The Automated Plate Assessment System Is An AI System That Will Help Microbiologists A Great Deal

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Aug 27, 2017
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Artificial Intelligence has done it again. Nearly 27,000 microbiology labs around the world could benefit from a technology that was developed at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Center for Visual Technologies (ACVT) in collaboration with LBT Innovations. The latter is one of the leading medical technology companies in the world. The technology is called the Automated Plate Assessment System (APAS) and it has the ability to screen microbiology cultures for pathogens that cause diseases.

Automated Plate Assessment System taking over the world

This technology can make things very easy and can revolutionize the microbiology world. This software uses AI to look into the microbial growth and acts in the same way as any human microbiologist would. The only difference is that the system will do it in a faster and more efficient manner.

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According to the university the Automated Plate Assessment System is currently in the final stages of development. The university and LBT are in a joint venture with the instrumentation company, Hettich AG Switzerland. This collaboration is very beneficial as LBT brings its market knowledge and development expertise on board and Hettich provides the finest medical engineering and manufacturing credentials.

LBT will continue to play a major role in the commercialization and future development of the product. Three Adelaide based technical staff have been hired to support the program and to provide quality assurance. The Automated Plate Assessment System was initially just for defense and security purposes but LBT brought out its microbiology side.

The first APAS instruments will be made in Europe. This new technology will help labs study cultures with fewer staff and resources, fewer errors and will be able to meet deadlines more effectively. The world’s leading brains were introduced to the Automated Plate Assessment System at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. There is great faith in the APAS and every scientist is rooting for its success.

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