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MicrobeMeter Pro reaches prototype milestone

publication date: Nov 21, 2019
author/source: Humane Technologies


Humane Technologies Limited (HTL) has announced that it has successfully developed a prototype for the next generation of its microbial growth measurement device, the MicrobeMeter.

The new device will build upon the success of the first-generation product, which offers a compact and low-cost portable technology with wireless measurement features. The MicrobeMeter Pro is a high-resolution photometer and incubator with new features including in-built shaking and heating.

“By developing devices using innovative manufacturing methods, and IoT and other communication technologies, we make experimentation and data collection easier and more reproducible, and enable novel, quantitative training programs. Our customers include researchers in academia and industry, teachers and students in higher and primary education institutions, and ‘citizen scientists’,” says Dr Kalesh Sasidharan, director and co-founder of Humane Technologies.

“Following the successful launch of the MicrobeMeter first generation device in June this year, we saw a gap in the market for a low-cost product capable of measuring the growth of anaerobic cultures and without the need for a separate shaking incubator.”

“We worked closely with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) SME team, and as a result of this project we have successfully developed a prototype, which is optimised for mass production. The outcome of this project has a significant positive impact on our company, as it has brought us closer to mass producing MicrobeMeter Pro in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Since its launch in June 2019, MicrobeMeter has sold over 50 units. To learn more about Humane Technologies Limited, visit our website.


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About Humane Technologies

Humane Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and sells innovative and experiment-specific measurement devices, along with associated data collection platforms, for the biotechnology and life sciences research. Humane Technologies Limited was spun out of the University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences in 2018 following development of the technology over three years. The company is based on Warwick Science Park, enabling close ongoing collaboration with the University.


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