A Web-controlled Laboratory Robotics System -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine


MDI Inc. (Microplate Diagnostics International)

A Web-controlled Laboratory Robotics System

Modulus2 automates pipetting, incubating, washing, and photoreading

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 15, 2012 – Microplate Diagnostics International Inc. (MDI) makes its second appearance at MEDICA, the world's largest annual medical trade fair, November 14-17 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where the Canadian clinical diagnostic company will feature Modulus2, an advanced robotic system that remotely automates routine diagnostic laboratory procedures. Developed in partnership with Italian-based BTP Tecno, the modular Modulus2 to be demonstrated at MEDICA 2012 provides a flexible diagnostic testing platform users can customize to suit their particular laboratory's needs.

“With our Modulus2, for example, users can determine the number of robotic arms and the number and types of modules they require,” explains MDI's vice president of operations, Sean Howard. “Also, the unique software that controls Modulus2 is web-based. So that means users can monitor and control the system remotely from any web-enabled device.”

Other Modulus2 capabilities include: automated microplate and immunofluorescence procedures; the ability to use disposable plastic tips for pipetting, thus eliminating any chance of contamination or carryover; and a metallic probe on the same robotic arm that tests for non-infectious diseases.

“These numerous capabilities and the Modulus2's overall testing flexibility not only boosts our customers' productivity but saves them money,” concludes Howard.

About MDI
Microplate Diagnostics International Inc. is a clinical diagnostics company offering laboratory automation including new and refurbished 2 and 4 microplate processors; reagents for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, autoimmunity and hormones; spare parts; training; programming; and technical support.

MDI invites distributors, laboratory managers, laboratory technologists and anyone else who has an interest in cutting edge technology, to visit our website www.microplate.ca and then come see us at MEDICA 2012 in Hall 3, booth H14.

In the meantime, for more information about our products or company, please contact:
Sean Howard, VP Operations
Telephone: 1-905-966-1453
Skype ID: sean_howard
Yves Parent, President & CEO
Telephone: 1-514-803-0065
Skype ID: yves_p2312