMA is dedicated to the Microbiological Environmental Monitoring

Petri Dishes : handle plates of every supplier Ø 55mm, Ø 90mm, Ø 120mm locking lid – standard lid

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 plate surface, including the edges on the border (meniscus) enable to detect any colony on the Petri Dishes (ensuring NO False negative)

Everything is fully integrated in the system: including camera, computerized components, touchscreen. The same instrument for taking the picture, reading the plate and giving/recording results. No additional PC or software needed :

  • AI allows powerful online analysis (directly after image acquisition)
  • Image acquisition with lid (to avoid contamination)
  • discriminate biological samples out of a label or written “marker pen” on all type of media (TSA, brown, red,…)
  • Differentiation of Mold and bacteria colonies
  • Data integrity with sample identification and audit trail (21 CFR part 11 compliant)
  • Reporting and possibility to connect to the EM software (Novatek, Moda, LIMs,…)

 

Environmental Monitoring application

The MacroLab II EMMA is a powerhouse in the world of environmental monitoring. The EMMA—Environmental Monitoring MicroTechniX Apparatus—combines a unique, patent-pending optical system with powerful artificial intelligence software to raise the efficacy and efficiency of your assays to new levels.

The optics

MicroTechniX developed an entirely new optical system for the MacroLab II EMMA. In fact, the optics will be under review by the patent office until later in 2022. At that time, we will be able to disclose more of the unique benefits the system offers you.

Identical acquisition system (Optical & camera) and same Artificial intelligence for the reading of the results.

All pictures, set-up & validation performed on Macrolab EMMA can be transferred easily to upgrade AI on the ScanLab EMMA for a full automated system. All your efforts to integrate and validate this new technology are preserved.

The optic advantage

Microtechnix developed EMMA optics to mainly acquire an image covering 100% of Petri Dishes surface

Meaning that even a contaminant (bacteria colony, mold,…) that grew on the meniscus (edge/border of PD) is “seen” by the MacroLab EMMA.

No false negative is allowed in Environmental Monitoring !

 

Consistency

The calibration parameters you employ are saved in a digital file that’s valid for your system and any other MicroTechniX hardware, anywhere in the world. Just send the digital file to another lab for complete consistency and the simple, smooth assay validation you’ve always dreamt of.

Microtechnix Calibration methodology of imaging systems ensures reproducibility and repeatability of the result on each system AND between systems. Consistency is then ensured overtime and between lab or operators.

Combined with analysis powered by artificial intelligence, MacroLab II EMMA ensures a reproducible and consistent reading of Petri dishes avoiding false negative in Environmental Monitoring.

Artificial intelligence (AI)

The MacroLab II EMMA uses artificial intelligence technology to raise the efficiency and efficacy of your assays. Exactly how does it work? The AI will recognise any agents of interest in your sample image. You then simply define each agent of interest. You tell the software whether an agent is anything from an air bubble to a bacterial colony. Or better yet, you tell it which specific type or sub-type of colony it is.

From your input, the AI creates a library of images for each type of agent you define. And it’s quite an extensive library. The AI develops fifty or so deviations for each image you provide. These deviations may be based on geometry (turning the image upside down or creating a mirror image, etc.), colour (brighter, darker, black-and-white, etc.), with pixels removed to suggest noise or occlusions in the image, or any number of other visual changes that are known to occur.

The AI compares future agents of interest with library images. If it achieves a certain degree of consistency in the images, it is able to accurately classify a new agent without any further input from you.

Welcome to the next level of automation in laboratory testing.

 

AI development journey

Microtechnix experts do the work for you !

AI method development is a end-to-end process requiring several steps :

  • Assessment : objectives definition & related data required
  • Data collection : Petri Dishes pictures acquisition to generate the “Data Set
  • Data Labeling : our experts performs labeling or customers supply labeled data
  • AI training : algorithms & mathematical computing on your labelled data to define the best AI model
  • Validation : confirm AI method algorithm meet the initial objectives
  • Delivery : AI method installed on your MacroLab EMMA for routine analysis

 

Click here for more detail on AI development process

 

You already have an existing validated “AI method” !!! – This “AI method” can easily be integrated to MacroLab EMMA application !!

Types of lab assays

The MacroLab II EMMA is designed to perform all common Environmental Monitoring assays based on artificial intelligence analysis ensuring consistency in reading and counting Petri dishes.

Petri Dishes : handle plates of every supplier Ø 55mm, Ø 90mm, Ø 120mm locking lid – standard lid

  • Assays for culture identification and counting on Petri Dishes.
  • AI allows powerful online analysis (directly after image acquisition)
  • Image acquisition with lid (to avoid contamination)
  • Discriminate biological samples out of a label or written “marker pen” on all type of media (TSA, brown, red,…)
  • Differentiation of Mold and bacteria colonies
  • Data integrity with sample identification and audit trail (21 CFR part 11 compliant)
  • Reporting and possibility to connect to the EM software (Novatek, Moda, LIMs,…

 

Contact MicroTechniX for your free demonstration today!

 

Product combinations

    Environmental Monitoring

    Assays

    Assays

    Artificial intelligence

    Software

    Software

videos

Based on MacroLab EMMA optical technology and Artificial Intelligence model, Microtechnix is able to provide a fully automated systems (called ScanLab EMMA).

Microtechnix, as integrator, provides also customized solutions according to your needs and constraints

The MacroLab EMMA evolution : Automatic processing of Environmental Monitoring according to your needs

Documents

title

language

type

size

download

MacroLab II EMMA Brochure

language english

type application

size 2 MB

Specifications

Sample capacity

1 Petri Dish manually (This can be increased with automatic loading;
please contact us to evaluate options)

Templates
  • 1 image per sample
  • Petri dishes ø 55mm up to 90mm
Camera
  • 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)

526 x 498 x 810 mm

Gross weight (without options)

50 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 lid – standard lid

Interface

19” inch touch screen (IP65)

Data export

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

Possibilities to enhance the capacity

External robot loaders

Accessories available

Barcode readers, Petri dish holders

Operating system

Windows 10

Software

Dedicated MTX Environmental Monitoring Application

Warranty

1 year warranty

Voltage and frequency

100-240Vac~/50-60Hz

Compliance

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

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