29/09/2009

Medicon GmbH - OPTIMA GROUP

Medicon: Modular Coating Technology for Immunoassays

Medicon offers the modular solution for immunoassay coating lines: A modular system that meets the exacting quality and legal requirements of this highly sensitive sector. The line can process all micro-well formats including strips and individual wells. Medicon will have individual modules of the system on display at the trade show, and will present videos on application options for the system. (Hall 03, Stand No. A23)

The Medicon system is composed of basic modules that are upgraded and tailored to their specific functions. The system’s basic components are a base frame, a decentralized control of the individual modules, a transport system and a high-precision assembly rail onto which the various processing stations are mounted. The machine comes in two variants, optionally with either six or twelve processing positions. A special benefit of the line is that all basic modules can be arbitrarily combined and a plug-and-play approach allows easy integration of any individual module. First, this permits an unlimited upgrade of the line’s capacities, and in addition, it allows modification and adjustment of the functional scope with very little effort. The line simply grows and changes according to the needs.

All process stations required for the coating process are on hand: Stacking modules for infeed and discharge, and also stations for coding, code identification, ionization, filling, suctioning, plus sensor units. In addition to the basic modules, the kit system can be supplemented by special modules (e.g. for packaging bags), which can be incorporated into the completed line. Hence, the system supports packages with and without reclosable zipper, adding silicate bags or manufacturing vacuum packages. The ‘kit’ is rounded off by drying functions and special modules for short-term and long-term incubation. Equipped with transport systems of compatible design, these special modules can be added at any desired position in the line and feature their own internal product administration thanks to their decentralized control. This allows parallel administration and processing of any given number of product batches without risking errors.

Medicon is a brand of Optima Group in Schwäbisch Hall. In recent years, the various brands of Optima Group have realized an impressive range of special solutions for the global players of the clinical and diagnostics sector. This new modular system by Medicon synergistically benefits from the company’s comprehensive know-how and ample experience.
(Medicon at MEDICA, Düsseldorf, from November 18 until November 21, 2009, Hall 03, Stand No. A23)