Metafer SCAN for DMI

Scanning Software for Digitization of DMI Slides

Automated Imaging.
Fast Reporting.
Improved Quality Management.

Metafer SCAN for DMI is the imaging and review tool for MetaSystems' DMI assays, facilitating the review of multiplex hybridizations significantly.


DMI Scanning

Automated Imaging

The Metafer based solution scans and images MetaSystems DMI slides. After start, the two control positions and six sample positions on the slides are scanned automatically and images are acquired from predefined areas of each. Images are immediately accessible after acquisition so that users can review multiplex hybridization results in parallel to the ongoing scanning and imaging process.

Fast Reporting

Metafer SCAN for DMI supports image review and result evaluation by an intuitive user interface for result reporting in very short time.

Control results and presence of pathogens are reported by green and red fluorescence signals (for a detailed description of pathogen probes see respective DMI assay info). All images of one position can be viewed at once or individually for evaluation. During the review process, the software will display successively the images of all slide fields. For each field, the user can choose between positive ( + ) and negative ( - ) hybridization signals for the respective fluorescence channel to report the hybridization result. After review of the last slide field, identification results can immediately be reported via the LIMS to support more timely antibiotic therapy decisions.

Improved Quality Management

The predefined imaging procedure and review workflow improves quality management because

  • Image acquisition is standardized.
  • The pre-defined review workflow reassures comparable results independent from individual user proficiency.
  • Archiving of images and results improves traceability as digitized data are easy to track and to recall.
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And More

Metafer - the Open and Flexible Microscopy Software

Metafer SCAN for DMI is based on MetaSystems' Metafer - a highly flexible software which can easily be adapted to include other microbiological microscopy applications like automated reading of Gram stains or automated tuberculosis sputum smear microscopy.

Metafer applications beyond microbiology include Clinical Cytogenetics, Cancer Genetics and Cell Biology, Forensics, Pathology and Tissue Imaging, and Toxicology and Radiation Biology.

For a list of our reference customers, please click here.

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Legal Note

MetaSystems software and system products are classified as in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) in the European Union in accordance with In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (EU) 2017/746 or In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC, respectively, and carry the CE label unless otherwise indicated. Use all MetaSystems IVD products only within the scope of their intended purpose.

MetaSystems products are used in many countries worldwide. Depending on the regulations of the respective country or region, some products may not be used for clinical diagnostics.

Some hardware components supplied by other manufacturers are not included in MetaSystems IVD products and are therefore not IVD medical devices.

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