Automated Slide Scanning & Imaging

Metafer for Microbiology

Metafer conveniently automates microscopic image analysis in microbiological diagnostics

Metafer is the imaging and slide scanning solution by MetaSystems for microscopic sample evaluation. This flexible platform is used in thousands of laboratories worldwide for a broad range of clinical applications.


Slide Scanning and Imaging

Metafer Covers a Broad Microbiological Application Range*

Metafer scans specimen of various sizes and uses different contrasting methods to find target objects. Due to its modularity and flexible architecture Metafer is a highly versatile platform for various microbiological applications, such as automated reading of Gram stains, automated tuberculosis sputum smear microscopy and Direct Multiplex Imaging (DMI) for detection of multiple pathogens directly from patient samples.

Improves Quality Management

Automated imaging saves time, however, equally important is the quality gain because results are obtained and reproducible by applying clearly defined process standards to any application - slide by slide and patient by patient. This way Metafer adds an unbiased degree of result quality.

Is Easy-to-use

Complex analysis systems tend to be cumbersome and difficult to understand. Metafer is different: fast access to acquired data, convenient display of results, intelligible user interface and full control of all evaluation parameters guarantee that results are generated exactly the way as needed.

Fully Networked

Metafer systems can be fully integrated in existing laboratory information systems (LIS) for import and export of data. Moreover, images can also be written in various file formats to share images for case discussions or to be used for online and web-based trainings.

And Flexible According to Laboratory Needs

Each microbiological application is different, requiring flexibility of automation solutions. Metafer’s unique technical design provides a powerful and flexible solution. Classifiers precisely define the imaging and analysis standards needed for the respective application.

Metafer is scalable according to sample volumes. Software and hardware are modular so that the level of automation can be increased as workloads increase. Optional features such as the SlideFeeder x80, automated Bar Code Reader and the automated Immersion Oil Dispenser are easily added upon demand. More information about the high throughput options is available here.

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* 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 diagnostic use. In Europe MetaSystems products are CE labelled in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) devices. In the USA all MetaSystems products except the Ikaros karyotyping systems are intended to be used for research or inspection only.