US manufacturer Micro Identification Technologies (MIT) has said its internal expansion programme currently being undertaken is thanks in some part to the manufacturing contract the company sealed with OSI Optoelectronics.
Under the agreement, the optoelectronics firm will produce its systems and MIT chairman Michael Brennan stated that the growth of the organisation will include an increase in scientific and professional resources with [the] potential for more jobs to be created.
OSI, which caters for a range of sectors including healthcare and defence, has been making the MIT 1000 in limited numbers for a range of clients including the US Department of Agriculture and the Japanese Ministry of Food Safety.
"[The MIT 1000] can annually save thousands of lives and tens of millions in healthcare costs by the rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria and other microbes," Mr Brennan continued.
He confirmed that the company is on track to begin delivering this new innovation to customers in the final quarter of this year.