MIT reported that after rigorous evaluation and performance testing in its laboratories, the system passed all tests and is ready for volume production.

MIT contracted with OSIO in 2010 to manufacture MIT’s Rapid Microbial Identification System, the MIT 1000.

The MIT 1000 Rapid Microbial Identification System can identify bacteria in less than five minutes after culturing and at a cost of less than 10 cents per test.

The MIT 1000 is a certified AOAC Research Institute (RI) test method for Listeria, one of three bacteria (the others are Salmonella and E.coli) that are responsible for most of the worldwide food contamination events.

The AOAC Research Institute reviewed the MIT 1000 System’s user software, bacteria identification test procedures, system user documentation, and after a lengthy independent test cycle, certified the MIT 1000 System for Listeria Identification and Accuracy, and system ruggedness.

MIT is in the process of preparing for Identification and Accuracy Certifications for E coli and Salmonella.